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Postcard aims to attract more shoppers and visitors to Buckingham

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Date Published: 31/01/12

Buckingham

Buckingham

You might send a postcard when you visit Bournemouth, but how about sending one from Buckingham?

A new postcard designed by a Buckingham resident will be used to promote the town as a great place to visit, dine, stay and shop.

It is hoped the initiative will help draw shoppers and visitors from outside the area to spend money at Buckingham businesses, boosting the local economy.

The postcard by Denis Granville, of Christ’s Hospital, was chosen after residents were set a design challenge by the organisations behind the ‘Thoroughly Modern Traditional Buckingham’ campaign.

People were invited to come up with a postcard design that illustrates how the town is a mixture of traditional and modern elements.

Mr Granville’s striking design features a number of well-known town landmarks including the OId Gaol and the Buckingham Centre.

Councillor Mike Smith, Mayor of Buckingham, said: “All of the entries were of an incredibly high standard and it was a difficult decision for our judging panel. We felt this design best represented the modern and traditional elements of Buckingham.

“You can pick up a free postcard, send to a friend or relative and help encourage them to experience the great things Buckingham has to offer rather than travelling further afield.”

Funded by Aylesbury Vale District Council, the ‘Thoroughly Modern Traditional Buckingham’ campaign is organised by the Buckingham Brand Steering Group which includes representatives from Buckingham Town Council, the Buckingham Traders’ Association, the Buckingham Society and Buckingham Business Club.

Councillor Michael Edmonds, Deputy Leader of AVDC and Cabinet Member for Economic Development, said: “The council welcomes this opportunity to support the local economy. We hope these postcards will help raise the profile of Buckingham and attract more shoppers and visitors to the town.”

The free postcards are available at Buckingham Library, the Visitor Information Centre and a number of town centre businesses.

To find out more about Buckingham, log on to www.buckinghamuk.info, or visit www.facebook.com/buckinghamuk

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