Town Centre & Events Committee

Latest Town Centre & Events Agenda Pack

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person.

The Council is trailing the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call 01280 816426 for details.

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

Contact: Paula Cahill; Email: committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

Time for the Charter Fair!

The annual Charter Fair returns to Buckingham town centre this weekend. The fair will roll into town Friday morning, bringing with it an exciting range of rides including The Joker and The Orbitor, juvenile rides, coconut shy, shooting gallery and more.

Buckingham’s first charter to hold the annual fair was given by Mary I in 1554 and the second charter was given by Charles II in 1658. The charter states that the fairs must be on a Saturday and not any other day. Today the showman arrive on the Friday to set up and leave early on Sunday morning for both fairs.

The whole of Market Hill, Market Square and the High Street is closed off to allow all the rides and sideshows to operate safely, and parking is suspended.

Deputy Town Mayor, Cllr Anja Schaefer will declare the first fair open with the Town Crier at 1pm. The hour between 1pm and 2pm is for local disabled children to have free use of the rides and side-shows provided to them by the Nichols Brothers.

Cllr Robin Stuchbury, Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee, said: “the community will be welcoming the showman families back into our market town for the Buckingham Charter Fair. This annual event is part of the historic fabric of the town, a key part of the town’s civic life and the community who join together to experience all the amusements.”

A full road closure will be in force for the town centre from 7am on Friday until noon on Sunday. 

The bus stand in the town centre will be closed between 10am Friday to 6am Sunday.  Details for the bus diversions and road closure are shown on Buckingham Town Council’s website  www.buckingham-tc.gov.uk/road-closures-parking-orders-for-charter-fairs-14th-15th-and-21st-22nd-october-2022

 

BandJam to Rock Buckingham Town Centre

BandJam is back! A full nine hours of free live music will rock Buckingham Town Centre from 1 – 10pm on Sun 28th August.

BandJam is organised by the BandJam Group, headed up by Lee Maloney from The New Inn Pub in Buckingham. Lee always hunts out an exciting line up for the event, and BandJam 2022 is no exception, with returning favourites and some incredible first timers including: Krissy Matthews, 60s Jukebox, Brothers Homebrew, The Reformers, Big Head, Twisted Echo, Liquid Stone and more.

As well as fantastic food and drink available from local shops and restaurants Go Greek Food and J&R Burgers will be at the event to help keep the festival well fed.

BandJam is supported by Buckingham Town Council who fund the event and arrange logistical support, as part of their work to support the local economy.

Cllr. Robin Stuchbury, Chair of the Town Centre & Events Committee said: “Having been fortunate to have been involved in BandJam since it first arrived in the town centre, I’m looking forward to another day of entertainment and music.  BandJam provides an opportunity for people to gather at a free event, meet each other and catch up on what everyone’s been doing; against the backdrop of live music. I would like to say a large thank you to the BandJam Group and Lee Maloney, Buckingham Town Council staff, the security company and last but most importantly, the continued support of committee members to put on such events which support trade in the town.”

 

Buckingham Town Centre is blooming with colour

Buckingham town centre is awash with colour again this year with colourful planters and hanging baskets provided by Buckingham Town Council.

Local nursery Preston Bissett Nurseries have planted up 60 hanging baskets while Plantscape has created 14 planters all with a stunning display of red, white and purple, petunias, verbena, begonias, trailing ivy and geraniums.

The planters outside the sorting office are full of bottle brushes, canna lilies and geraniums.  These are maintained by the Town Councils Green Spaces Team along with the planters and hanging baskets.

The flowers add to a beautiful and natural street scene in Buckingham, complimenting the strong local high street – packed full of local traders and independent businesses.

Chairman of the Town Centre & Events Committee, Cllr Robin Stuchbury said “It is good that once again the Buckingham Town Council events committee have continued to fund the town centre planters and hanging baskets.

This is part of our ongoing activities throughout the year to create an ambience within the town centre to support our traders and market and create a more pleasant experience for the residents and visitors coming into our community and making use of our town centre. I’m personally pleased with how well the planters look this year and hope the residents and visitors will enjoy and value them equally throughout the summer months.”

Town Centre & Events Committee (TC&E)

Latest Town Centre & Events Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person. The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call 01280 816426 for details.

 

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

 

Buckingham: shopping all wrapped up in a charming market town

Roll over plans from 2020 are brightening up Buckingham this Christmas, including bunting and a selfie banner funded by Buckinghamshire and Villages Community Board, part of Buckinghamshire Council.

The bunting is being handed by the Town Council out to local shops for free, and celebrates Buckingham as a fantastic place to buy everything you need, #AllWrappedUp, this winter. Buckingham truly does have a fantastic offer from toy and book stores to high quality handmade berets and candles to clothes and tools. Any shop wanting to take part in future campaigns should contact the Town Council office.

Shopping as a group experience is back this year too, and a selfie banner has been installed in the town centre, near the Old Gaol, to capture the moment. The banner celebrates all of Buckingham’s shopping areas, including Cornwalls Meadow, the Industrial Estate, the Hidden Quarter and the Town Centre. Share your festive Buckingham pictures with @buckinghamtc on Twitter and Instagram for a chance to be in our newsletter – circulated to 6,500 homes.

Wherever you’re shopping this winter, make sure you discover Buckingham!

Cllr. Robin Stuchbury, Chair of Buckingham Town Council’s Town Centre & Events Committee, told us: “Buckingham Town Centre and Events Committee have taken the opportunity of using the Community Board funding to put up the bunting and the board to continue the committee’s long term desire to support the local economy. Especially at this important trading time around Christmas.”

For enquiries please contact Paul Hodson at Buckingham Town Council on 01280 816426, office@buckingham-tc.gov.uk.

 

Town Centre & Events Committee (TC&E)

Latest Town Centre & Events Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person. The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call 01280 816426 for details.

 

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

 

Town Centre & Events Committee (TC&E)

Latest Town Centre & Events Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person. The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call 01280 816426 for details.

 

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/

 

Town Centre & Events Committee (TC&E)

Latest Town Centre & Events Committee Agenda Pack 

Please note the meeting’s agenda will be available (from the above hyperlink) three clear days before a meeting of the Town Council.

Please note that the meeting will be preceded by a Public Session in accordance with Standing Orders 3.e and 3.f, which will last for a maximum of 15 minutes. Members of the public can attend the meeting in person. The Council is trialling the use of video conferencing to enable the public and guests to address Council meetings virtually. If you would like to address the meeting in this way, please email committeeclerk@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or call 01280 816426 for details.

 

The meeting can be watched live on the Town Council’s YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC89BUTwVpjAOEIdSlfcZC9Q/