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Nightingale Celebrations
Friday, 09 May 2014 08:05

To celebrate the birthday of Florence Nightingale, Claydon House is putting on a weekend of themed activities including falconry, a children's trail and a special exhibition including items on loan from the Florence Nightingale Museum, London..

Read more: Nightingale Celebrations  [Nightingale Celebrations]
Watch your speed
Thursday, 11 October 2012 21:22

New 30mph speed limit in forceVisitors and locals may have noticed that there have been several changes to speed limits around the town and new signage has appeared in the last week.

New 30mph limits are now in force on Bourton Road and the section of Stratford Road from Page Hill Avenue near Buckingham Athletic Football Club to the roundabout junction with the A413/A422. Both these roads previously had 40mph limits. Additionally, sections of the A413 and A421 ring road have had their limit reduced from national speed to 40mph.

The new limits make good sense from a safety viewpoint and will make it easier for drivers to join the ring road when turning on from the housing estates, so we welcome them. However, drivers who are familiar with the previous limits are already being caught out by the new ones so need to keep their eyes open and take note of where the changes have been made.

UPDATE: It's already been reported in the local press that the police are enforcing the new speed limits so drivers need to be sure they know where the limit changes affect.

Buckingham Turns Out for Olympic Torch
Monday, 09 July 2012 13:27

The Olympic torch handover outside the New Inn pubIn scenes reminiscent of the Jubilee in London, the residents of Buckingham and surrounding villages turned out in force, lining the streets to watch the Olympic torch relay come through town. It was great to see so many people out showing such community spirit.

Three runners, Sarah Williams, Paul Barter and Jemma Moore, carried the torch along the route and were cheered along the way.

See photos from the day  [Buckingham Turns Out for Olympic Torch]
BBC's Antiques Roadshow at Stowe
Tuesday, 10 July 2012 22:27

The Antiques Roadshow comes to Stowe HouseBBC one's long running programme the Antiques Roadshow will be recording at Stowe House on Thursday 19 July 2012. The programme, now in its 35th series, will be on site with experts on hand to examine items brought by the public. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 4.30pm and entry to the show will be free.

If you would like to take your own antiques for a valuation or would just like to be a spectator you can find more details on the Stowe House website or on the show's website.

Olympic Torch Relay
Friday, 06 July 2012 13:32

The Olympic Torch will come through BuckinghamThe Olympic torch will makes its way through Buckingham en-route to Oxford on Monday 9th July. The arrival of the convoy is expected at 10:19am and will travel from Straford Road through the high street, across Bridge Street and out on London Road as far as Swan Pool before leaving at 10:34am to be driven to Winslow. The full route can be seen on this helpful PDF from Bucks County Council which also shows "safe" areas for children.

Based on attendance at other locations around the UK, it seems likely that large crowds should be expected as people travel into town from far and wide to see the procession of the torch through the town.

The route will not actually be closed to traffic but drivers should be aware that progress through the town will be slow for this period of time and should probably make use of the ring road to minimise delays. Parked cars may be removed by police up to 2 hours beforehand and some side roads may be temporarily closed 20 minutes beforehand. Police, traffic marshals and stewards will be positioned along the route to offer help and advice.

If you're unable to make it into town for the actual event or just don't fancy the crowds you can still watch the events live from the comfort of your own home on the dedicated page of the London 2012 website.

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