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
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Timetable

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

News and Events

Everybody is welcome to attend a Dementia Friends training/information session and learn a little more about what it is like to live with dementia and turn that understanding into action so we can help create dementia friendly communities together.

Our next community event is on Sunday the 25th November,  the Lace Hill Winter Fair!

If you would like a stall at this event, stalls are £5, please get in touch as soon as possible. We are looking forward to seeing you there.

 

 

 

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

 

Parent & Toddler groups

There are now two Parent & Toddler groups that run from the centre;

Lace Hill Rising Stars every Monday 10am – 12pm, excluding bank holidays only.

Lace Hill Gymnastics Toddler Group – Mondays 1.30pm – 3pm and most Fridays 9.30am – 11am, excluding bank holidays only.

For more up to date information please search Lace Hill Rising Stars, and Lace Hill Gymnastics Club on Facebook or alternatively contact the Lace Hill Sports and Community Centre Coordinator via: 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.

Address: Catchpin Street, Buckingham MK18 7RR

 

 

 

 

 

 

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