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Buckinghamshire County Show returns following a Covid enforced break

| September 5, 2022

Daniel Zeichner MP, Shadow Farming Minister with Mark Brown, Chair of the Co-operative party Buckinghamshire with South Asia Biobank. (Image supplied by the Co-Operative Party Buckinghamshire)

The Buckinghamshire County Show has returned, bigger and better than ever following a Covid enforced break.

The 153rd Bucks County show, which took place on Thursday 1st September 2022, saw farmers, families and people from across the region descend on  Weedon Park on the outskirts of Aylesbury.

Visitors to the show were treated to an amazing fun filled day. There were animals of all descriptions, horses, cows, sheep and more with farmers displaying their best of breeds.

Alongside the farming areas the show was packed with stalls and traders selling everything from fully toys to locally produced meats and vegetables. Local charities were also out in force and Wycombe was well represented.

Mark Brown, Chair of the Co-operative Party for Buckinghamshire, invited Shadow Farming Minister Daniel Zeichner MP along to the show. Mark introduced the Shadow Minister to the various Wycombe charities at the show including South Asia Biobank. The charity which operates at Wycombe Hospital aims to improve the health outcomes of people in the South Asian community.

Brown, who’s heritage is South Asian, made a beeline for charities stand with the shadow minister. They followed this up with a visit to the Royal British Legion. Brown is a member of the Legions Wycombe Marsh branch introduced the Shadow minister to the other Wycombe members. Sarah, Wycombe Marsh Chair person said: ‘The show has been fantastic, we’ve raised vital funds for the Poppy Appeal and connected with veterans from Wycombe and beyond.

We could also spread the word about up coming events such as our veterans breakfasts in Loudwater and remembrance day.

The fun also had a serious edge, we are never far from worries about the cost of living and the show was no exception.

Mark Brown and Daniel Zeichner MP met with farmers and business owners from across Bucks to talk about food pricing, sustainable food production and the help our towns and villages need. Mark said: ‘People in town and villages across Bucks are being affected by the cost of living crisis and winter will only make this worse.

No one should have to decide whether to heat the house or eat. Many of our villages rely on oil to power their heating and hot water. The cost of filling a home oil tank has nearly doubled in a year, with no price cap on domestic heating oil who knows what will happen when winter comes in force.

People in Wycombe and across the county need real action now to help pay their bills.

The county show estimates that over 20,000 people came to Buckinghamshire for the show making it one of the biggest in the area. Next year it could be even bigger!

*Source of article : Press release from the Co-Operative Party Buckinghamshire.

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