Litter Picking in our Town Centre

Thank you to the 12 litter heroes who took part in our Two Hour Tidy Up of our town centre this morning. We picked 24 bags of litter, including a bag of drinks cans for our Womble Bin; plus a car tyre.

This litter pick took place between 10 and 12 and our recycling station was next to the tree on Market Street. As you can see there is a huge pile of rubbish. 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 Freddie and Georgina, Suzanne and Tina, Angela, Caitlin and Olivia, Tricia and John, and Emma, Jonathan and Billy. The next Two Hour Tidy Up will take place on Saturday September 25th, location to be decided, follow this blog or join Wellingborough Eco Group on Facebook, Nextdoor or Twitter and/or Wellie Wombles to find out more…

Litter Picking our Town Centre

WELLINGBOROUGH ECO GROUP WITH WELLIE WOMBLES

This Month’s ‘Special Bank Holiday’ Two Hour Tidy Up takes place this Saturday (28th August) in the Town Centre. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am near the banks on Market Street, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the whole town centre, from High Street to Sheep Street, from Oxford Street to Cambridge and all in between.

To help us and keep us safe at this and future litter picks, Wellingborough Eco Group have purchased some litter pickers, hi-vis vests and safety equipment including road signs. Wellingborough Norse are also lending us some equipment, so everything is provided but please bring your own gloves if you can.

Social distancing is a must, hand santiser will be available, please do not come if you have covid-19 symptoms, but apart from that, ALL WELCOME! For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/533032784650862/ 

Here are some pictures to get you in the mood:

Today’s Tuesday Tidy Up was for Dylan, RIP.

Thank you to Wellie Wombles Sue and Jonathan, Liz from Glamis Hall and Rev Ben from St Mark’s Church, Wellingborough for clearing the undergrowth around the underpass from Queensway Park into Park Farm this afternoon.

We did this to make this underpass safer following the fatal stabbing last Thursday, where Dylan passed away just a few metres up the path.

15 bags were filled with brambles, grass and rubbish, for a much clearer view. Thank you Wellingborough Norse for agreeing to collect these bags. Thank you also to everyone who stopped to talk with us, to a reporter and to two police officers.

Also, at Tuesday Tidy Ups, thank you Ben, who manned the community room at Glamis Hall, where we’ve filled the Womble Bin again with drinks cans for Helipads for Hospitals, and thank you litter heroes Julie and Hayley who litter picked 3 bags from Queensway Park! ?

A year or so at our Community Allotment

Thank you to everyone who has helped transform the worst plot at Ladywell Allotments into our Community Allotment! We got this plot in May last year (see first picture) but apart from keeping the weeds down, we really only started working on it in November (see second photo.)

Many hours, many hands, and a few additions of various buildings, fences and paths, plus tons of soil and compost, have made it into a user friendly productive space for us all to use. We even have bees! Lots growing now, lots of marrows/courgettes for example if anyone wants one?

Still need to finish off the sheds, painting/windows in, and of course there’s always weeding to do, we will have new working parties next week, plus perhaps a social event up there and there’s opportunities for local community groups to join in. Well done all and thanks ??