Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre

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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.

The Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre is located at: Catchpin Street, Buckingham MK18 7RR See Location

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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
  • All events are limited to an 11pm finish
  • 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
  • All events are limited to an 11pm finish
  • 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 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.

News and Events

Something egg-stra special for Easter!

Our first ever Easter event for the whole family to enjoy. Come browse the stalls, enjoy a hand made cake and hot drink available to purchase while the children can have fun with the free games and craft activities on offer. £1 entrance per person. All proceeds go towards the cost of this event and future events held at Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre. Stalls are £6. All stall types are welcome!

Calling all local artists & photographers!

  • 11 Plus Tuition – Marie Redmond Tuition® Courses starting September 2018.With a proven track record in preparing pupils for the 11 Plus, Marie Redmond MEd and her team of first-class, fully qualified teachers provide specialist tuition focused on your child’s individual learning needs.  The Year 5 course is limited to eight children, which means they’ll have valuable one-to-one attention with the teacher.  For more information: www.marieredmond.co.uk
  • Learn Italian – In late September 2017 Knights Languages’ first Italian Language & Lifestyle club started in Brackley.They are now going to run a beginner and an intermediate course in Buckingham as from late April 2018 at the Lace Hill Community centre.The beginners course is aimed for those who don’t speak any Italian, whilst the intermediate course is aimed for those who have completed the beginners course or that have learnt a little of the language previously and are familiar with greetings, answering questions about themselves or others, numbers, alphabet and basic grammar.The idea started from our very own Brackley full time mum, Ginevra.Ginevra wanted to do something with her spare time that would enrich the local communities with a club which wouldn’t be the usual boring 1-hour (it’s all about the grammar) lesson. In fact the lessons are planned to get straight into conversational Italian with fun games, support groups, cooking tips and there will also be some food and drinks tasting, talk about art, culture, Italian costumes and traditions.The lessons are aimed at everyone. You could be someone who loves holidays in Italy or toying with the idea of moving there; you might simply want to expand your CV or just have a bit of fun!The reviews received are just great. Here’s some examples:Italy is a beautiful country and Italian a beautiful language.  Ginevra has designed a brilliant formula to make learning the language fun.  Experiencing the wonderful food and learning about the culture makes the challenge of learning Italian easier.  The classes are relaxed and informal, and the support offered between classes is excellent – you will really want to visit Italy when the course finishes!For further information please e-mail knightslanguages@gmail.com or call 07940 711 790.
  • 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 the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre Coordinator at: lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk

 

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.

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.

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

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.
View our Meetings Calendar

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

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Town Centre & Events Committee Meetings

  • 5th February 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 26th March 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 21st May 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 9th July 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 28th August 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 15th October 2018 Agenda / Minutes
  • 3rd December 2018 Agenda / Minutes

To access past committee agendas, reports and minutes please click here.

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.

Annual Events – 2018

February
Pancake RaceTuesday 13th –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. All entrants must wear a headscarf and apron and bring their own frying pan.

Food FairSaturday 24th – Held in Buckingham 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.

March
Commonwealth DayMonday 12th – The Mayor will raise the Commonwealth Flag outside the community centre in commemoration of the day.

Easter Crafternoon Tea FairSaturday 24th – An Easter event for the whole family at the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre. £1 entrance to browse the stalls. Tea and cake available to purchase. Free crafts and games for the children.

April
Spring FairSunday 8th – 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 1st –Traditional maypole dancing performed by the local school children on the green outside St Peter and St Paul’s Church.

Music In The MarketSunday 27th – 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 14th to Sunday 22nd – A week of events put on by Buckingham Town Council and local organisations. Last year’s events included 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 15th – 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.

Play Around the ParishesVarious – Taking place in July and August, the ever popular Play Around The Parishes will be back in Chandos Park. There will be fun and games for children ages 0 – 12 years. The event is free to all. If wet, at George Grenville Academy, MK18 1AP.

August
BandjamSunday 26th – 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 23rd – 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 7th – Second of the annual river rinses. Same as above

Charter FairSaturday 13th & 20th – 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 3rd – 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.

December
Christmas Light Switch OnSaturday 1st – 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.

Christmas ParadeSaturday 15th – 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 15th – 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.

Could you help out at events?

Do you have some spare time and would like to volunteer at Town Council events? Whether it be marshalling at the Christmas Parade and Remembrance Day parade or even taking the Mayor’s charity buckets round at events, contact Amanda Brubaker, our Events Co-ordinator, by e-mail events@buckingham-tc.gov.uk or phone 01280 816426.

Comedy Nights
Now in its 5th 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.

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.

 

 

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Buckingham Town Council is the local Council for the town of Buckingham in the County of Buckinghamshire. The Town Council provides a wide range of services and facilities including the cemetery, parks and green spaces, allotments and many others.

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