Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre

Where to find us

 

 

The Centre is preparing to reopen from July 4th on-wards. However, it is important to remember that not all activities will be running yet. Indoor fitness is still prohibited in venues until guidelines change. This will limit the type of bookings we can take. Please get in touch for availability enquiries.

For the time being, the facilities at the Centre will only be made available for hirers and their users, hopefully we can welcome everybody back soon. We have everything in place we need but it is vital that no one attends if they or someone you live with has any symptoms  please visit when you are better.

The outdoor play area will be also be reopening - Yay!

We know that social distancing can be particularly difficult in a playground setting, so we ask that parents, carers and guardians are aware of the risk and take extra care. To help prevent the spread of coronavirus and keep you and your children safe, please follow the guidelines:

  • Maintain social distancing in the play area
  • If it’s busy please do not enter
  • Take your own hand wash / sanitiser and wash hands frequently
  • At busy times please limit your time in the play area so others may use it

Venue Hire in Buckingham

Welcome to Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre

Looking 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 Coordinator today!
Lace 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 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 well-being of the local area.
For more information about the Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre or for bookings, please contact the coordinator Sam Hoareau, Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre Coordinator on the details below. Don't forget to follow us on social media to stay up to date with what's on and event news @LaceHillCentre
lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk  01280 812 872.

Address: Catchpin Street, Buckingham MK18 7RR

Hiring the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre

The Sports and Community Centre consists of:

The Committee Room:

  • Capacity of up to 40 people
  • Suitable for small meetings
  • Includes 20 committee chairs and committee tables
  • The facilities are normally available between 7am and 11pm.  Bookings required outside of this time will be considered on an individual basis dependent on the proposed use.
  • All hirers have use of a kitchen and male, female and accessible toilets.

The Sports Hall:

  • Capacity of up to 100 people
  • The hall is suitable for a variety of sports and social activities (parties, fundraising events and sports competitions)
  • Includes 100 chairs and 20 tables
  • The facilities are normally available between 7am and 11pm.  Bookings required outside of this time will be considered on an individual basis dependent on the proposed use.
  • All hirers have use of a kitchen and male, female and accessible toilets.

Sports Pitches:

  • Two full size football pitches
  • Four changing rooms
  • Two referee rooms including showers
  • All hirers have use of a kitchen and male, female and accessible toilets.

For further information, please click below for:

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

News and Events

New 2020 Room Hire Charges and Availability

As of April 2020 our hire rates have slightly increased, however we believe they are still very reasonable and in line with other local halls to hire. We have kept the two different commercial and concession rates designed to support community users. Please note that all bookings must include set up, actual function and clear up times. All terms of hire can be found on our booking form above.

If you are a community group, local organisation or business looking for a venue to host an activity we have the following ongoing time slots available for hire:

Committee Room

  • Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
  • Tuesday 12 pm - 4 pm
  • Thursday 12 pm - 3 pm
  • Friday 9.30 am - 11 am and 12 pm - 4 pm
  • Saturday 6 pm - 11 pm
  • Sunday 6 pm - 11 pm

Sports Hall

  • Saturday 6 pm - 11 pm
  • Sunday 6 pm - 11 pm

 

 

Weight Watchers

We are pleased to announce that a new WW Workshop is here at the centre every Wednesday morning from 9.30 am - 10.30 am. Head over to the website for more details.

https://www.weightwatchers.com/uk/

 

Baby Bounce

Baby Bounce are coming to the centre from January 16th 2020. They will run every Thursday afternoon from 1.30 pm - 2.30 pm.

Parent & Toddler groups

There are two Parent & Toddler groups that run from the centre;

  • Lace Hill Gymnastics Toddler Group – Mondays 1.30 pm – 3 pm and Fridays 9.30 am – 11 am, excluding bank holidays only.
  • Play Time At Lace Hill  Mondays 10 am – 11.30 am, term time only.

Lace Hill 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.