Lace Hill Sports & Community Centre

lacehillcentre@buckingham-tc.gov.uk | www.lacehillsportsandcommunity.co.uk


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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History of Buckingham

image1Originally the town nestled in the natural loop of the Great River Ouse, but developed past this boundary and is now the thriving town you see today.

The County town of Buckinghamshire from the 10th century, Buckingham prospered as a medieval market town, with charters from Mary Tudor in 1554, and Charles II in 1684, establishing market days and two annual fairs, which still take place today.

In the early 18th century Buckingham was in decline and following a disastrous fire, much of its centre had to be rebuilt. In spite of the coming of the canal and the railway, Buckingham was little altered until well into the 20th century. Today, it retains much of its traditional market town charm.

image2Buckingham has many interesting and historical buildings and features, though only two of the main buildings are open to visitors to look at internally – The Old Gaol and The Chantry Chapel.

You can download our Hidden Treasures of Buckingham leaflet or view our new online map for information on the special and historical places & features of Buckingham.
Hidden Treasures of Buckingham Leaflet
Hidden Treasures of Buckingham Online Map

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Our Services

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.