Croyland Gardens Litter Picked!

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

Thank you to the 16 litter picking heroes who took part in our Two Hour Tidy Up this morning. We swept, lifted and picked 21 bags of litter, plus a scooter, piece of carpet and a full bag of compost!

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up took place in Croyland Gardens and Croyland Park. We set up our Recycling Station from 9:30 in between them on Monks Way Cycle Path, for litter picking between 10 and 12.

Thank you to Rachel and Tim, Judy, Georgina and Freddie, Martin, Gill, Kate, Cheryl, Jane and Roberts, and Jane and Benjamin (who also started his Duke of Edinburgh award today!) Thank you to Dave and his buddy from NNC for collecting it too. Well done all!

Next month’s Two Hour Tidy Up will take place on Saturday 25th, 10-12 as usual; location to be decided so if you have any suggestions do let us know on Facebook or email

Croyland Gardens Litter Pick


This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place on this Saturday (28th May) at Croyland Gardens and Croyland Park. We will be setting up our Recycling Station from 9:30 in the between them on Monks Way Cycle Path, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the gardens and parts of Croyland Park.

Join us for our monthly Two Hour Tidy Up!

This location has been chosen by one of our Wellie Wombles. As a group we have tidied up this area before, but unfortunately due to some overflowing bins and some messy people 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, so everything is provided but please bring your own gloves if you can.

Free Fair Trade tea and Coffee available (donated by Co-op Member Pioneer Wellingborough). 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!

See you on Saturday morning, here are some pictures to get you in the mood…

Plant Sale at Wellingborough Swap Shop!

Join Wellingborough Eco Group and Wellie Wombles this Tuesday afternoon 2-6 at Glamis Hall in their Community Room for all of this:

Wellingborough Swap Shop has plants galore plus lots of clothes, toys, books and crockery. Much of the clothing and household items have been saved from landfill for the Wellingborough Ukrainian guests and sponsors but there’s still loads left! All available as swaps or for a small donation.

Tuesday Tidy Ups, why not have a go at litter picking? We have the pickers, hoops and bags for you to borrow, the parks have been busy which unfortunately usually means so have the litter louts.

Food Sharers has lots of fresh food, saved from local supermarkets and it’s all FREE! Our food club has drinks, popcorn and more, plus tomato and strawberry plants so you can join in the spirit of our Community Allotment and grow your own.

Wellingborough Baby Bank is a new service linked to the Swap Shop. We’re accepting Baby clothes and essential items to help young families who are finding their finances squeezed by the cost of living crisis.

Plus, if that wasn’t enough already, we have FREE Fairtrade tea and coffee available from Co-op Member Pioneer Wellingborough! Pop in for a hot drink and join in with everything else! See you between 2-6 in Glamis Hall’s Community Room ?

Energy Basics Workshop

In Wellingborough Climate Action Project’s first online workshop we discussed the basics about saving energy at home or at work and highlighted any quick wins. This was all about sharing ideas with those that joined us on Thursday 19th May at 7pm, with each other and with you watching the recording of the workshop below.

Marion Turner-Hawes started us off with an introduction to our workshops and gave us an update about the Wellingborough Climate Action Project. Jonathan Hornett then lead a conversational presentation about Energy Basics and all discussed the savings and quick wins that were introduced. We also had many other ideas and contributions from delegates.

Thank you to our presenters and to everyone who joined us to make this a successful and productive evening. We hope that you enjoy watching our first Workshop and that you join us for our next workshop that looks at ‘Energy Use’. Find out more about our upcoming workshops and register at

Wilby Indoor ‘Second Hand’ Market

Join bargain hunters for a Indoor Second Hand Market at Wilby Working Men’s Club, on Saturday 21st May from 9am till 12 midday. Wellingborough Swap Shop and many other used item stalls will be there with hundred of pre-loved items, why not give them some new love?

Refreshments available too from the bar, no alcohol, lots of soft drinks, tea and coffee and snacks available too. There is very limited parking at the rear, so please do arrive on foot or by bus if you can.

Stalls Available 

We are looking for people who want to clear some space and raise a few bob too. Sell your old stuff at a friendly venue, our stalls just £5 a table! Please register for your table below or call 07311 705705

More dates will be added when confirmed

National Vegetarian Week


Our wildlife is under threat due to climate change, with some of the UK’s most recognisable and well-loved species at risk of extinction. Eating veggie is one of the simplest things we can all do to reduce our own carbon emissions. Join the thousands of others signing up to National Vegetarian Week today.

Help tackle the climate crisis

At times we all wonder what we can do to make a difference in the face of climate change. The answer is simple: eating more plant-based foods. By choosing vegetarian meals, we can all have less impact on our iconic wildlife, whose homes are adversely affected by the climate crisis.


Swap one meal or eat veggie for the whole week. Just go for it!

Pledge to act now and you’ll get:

  • The chance to win one of five £100 vouchers for Bella Italia (View the terms & conditions)
  • Delicious carbon-calculated recipes from Cauldron, Bosh!, Ella Mills and more. You’ll see how much difference you could make by eating veggie!
  • Information about how choosing veggie food protects the wildlife we all know and love!
  • Veggie offers and discounts
  • Exclusive online talks during the week
  • Helpful daily tips to bring fresh ideas to your meals!

and lots, lots more…



Wellingborough Swap Shop is at Glamis Hall‘s Outdoor Car Boot Sale tomorrow!

We will be in the Community Room and all items will be available for swaps or a small donation to the group. You can bring something and swap it for something else or you can buy something on a ‘pay as you feel’ basis with a donation to the group.

The Wellingborough Swap Shop Facebook group is run in the same way, with lots of new items going to be added by admins daily from various businesses locally. Swap Shops also take place every week on Tuesday afternoons, 2-6 in Glamis Hall’s Community Room, which will also be a collection point for items from the Facebook group too.

So, pop along, grab a bargain or swap with us, save items from landfill and support the other stalls at the Outdoor Car Boot Sale. See you there!

Swap Shop

Repair Café This Saturday!

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall are hosting the Repair Café at a special one off Outdoor Car Boot Sale, 9 -12 on Saturday 14th May.

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.

A bicycle, clothing in need of repair, small electrical or electronic appliances, lamps, toys, mobile phones, laptops, printers, items that need gluing, a clean/repair etc. 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 is no charge for entry or repair but donations are gratefully received and help pay for costs.

See you on Saturday morning at Glamis Hall where we try to fix your broken items for FREE!