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

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:

Play Policy & Strategy:

Play Audit:

Play Risk Benefit Assessments:

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

Multi-Use Ball Games Court

Nicholas King Homes will be constructing a family friendly multi-use ball games court  on parish council owned land at the rear of the hall car park.  Planning permission has already been granted.  Replacement car parking will be provided adjacent to the current site and this will be adopted by the parish council.  eta Spring 2021.  This will be freely accessible for everyone to enjoy.  An illustration is below:

Skate Park 

A concrete skate park will be procured and will eventually sit between the ball court and the play space.  Tendering has been postponed due to Covid-19 as we are currently unable to undertake public engagement with the young people of the village.  Again, this will be free for you to enjoy.  You can find out further details in the current projects section of this web site.

Football

The council also owns and manages the pavilion on Marsworth Road which has two football pitches (one full sized and one junior).  The pavilion itself is currently being extended and modernised, and will provide a community room available for general hire from October 2020.   This is the home site for the Pitstone & Ivinghoe Junior Football Club and the Pitstone & Ivinghoe United Football Club.

We also provide a full sized football pitch on Pitstone Recreation Ground which is the home site for the Pitstone, Ivinghoe and Cheddington United Football Club plus the Pitstone & Ivinghoe United FC <18’s.

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, eta Spring 2021, will also provide freely accessible football space.

Attached you will find the current terms and conditions of hire plus health & safety policy relating to the sports pavilion.

Pavilion Health & Safety Policy

pdf: Health and Safety Policy Statement 2019

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Pavilion Emergency Planning

pdf:Emergency Plan – Pavilion

word: Emergency Plan – Pavilion

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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.

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 page below for further information:

pdf: Events and Open Space Hire Policy 2020 January final
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Privacy Notice For Hirers

We take the security of your personal information seriously.   Please refer to the Privacy Notice available here: https://pitstone.co.uk/ppcinfo/gdpr-policies-how-we-look-after-your-data/ for information.