Advent Calendar 2021

We are doing our advent calendar again this year of local businesses and community organisations, and this time we are looking at those who offer eco-friendly services and those who are making a difference in Wellingborough!

We did this last year to promote environmentally friendly options in Wellingborough and in the surrounding area, to build a guide of local eco-friendly services.

It was a way for us to find out what’s on offer, so that we could make Wellingborough Eco Map, and to support local businesses and community organisations that were struggling due to covid.

If you offer an eco-friendly service or are a community organisation, send us your story and a logo and we will do our best to find a window for you!

The window will be linked to our blog with an article all about what you offer. You’ll also be put on Wellingborough Eco Map and on the new Wellingborough Organisations website too!

So would you like your business or service on our advent calendar this year, and on Wellingborough Eco Map? Would you like some free publicity? If you would, please do let us know and we will come and talk to you. Email or message us via messenger.

Our Advent Calendar will be updated with a new window opening every day until Christmas Eve, shared here and across our social media outlets; and by the way, it starts tomorrow…

Tuesday Tidy Ups and Swap Shop

It’s Tuesday again tomorrow, our fun day in Glamis Hall. Come and borrow (or buy) litter pickers and hoops, plus get your NNC bags for free. Come and and have a Tuesday Tidy Up!

Wellingborough Swap Shop is back again with food and more from Redeem Funds, Glamis Hall and our Community Allotment . As always, bring what you want, take what you like it’s all free!

Energy Savers is there too to save energy and cut your bills, lots of info now on the website at (available on Tuesday afternoons too!)

See you tomorrow, 2-6, in Glamis Hall’s Community Room 🙂

Litter Picking at Northen Way

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

Amazing job done at our monthly Two Hour Tidy Up this morning. The three of us picked up 30 bags, plus lots of other items including three bikes, three tyres, two cat carriers and a Morrisons shopping trolley!

Thank you to our brave #LitterHeroes Suzanne, Jessica and Jonathan for coming out today and Emma for manning the #Womble Wagon!

Litter Picking Northen Way Park

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place on this Saturday (27th November) in Northen Way Park. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am near the Stewarts Road entrance to the park, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the park, the nearby cycle path and flood reservoir.

This location has been chosen by Jessica, one of our Wellie Wombling litter heroes. Litter pickers can walk or cycle safely to where we will be using the cycle path that connects this area to the Hemmingwell Estate and to the wider town. As a group we have not tidied up this area before, and as you will see in the photos taken there’s a lot to do…

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!

Here are lots of pictures of the park to get you in the mood, more photos, including ones of the cycleway and reservoir on our Facebook post

Swap Black Friday for free

Swap Black Friday to go green on Tuesday, every week. Bring what you want and take what you like at Wellingborough Swap Shop, and it’s all free! It’s our Swap Shop’s first birthday too!

We have lot’s of food from Redeem Funds, Glamis Hall, and our Community Allotment, plus lots of other items, including books from Wellingborough Helping Hands Community Support Group.

We do this to save stuff going in the bin, saving the environment a little by reusing stuff. No need to book, just pop in, tea and coffee also available for free.

It’s Tuesday Tidy Ups with Wellie Wombles too, so if you fancy it, come and have your own litter pick with our kit, or come and get some litter pickers, hoops and bags to tidy up whenever you want to.

Swap Black Friday to go green with us, see you between 2 and 6 on Tuesday afternoon(s) in Glamis Hall’s Community Room; we look forward to welcoming you!

Queens Trees In

Wellingborough Eco Group have been busy bees 🐝 today at our Community Allotment. We planted 105 broad leaf trees as part of our ‘Wellingborough Queen’s Green Canopy’ nursery, to mark the Queens Platinum Jubilee next June 2022.

Thank you to Judy, Niall, Jonathan and Marion for all their hard work today. Thank to our friends at Glamis Hall for making the trees available and to the Woodland Trust for providing them.

These trees are ‘settling in’ at our Community Allotment as we await volunteers from across our community keen to step forward and give them a permanent home.

We will shortly be inviting community groups, schools, faith groups and many more community agencies to come forward and take a few trees to plant where you are. There are lots to chose from. Today we planted…

15 Grey Willow trees,
15 Wild Cherry 🍒
15 Silver Birch
15 Pendunculate Oaks trees
45 Rowan trees

Why not get in touch, contact to help give them new home.

Repair Cafe This Saturday

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall will be hosting a Repair Cafe this Saturday during the Indoor Car Boot Sale. Items brought in at October’s Repair Cafe included two toasters, two stereos, a TV and some fairy lights. Why not bring in something broken to this month’s Repair Cafe, we have an electrical fixer and a clothes fixer. It will be in the reception of Glamis Hall on Saturday 13th November from 9am until 12.

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!

Come also to the indoor boot sale to support lots of stalls selling second hand items, plus there’s chips, coffee and cake. Find out more at or join our Repair Club on Facebook at

COP26 Climate Action March

Great to march with friends today from Greenpeace NorthantsExtinction Rebellion Northampton and others to demand action be taken on climate change at #COP26Glasgow. Lots of people from Wellingborough Eco Group and Extinction Rebellion Wellingborough joined the hundreds of people who attended from around the county in Northampton this afternoon, and the millions of people in over 300 locations across the world today.

The march started from The Umbrella Fair Organisation down Kettering Road into the town centre, stopping for speeches outside companies that are really bad for the environment; and finishing with more outside the Guildhall. A really powerful, and often loud, demonstration of solidarity demanding immediate action on the climate crisis.