Cotgrave is now 98% of the way to being recognised as a Plastic Free Community by the group Surfers Against Sewage.
They have just welcomed their 13th Community Ally: this lady wishes to remain anonymous, but suffice to say that without her unfailing help, the Crisp Packet Scheme could not have been such a success!
Litter picks coming up:
- 9th April, as part of the Great British Spring Clean – meet at the Community Garden any time between 10.30 and 12.00
- 23rd April, collecting ‘clean’ rubbish which will be used to make a ‘Rubbish Sculpture’ in the Community Garden the following weekend. Meet at the Garden between 10.30 – 12.00.
Under the guidance of local sculptor Nick Wright, a sculpture will be created in the Community Garden, using items from your blue bins or found on the litter picks. Nick will work with local children and members of the public to create something beautiful from what would otherwise be thrown away. The sculpture will be created on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th April – come down and see what it looks like!
Crisp Packet Recycling Scheme
Unfortunately, Walkers Crisps and Terracycle have announced that they will no longer fund the scheme after the end of April. Please take any remaining crisp packets you might have to The Library or The Welfare by 20th April at the latest. When the scheme comes to a close, the group will make a donation to Ash Lea School – in the order of nearly £300; this has been raised as a result of much hard work! Thank you to all of you who have been collecting crisp packets. After 20th April, you will be able to take crisp packets to the Co-op and put them in their soft plastics recycling box.
More information on the website: Plastic Free Cotgrave