Stanwell Park Litter Picked

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

A huge thank you to the 11 litter picking heroes that joined us on our Two Hour Tidy Up this morning in Stanwell Park. We filled an 20 bags full of litter and pulled out various items from the stream including four trolleys, six bicycles, two car tyres, four chairs, a mattress, a tent, a bin full of rubble and various lumps of wood.

Wellingborough Eco Group have a Two Hour Tidy Up with Wellie Wombles every month. This time we we litter picked Stanwell Park and the surrounding area. Our Recycling Station was set up at 9:30 for litter picking 10-12. Our next one will be on 29th of July in a location to be decided, perhaps in a park near you!

Massive thank you Brenda for getting in the stream, and to Glenn, Sarah, Kate, Judy, Jehovian, Jonathan, Rachel and Tim, and Ray and Jackie for picking up so much litter, much of which has been mown into tiny pieces. Thank you also to local residents who joined in to help move some of the larger items and to those offered drinks to our litter pickers too. Well done all!

Litter Picking Stanwell Park this Saturday!

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place on this Saturday (24th June) at Stanwell Park. We will be setting up our Recycling Station on the grass at the park entrance on Wordsworth Road from 9:30, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be tidying up the park and the surrounding area.

Join us for our monthly Two Hour Tidy Up!

This location has been chosen by Freddie because we have not been to this park for ages. As a group we have tidied up this area before, but unfortunately due to some messy people there’s a lot to do. It could be hot, so free refreshments will be available.

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. Join in, bring your friends and family, ALL WELCOME!

The Great Big Green Wellingborough Circular Walk and Cycle was great!

Wellingborough Eco Group

Thank you to the 16 people that joined us today for The Great Big Green Wellingborough Walk and Cycle. It was a great event and we will do it again, the walk and the cycle was lovely and then top top it off we had a massive BBQ and buffet!

Whilst ten happy cyclists took off on The Great Big Green Wellingborough Circular Walk and Cycle six mile Red Route, we join Jonathan, Jane, Aleksandra and Stefania walking on three mile Green Route. Here they take you round on today’s three mile Green Route is off road cycle paths all the way.

Watch us walk the Green Route –

From ECO HUB we follow cycle paths through Queensway Park and then take paths through green space next to Hardwick Road. We take Old Hardwick Road up to the Community Garden (which we have a little look around) then through the parkland on Park Farm, into Queensway Park and then back to ECO HUB.

The cyclists took on and very nearly completed the six mile Red Route. Obviously the children need to stop at every playground on the way and were completely worn out, but had certainly worked up an appetite so our BBQ and buffet went down well!

Watch Jonathan and Looby do the Red Route –

The six mile Red Route took them through many of our local parks. From ECO HUB go through the houses to Shelley Road and into Stanwell Park. Across Northampton Road to go past the lake into Croyland Park. Then through houses and Spring Gardens, across Oxford Street, through Bassetts Close Park to Brickhill Road and then through a green space following the cycle path onto Hardwick Road. Then through Glamis Meadow and Wood into Kilborn Park. Up Blaydon Walk onto Waterworks Lane to join Hardwick Road again. Then through the parkland on Park Farm, into Queensway Park and then back to ECO HUB.

Massive thank you to Emma Davies for preparing a cracking buffet, to Judy and Jonathan for being our guides, and most of all to Justyna and Dominic, Celina, Sebastian, Stefania and Aleksandra, Sabina and Inacy, Tim and Rachel, Jane, Beata and Nela for joining our Circular Walk and Cycle for The Great Big Green Week and Better Transport Week.

Here are some photos from today’s event, why not watch the videos too? You can do the routes too every Tuesday and Thursday from ECO HUB, join us at our Happy Cafes 12-2, where we have free refreshments. Find the map and more details at

The Great Big Green Week this Tuesday!

Wellingborough Eco Group, Wellie Wombles & Co-op

We’re having a huge ‘village fete’ of a celebration for The Great Big Green Week at ECO HUB Glamis Hall this Tuesday afternoon. Join us for our weekly activities inside and lots of stalls outside:

  • Happy Cafe 12-6 (free food and hot drinks)
  • Tuesday Tidy Ups 12-6 (litter picking)
  • Wellingborough Swap Shop 2-6 (swap or donate)
  • Food Sharers 2-6 (free food from supermarkets)
  • Eco & Recycling Games 2-6 (just 50p a go!)
  • Co-op Sustainability LIVE 2-4 (find out more!)
  • Northants Veggies & Vegans BBQ 1-4 (just £2!)
  • Energy Savers advice from Val at Utility Warehouse 1-4

This is our largest event ever, you could not pick a better time to come and visit us! With so much on, and most of it for free, we would love to welcome you to ECO HUB, home of Wellingborough Eco Group, this Tuesday afternoon. See you there!

The Great Big Green Week

The Great Big Green Week is the UK’s biggest ever celebration of community action to tackle climate change and protect nature. It takes place between 10th and 18th June. Tens of thousands of people in every corner of the country celebrate the heartfelt, brave, everyday actions being taken to stand up for nature and fight climate change.

We have loads on for you during The Great Big Green Week, and it kicks off at Glamis Hall and ECO HUB on Saturday 10th June with an Indoor Car Boot Sale that includes a huge Swap Shop and in the ECO HUB we have our Repair Cafe.

Wellingborough Repair Café

As it’s also Cycling UK Bike Week (Monday 5th to Sunday 11th June) and Better Transport Week next week, and the sun is out, we’re fixing bicycles! If you need help fixing up an underused bike, book it in and come along. Our team of fixers will be looking to get you back on two wheels in no time.

We’ve just got a few time slots left for electrical repairs this Saturday afternoon; but have plenty of capacity for any other items that need fixing! Bring your bikes, clothes and furniture items. Please book your items in at:

Wellingborough Swap Shop

Join us at Glamis Hall’s Indoor Car Boot Sale for our clothes and entertainment Swap Shop. It’s going to be a boutique on a budget, plus there’s hundreds of books and DVDs! Everything is available for swaps or a small donation, and if that wasn’t enough then there are lots of other great stalls, selling a range of reused items and food. Our ECO HUB will be open for even more Wellingborough Swap Shop stuff including household items and toys! Come and see us and all at Glamis Hall to grab a bargain or three!

Join in with The Great Big Green Week

Wellingborough Eco Group is joining in with lots of events with various partners, including all of our weekly activities, Co-op Sustainability LIVE on Tuesday 2-4pm and The Great Big Green Wellingborough Circular Walk and Cycle from ECO HUB on Sunday 18th 10am-2pm. Keep an eye on our social media or look at our calendar at for more details: