Santa takes his new house on tour

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Santa has a new house - and he’s taking it on tour around the Buckingham area during December while raising funds for charity.

The festive man’s old house was beyond repair, and has been providing merry Christmas tours for Buckingham Table, Rotary and the local community for over 10 years.

Buckingham chairman, Kevan Ramanauckis said: “We set about redesigning and building the new house and the rebuild has taken up most weekends over the past five months.”

The old house was removed and a team of volunteers led by Phil Davies and his father in law, worked in all weathers to create a new home for Father Christmas.

Kevan added: “We can continue the great work of fundraising for local charities and groups this Christmas. A big shout out to the following - Matt Dymott, Alex Vinall, Colm Harte, Rob Cummins, Nigel Brabant and John Lidbetter and anyone else who managed to get stuck in over the past few weeks.” The house was unveiled at the lights switch on at the weekend, and now Santa is heading off on tour.

December tour dates are:

5th Windsor Park; 6th Meadway, London Rd, St Bernadines Close, Chandos Road, Chandos Close; 8th Water Stratford, Finmere, Westbury; 9th Western Avenue, Brackley Road, Stowe Avenue, Chackmore; 10th Thornborough & Nash; 11th

Deanshanger; 12th Christmas Parade, and Maids Moreton, Moreton Road (as far down as Moreton Drive); 13th Page Hill; 14th Akeley.

15th Great Horwood; 16th Padbury & Adstock; 17th Lenborough Road, Gawcott Fields and Mount Pleasant; 18th Tingewick & Gawcott; 19th Badgers Estate - Badgers Way, Otters Brook, Beavers Close, Squirrels Way, Fox Way, Dove Close, Hare Close, Swan Close, Plover Close, Deerfield Close, Kestrel Way, Wren Close, Kingfisher Road, Martin Close, Lime Avenue, Sycamore Close, Willow Drive; 20th Linden Village; 21st and 22nd Tesco, School Lane, Nelson Street, Fishers Field, Westfields Estate, Bath Lane, Wharfside Place; 23rd

Whitehead Way Estate, Beech Close, Woodlands Crescent, Bradfield Avenue, Highlands Road, Moreton Drive, Watchcroft Road; 24th Bourton Road, Poplars Road, Bourtonville, Portfield Way, Mallard Drive, Treefields