Join in the fun at town’s Civic Day

Town crier Russell Cross opens Buckingham Civic Day
Town crier Russell Cross opens Buckingham Civic Day

Don’t miss the fun and festivities in Buckingham Town Centre on Saturday, when the town celebrates Buckingham Civic Day.

The event is part of an annual national Civic Day celebration on Saturday, when communities across the country will be showcasing how proud they are of where they live.

In Buckingham, the Buckingham Society is once again organising events on the day and hopes people will come out and take part in a celebration of their historic town.

Chairman of the Buckingham Society, Roger Edwards, said: “We all know that Buckingham is a great place to live and we are hoping that the good people of Buckingham will be out in their numbers to show their pride in our lovely market town.”

As in previous years, proceedings will be opened by Buckingham’s town crier, Russell Cross, and Buckingham Choral Society on the Market Square in front of the Old Gaol at 10am.

At 10.20am, town mayor Andy Mahi will present the awards to the Buckingham Rotary Club’s Citizen of the Year and Young Citizen of the Year.

Cheques will also be presented to various local groups who raised funds through the Rotary Swimathon in March.

Buckingham Choral Society will sing again at 10.40am, and there will more music from Linda Watkins and her guitar, together with delicious hot food and soft drinks in the courtyard of Clays the Butchers from 11am to 1.30pm.

Members of the Buckingham Society will be encouraging local people to join the society and help ensure that Buckingham remains a great place to live, by offering a free six-month membership.