Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre

Venue Hire in Buckingham

Welcome to Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre

Thank you for visiting the Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre webpage. If you are looking for a local venue to hire, or want to start a new activity, organise a fundraising event or thinking of volunteering, why not get in touch and speak to the coordinator about hiring the centre.

Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre is a welcoming facility situated on the 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. The 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. What's more we have lots of weekly activities and classes suitable for all ages, ranging from gymnastics, badminton, dance, karate, yoga, judo, football and more. View the timetable below for the full list.

A member of staff may not always be available on site but the office is usually manned between 9 AM and 3 PM Monday to Friday so please contact us if you wish to enquire or would like to arrange a visit. There is free onsite parking and four designated blue badge spaces. The centre is all on one level and fully accessible. There is a ramp/slope leading from the car park to the main entrance, but this is slight. Push button automatic front doors which open out towards you are in operation. Inside there is an accessible toilet, a wide corridor making it wheelchair and mobility scooter friendly. The doors leading into the hall and committee room are all double, push to open doors.

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  • Email: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk
  • Phone: 01280 812 872
  • Address: Catchpin Street, Buckingham, MK18 7RR

Directions

The centre is situated on the Lace Hill Estate in Buckingham. If you are arriving from the Buckingham Bypass A421, you will need to take the turning for the A413. The nearest bus stops are on London Road close to Tesco and Lidl. From there you can access through two roundabouts, and you will enter the estate on to Needlepin Way. Stay on Needlepin Way until you see the turning for Catchpin Street or Weavers Close. Both will lead you to the centre.

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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 (badminton, 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

New Yoga Class

 

Do you want to relax and improve your mobility?  Yoga Flow is a new class held on Wednesday evenings from 7:45pm until 8:45pm. Your first class is FREE, please contact Laura to book your space.

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Handbell Choir Play Every Thursday at the Centre

The Launton Handbell Ringers have just celebrated 70 years as one of the foremost four-in-hand ringing teams in the country.

The Team has given recitals in all sorts of venues throughout the country, and appeared in cathedrals, churches, civic centres, and theatres, for societies, clubs and private functions. The Launton Handbell Ringers have also been heard on radio and television, and recordings of their music are available from members of the Team or by mail order.

The Launton Handbell Ringers use a unique collection of bells ranging in weight from 2oz (56g) to 10 lb (4.5Kg), representing the work of many English handbell founders from 1696 to the present day. The bells started life in many guises; as house-bells, sheep-bells and horse-bells, before they were collected and tuned into the totally unique and mellow-toned set that is heard today.

For more information visit the website: www.launtonhandbellringers.weebly.com

For information about giving a recital please email: launtonhandbellringers@yahoo.com or ring Joan on 01869 934318.

For information about seeing the team in action, or if interested in ringing handbells please ring Joan on the number above.

 

Free Art Exhibition All Year Round

Buckingham Art for All local artists exhibit their work in the main corridor at the centre and most is available for sale. Debit and Credit cards are accepted. Access is usually possible between 9am-3pm Monday to Friday. However, the centre is often open during 9am - 11pm every day of the week with activities. If you would like to arrange to view the artwork outside of standard opening hours, please telephone the coordinator on 01280 816426.

Badminton Court Hire In Buckingham

Looking to hire a badminton court near you? Our sports hall is the size of one badminton court, perfect for private hire with friends or family. We have the posts and net, all you need to bring is your rackets and shuttlecocks. Currently it is £12 per hour and you will need to pre-book a session. Please contact the Centre for availability.

 

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.

We will help all hirers to promote their activity

We really do value all our long-term hirers and "one off " bookings. By using our venue to host your activities you're helping to contribute to the development of the centre and the economic well-being of the local community. In return we will do our best to help promote hirers events, groups, classes clubs etc. on the web page and through our social media pages and notice boards free of charge. Just send us the details and an image and we'll do the rest!

Useful links to some of our activity providers: