Sport and Recreation

To book our pavilion and recreation ground facilities please click on the link below:

To make a booking or view availability click here

There are a suite of documents, to which you have to agree, when placing a reservation for parish council facilities via Hallmaster. Please make sure you thoroughly read through the attached (scroll to bottom of page for attachments) before placing your reservation:

  • Pitstone Pavilion Hiring Agreement which includes the Standard Conditions of Hire & Special Conditions of Hire relating to our football pitches and changing village
  • The Premises Licence for Pitstone Pavilion
  • The Premises Licence Summary for Pitstone Pavilion
  • Pavilion Health and Safety Policy
  • Pavilion Health and Safety Risk Assessment
  • Pavilion Fire Safety Policy
  • Pavilion Independent Fire Risk Assessment
  • Pavilion Emergency and Evacuation Plan

Children’s Play

The parish council manages the three children’s play areas in Pitstone located on the Recreation Ground, at Hever Close and on Windsor Road.    All these facilities are free for you to enjoy.  We aim to ensure:

  • there are safe and accessible places where all children and young people can play and socialise
  • that a range of accessible, rewarding and affordable recreation opportunities are provided
  • that the recreation opportunities reflect the needs and interests of the community
  • that the value to the community of the available public open space is maximised and
  • that the risk-benefit assessment of the facility concerned is favourable

Attached you will find copies of our Play Policy & Strategy, Local Play Audit and Risk Assessments for your information.

Planning permission was obtained for an exciting new play space and the equipment on the Recreation Ground was completely replaced in 2020 following the purchase of the land by the Parish Council.  An illustration of the new equipment is below:

There is also a children’s playground in Tun Furlong. This is currently managed by Bellway for a 24 month maintenance period and will pass into parish ownership in due course.

Multi-Use Ball Games Court

Nicholas King Homes constructed a multi-use ball games court on parish council owned land at the rear of the hall car park.  Replacement car parking has been provided adjacent to the current site and this will be adopted by the parish council.  This will be freely accessible for everyone to enjoy.  An illustration is below. There are a number of outstanding issues to be resolved with Nicholas King Homes before the ball court and car park can pass into parish ownership.

Skatepark 

Our skate park was completed in March 2022 and is now open and free for everyone to enjoy. Residents have been asking for a wheeled sport facility for very many years and we thank everyone for their patience whilst we purchased the necessary land and contracted with Bendcrete to undertake the construction.  

The skate facility has been designed to allow the maximum number of users, and the widest choice of disciplines for those using it, but has been landscaped so (once the grass grows) as you view the park from across the recreation ground it is unobtrusive and suitable for our rural location.

Skateboarding is a high-risk sport. It is inevitable that accidents will occur. The park meets the rospa recommendations in terms of location and access etc to help minimise risks. It is important that you follow the safety guidelines (there is also signage at the site) – only skate to your own ability, supervise younger/newer skaters, always wear protective gear, never skate alone or after dark etc. If your child is visiting the skatepark alone, make sure they have your emergency contact details with them, in case they have an accident. You can find out more about the type of accidents that typically happen in a skatepark and how you can help keep your children safe by visiting this rospa webpage: https://www.rospa.com/play-safety/advice/skateboarding. This is a free-to-use, non supervised site. We recommend that users bring their own basic first aid supplies & mobile phone.

Whenever you are at the skatepark:

  • Please remember that there are neighbours and a children’s playground close by.
  • Please set a good example and make sure your language and behaviour is appropriate for small children to overhear / see.
  • Please remember that your choice of music may not reflect everyone’s taste, so keep music loud enough for you to enjoy but low enough not to disturb others.
  • Please be respectful of other skatepark and recreation ground users at all times.
  • Please dispose of all litter in a bin.
  • We recommend you keep hydrated. Please remember to bring your water bottles / refreshments. If you need to purchase refreshments, the nearest locations are : CuriosiTea cafe situated at the end of Pitstone Memorial Hall, or Masons store on Marsworth Road.
  • Please note that there are no public toilets in Pitstone.
  • If you visit our skatepark during the evening, please ‘quiet skate’ after 8pm by switching all music off.

Football

The council owns and manages the pavilion on Marsworth Road which has two football pitches (one full sized and one junior).  The pavilion was extended and modernised in 2020, and now provides a community room available for general hire, kitchen, parish office and changing village.   This is the home site for the Pitstone & Ivinghoe Junior Football Club and the Pitstone & Ivinghoe United Football Club.

We also provide pitch space on Pitstone Recreation Ground which is the home site for a number of the P&I Junior Football teams.

Both sites are currently operating at full capacity.   Hire charges apply.

An open access full sized goal is provided in the kicking area opposite Hever Close playground, which is freely available for all to enjoy.  The multi-use ball court on the recreation ground is also freely accessible football space.

Cricket

The village green / recreation ground is home to the Ivinghoe & Pitstone United Cricket Club who play matches and host training sessions throughout the cricket season.

Our ground is currently operating at full capacity.

Use of Recreation Ground (a registered village green) by Memorial Hall and/or other commercial hirers etc

Please refer to the attached policy if you are a Memorial Hall hirer and wish to occasionally use the recreation ground, or if you are wishing to run a commercial/regular class on the recreation ground/village green.

Events

Pitstone Parish Council organises a number of events each year, such as Play Around the Parishes for 1-11 year olds.   All events will be publicised in the events section of the web site, as well as through our other communication channels.

Community Groups, individuals and organisations can also hire our open spaces for events.  Please visit the Events and Open Space Policy attached for further information, charges and the application forms.

Privacy Notice For Hirers

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