Colour at Courtyard
THE Courtyard, a community centre in Goole has been given a complete colour makeover as part of a nationwide regeneration initiative.
The Dulux Let’s Colour Project splashed out on paint provisions for the Boothferry Road facility, providing all the paint and equipment required by over 65 local volunteers from a variety of ethnic backgrounds, who used colour to reflect the mix of cultures within the community.
Benefiting from the lively imagination of the young, children from the weekly Kids Club chose their favourite colours and worked together with the community staff to determine the final colour scheme for the internal space.
Taking inspiration from the numerous cultures within the local community, it was decided that a mix of lively and vibrant colours from the children’s selection would be used to reflect the cultural community mix and bring the centre to life.
The transformation provided the opportunity for the community to work together and integrate, as volunteers rolled up their sleeves and picked up a paintbrush to turn The Courtyard into a space for the whole community to feel welcomed into.
Paul Varney, Groundwork Programme Manager said: “We’re very proud to have been chosen as one of the Let’s Colour UK projects.
“The project has significantly improved the aesthetic qualities of the building, and has encouraged new local residents to enjoy the centres activities. With the town’s cultural heritage reflected through colour, the transformation has enabled The Courtyard to become one of the key community anchor points.”
The Let’s Colour Project is an initiative established to positively impact local communities with the aim to colour the lives of one million people in the UK by 2020. The Centre was chosen by the Let’s Colour Project noting the positive impact it would have on the daily lives of 1,500 people in the surrounding area.
Jenny Hall, Dulux Marketing Controller, said: “We’re proud to have been able to help make a real difference to the Goole community, both physically and metaphorically.
“Our aim is to create brighter futures in communities across the UK by calling on people to make a tangible difference to the place in which they live and work, and leave behind a social legacy that will continue to motivate and inspire many others for years to come.”
The public can nominate projects for Let’s Colour Project 2013 from March, by visiting www.letscolour.co.uk
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