Your Council - Meeting dates and related documents.
Town Guide - services, facilities and resources available to residents.
Latest news - news from Cotgrave Town Council, and links to local news web sites.
Contact the Council - contact details for the Town, Borough and County Councils.
Links - other web sites of interest to Cotgrave residents.
Town Plan - find out more about Cotgrave's Town Plan. Cotgrave Futures - find out about Cotgrave Futures Connections Newsletter - view latest edditions

Welcome to Cotgrave Town Council's web site!

This site is about the town of Cotgrave, which is in Nottinghamshire in the East Midlands.  In October 2005 Cotgrave Town Council was granted Quality Status and was reaccredited in 2009.  On this website you will find information about the Town Council, and the local Borough Council (Rushcliffe) and County (Nottinghamshire) councils.

Cotgrave Town Council is open to members of the public as the following times:-

Monday and Wednesday 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Tuesday and Thursday 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm
Friday - by appointment only

Lunch: 12.30 - 1.00 pm

Appointments are available upon request by contacting the Administration Team on 0115 9893876
or email clerk@cotgrave-tc.gov.uk

 

Cotgrave Community Website

Public Meeting

Cotgrave Wild Flower Meadow and Community Orchard

There will be a meeting at 7.00 pm, in Studio 4, at The Leisure Centre, on Wednesday 23rd April, for all residents interested in helping to establish a community orchard and wild flower meadow in Cotgrave.

The project will be an exciting opportunity for people to create and maintain a place of beauty and tranquillity for generations to come.  The project needs quite a lot of people to help.  Can you spare a little of your time?  If so, please come to the meeting.  Your ideas and support will be most welcome!

Vance Wood (Chairman of Cotgrave Town Council)

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Cotgrave Connections Newsletter

Support your local community newsletter, let us have your articles/adverts by:-

Thursday 15th May 2014

for inclusion in the Summer 2014 Edition.

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Cotgrave Job Club

Ready4Work every Wednesday 1 pm - 3 pm

Studio 1 (Youth Services Room) Cotgrave Leisure Centre

Cotgrave Ready 4 Work is an open access service designed to help any users gain employment.  At the weekly meetings you can get access to the latest vacancies, get support or advice and share experiences with other people in a similar position.

Ready 4 Work is a free service and open to anyone over the age of 16 - there is no obligation to use the service.

For more information contact Mark Clifford : 07972 669620 or ready4workcotgrave@gmail.com

Supported By : The Co-Operative/Rushcliffe Borough Council/Positive Futures/
Cotgrave Town Council

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Join Cotgrave Community Website!

A free on-line neighbourhood network for local residents

Cotgrave Community Website is growing fast! With over 550 Cotgrave residents and many local groups joined, you can get the latest news, events and conversations happening in and around Cotgrave!

"Sign Up today"

Would you like to be a sponsor of cotgravecommunity.com - for just 130 (+ VAT) a year you can have your company logo on the front page of the website. We have space for just five sponsors! And whilst helping support our community website you will also be promoting your business!


For more information please email connections@cotgrave-tc.gov.uk or telephone 0115 9893876

www.cotgravecommunity.com

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Cotgrave Bowls Club - would welcome a boost to their membership, many Cotgrave residents put off the advantage of free coaching on two of the finest greens in the County, this offer is open to anyone male/female from any area who would like to take part, meet people and enjoy their company - Please contact Mike Smith on 0115 9892180

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Nottinghamshire County Council

The new contact number is : 0300 500 80 80

The new number has been introduced to make it cheaper for people to contact the County Council and will mean wherever customers live in Nottinghamshire and whatever their call package, they will pay a local call rate to get in touch with the County Council.

The County Council's customer service centre is open very flexible hours from 8 am - 8 pm weekdays and 8 am to 12.30 pm on Saturday mornings.  People can also contact the County via email at enquiries@nottscc.gov.uk and online 24/7 at www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk.

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What is domestic Violence?

Bullying and mocking you, taking your money, telling other people lies about you, punching, kicking, choking, humiliating you, rape, constantly putting you down, telling you what you can wear, controlling you, hurting you in front of your children, telling you there are no other options ....

The overwhelming majority of domestic violence happens when a man is abusing his female partner.  However, it can also happen from a women towards a man and in relationships where both partners are the same sex.

HOW CAN RUSHCLIFFE BOROUGH COUNCIL HELP YOU?

If you are worried and frightened by what is happening in your relationship, you don't have to cope along.  Rushcliffe Borough Council has a dedicated domestic violence worker who can meet with you, in confidence - she will not make judgements about your situation or put pressure on you to make decisions.

Please contact Wendy on :  07771 690411 during office hours only

(LOCAL DROP IN CENTRE AVAILABLE IN COTGRAVE)

In an emergency you should always contact the Police : 101

Further information about domestic violence, including contact numbers and advice on safety planning is available on the Rushcliffe website: www.rushcliffe.gov.uk - follow the links from Community Safety.

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Cotgrave Masterplan

Thank you to those of you that took the time to comment on the information we displayed about the Cotgrave Masterplan at different locations in the town in May and June.  As promised here is some feedback following the questions that we were asked:-

Please click here to view the document

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 Cotgrave Advice Centre

Free, Confidential & Impartial Drop-in advice sessions

Tuesday & Thursday mornings: 9 am - 12 pm
Monday evenings: 5 pm- 7 pm

Get specialist advice on a range of issues, including:-

Debt - Benefits - Employment - Tax - Legal
Family - Form Filling - General Advice

Plus free advice from a solicitor: The first Thursday of every month.

Methodist Community Hall
Behind the Methodist Church,
Bingham Road, Cotgrave, NG12 3JR
0115 9893294
cotgraveadvicecentre@gmail.com

www.cotgraveadvicecentre.org.uk

Please bring any relevant documents along as this will help assist you.

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Rushcliffe Community Neighbourhood Alert

Over the past couple of days there has been an increase in thefts from sheds, out buildings and garages in the Cotgrave area.  Please take the steps below to ensure that your property is safe and you are not a victim of crime:-

Secure the access to your shed by locking gates and using thorny bushes next to walls and fences.
Have you visibly marked the contents of your shed?  Make a note of serial numbers and photograph valuable tools, plants and ornaments.
External security lights which are activated by movement are a useful deterrent.
Doors and windows of sheds need securing.  Metal grills and locks will help make doors and windows look less vulnerable.
Use coach bolts or non return screws to secure door hinges and locks.
Chain cycles, mowers, ladders and tools to a ground anchor or similar device.
Alarms for sheds are inexpensive.
Think like a burglar.  Would you be able into your shed with ease?  Have you done all  you can to prevent you being a victim of crime.
Examine your insurance policies.  Check that out buildings are covered in your policy.

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Rushcliffe Community Partnership

The Community Food Grant is a grant for community groups developing sustainable food projects (such as community gardens, school allotments, community orchards, shared allotment etc) in Rushcliffe, it pays up to 200 for specific expenses such as tool purchase or materials, one off hire of equipment, infrastructure (eg paths, fencing, storage sheds, water or power supply, shop/outlet etc), training and awareness events.

Further details are online at : www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/288/community_Food_Grant.doc

The Biodiversity Management Management Grant is a grant for landowners seeking to improve their land for wildlife, it pays up to 750 towards the costs of projects such as native tree planting, hedgerow restoration including hedge laying or hedge planting, meadow creation and management, orchard creation and management and work on veteran trees; where there will be a positive gain fro wildlife by carrying out this work. 

Further details are online at:
www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/upload/public/attachments/288/Biodiversity_Grant.doc

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  •  what we have achieved in tackling crime and anti social behaviourou to find out what we have planned for the coming community. to share your views on life in the Cotgrave community.ou to find out ways that you can get involved and make suggestions on future projects which the community could lead.

Village Design Draft Statement

View Statement Here

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Rushcliffe Borough Council


COTGRAVE MASTER PLAN

REPORT OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE

(CLICK HERE TO READ)

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Sure Start Children's Centre


(for more information click here)

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ARE YOU AGED 16-19?

ARE YOU UNEMPLOYED?

NVQ LEVEL 2 SPORT
RECREATION & ACTIVITY
LEADERSHIP COULD BE YOUR ANSWER TO EMPLOYMENT
 

If you would like to know more about the sport and recreation course then simply get in contact with Positive Futures either on the Cotgrave Positive Futures Facebook, ring Mark Clifford on 0777 545595 or simply come to the Positive Futures Office at the Welfare

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  • ee travel on local bus services (anywhere in England) between 09.30 and 23.00 hrs Monday to Friday, All day Saturday, Sundays and Bank Holidays.Free travel on the Nottingham tram from 09.30 to 16.00 hrs and from 18.00 to 23.00 Monday to Friday.lf fare travel on the Nottingham tram between 16.00 and 18.00 hrs Monday to Friday.Free travel on the Nottingham tram at all times on Saturday, Sundays and on Bank Holidays.fun with your baby in an exciting new class with our fully qualified pre & post natal exercise instructorently tone up and get fit in a class designed for new mumsMeet other local mums and their babies

The Energy Saving Trust

Funded by government, the Energy Saving Trust (www.energysavingtrust.org.uk) provides free, impartial, expert advice on saving energy.  We have information available to all on a wide range of energy saving matters from grants for loft and cavity wall insulation to renewable technology.

Over 40% of the UK's carbon dioxide emissions, the main greenhouse gas which causes climate change, actually come from the energy we use every day - at home and when we travel.  Things like insufficient insulation, leaving lights on unnecessarily or overfilling the kettle all waste energy and result in needless carbon dioxide emissions.

The energy Saving Trust also off FREE home energy reports to every household, detailing how energy efficient your home is and steps you could take to improve on this.  This report can be obtained by filling in a home energy check questionnaire either online at www.energysavingtrust.org.uk/proxy/view/full/165/homeenergycheck or by calling our energy saving helpline.

To speak to an Energy Saving Trust advisor for guidance on completing the home energy check, or for more information on saving energy at home call us free on 0800 512 012

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  • ur full volunteer core training.
  • good listening skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of people.e ability to empathise with othersthe ability to be impartial, non-judgemental and respect confidentialitythe ability to demonstrate a caring, supportive and mature attitude when dealing with crime victimswillingness to work within Victim Support's policies, procedures and value

Are you over 50 and living in Nottinghamshire?

Visit the information website for people over 50 in Nottinghamshire

Do you want to know what's available in your local area, but don't know where to look.

For information about services, organisations and activities for over 50s where you live, take a look at www.notts50plus.co.uk

From sports clubs to support groups, from food shopping to finding work - find exactly what you're looking for, and more besides.

Enquiries : Rebecca Batterham, Information Co-ordinator, Tel: 0115 9774233 or email rebecca.batterham@nottscc.gov.uk

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Alzheimer's Society Nottingham Branch

Volunteers Needed in your area of Rushcliffe

The Side by Side Befriending Scheme needs YOU!

We need many more volunteers to befriend people living in Rushcliffe who have the early stages of dementia.

No Experience required!

Volunteers usually spend about 2 hours per week with their designated client, engaging in a variety of socially and mentally stimulating activities.  This may be going out to local places of interest, shopping, having tea and cakes, or it might be in the client's home playing games, looking at old photos and reminiscing, or just having a chat.  Many clients with dementia are socially isolated, or need someone to give them the confidence to go out.  Induction and training are given and volunteers are fully supported throughout their placements by the staff of the befriending scheme.  Travel and other expenses are also paid.

For further details, or to apply to volunteer contact Catherine Shaw/Pete Sturgess on 0115 9343800 or mobiles 0752 3070521(Catherine) 0752 3070526 Pete, sidebyside@alzheimers.org.uk.

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Rushcliffe Borough Council is working with Cotgrave Town Council, local Police and partners on initiatives to reduce and remove graffiti and fly tipping in Cotgrave

The Borough Councils Street Wise offers a FREE service to remove graffiti from private houses, walls, fences etc - for more information please visit www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/reportaproblem.

Fly tipping is a criminal offence anyone including householders caught fly tipping can be prosecuted under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 with a maximum penalty being a 50,000 fine and/or twelve months imprisonment.

There are two household waste recycling centres in the Borough of Rushcliffe, run by Nottingham County Council.  These waste recycling centres are FREE of charge and can be located at Rugby Road, West Bridgford and Coach Gap Lane - Langar - both centres are open 7 days a week at the following times:-

March : 8.00 am to 6.00 pm
April - September: 8.00 am to 8.00 pm
October: 8.00 am - 6.00 pm
November to February: 8.00 am to 4.00 pm

The sites are open on all Bank Holidays except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.  These sites to not accept asbestos, commercial or industrial waste.

If you would like to report graffiti or incidents of fly-tipping please contact the Borough Council on:

Telephone: 0115 981 9911
Email: customerservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk
Report a problem online: www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/reportaproblem

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Community Outreach Advisor Service

Helping older people to access the support and services available to them .....

About the Service
This new service is aimed at people who are 50 and over who live in Rushcliffe district.  Through this service we want to contact people who are harder to reach, who may be isolated, live in rural area or who may be disadvantaged or excluded in some way.  The ideas of the project is to help older people access the information, support and services that would help them stay safe, happy and independent in their own homes

How to access the service
The dedicated Community Outreach Advisor based in Rushcliffe is Jessica Molineaux and is keen to hear from older people or their families who can phone her at Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service on 0115 981 6988.  An appointment will be made to visit them at home, where Jessica will spend time discussing how the client is getting on at home, and what support or information might make things easier for them.  Information will be provided, referrals may be made, with their consent, and arrangements will be made for a follow-up visit.  The second visit will aim to check that the information or support provided has been successful, any that any agencies referred to have been in touch.

Getting the message out there
Jessica is also keen to spread the word about the service.  She would be happy to come go give a short talk to any community groups within the borough, particularly those attended by the older community.  She would also like to  distribute the Community Outreach Advisor leaflet as widely as possible, and would be pleased to hear from anyone who can help with this by displaying or distributing the leaflets and posters around the community.

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact Jessica Molineaux, Community Outreach Advisor, Rushcliffe CVS, 0115 981 6988 or email Jessica.Molineaux@rushcliffecvs.org.uk

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Rushcliffe Borough Council - Comes to you

Rushcliffe Borough Council is open for business in Cotgrave.  Thanks to our partnership with Nottinghamshire Police, our customer services staff will be in the police contact point in the shopping centre precinct on Wednesday every week from 12 noon until 4 pm.

Come along and see us if you need:-

Help and advice on council tax and benefits
Concessionary travel passes (buses, trains, and trams)
Help with recycling and collecting your waste
Advice on saving money and saving energy
Free school meals and blue badges
Information on our half price pet neutering scheme

Contact us on customerservices@rushcliffe.gov.uk or call -
0115 981 9911 for further information.

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LET'S GET STREET WISE!

Streetwise is making Rushcliffe even cleaner, greener and safer.  Help us get rid of litter, graffiti, fly-tipping, abandoned cars, and anti-social behaviour.

You can now report a problem on-line using the 'report-a-problem' form on the Rushcliffe Borough Council website : www.rushcliffe.gov.uk/streetwise or by calling them on 0115 981 9911.

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  • ling and support at times of personal difficultyants towards aids/adaptations (depending on personal circumstanceshelp with independent livingbenefits advice and helpreavement supportadvocacyinformation on health and disability issues

Advertise your jobs and events online ...... for free!

Community groups and voluntary organisations can now advertise their job vacancies and events on Rushcliffe Borough Council's website.

Your events

The Council's online events calendar is an excellent way to find out what's happening in the local area, and typically features events such as festivals, markets, open days, dance, music, films, walks, - and much more.  To add your events, visit www.rushcliffe.gov/yourevents.

Your job vacancies

Your job vacancies will appear on the Council's very popular jobs listings page.  They will also be emailed out to people who have registered to receive job details from the Council by email.  To add your job vacancies, visit www.rushlicffe.gov.uk/yourjobs.

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New Advice Line for Nottinghamshire Consumers

The launch of a new telephone helpline means that clear, practical and free consumer advice is only a phone call away.  Anyone in Nottinghamshire in need of advice and information on a range of consumer issues will now be able to call Consumer Direct East Midlands for help.

Whether it's a 20 pair of shoes that a heel has fallen off, a 1,000 sofa ripping after only a few weeks, or a garage repair bill that seems too expensive, Consumer Direct can help.  The service aims to give consumers the knowledge, tools and confidence to resolve consumer problems themselves.

To help people get advice when they need it, the service is available six days a week and advisors are on hand from 8 am to 6.30 pm Monday to Friday, and 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays on 08454 040506.

Callers will be connected to highly trained advisors, able to deal with all manner of enquiries, at a contact centre in Lincoln.  The service is also available on-line at  www.consumerdirect.gov.uk.

From overcharging to faulty goods, from dodgy workmanship to reporting dishonest traders and scams, the Advisors are ready to offer solutions for individual problems and advise consumers of their rights.

Working in partnership with local authority Trading Standards serves, Citizens Advice, and other Consumer Support Network members, the service is funded by the Department of Trade and Industry.

Consumer Direct is about helping people to help themselves by informing them of the possible pitfalls they face in buying goods and services and, importantly, making sure they know their rights.

Anyone in need of consumer advice can contact Consumer Direct on 08454 040506.

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