The Fieldgate Centre
The Fieldgate Centre:
Your community, your place
Kingsclere Community Association is pleased to be able to open the Fieldgate Centre. Measures have been introduced to minimise the risk to Covid-19 whilst at the centre, staff have been trained, and an enhanced cleaning and hygiene protocol is now in place. The Government’s guidelines regarding social distancing are implemented at all times and visitors to the Centre are required to wear a face mask, except whilst eating, drinking or exercising.
- The Office – Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am-1pm. Please phone before visiting.
- Exercise Classes – Many of your favourite classes have resumed. See our our timetable for updates.
- Social Gatherings – Contact us to discuss how you can socialise within the new restrictions.
- Business Meeting Space – Are you struggling to comply with social distancing for your meetings, or you want a space away from home to work in? Please call the office for more info.
New look, new funding, new opportunity
During the temporary closure our volunteers have been busy sprucing up the bar, social area, darts/chill-out area and the foyer. Larger improvement works will commence in the Autumn, using grants and match funding. Power to Change awarded KCA a grant that will go towards keeping the centre running over the next six months, which is crucial while we build up our usage again to pre-lockdown levels. (See our post.)
If you are interested in becoming involved, we have a variety of worthwhile tasks and we can provide you with a letter of reference. (Minimum 10 hours required.) A great opportunity if either you are a student looking for your first job, or if you need help getting back to work.
Local sports teams have resumed activities on the playing fields and we have introduced measures to enable them to access some of the facilities. Check out the sports club’s websites to find out about the latest training, games and matches. Our all-weather floodlit Multi-Use Games Area is available to book using the link on the council website or directly via the Open Play website. Due to current restrictions use is currently restricted to formally organised groups.
We hope to see you soon!
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The Fieldgate Centre is run by the Kingsclere Community Association for the benefit of the community. Registered Charity No. 1168366
Office hours are: Monday, Wednesday & Friday from 9am – 1pm.