Buckingham residents invited to join in a Right Royal picnic

Buckingham residents are invited to join in a Right Royal picnic, in celebration of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

By Hannah Richardson
Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 10:38 am
Updated Wednesday, 1st June 2022, 1:41 pm

Buckingham Town Council is hosting Picnic on the Pitch at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, June 4, as part of its four-day programme of Jubilee events.

Residents from all over town are invited to bring along picnics, tables, chairs and games and join in the free, family-friendly event.

To help the party mood, there will be a big stage and live music from A Big Voice (Maria Scobey) who will be performing popular songs from various genres and all decades of the Queen’s reign.

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People from all over Buckingham are invited to Picnic on the Pitch

For children, there will be visits from Spider-Man and Elsa mascots, badge making, rock painting and a royal-themed trail.

The community centre facilities will be available to use, including an accessible toilet.

To help people fill their picnic baskets, there will be a small selection of local food traders selling gourmet burgers, luxury ice-cream desserts and freshly baked cakes and cookies, and a licensed bar will be on site.

Chair of the Town Centre and Events Committee, Cllr Robin Stuchbury, said: “The Lace Hill Centre is a fantastic hub for all types of activities and events.

The facilities are perfect to host a community picnic, with its wonderful panoramic views of the countryside.

"I hope people will all come together and take advantage of this opportunity to get together and celebrate.”

Free parking is available on site, including blue badge spaces, but it will be first come, first served, and people are encouraged to walk or use public transport if possible.