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Santa’s little helpers at Buckingham Table and Buckingham Rotary are getting ready for this year’s Santa rota.

Santa will begin his festive rounds at Buckingham town centre Christmas lights switch-on on November 30, before heading off on a tour of the villages. Last year the float raised £2,784.89, shared between local charities.

Buckingham Table member Kevan Ramanuckis said: “We know that times are still tough and money is tight but, if the good people of Buckingham and the surrounding villages give as generously as they did last year then we can aim for another record year.”

There is one person who has earned themselves a place on Santa’s naughty list – a thief tried to break into the float while it was stored away for the year. Helpers discovered the attempted theft and resulting broken window when collecting the float to prepare it for this year’s rota.

l December 6, from 5pm: Chandos Road, Chandos Close, Bath Lane, Westfields, Fishers Field, Beech Close, Woodlands Crescent, Bradfield Avenue, Moreton Road, Addington Road.

l December 8, from 4.30pm: Page Hill, Lower Wharf, Wharfside Place.

l December 9, from 5pm: Deanshanger.

l December 10, from 5.30pm: Water Stratford, Finmere, Westbury.

l December 11, from 5.30pm: Western Avenue, Brackley Road, Stowe Avenue, Chackmore.

l December 12, from 5.30pm: Thornborough and Nash.

l December 13, from 5.30pm: Windsor Park, Meadway, London Road, St Bernadines Close, Bourton Road, Poplars Road, Bourtonville.

l December 14, from 10am: Buckingham Christmas Parade, town centre.

l December 15, from 4.30pm: Maids Moreton, Moreton Drive, Highlands Road, Moreton Road.

l December 17, from 5.30pm: Tingewick, Gawcott.

l December 18, from 5.30pm: Padbury, Adstock.

l December 19, from 5.30pm: Lenborough Road, Gawcott Fields, Mount Pleasant.

l December 20, from 5.30pm: Great Horwood, Whaddon.

l December 21, 10am-4pm: Buckingham Tesco store.

l December 21, from 6pm: Badgers estate.

l December 22, 10am-4pm: Buckingham Tesco store.

l December 22, from 4.30pm: Linden Village.

l December 23, 10am-4pm: Buckingham Tesco store.

l December 23, from 5.30pm: Bourton Road, Poplars Road, Portfield Way, Mallard Drive, Treefields.