A splash of paint at Green’s Windmill and Science Centre
Thanks to Community RePaint Nottinghamshire the Green’s Windmill and Science Centre has been able to brighten up their ladies toilets. The working windmill is the only inner city windmill in the UK, producing award winning spelt and wheat flour. Paired with the George Green Museum and Science Centre the site preserves its milling heritage and provides educational and public activities.
When the Centre was closed recently for other work, they took the opportunity to refresh the toilets while there were no visitors around. Remarking on the changes on social media, the centre commented that the toilets were looking drab and dirty, however,
‘now a shade of green (what else…!) the ladies toilet is now clean and refreshed, ready for the year ahead.’
They got the paint from Community RePaint Nottinghamshire run by Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council's waste contractors) at Warsop, Newark, Beeston and Calverton Recycling Centres. Members of the public are able to donate their leftover paint from decorating jobs year round at the Recycling Centres. The paint is then given to schools, community groups and local residents to prevent it entering the waste stream and to improve the wellbeing of people and the appearance of places across the county.
Members of the public can pick up paint during evening events each summer. The dates of the events are confirmed each year. Community groups, schools and charities can pick up the paint at any time by arranging an appointment online via the Nottinghamshire County Council website.
Green's Windmill Trust sourced their paint from the Beeston Recycling Centre. They are now looking to secure more paint from the scheme to continue freshening up the whole centre. They have plans to paint all their doors at the centre and the walls of their old office which currently has three colours on the walls, so that they can convert it into a tea room.
‘right now we would like to say a huge thanks to Community RePaint and everyone that donates their unwanted paint to them, it makes a real difference to a charity like ours!’