Plastic Free Cotgrave

Reducing single-use plastics

 

About us

 

Plastic Free Cotgrave is an active group of volunteers who are passionate about reducing single-use plastics, starting with our own community. In our first year, we have:

  • Set up our Steering group; secured the support of the Town Council; established an invaluable relationship with our first Community Allies, Cotgrave Community Garden; and welcomed our first 4 Business Champions - Kerry's Fresh, The Simpler Life zero waste shop, Sally Bates Educational Consultant and Jayne Childs handmade lace gifts and cards.
  • Held two public events: How to Do Zero Waste and The Problem with Plastic
  • Have presented talks to both the Cotgrave WI and the Patient Participation Group at the Health Centre.
  • Through our website, facebook page and our closed group, we have been able to keep the community informed; we have generated a considerable following.

We have interest from across Cotgrave, with several groups, from the U3A (University of the Third Age) to The Community Hub. The Town Council, other groups in Cotgrave and further businesses are now becoming excited about becoming Plastic Free Community Champions (for businesses) and Allies (for schools, organisations and community groups).

 

In early September, Cotgrave Town Council passed a Resolution to give us support in our activities. Cllr Stuart Ellis is our link onto the council and is a member of our Steering Group.


Community Garden