Family Fun Day (Fringe Week)

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This event is held at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre which is a hub for all kinds of great entertainment and activities.

The family fun day is tailored for all ages especially those looking to have a nice afternoon enjoying themselves and having plenty of free fun! There will be local organisations and businesses there working in collaboration in order to organise a brilliant day for everyone as part of Buckingham Fringe week.

Don’t miss out! Come and join us on Sunday 25th July from 1 pm until 4 pm.

If you are a local business or organisation and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you. Please contact the coordinator today: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Follow the family fun day event on Facebook to stay up to date with news and announcements.

For more information regarding events, visit our events page.

Buckingham Otter Trail

The Buckingham Otter Trail will be a free, fun, family-friendly, art sculpture event with ten individually painted 3ft tall Otters, located throughout the town centre and surrounding green spaces this summer. A trail map will be available to download or pick up in person from the Tourist Information Centre throughout the live trail. Why Otters? We choose Otters because of the popularity of the wooden sculptures and reappearance of the mammals following the pollution incident in the River Great Ouse, the Otters have become the unofficial mascot of Buckingham’s riverside parks.

The town council is organising this event to encourage residents to shop local while otter spotting and exploring our lovely town. We also hope it will deliver footfall and bring in visitors from all over the county to help our businesses recover. It's also a great opportunity to create something new and exciting for Buckingham Fringe Week, even with social distancing restrictions in place. We believe public art adds enormous value to the cultural wellbeing of a community and it's enjoyed by people of all ages. It will be a very exciting event for everyone to look forward to.

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Most of the otters are now with the artists being transformed into beautiful pieces of art. New information and updates will be announced regularly on our Facebook event page so don't forget to hit the like button to keep up to date!

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 Heritage & SonsSponsor Logo are proud to serve the wider community in Buckinghamshire and to support the fantastic Buckingham Otter Trail.

We are part of CPJ Field, a leading family-run funeral service provider which operates funeral homes across South East England. At CPJ Field we understand that no two lives are the same, which is why every funeral we arrange is completely individual too. Whether you’re making the arrangements for a loved one or prudently planning your own, we’re here for you in every way.

Over the past three centuries, CPJ Field has been actively owned and managed by the Field family through ten generations. It is our solemn promise to help you to make your funeral experience as personal and individual as possible.

Sponsor LogoBuckingham Canal Society are proud to be supporting the Buckingham Otter trail. Our aim is to fully restore the 10 miles of the Buckingham Arm of the Grand Union Canal, from Cosgrove right through to Buckingham. At Bourton Meadow, where our otter is located, you can see a restored 1/4 mile stretch of the canal, which is a haven for many species of wildlife and flora, including kingfishers, reed warblers, herons, various butterflies, dragonflies and fish species, water voles, and even grass snakes, which love a swim on a warm day!

We welcome new members and volunteers to join us; membership starts from just £4 per year - and our volunteers need no skills other than a desire to get involved, whether weekly or infrequently. We hold regular work parties at Bourton Meadow, Hyde Lane (2 miles from Buckingham) and Cosgrove, during the week and on weekends, or you can volunteer to help with admin, finance, marketing, grant applications - and much more.

We would like to give a special thank you to our amazing Otter Artist, Zoe Day, who is from Buckingham.

 

 

Gawcott Solar CICSponsor Logo is a not for profit enterprise which owns a community solar array at Gawcott Fields Farm between Gawcott and Buckingham. The 4.17 megawatt solar array is made up of over 16,000 solar panels and is expected to generate over 4 million kWh of renewable electricity each year. That’s equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of around 1,000 homes. Surplus income generated by the solar array (after operating and financing costs) is used so support community projects in the local area.

MyFutureSelf Matters is a mentoring service who support young people in Buckinghamshire with their mental health, lifestyle and wellbeing.

We offer 1:1 support in person or online, the age range MyFutureSelf Matters work with is from 10 to 24 years old.

MyFutureSelf Matters aims to equip young people with tools and strategies to increase their emotional health, resilience and improve their overall wellbeing.

Howes the Florist has been on Nelson Street in Buckingham for over 70 years, offering flowers for all of life's big occasions and here to celebrate the small joys too. Our hand delivery floral gifts are created by our wonderful team and available 6 days a week, delivered locally.

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The otter trail is a wonderful idea and having grown up in this beautiful market town we wanted to be part of raising the profile of our amazing local community. We are fortunate to be among the families benefitting for YC2 (Young Careers Buckingham), Our three children have attended village schools, as have my parents, Grandparents, Aunts and siblings. The pandemic has shown what an amazing community spirit we have in Buckingham and we are so proud to be part of this wonderful town.

Barratt David Wilson Homes is part of Barratt Developments plc - the country’s leading house-builder. Barratt is committed to building quality homes and this year received more NHBC Pride in the Job Quality awards than any other house-builder for the 16th year in a row and was awarded 5 stars by the HBF for customer satisfaction for the eleventh year in a row.

As a house-builder that is committed to supporting the communities in which it builds, Barratt David Wilson Homes, who are currently building at selection of 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5 bedroom homes at its St Rumbold’s Fields development in Buckingham, is proud to sponsor the Buckingham Otter Trail this year. It’s a great opportunity for residents and visitors to get behind local businesses and engage with a fantastic community event, as well as adding some fun public art to the local area.

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Pancake Race

Buckingham’s Annual Pancake Race is here to stay. Another year where everyone, of all ages, can join in on some healthy competition at this free entry event.

The age groups are: 5 & under, 6-11 yrs, 12-16 yrs, Adults open class and Business Team relay. If you want to take part in the team relay races make sure to fill in your Race form and send it in to our event coordinator Amanda.

Come along and defend your teams title and be the first person to win this years new pancake flipping competition award. Make sure to come equipped with the essentials: Frying pan, headscarf and an apron!