Cotgrave Town
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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


Cotgrave Community Website


Do you have an enquiry about the services the Council provides?

Do you have a question about a local, council-related issue?

Cotgrave Town Council will hold its next surgery on:-




Cotgrave Bowls Club

The 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



Nottinghamshire County Council

Minerals Local Plan Consultation

Additional consultation on sand and gravel provision

14 May - 11 July 2014

We want to know what you think our revised approach to sand and gravel provision and if there is anything you would like to see changed and why.

Get involved and tell us your views:


Phone: 0300 500 80 80

Write to us : Planning Policy Team, County Hall, West Bridgford, Nottingham, NG2 7QP


Cotgrave Connections Newsletter

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

Thursday 7th August 2014

for inclusion in the Autumn 2014 Edition.



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

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



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 - 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 or telephone 0115 9893876



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.


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


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: - follow the links from Community Safety.


 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

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


  •  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.

Rushcliffe Borough Council





Sure Start Children's Centre

(for more information click here)






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


  • 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 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 ( 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 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


  • 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

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


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,


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

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
Report a problem online:


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


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 or call -
0115 981 9911 for further information.



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 : or by calling them on 0115 981 9911.


  • 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

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





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