Are you looking for somewhere to go for a walk, or want to find your nearest children’s playground? You can use our new online map to find one of these, or one of our town’s many green spaces, such as The Railway Walk or Maids Moreton Avenue. You might also find one of Buckingham’s hidden gems in the process.
Welcome to Buckingham Town Council’s Publications page. Here you can download the Town Council’s current and past publications, including copies of the quarterly produced ‘Buckingham Town Matters’ newsletters.
Buckingham Town Matters
Downloadable versions of our quarterly council newsletter. From 2018, as well as the pdf version, we will have an audio version of our newsletter available to download.
Spring 2018 Summer 2018
Spring 2017 Summer 2017 Autumn 2017 Winter 2017
Spring 2016 Summer 2016 Autumn 2016 Winter 2016
Spring 2015 Summer 2015 Autumn 2015 Winter 2015
Spring 2014 Summer 2014 Autumn 2014 Winter 2014
Spring 2013 Summer 2013 Autumn 2013 Winter 2013
Spring 2012 Summer 2012 Autumn 2012 Winter 2012
Autumn 2011 Winter 2011
Summer 2010 Autumn 2010
Downloadable version of our Fringe Brochures – the Fringe takes place every June/July.
A selection of our other council publications.
This cemetery is owned, maintained and managed by Buckingham Town Council. On this page are a number of documents that are required when a burial plot is to be used at the cemetery. Further information and confidential help can be obtained from the burial officer at Buckingham Town Council.
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For cemetery enquiries please contact us on:
Tel: 01280 816 801 (lines open @ 9am Monday to Friday)
Documents required for cemetery work/requests:
The Town Council have carried out extensive research and scientific processes, as a result of which it has been determined that there is very little burial space remaining in the cemetery. This is due to the depth of soil in the remaining sections of the cemetery extension. As a result burial space is limited and currently there is no capacity to allow pre-purchasing of full burial spaces. The new Garden of Rest which caters for ashes spaces and ensures that these can be provided for many years.Currently the Town Council hopes to secure a new cemetery site within the next two years. Initial work in the form of environmental assessments has taken place which will allow an area next to the A421 to be used as a new cemetery.
Buckingham has a distinguished historic cemetery that is over 150 years old which Buckingham Town Council is responsible for maintaining. As part of its commitment to providing an attractive and safe cemetery for its visitors, the Town Council has started to assess the safety of memorials in the cemetery.
The Town Council is going to undertake a programme of memorial safety testing in the cemetery which will be done in an appropriate and sensitive manner. This will be an on-going process, conducted on a yearly basis, with all of the memorials being tested over a five year period. The holder of the grave deed is ultimately responsible for the maintenance of the memorial; a list of any unsafe memorials will be made available on the Town Council website and at the cemetery. The council would like to stress that if any unsafe memorials are found they will not be laid flat unless there is no alternative to making them temporarily safe until they can be repaired.
Deed holders of burial plots in the cemetery are asked to update the Town Council with their current address, especially if it has changed since being issued with the original burial deed.
The Town Council will answer any questions anyone has about the memorial testing at the cemetery. Please contact: Lee Phillips on 01280 816 801 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Council Chamber is where Town Council meetings are held. Built in 1983 the Chamber is decorated with pictures of Mayors and Councillors and a copy of the royal charter granted to Buckingham by Queen Mary in 1554.
Hiring the Council Chamber
The Council Chamber is a small room which is suitable for small meetings. The room holds a capacity of 25 people (17 around the table) on ground floor level. There are kitchen and toilet facilities available.
To enquire about availability and booking of the Chamber, please contact Eloise Godwin at: email@example.com or on 01280 816 426
Please note as of 1st April 2018 rates have changed to the following:
- Community/Charity Rate: £5 an hour
- Commercial/Other Groups: £10 an hour
Buckingham is an ideal place to visit for a day, drop in for an hour or two while en-route to other tourist locations, or to stay longer while using it as a base to visit the many attractions nearby and/or enjoy walking the extensive footpath network.
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Located in The Old Gaol Museum in the centre of Town, our local experts can provide local information, travel information, accommodation lists, booking facilities, holiday guides, and local gifts. Maps, books and theatre tokens may be purchased, and National Express bookings can be made.
Open Mon – Sat, 10.00am to 4.00pm; call 01280 823 020 or email TIC@buckingham-tc.gov.uk
For further information please visit www.buckinghamoldgaol.org.uk
Best Kept Village Competition
There are six Best Kept Village awards for the following location and population categories:
• Gurney Cup (less than 500 population)
• Morris Cup (less than 1500 population)
• DeFraine Cup (less than 3000 population)
• Michaelis Cup (more than urban 3000 population)
• Pushman Cup (more than rural 3000 population)
• Tindall Cup (the best of the previous years winners)
Buckingham Town falls into the Michaelis Cup category and has won the Michaelis Cup for the Best Kept Small Town four times; 2002, 2005, 2008 and 2011. In 2008 Buckingham also won the Sword of Excellence for the winner with the highest points from all the above categories.
DisabledGo are working with Buckingham Town Council to provide disabled access information to the area with access guides to 100 venues including shops, restaurants, hotels and parks. Click here to go to the Buckingham Disabled Go webpage.
If you wish to use Buckingham Town Council’s Shopmobility service while visiting the town, you can find further details on our Shopmobility page.