Repair Cafes re-start 9th October

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall will again be hosting Repair Cafes during the Indoor Car Boot Sales. The next Repair Cafe will be in the reception on Saturday 9th October from 9am -12, and then every 2nd Saturday in the month.

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. Repairers are always keen to teach you how to do the repair – or at least have you watch while they do it.

There is no charge for entry or repair but donations are gratefully received and help pay for costs. You can basically bring anything you can carry that will not make a mess in the venue. Whatever it is, it might not even be broken – just dirty, and you don’t know how to clean it without damaging it – or you can’t work out how to use it without the manual – bring it along!

There are also lots of stalls selling second hand items and coffee and cake at the indoor boot sale too! Find out more at or join our Repair Club on Facebook at

Litter Picking at Bassett’s Close

Thank you to the 12 litter heroes that joined us yesterday at our Two Hour Tidy Up of Bassett’s Close, Broad Green and the surrounding area. Together we filled 38 bags with litter, plus half filled a green bin with recycling! We also found a roll of carpet, a 25 year old crisp packet, a TV and a couple of tennis balls.

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up took place this morning (Saturday 25th September) in Bassett’s Close. Our Recycling Station was set up from 9:30am near the entrance to the park on Westfield Road, for litter picking between 10 and 12.

Thank you to Ros, Emma, Jonathan and Billy, Jessica, Judy, Freddie and Georgina, Suzanne and Niall, and Peter and Catrina. Great to see lots of Wellie Wombles working together. Thank you also to everyone who thanked us for tidying up their park and streets. Well done all!

Litter Picking Bassett’s Close

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place this Saturday (25th August) in Bassett’s Close. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am near the entrance to the park on Westfield Road, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the park and the surrounding streets.

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 sanitiser will be available, please do not come if you have covid-19 symptoms, but apart from that, ALL WELCOME!

To get you in the mood, there are lots more pictures of the park available on our Facebook and Nextdoor groups.

Swap Shop at Glamis Hall

This afternoon in Glamis Hall’s Community Room, we held our first Swap Shop during Tuesday Tidy Ups. We had lots of fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes, runner beans, apples and lettuce from our Community Allotment and as always we asked people to bring what they wanted and take what they liked, it was all free!

It was or course Tuesday Tidy Ups too, so if you fancied litter picking with Wellie Wombles we were there for you! 9 bags of litter were picked today, thank you to Wellie Wombles John, Emily and Daniel, Mary, Phoebe and Penelope, and everyone else who brought in cans for our Womble Bin (lots to collect HELIPADSFORHOSPITALS !) and took part in our Wellingborough Swap Shop

Swap Shop at Animals In Need

We set up our Swap Shop at Animals in Need’s Open Day today with produce from our Community Allotment plus Judy’s chutney and gardening magazines. Everything was for swaps, we asked people to bring anything they liked and to take anything they wanted, it was all free!

We also asked people to tell us about their sustainable ideas for reuse and recycling on our ideas table; plus had an information board and leaflets for people to find out more about what we do. We had lots of people bringing and taking items, and everything that was left over was donated to Animals in Need. Thank you everyone who joined in!