Free paint is on offer on Thursday 27 July to Nottinghamshire residents who are thinking about a spot of home or garden re-decorating thanks to the Community RePaint Nottinghamshire scheme.

Residents of Nottinghamshire who are looking for free paint can go and collect the paint on Thursday 27th July from 4 pm – 6.30pm at Newark Recycling Centre, Brunel Drive, Newark, NG24 2EG. Pre booking is required, so please book a time slot by calling Nottinghamshire County Council on 0300 500 80 80.

Richard Allen, Contract Logistics Manager for Veolia Nottinghamshire said:

“Type and colours of paint cannot be guaranteed but there’s usually a range of emulsion, gloss and eggshell to choose from and often some fence and masonry paint too. As usual when visiting a Recycling Centre please wear sturdy, closed toe footwear and it’s a good idea to bring bags or boxes to protect your vehicle when transporting the paint home.”
With the biggest free-to-attend sporting event ever to come to Nottinghamshire just weeks away, residents, schools, landowners, community groups and businesses are being encouraged to help Nottinghamshire look at its very best by creating eye-catching land art or unusual displays ahead of the big race on 6 September. Councillor John Cottee, Committee Chairman for communities at Nottinghamshire County council said:
“This is a great idea to make sure unwanted paint doesn’t go to waste and hopefully it will inspire many ways to get creative. With the Tour of Britain race coming to Nottinghamshire this September – particularly with the stage finishing in Newark – one use for this free paint would be to spruce up an old, unwanted bike and display it in your front garden, similar to the yellow bikes proudly on display as part of the Tour de Yorkshire race.”

Other ideas for land art include:

  • Mowing a giant shape/image into a hill or field
  • Painting old, unwanted bikes yellow and putting them out on display which worked so well as part of the Tour de Yorkshire race
  • Creating giant posters or banners on buildings along the route
  • Colourful flower displays in the shape of a bicycle in gardens
  • Getting inspiration from Tour de France land art.
Pictures originally from BQ
Examples of bikes painted from Tour De Yorkshire
Example of painted bike from Tour De Yorkshire

Read more here about getting creative or here on more information to collect paint.

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