We’re Good To Go – at the John Godber Centre

The John Godber Centre has successfully applied for the “We’re Good to Go” Industry Standard accreditation from Visit England. “We’re Good To Go” is the official UK mark to signal that a tourism and hospitality business has worked hard to follow Government and industry COVID-19 guidelines and has a Risk Assessment and processes in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing. The industry standard is a way of letting customers know which businesses have made necessary changes to their day-to-day workings, including social distancing measures ...

Read More


Planning for reopening of the John Godber Centre

Reopening of the John Godber Centre – update 9.7.20 As these uncertain times continue, we write to up-date you on the plans we are making for reopening the John Godber Centre. From the 4th July community venues are able to reopen if they are able to be made COVID Secure but only for some types of activities. Our venue is many things, a place of celebration, a place of community, a place of business and alongside the guidance we need to implement for our multi use venue to keep staff and users safe we also need to ensure we protect finances and remain in a financi...

Read More


Bishop Tony Porter blesses our recent refurbishment

Bishop Tony Porter blessing Centre refurbishments
We had a very special visitor on Sunday 17th November in the shape of Bishop Tony Porter from the Diocese of Southwell and Nottinghamshire. Bishop Tony kindly blessed the Centre-wide developments we have undertaken to date as part of our ongoing five year refurbishment plan. Starting with one of our most recent commitments, the first floor commercial kitchen, Bishop Tony shared the following words: "Since 1906, the John Godber Centre has been an important and effective community resource for the people of Hucknall. Canon Godber’s vision has stood the test of ...

Read More


Summer 2019 refurbishment works

An open letter to Centre users from the Centre Manager, in respect of the upcoming summer refurbishment programme, 2019: Dear Centre Users, John Godber Centre Summer 2019 Refurbishment Works What are we doing? I am pleased to be able to confirm that we will be beginning our third phase of refurbishment works from our 5-year plan this summer, which will include: New ceiling for the Main Hall with improved lighting, hearing loop and built in PA system Refurbishment of the first floor kitchen with improved new user friendly layout and installation of a ...

Read More


More refurbishment

Refurbishment of the Main Hall at the John Godber Centre
The Main Hall and Byron Suite are the latest rooms at the John Godber Centre to receive the refurbishment treatment this week. New skirting, replastering of some untidy wall finishes and repainting will all take place this week, and be finished and ready for use by the weekend. Part of a five year refurbishment plan, these latest works are designed to freshen up the look and feel of a building which is over 110 years old - the lasting legacy of Revd. Canon John Godber who, along with parishioners from the local community, financed the building of the Centre on land ...

Read More