Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre

tLooking for a local venue to hire, want to start a new activity, organise a fundraising event or thinking of volunteering? Then contact the Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre Co-ordinator today!

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LHSCCLace Hill Sports & Community Centre is a welcoming facility situated on the new Lace Hill estate, owned and operated by Buckingham Town Council. There are two main rooms, a Sports Hall and a Committee Room, that offer a range of activities from sports to exercise, childcare and private functions. Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre aims to provide a well maintained, accessible community resource for the benefit of Buckingham residents, contributing to community growth, development, and the economic wellbeing of the local area.

Hiring the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre

The Sports and Community Centre consists of:

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For further information, please click here for:
Hire Agreement
Pricing Structure
Timetable

For more information about temporary event licences please contact Aylesbury Vale District Council’s licensing department or see information here.
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News and Events

HAPPY HALLOWEEN

Family Halloween Disco: Saturday 28th October 2017 19.00 – 22:00

Come and have some spooky fun! There will be free face painting, licensed bar, DJ with fun and games. Tickets are on sale now at The Old Gaol and Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre. £5 adult and £3 child. Children under must be supervised by a responsible adult. Please note: Tickets are non refundable.

 

SOCATOTS is here Saturday 16th September!
Saturday mornings –
9.30 – 10.10 (Ages 1-3yrs)
10.15 – 11.00 (Ages 3-5yrs)
11.15 – 12.00 (Ages 3-5yrs)
Call 07432 644 934 or go to www.facebook.com/socatotsmk to book your place.

Activities for children:

Martial Arts for 4yrs+

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Sports in Buckingham:
If you are a Sports Club/Activity Organisation I would like to hear from you! As part of a BTC initiative to help make Buckingham a healthy and active town we would like to feature your details on a register that will then be accessed via a link on the BTC website. If this is something you would like to be part of please email me, the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre Coordinator at: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

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History

Buckinghamshire Lace is a very fine pillow lace, and the making of it provided an income for local women until the First World War, especially here in Buckingham. Lace making is part of the Town’s industrial heritage.

A typical Buckinghamshire Lace motif is the ‘cucumber’, a short fat oval with a line of holes (to represent seeds) inside; the Mayor’s jabot, a decorative collar, has a strip of cucumber pattern lace. Very complex patterns might need as many as a hundred bead-weighted bobbins and these were often carved and decorated.

Town Councillors chose a mixture of names for the streets on Lace Hill– some tools, like Pillow, Bobbin, Linen, Silk, and some stitches, like Mayflower, Butterfly, Constance and Rosemary.

As for the name for the estate: Lace Hill is just for ease of reference. This does not need to form part of the postal address. The Town Council is grateful for the expert help of Kay Bradley, Kay Meadows and Helene Hill in compiling the list of possible street names.

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Lace Hill Tea & Tots

Buckingham’s new parent, baby and toddler group started on Monday 30th January 2017. All parents/carers with their children (0 to 3 years of age) are welcome!

Meet every Monday from 10am to 12 noon at the Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre. £2 per parent/carer and first child, 50p per additional child.

For more information about please contact the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre Coordinator at: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or on 01280 812 872.
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Contact Us

For more information about the Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre or for bookings, please contact Sam Hoareau, Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre Coordinator
at: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or on 01280 812 872 / 01280 816 426.

Address: Catchpin Street, Buckingham MK18 7RR

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Town Centre and Events

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Chaired by Councillor Terry Bloomfield

The Town Centre & Events Committee organises many of the events held in Buckingham such as the Pancake Race, Food Fair, Comedy Nights, Christmas Light Switch On and River Rinses. It also facilitates the Charter Fair, Music In The Market and Bandjam as well as the Christmas Parade by organising the road closures and undertaking other tasks associated with the events.

Hanging baskets and planters are organised by the committee every year. It has worked hard over the last few years to provide the Christmas motifs and icicle lights.

Over the years, the committee has built up a very good working relationship with external organisations including the Police, organisers of the music events and those that help to make each event a success.

Details of events can be found in our Buckingham Town Matters newsletter and on our Events Page.

Town Centre & Events Committee Terms of Reference

Return to Committees page

Events

These are events which Buckingham Town Council have either organised or are involved in. Please check our Calendar for details and dates of this year’s events.

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Annual Events – 2017

February
Pancake RaceTuesday 14th –This is held on the green outside St Peter and St Paul’s Church and is open to all ages. There is a prize for the winner of each race.

Food FairSaturday 25th – Held in the Community Centre and allows local producers to show off their wares. Among the exhibitors that have taken part in the past are Open Air Foods, Party Bakes, Pastilla Pies (now called Monty Pieman), Sugar Chef and Silverstone Brewery.

April
Spring Fair – Sunday 30th – A family event that is held in the cattle pens area of the town centre. It is made up of local people who want to swap and exchange ideas on local produce and crafting, such as knitting, crocheting and quilting.

May
Maypole DancingTuesday 2nd –Traditional maypole dancing performed by the local school children on the green outside St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

Music In The MarketSunday 28th – Held on the Sunday of the last Bank Holiday weekend in May. Organised by Buckingham Acoustic Club and facilitated by Buckingham Town Council. The event is held in the Bull Ring in Buckingham Town Centre and is free to everyone.

July
Buckingham Fringe WeekSaturday 15th to Sunday 23rd – A week of events put on by Buckingham Town Council and local organisations. This year’s events include kite flying, a fun dog show, cream teas, live music, dance, drama and comedy! See our events calendar or our Fringe Brochure for details of individual events.

Dog Show – Sunday 16th – Held in the paddock in Bourton Park, local organisations such as dog groomers, search and rescue dogs and medical detection dogs come together to let the public know about their organisations. There is also a dog show with many different classes and prizes. Registration Form. And this year – vote for the Best Dog Walk here for a chance to win a Complete Care package from Vets4Pets – closing date for entries Monday 3rd July.

August
BandjamSunday 27th – This is held in the Bull Ring in Buckingham Town Centre and is held on the Sunday of the Bank Holiday weekend. Organised by Bandjam and facilitated by Buckingham Town Council, this very popular event brings together local bands.

September
River RinseSunday 10th – First of the annual river rinses. A section of the river is chosen and with the help of Stowe Sub Aqua Group, the fire service and local volunteers, the river is cleaned of debris such as tyres, shopping trolleys, bottles and tree branches.

October
River Rinse – Sunday 1st – Second of the annual river rinses. Same as above

Charter FairSaturday 14th & 21st – Buckingham’s first charter to hold the annual market/fair was given by Mary I in 1554 and the second charter was given by Charles II in 1658. The charter was only granted to the town to hold fairs on a Saturday and not any other day. Today the showman arrive on the Friday and leave early on Sunday morning for both fairs. Nichols Amusements run the fair and the Town Council organises the road closure and helps to bring the fair safely into town.

November
Bonfire & FireworksSaturday 4th – Organised by the Town Council, this event takes place in the paddock in Bourton Park. Entry is free to the public and a BBQ is supplied by the Girl Guides.

Christmas Light Switch OnSunday 26th – People gather outside the Old Gaol to see the Mayor switch on the lights and to sing carols round the tree. There is also a Christmas Artisan Market during the afternoon and evening with festive goodies.

December
Christmas ParadeSaturday 9th – Organised by the Christmas Parade Committee and facilitated by Buckingham Town Council. For over 30 years the parade has been thrilling the large crowds that gather to see everything from marching bands to floats. Prizes are awarded to the best float and best walking group.

Community Fair Saturday 9th – This well attended event takes place in the Community Centre after the Christmas Parade. Charities, local groups and societies are given the chance to raise funds by selling Christmas cards, gifts and cakes.

Comedy Nights
Now in its 4th year, the Buckingham Comedy Nights are held quarterly in The Old Town Hall, Buckingham. The event is organised by Buckingham Town Council and comedians such as Paul Chowdhry, Miles Jupp, Seann Walsh and Jeremy Hardy have graced the stage and supplied plenty of humour.

Not forgetting …
Check out Buckingham UK’s ‘What’s On’ page for other forthcoming events in Buckingham.

BUCKINGHAM ACTION GROUP
In 2012, a multiagency group was set up to co-ordinate activities for young people in Buckingham. The group is made up of representatives from Buckingham Town Council, AVDC, BCC, Thames Valley Police, Project Street Life, Buckingham Youth Centre and the Buckingham NAG. The group initially focused on providing diversionary activities for young people at risk of causing anti-social behaviour and so over the past few years the group have secured funding to run a range of activities for young people aged 11 years and up over the summer holidays, which is where traditionally there is a spike in youth anti-social behaviour calls. Having reviewed the activities run in the past, the group are now looking at setting up recurring activities during term time as well as the school holidays to compliment the current youth offer in the town. Funding is currently being sought to set up a boxing club, summer basketball sessions, American Football sessions and a gaming league. For more information about the group contact either the Town Council or the Communities team at AVDC on 01296 585301.

 

Please Note: Events organised by Buckingham Town Council may be photographed and these photographs may be published.

TOWN MATTERS

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Buckingham is located in the rural north of Buckinghamshire, UK. It can be typified by its Georgian buildings and its historical features, such as the Golden Swan and The Old Gaol, which stands in the centre of the Town. Previously the county town of Buckinghamshire, the town itself dates back to the seventh century and is said to have taken its name from the first settlers – Bucca’s people, who lived on the land in the river bend and were hemmed in by water. The town has a unique market heritage, with its twice weekly Street Market dating back to 1554 and a Royal Charter granted by Queen Mary. Now there is also a Saturday Flea Market as well as occasional Specialty Markets. There is plenty to see and do, with a variety of independent shops, restaurants and cafes, historical buildings, a museum and plenty of parks and green spaces.

There are also many varied events that take place in the town throughout the year, including the Charter Fair, Music in the Market, the Christmas Parade and the Fringe Week.

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There are many old styles of housing in the streets off the town centre.