“Our aim is to provide a well resourced business venue and community centre that commercial enterprises can utilise, in which initiatives can develop, voluntary and community organisations thrive, offering a friendly non threatening place for community use.”
The Courtyard is a large former Victorian school in central Goole which was renovated between 1995 and 1997. It is now a multi purpose resource centre with public rooms to hire including two large halls that seat up to 200 people, seminar, training rooms and a lounge as well as office spaces to rent. We also run a variety of adult and children’s activities throughout the year.
We also provide catering and have been awarded the Heartbeat Award for our provision of healthier food choices and good standards of hygiene.
We are a social enterprise and a registered charity (No. 1044581). The Board of Trustees consists of 5 local people who give their time for free to manage the strategic direction of the charity. Their names are as follows:
- Tracey Wharvell (Chair)
- Colin Pickering
- John Hughes
- Christine Ankers
The Chief Officer manages the day to day running of the Project and the staff team. Staff members include the following:
- Bobbie MacInnes – Chief Executive Officer
- Kayleigh Fallon Jeffery – Receptionist
- Louis Goodwin – Caretaker
- David Williams – Caretaker
- Helen Lewis – Parent & Toddler Group Leader
- Lucy Shaw – Domestic Assistant
In addition to a team of 6 employees including domestic assistant, caretakers and admin staff, we also have a team of volunteers who help in every area of the building.