Mayor of Buckingham thanks all NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers

Monday 5th July 2021 marks the 73rd anniversary since the NHS was born, this year it has become the first annual day of thanks for all NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers.

The Mayor of Buckingham, Cllr. Margaret Gateley, was among many organisations and individuals who gave their thanks to the NHS, Social Care and Frontline Workers for all their efforts, not only during this difficult time but for always being there when they are needed. In Cllr. Gateley’s online speech she said “In Buckingham there has been a real sense of people pulling together in this difficult time.   …NHS staff have worked conscientiously and bravely in incredibly difficult circumstances risking their own and their families’ health. It has been a challenging time for everyone but especially for those who are working on the frontline albeit staff in the NHS, those stacking shelves or serving in supermarkets and essential shops, those volunteering to support people in greatest need or working in care homes to protect the most vulnerable in our community.”

To find out more about NHS, Social Care and Frontline workers day or to donate to NHS Charities Together and the National Care Association, visit

For enquiries please contact Paul Hodson at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426,

New Mayor of Buckingham: Annual Statutory Meeting 17th May 2021

The Annual Statutory Meeting of Buckingham Town Council was held on Monday. Due to legislative changes this meeting was held in person and social distanced at Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre.

As the first meeting of the new Mayoral year, the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor of Buckingham were selected. Cllr. Margaret Gateley will be the Mayor of Buckingham and Cllr. Warren Whyte was chosen as Deputy Mayor. The full 'robing' of the Mayor will take place in public for the first time this year at the Celebrate Buckingham event.

2021 awards were also decided including;

  • Friends of Buckingham
  • Sport and Art Award
  • Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Organisation of the Year
  • Natural Environment and Climate Champion
  • Mayor's Prize For Outstanding Young Person

These awards will be distributed at the Celebrate Buckingham Day in Bourton Park on 10th July 2021.

Councillors decided that between now and the 21st June only Full Council meetings will take place in person, at Lace Hill. Other committees have become working groups, with the Town Clerk making delegated decisions based on the recommendations of those working groups until changes in restrictions mean in person meetings can be reviewed.

UN President of the General Assembly meets Mayor of Buckingham

Mayor of Buckingham meets the President of the General Assembly at the UN UN presidentThis week, the Mayor and Mayoress of Buckingham were honoured to meet the President of the United Nations General Assembly, Her Excellency Maria Fernanda Espinosa, at the University of Buckingham on Tuesday when she opened the UN Centre for Studies as the guest of Vice-Chancellor Sir Anthony Seldon.

President Espinosa, who is from Ecuador, is only the 4th female holder of the UN’s highest office since it was founded in 1945, and she spoke on he issues affecting the world, including climate change and economic instability.

Mayor, Cllr Mark Cole JP, President of the UN General Assembly, H.E. Ms. María Fernanda Espinosa and Mrs Alexandra Cole