The annual Bonfire & Fireworks Display will take place on Saturday 6th November in the paddock in Bourton Park from 6pm. The fireworks display, by Titanium Fireworks, is completely free and starts at 7pm.
This year alcoholic drinks are on offer from Pegasus Bar including hot mulled wine, plus burgers, coffee, popcorn and candy floss from your favourite local traders. Plenty to keep you warm while you watch the bonfire!
Huge thanks to local businesses ORN International and HG Timber Ltd who have supplied the wood used for this year’s giant bonfire, ahead of the fireworks event on Saturday. Additional thanks to Abbot Fire Group Ltd who have donated fire extinguishers as part of our event safety kit.
We are delighted to confirm that Titanium Fireworks will be lighting up the sky with a colour popping display, the event starts from 6pm with music and tasty hot food and drinks, including donuts.
Chair of the Town Centre and Events Committee Councillor Andy Mahi said: “We’re delighted to be able to reschedule the Bonfire and Fireworks as we know how popular it is with residents – we hope to see everyone there on Saturday 9th November at 6pm!”
Buckingham Town Council has voted to only increase the Council Tax raised by the Council on residents in 2019/20 by 10p per household. At the Town Council meeting on Monday 14 January councillors voted to use £8,586 from reserves towards the coming year’s budget to keep the rise as low as possible. The total amount raised through Council Tax by the Town Council in 2019/20 will be £852,777. This equates to an increase of 10p per week for a band D property, a rise of £5.26 or 3.3%. The Town Council also raises funding through charges, for example for use of rooms in the Lace Hill Community Centre, for burials and by charging the County Council for services provided on its behalf.
The additional funding will be used to install new fencing round the Bourton Park play area and dog-proof gates for Lace Hill Park. The Council will begin to pay for the purchase and development of the new cemetery and allotment site. The Council provides additional services to those run by neighbouring councils, including the Tourist Information Centre, Shopmobility, Lace Hill Community Centre and the annual fireworks display.
The Town Mayor, Jon Harvey, said, “I am really pleased that the Town Council have been able to keep our Council Tax increase so low. The Town Council is providing a wide and increasing range of services for the town while ensuring we have the finances in place to purchase and develop the new cemetery and allotments.”
The other Councils, Crime & Police Commissioner and Fire Authority set their own Council Tax rates and increases.