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 https://wellingboroughecogroup.org.uk/eco/repair-cafe/ or join our Repair Club on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/repairclub

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.

Litter Picking in our Town Centre

Thank you to the 12 litter heroes who took part in our Two Hour Tidy Up of our town centre this morning. We picked 24 bags of litter, including a bag of drinks cans for our Womble Bin; plus a car tyre.

This litter pick took place between 10 and 12 and our recycling station was next to the tree on Market Street. As you can see there is a huge pile of rubbish. North Northamptonshire Council have been informed of this. Unfortunately due to this new system Wellingborough Norse could not collect it on the same day.

Thank you to Freddie and Georgina, Suzanne and Tina, Angela, Caitlin and Olivia, Tricia and John, and Emma, Jonathan and Billy. The next Two Hour Tidy Up will take place on Saturday September 25th, location to be decided, follow this blog or join Wellingborough Eco Group on Facebook, Nextdoor or Twitter and/or Wellie Wombles to find out more…

Litter Picking our Town Centre

WELLINGBOROUGH ECO GROUP WITH WELLIE WOMBLES

This Month’s ‘Special Bank Holiday’ Two Hour Tidy Up takes place this Saturday (28th August) in the Town Centre. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am near the banks on Market Street, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the whole town centre, from High Street to Sheep Street, from Oxford Street to Cambridge and all in between.

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 santiser will be available, please do not come if you have covid-19 symptoms, but apart from that, ALL WELCOME! For more info see https://www.facebook.com/events/533032784650862/ 

Here are some pictures to get you in the mood:

Today’s Tuesday Tidy Up was for Dylan, RIP.

Thank you to Wellie Wombles Sue and Jonathan, Liz from Glamis Hall and Rev Ben from St Mark’s Church, Wellingborough for clearing the undergrowth around the underpass from Queensway Park into Park Farm this afternoon.

We did this to make this underpass safer following the fatal stabbing last Thursday, where Dylan passed away just a few metres up the path.

15 bags were filled with brambles, grass and rubbish, for a much clearer view. Thank you Wellingborough Norse for agreeing to collect these bags. Thank you also to everyone who stopped to talk with us, to a reporter and to two police officers.

Also, at Tuesday Tidy Ups, thank you Ben, who manned the community room at Glamis Hall, where we’ve filled the Womble Bin again with drinks cans for Helipads for Hospitals, and thank you litter heroes Julie and Hayley who litter picked 3 bags from Queensway Park! 🤩

A year or so at our Community Allotment

Thank you to everyone who has helped transform the worst plot at Ladywell Allotments into our Community Allotment! We got this plot in May last year (see first picture) but apart from keeping the weeds down, we really only started working on it in November (see second photo.)

Many hours, many hands, and a few additions of various buildings, fences and paths, plus tons of soil and compost, have made it into a user friendly productive space for us all to use. We even have bees! Lots growing now, lots of marrows/courgettes for example if anyone wants one?

Still need to finish off the sheds, painting/windows in, and of course there’s always weeding to do, we will have new working parties next week, plus perhaps a social event up there and there’s opportunities for local community groups to join in. Well done all and thanks 🌱👍

Litter Picking at Queensway Park

Thank you to the 11 litter heroes who took part in our Two Hour Tidy Up of Queensway Park this morning. We picked 32 bags of litter, including two bags of drinks cans for our Womble Bin; plus cleared 1 Childs bicycle, a bumper, a plastic barrier, 2 footballs, a chair and a wheelbarrow.

This litter pick took place between 10 and 12 and our recycling station was on the park’s cycle path just off of Shelley Road. As you can see there is a huge pile of rubbish. Under the new system of reporting, North Northamptonshire Council have been informed of this. Unfortunately due to this new system Wellingborough Norse could not collect it on the same day.

Thank you to Amanda, Jessica, Emma and Jonathan, Glenn and Hazel, Ros, Adrian, Freddie and Georgina, and David. Great to see Wellingborough Lions, Amanda and Adrian, join us litter picking again. Thank you also to other local residents who came out to say thank you to us for tidying up their local park.

The next Two Hour Tidy Up will take place on Saturday 28th August, location to be decided, follow our blog or join Wellingborough Eco Group on Facebook, Nextdoor or Twitter and/or Wellie Wombles to find out more…

Litter Picking Queensway Park

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place this Saturday (31st July) at Queensway Park. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am near the underpass of Shelley Road, just off of the cycle path, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the park and along the cycle paths leading into park farm industrial estate.

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 equipment, so everything is provided but please bring your own gloves if you can.

Social distancing is a must, hand santiser will be available, please do not come if you have covid-19 symptoms, but apart from that, ALL WELCOME! Here are a few photos of the park to get you in the mood:

Critical Mass Wellingborough

Critical Mass Wellingborough takes place on Friday. Please join us for this slow cycle around the town as one big group.

Come along for the love of cycling, for exercise, for the social side or to join our demand for more money in Wellingborough to make cycling safer and to enable and encourage it.

Meet at 6:30pm outside Castello Lounge, hope you can make it? Friday 30th July!