New Repair Club at Glamis Hall!

From Tuesday and then every Tuesday we will host our popular Repair Club from 6 until 8pm to save you money and the planet!

There are no promises and no guarantees, but if something can be saved, our repairers will give it their best efforts. There is no charge for a repair, but donations are gratefully received and help pay for costs. All donations will be split 50/50 with Glamis Hall.

Repair Club has been set up by Wellingborough Eco Group to work alongside our Repair Cafes at Glamis Hall. These usually take place during their Indoor Car Boot Sales, on the second Saturday of month, but have been on hold due to covid.

Repair Cafes are community events that match people who need stuff fixed with people who like fixing things. Repair Cafes are completely non-commercial. There are no promises and no guarantees, but if something can be saved the repairers will give it their best efforts.

Repair Club works the same but depending on the fix, some items may need to be left with us and collected when repaired. Items will need to be brought to Glamis Hall’s Community Room where a repairer will be available to advise (advice also available online)

This service is only available on Tuesdays between 6-8pm at Glamis Hall or at anytime via our website or virtually on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/repairclub

For more information see https://wellingboroughecogroup.org.uk/eco/repair-cafe/repair-club/
See you (and your broken items) on Tuesday evening!

Litter Picking at Stanwell Park

Thank you to the 15 litter heroes this morning who took part in our Two Hour Tidy Up of Stanwell Park. We picked 35 bags of litter, plus cleared 5 pallets, 2 TVs, a plastic barrier, 3 children’s scooters, a buggy, lots of cardboard and various items made of MDF.

This litter pick took place between 10 and 12 and our recycling station was at the top of the park’s cycle path just off of Wordsworth Road. As you can see there is a huge pile of rubbish. Under the new system of reporting, North Northamptonshire Council have been informed of this. Unfortunately due to this new system Wellingborough Norse could not collect it on the same day.

Thank you to Jessica, Emma, Jonathan and Bill, Mark, Suzanne and James, Judy, Allan, Glenn and Hazel, Jayne and Hannah, Niall and David. Great to see local residents, Mark and Allan, join us litter picking this area with us. Thank you also to other local residents who came out to say thank you to us for tidying up their local park.

The next Two Hour Tidy Up will take place on Saturday 31st July, location to be decided, join Wellingborough Eco Group and/or Wellie Wombles to find out more…

Litter Picking Stanwell Park

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place this Saturday (26th June) at Stanwell Park. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am at the top of the footpath off of Wordsworth Road, for litter picking between 10 and 12.

Litter pickers, hoops, Hi-vis and bags will be provided, please bring your own gloves because of covid. Do join us to tidy up this lovely linear park, everyone is welcome.

Bag Reporting Made Easy

For Wellie Wombles and all


As you may have seen, from now on, anyone litter picking in North Northamptonshire, including in the Wellingborough area, be they groups or individuals, will have to contact North Northamptonshire Council to organise collection of bags of litter picked.

To make this easier, we have made a form that you can use to notify North Northants Council where you have left your bags from your litter pick. To make sure that the bags are collected, Wellingborough Norse will receive this notification, plus we will also receive an email from this form so that we can chase it up if needed.

As an added bonus this form also updates Northants Litter Wombles for their Litter Log, so you will still only have to fill in one form! If you have taken your bags home or already have had them collected, please don’t use this form, use the Northants Litter Wombles Litter Log form instead to log your bags. Find our Bag Report form at: https://wellingboroughecogroup.org.uk/eco/litter-picking/bag-report/

This form is also available on the Wellie Wombles page of our website too!

Community Allotment Gets A Speed Boat

Lots of stuff done at our Community Allotment over the last couple of weeks. We have pretty much finished the layout, raised beds, mulch paths and we have a bright red speed boat! This has dahlias planted in it already, many more flowers to plant in it, plus it doubles up as a seat!

Lots planted and lots of reusing things too. Beans now growing up herras fence litter picked by Freddie and Jonathan. Pallet grates turned into compost bins, food totes turned into planters, and of course the speedboat.

We will be having a working party at our Community Allotment on Saturday from 10-2, all welcome. We have planting and a little weeding to do. Call me on 07311 705705 to get in the gates (which are at the end of Hillside Road, off of Finedon Road) See you there ??

Litter Picking Hardwick Road Woods

WELLINGBOROUGH ECO GROUP AND WELLIE WOMBLES

Massive T H A N K Y O U to the 18 litter heroes who joined our special Wellie Womble clearance of a fly tipping hotspot this morning. Regular Wombles were joined by members of Wellingborough Eco Group and the Gleneagles Community Group to clear the woods on Hardwick Road between the A509 and Hardwick Village.

Over 60 bags of litter were collected, plus a few wheels, carpets and even a table. Considering this area had already been worked on a week ago by Wellingborough Norse, who said that they had cleared all the rubbish, there was a huge amount left from that, that had had dumped compost put on top of it.

Thank you to Georgina and Freddie, Jonathan, Dominic, Roxanna and Justina, Su B and Sue E, Michelle, Carol Trina and Peter, John, Catherine, Kate, Niall, Glen and Hazel for making such a difference in just two hours! Thank you also to all the people that stopped to thank us for doing this ?

Next Two Hour Tidy Up will take place in two weeks on Saturday 26th June, usual time 10-12, location to be announce, keep an eye on Wellingborough Eco Group or Wellie Wombles groups for updates…

Wellie Wombles to Clear Hardwick Woods

On Saturday (12th June) we are finishing off tidying up a fly-tipping hotspot where Wellingborough Norse have removed a lot of the large items and tipped dumped compost on the smaller stuff.

Rakes, litter pickers, hi-vis vests and hoops provided, please bring your own gloves, to clear the site so nature can enjoy these woods again. Setting up from 9:30 to start litter-picking at 10 until 12.

On Hardwick Road between A509 and Hardwick village

Limited parking is available on the side of the road, do arrive on foot if you can. All welcome, but please do consider if this is suitable for your children as is just off of a road.

NEW Tuesday Tidy Ups

New Venue – New Times

Starting tomorrow, we are relocating our weekly litter picking equipment loan and bag collection service to Glamis Hall! This will take place from 4 until 8pm.

We have decided to do this to give our Wellie Wombles and all volunteer litter pickers the opportunity to collect their bags and borrow or buy litter pickers, hi-vis vests, hoops and gloves after school or work.

We will be based in the Community Room at Glamis Hall. This is located at the back of the building and has car parking available. Do join us from 4:00 to 8:00pm every week for a Tuesday Tidy Up, more details available at https://wellingboroughecogroup.org.uk/eco/litter-picking/tuesday-tidy-ups/ – Everyone is welcome!

NEW Library Bag Collection

Now available Monday to Saturday

Also starting tomorrow, the lovely people at Wellingborough Library will be offering bags from Wellingborough Norse six days a week between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Simply ask them at the entrance and they will bring bags out for you! Find out more at https://wellingboroughecogroup.org.uk/eco/litter-picking/library-loan-and-bag-service/

Thank you all for continuing to make our town and the surrounding area cleaner and safer 🙂

We have Bees!

Martine with her bees

Martine Woolhouse (pictured above) has brought her bees to live with us on the nature plot. This hive and in the near future three others will be in our ring of oak trees, amongst lots of bee friendly flowers. She has promised lots of updates for our group ??

On our nature plot surrounded by flowers

For more updates on Martine’s bees and on how our Community Allotment is progressing, do join us on our Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/communityallotment/