Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre

*** Due to the recent announcement it is with regret that we need to inform you that the Centre is temporarily closed to the public until further notice. This means no classes will be running and we are not able to take any unnecessary bookings. The date for re-opening will be reviewed and will be affected by Government advice at the time. Best wishes to all our visitors and user groups - take care and hope we see you all soon ***

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 Co-ordinator 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 wellbeing 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
at: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or on 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.

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

News and Events

What's coming up?

We are pleased to bring you a list of our planned events for 2020.

***Please note our planned Easter event is cancelled***

Due to recent Government advice we have taken the decision to cancel our Easter event at Lace Hill Centre.

 

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.