A dedicated autumn clear-up has taken place, with local councils and partner agencies joining residents and volunteers to ‘Love Cotgrave’ and help spruce up parts of the town.
A team of over 50 helped make the streets sparkle in Ringleas, Rivermead and Lawrence Close cleaning over 30 street signs, numerous bus stops, removing two incidents of fly-tipping and cleansing gullies.
Partners from Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Neighbourhoods team, VIA East Midlands, Streetwise, Cotgrave Town Council and Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing also installed six new bins and replaced streetlamp bulbs as part of the works.
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Environment and Safety Cllr Rob Inglis said: “It’s been really heartening today to see volunteers and partner agencies work together to clear-up these areas of the town and truly love where they live.
“The work has made a big difference with residential areas now even cleaner and spruced up, free of litter, weeds and with new street furniture installed.
“It’s great that all partners have collaborated effectively on this dedicated day of action and volunteers from the local area have shown Cotgrave’s strong community spirit.”
All volunteers received a free one-session swimming pass from Lex Leisure at Cotgrave Leisure Centre as thanks for their efforts and local cafés Hotpots and Grannies supported the day with a free lunch for those giving up their time.
Managing Director of Streetwise Nigel Carter said: “We were delighted to help with the Love Cotgrave day of action, with Streetwise operatives joining partners and volunteers to carry out de-weeding, street sweeping and litter picking in the area.
“Our aim is to help residents be proud of where they live and it was great to join in with the community efforts here.”