Litter Picking at Castle Fields

Thank you to the 16 litter heroes that joined us this morning for our Two Hour Tidy Up of Castle Fields, London Road Cemetery and the surrounding area. Together we filled 37 bags with litter, plus half filled a green bin with recycling! We also found a ladder, a shopping trolley, and car parts.

Our Recycling Station was set up from 9:30am at the entrance to the park off Castle Road, for litter picking between 10 and 12. This time for #Halloween there were no tricks, just picks and treats. Great to see a couple of families with us for this.

Thank you to Jess, Sue, Freddie and Georgina, Emma and Jonathan, Pretty and Mohapi, Niall and Wayan, Jane, Hannah and Sean, Marion, Bob and Gill. It was a real treat 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 Castle Fields

This Month’s Special Halloween Two Hour Tidy Up takes place on Saturday 30th October in Castle Fields. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am near the Castle Road entrance to the park, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the park, nearby cemetery and the surrounding streets.

For Halloween, we will be having a bit of fun for the children this half term week. No tricks, just pick and treat! We will have a selection of small sweets and other treats for our young (and old) litter pickers, litter pick and get a treat.

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.

Energy Savers

Free Home Energy Advice in Northamptonshire

Energy Savers are local people who want to save energy and money. Wellingborough Eco Group has started this new community energy project with the Centre for Sustainable Energy to help save energy and cut your bills.

Supported by Glamis Hall and other community organisations, we offer free simple home energy advice in Northamptonshire via the Energy Savers website, the Energy Savers Facebook group and at workshops.

The Facebook group is all about sharing tips, your experiences, good and bad, and asking for help. Our workshops and documents will also be shared on here for you.

The website offers tips and information that helps local people spend less on their gas and electricity bills; by saving energy and helping people understand bills, suppliers and meters. Have a look at

Be an Energy Saver, save energy and cut your bills

Repair Cafe Returns

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall are again hosting Repair Cafes during Indoor Car Boot Sales. Today’s Repair Cafe took place in the reception from 9am -12. Items brought in included two toasters, two stereos, a TV and some fairy lights.

Thank you to our fixers and helpers, and to everyone who brought items in to be repaired at our Repair Cafe this morning. Simon and to a lesser extent, Jonathan, fixed and advised lots of people including the town’s mayor! Jane was less busy offering her sowing skills and Judy kept everyone happy and organised us all.

Thank you also to everyone for the very positive response to our new Energy Savers project. Looks like we have some work to do on this, with lots of really useful feedback received from people today. Find out more about our community energy project at

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 our 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 next time!

The next Repair Cafe will be in the reception on Saturday 13th November from 9am -12, and then every 2nd Saturday in the month (excluding December). Find out more at or join our Repair Club on Facebook at