Lace Hill Sports and 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 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 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

Come and play Table Tennis

Love to play Badminton?

Private court hire available, just bring your own rackets and shuttlecocks.

Booking is required - Please call 01280 812872 or 01280 816426.

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  opens 13th May 2019, every Monday 10 am – 11.30 am, term time only. More information coming your way soon!

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.