Plastic Free Cotgrave

Reducing single-use plastics


The Mayor Visits


On Saturday 30th April 2022, Cllr. Susan Mallender, Mayor of Rushcliffe visited us at the Community Garden to unveil the Green Man Rubbish Sculpture.

Green Man Rubbish

Presentations were made to new Plastic Free Allies and Community Champions:


  • Charlotte Thompson Creative Studio (who creates positive body images of women)
  • Cotgrave Positive Futures
  • Cotgrave WI
  • Cotgrave Community Kitchen
  • The Patient Participation Group
  • Friends of Cotgrave Country Park
Green Man Rubbish



On Saturday 6th March 2020, the Mayor visited ‘The Simpler Life’ Zero waste shop in Keyworth to present certificates to three new Community Champions: Jayne Childs (who makes handmade lace items here in Cotgrave), Sally Bates (Educational Consultant, also in Cotgrave) and The Simpler Life (many Cotgrave people are now discovering the benefits of Zero Waste shopping).


This was the second time that the Mayor has helped us to celebrate progress. Sue came to Cotgrave on 12th December to recognise the work of the Community Garden as our first Plastic Free Ally. A small group of gardeners and volunteers from Plastic Free Cotgrave met in the garden for a brief ceremony, where a certificate was presented.


We thank the Mayor very much for making time in her schedule to make these awards. Sue is really interested in the work of all our Community Champions and Allies and how we are all working together. The activities of Community Champions and Allies is closely linked to her ideals as a Green Mayor and who is focussing on Zero Waste throughout her time in office.


The Mayor aims to conduct her role in a carbon neutral and zero waste manner. She has nominated Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust, Musicworks and Trent District Community First Responders as her chosen charities for the year and will raise vital funds for their causes.



Mayor Visit
Community Garden