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Welcome to Markfield Community & Sports Centre
Situated in the centre of a popular north Leicestershire village. The Centre plays host to multiple wedding and birthday functions as well as a wide variety of social and sporting events and furthermore, is home to the Markfield Youth Club.
Please browse the site to view the Facilities we have to offer, the Regular 'Goings-on', recent News and Forthcoming Events at the Centre and also please leave a message in our guestbook for others to read. There is also a 'who's who' guide for the staff and Management as well as information regarding the Markfield Community Association.
GOLD AWARD COMMUNITY CENTRE
I am really pleased to tell you that at an awards ceremony held at the Rothley Centre on the evening of Thursday 22nd September 2011 Markfield Community and Sports Centre was awarded the Col. John Heggs Community Hall Achievements GOLD Award 2011 for its achievements over the past five years.
Sponsored by the Rural Community Council (Leicestershire and Rutland) the Col. John Heggs Achievement Award 2011 was open to all community and village halls across Leicestershire and Rutland. Way back in June we were subjected to a nerve racking inspection by three judges from the Rural Community Council who were looking for community and village halls that were exceptional to the norm and a model for others.
The judges had a large “shopping list” of things that they were looking for including not only policies, health and safety and other procedures but also the extent and range of activities provided for all ages and backgrounds, disability access and facilities, cleanliness, environmental improvements, recycling and energy saving as well as a friendly and busy atmosphere. The judges were also looking at all of the other improvements we have made to the centre over the past five years. These included our new main hall extension, community office, public Internet café, increased storage, the Borough Council officer’s touch down base, improved security, other improvements and partnership working.
We are proud and pleased to say that we “ticked all the above boxes” and, as a charitable and, voluntary body the Markfield Community Association is proud to have won this award. However, we could not have achieved all of this without the support and help from many other people and organisations including the Markfield Parish Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, the Rural Community Council, numerous and valued sponsors and of course our staff, volunteers, management committee members, Centre users, residents and well wishers.
It is really nice to receive this award as it recognises the hard work that we have all put into making Markfield Community and Sports Centre a place that we can all be proud of and one that the village and surrounding rural areas can enjoy.
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