The Fieldgate Centre: Your community, your place

Kingsclere Community Association – Covid – 19 – Temporary Closure of the The Fieldgate Centre

Kingsclere Community Association recognises its responsibility to help protect the community during the current situation. In agreement with our users, the decision has been taken to suspend classes and events run at the Fieldgate Centre and to close the centre temporarily.  This position will be reviewed when Government advice indicates that it is safe to re-establish social gathering.

We will soon be in contact with all those who have hired the venue over the next few months to discuss alternative plans.  The office in the community centre is closed, but we will be monitoring messages.

All rugby and football activities have been cancelled nationwide, so there will be no training or matches on the Fieldgate sports pitches.

As a charity whose main income is generated from the use of the facilities, we must now reduce costs and manage our funds so that we can get back in full operation when it is safe to do so.  We currently have no income, so we will need to seek support over the coming months.

The Kingsclere Community Association has been delighted with the increasing use of the Fieldgate Centre over the past couple of years – over the last year there have been more than 43,000 visits.  We have put on an increasing variety of activities, classes and events, and have been making improvements which we hope you consider make the centre an attractive venue to visit.  During this down-time we will continue to work on future plans and we look forward to welcoming as many of you as possible to your community centre when we are all safe to get back together.

Our key objective is to bring people together, to form a stronger community, and to support the individuals within it.  Although we are now unable to do that in a physical sense at The Fieldgate Centre, we are looking at what we can do for the community during this crisis to support you all in Kingsclere.  Your suggestions are welcome.

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Tucked away in the village of Kingsclere, nestled at the foot of Watership Down, the Fieldgate Centre is a friendly and welcoming Community Centre for everyone to enjoy.

Whether you want to meet new friends, develop new skills, challenge yourself or have fun with like minded people, we have something for you.   Check the CALENDAR  or EVENTS above for the latest events! 

Event space and meeting rooms for hire

We offer a superb main hall, complete with a wood dance floor, sound system and disco lighting, and full length studio mirrors.  Plus a fully fitted kitchen, a licensed bar and social area and two meeting rooms – all available for hire.    The centre is an ideal venue for theatrical productions and concerts, or as a rehearsal space, with its spacious main hall, stage with theatrical lighting and adjacent ‘green room’.   Exclusive hire of the whole centre is available for large community or commercial events and we offer many extras to enhance your occasion.  Ample parking (with CCTV) and disabled access.

Sports facilities

Outdoor sports facilities include a floodlit rugby pitch, floodlit all weather Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA), football pitch, cricket pitch (all weather wicket and cricket nets).  Book directly with Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, email: sportspitchbookings@basingstoke.gov.uk or telephone 01256 845194.

For availability of our badminton court and petanque terrain, please call the office here on 01635 298497.

Regular clubs and groups meet at the Fieldgate

We are proud to be the home to many local clubs and groups and we host a busy timetable of activities and classes, both indoors and outdoors, for you to enjoy.  You can see what’s going on this month on the calendar on the right.    To find out more about the clubs and sporting events click here.

“What strikes us, as hirers of venues in various locations over the years, is how willing to help and accommodate the team at the Fieldgate Centre are. Always flexible, helpful with a genuine desire for us to be there. We feel like a valuable part of the Centre’s community rather than a ‘bother’ which is how so many venue staff have treated us in the past. It’s a real pleasure to work with the Fieldgate Centre Committee and staff and we hope to do continue to do so for many years.”  (Regular hirer)

Support and volunteer

The Fieldgate Centre is operated by Kingsclere Community Association, a charity run by volunteers.  We need your help to make sure the centre continues to be a place that the community can use for a wide range of activities and to run events for the community.  If you feel that you can spare a few hours now and again to help with organising events, or with DIY/decorating, please call the office – your help will be worthwhile, appreciated, and you’ll probably enjoy it!

Does your company or the company you work for take part in Employer Supported Volunteering (ESV)?  Please contact the office to find out how we can work together to enhance our thriving community centre.

Contact Us

The Fieldgate Centre is run by the Kingsclere Community Association for the benefit of the community.  Registered Charity No. 1168366

telephone: 01635 298497
email: fieldgatecentre@btconnect.com

Office hours are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am – 1pm.