Panto star to light up town

Holly Brewer
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BUCKINGHAM: Saturday, November 24, sees the annual carol service and switch-on of Buckingham’s Christmas lights outside the Old Gaol at 6pm.

This year, mayor Ruth Newell will be assisted by Bucks singer and actress Holly Brewer, who is starring as Wendy in Aylesbury Waterside’s panto Peter Pan.

Winslow Concert Band will be playing traditional carols, and a Christmas message will be delivered by Rev Richard Rugg.

This year, Buckingham Town Council has added about £9,000 worth of new festive lights, which it has been saving up for.

The town council is currently working with Bucks County Council to bring additional festive lights to the street scene.

The Christmas tree outside the Old Gaol is supplied, installed and decorated by Aylesbury Vale District council (AVDC).

Town councillor Robin Stuchbury sai: “Only through full commitment and enthusiasm of Buckingham Town Council staff and diligence of active members of the town centre and events committee are we able to fulfil and achieve such things on behalf of the people of Buckingham within a budget set at precept.

“All the plans and preparation for this event are co-ordinated through the town council’s events assistant and the chairman of the town centre and events committee”.

During the day, there will be a continental market in the old Cattle pens, selling fresh bread, French tarts, cheeses, olives, spices, jewellery and more.

The Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, December 15.

This is also funded and supported by the town council, in conjunction with the Christmas Parade Committee.