Publications

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. piblications

Cemetery

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.feesmapsidebar1

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The town’s cemetery is at Brackley Road, Buckingham (nearest postcode – MK18 1JA).For cemetery enquiries please contact us on:
Tel: 01280 816 801 (lines open @ 9am Monday to Friday)
Fax: 01280 816 426
Email: cemetery@buckingham-tc.gov.ukDocuments required for cemetery work/requests:

Assignment of Right of Burial
Cemetery Handbook
Exclusive Rights of Burial Application
Deed Transfer Form
Application for Interment
Memorial Application
Change of Address Form
Right of Burial Deed Notes

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.

Memorial Testing at Brackley Road 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: greenspaces@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Council Chamber

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.map

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The Council Chamber is located at:
Cornwalls Meadow, Buckingham, MK18 1RP

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.

For further information, please click here for
Booking Information and Hire Conditions Policy

To enquire about availability and booking of the Chamber, please contact Eloise-Mary at: admin@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or on 01280 816 426

Booking forms are available to download below:
Charities and voluntary groups
Other organisations

Tourism

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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Tourist Information Centre

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 buckinghamtic@tourismse.com

For further information please visit www.buckinghamuk.info

You can download our Hidden Treasures of Buckingham leaflet or view our new online map for information on the special places and features of Buckingham.

Awards

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.