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Litter Pick at Ladywell Park this Saturday!

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

Join us on Saturday, 24th February, for our monthly Two Hour Tidy Up to litter pick Ladywell Park and the surrounding streets. We have never litter picked this park before but it needs it, and many of the streets around are heavily littered. We have litter pickers and hoops to borrow, lots of bags, and tea, coffee and snacks, all we need is you. Please bring your own gloves.

Join us and Wellie Wombles for our monthly Two Hour Tidy Up this Saturday.

Our Recycling Station which will be set up at 9:30 for litter picking 10am-12pm, on the Park just off Neptune Road. Do join us to make Wellingborough cleaner, safer and greener.

See you on Saturday morning!

Litter Pick at Bassetts Close Park this Saturday!

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

Join us on Saturday, 27th January, for our monthly Two Hour Tidy Up to litter pick Bassetts Close Park and the surrounding streets. We have litter picked this park before but it needs it again, and the streets around are heavily littered. We have litter pickers and hoops to borrow, lots of bags, and tea, coffee and snacks, all we need is you. Please bring your own gloves.

Join us and Wellie Wombles for our monthly Two Hour Tidy Up this Saturday.

Our Recycling Station which will be set up at 9:30 for litter picking 10am-12pm, on the Junction of West Villa Road and Oxford Street, which is just round the corner to the Old Grammarians Sports Club, where we will also have a social afterwards to thank you all for everything you do to make Wellingborough cleaner, safer and greener.

See you on Saturday morning!

Food Sharers Slow Cooker Winter Warmer this Sunday!

Wellingborough Eco Group

Like to cook, love to share, bring a pot and eat a lot. We’re at ECO HUB Glamis Hall this Sunday lunchtime for our Winter Warmer, and this time it’s a free for all!

We are on a mission to save food waste, Food Sharers is all about collecting food and saving it for you to eat, reusing it, and at Happy Cafes, cooking it for you to enjoy.

This Sunday’s Slow Cooker Winter Warmer is about all saving food together, cooking something in a slow cooker and sharing it in our Winter Warm Space; it’s just a social food event, bring what you can if you can, all welcome.

Wellingborough Eco Group are hosting the Winter Warm Space again this year, at ECO HUB 10am-2pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays, during December, January, February and March. We also are offering various themed Winter Warmers at weekends.

So come to our Food Sharers Slow Cooker Winter Warmer. Everything needs to be labelled as meat, veggie or vegan, so everyone is happy, everything is free. Join us at ECO HUB this Sunday 21st of January 12-3, maybe 4, all welcome!

Broad Green Area Litter Picked!

Wellingborough Eco Group and Wellie Wombles

Massive thank you to the 27 litter heroes that joined us for a Two Hour Tidy Up on Broad Green this morning. We litter picked 52 bags full litter and two wheel hubs from Broad Green and the surrounding streets!

On the last Saturday of every month, Wellingborough Eco Group normally carries out a two hour tidy up with Wellie Wombles. This time we chose a location that we haven’t litter picked before with an eye to have a meet up afterwards; and what finer place to do so than at The Queen’s Head, where a dozen of us celebrated the work we had done and Christmas with a pint or a coffee.

Thank you Sue, Mary and Aoife, Freddie and Georgina, Jonathan and Billy, Kate F, Lucy, Sister Pender and Sister Dampt, Craig, Carl, Luke, Riley, Mason, Oscar, Clare, Donna and Gayle, Kate Mc K, Niall, Rapheal and Deborah, Gill and Bob, and Pol for all your hard work this morning! Thank you to the neighbour who bought us drinks and everyone who came and said thank you at our recycling station too. Thank you also to North Northants Council who will take away all the litter we picked.

It was a bit wet and windy but good to see friends old and new, and some lovely families joining us both on the litter pick and in the pub. Thank you all for your support, see you at the next Two Hour Tidy Up!

Tree Planting at Kilborn Park now on 2nd December!

Wellingborough Eco Group Nature Rangers

As you know due to the weather, the tree planting morning on Saturday 18th November was postponed. It has now been rescheduled to Saturday 2nd December, from 9am til 12. All welcome, we would like everyone like to come and plant trees! You will need to bring our own spades and dress for the weather.

After a successful planting session last year in Castlefields (see header picture) this year the planting location is going to be Kilborn park in Wellingborough (see map) and this time we are planting lots more trees! We will have tea and coffee available, plus hand washing facilities. Meet at our Tree Planting Station on the corner of Kilborn Road.

Do join us to plant trees in Kilborn Park on Saturday 2nd December from 9am til 12!

We have 400 trees and will start planting these in Kilborn Park on the 18th November. We will have to see how the planting goes to see if we have any to put elsewhere, the spare trees will join others at our tree nursery on our Community Allotment and heeled in.

The trees are a mixture of hawthorn, dogwood, wild cherry, silver birch, rowan and hazel. The trees will be planted in an area of the park on the slope near Kilborn Close and along Kilborn Road. Do join us to plant trees!

MORE TREES NOW to introduce transplantation method in Corby

More Trees Now

This weekend (25th and 26th November) as part of ‘National Tree Week,’ More Trees Now are organising a ‘harvest’ day with and for the community and Corby.

On a harvest day the aim is to save redundant or unwanted saplings to transplant them to places where they are wanted and can become mature trees. Lots of saplings are removed in routine forest management, but they are a valuable source of indigenous and free planting material.

The method was developed in the Netherlands, and their will be a small delegation present from the team that started this will be there at the weekend to share their knowledge.

More Trees Now will be having a presentation of the project on Saturday and visits to Weldon Country Park, Iron Pit Wood and Cowthick Plantation on Sunday:

25/11: presentation

Time: 17.30. Learn about the method, ‘treeplanner’ online tool and how to organise and be part of the movement!

26/11: harvest day

Join them at 9.30 as they save thousands of saplings from Weldon Woodland Park. These trees will be given away for free later!

The aim is to accelerate tree planting initiatives throughout the UK to stop climate change and support biodiversity restoration. Saplings are abundant, and everyone in the community can participate, join in this weekend!

Litter Pick at The Embankment this Saturday!

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

Join us for this Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up, it takes place this Saturday (25th November) at The Embankment. Our Recycling Station will be set up from 9:30am in the car park, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the park area, along the river, under The Walks trees, and in the river itself in an 18 foot Canadian Canoe!

This location has been chosen by Jonathan after being contacted by Michael who offered to join us with his canoe, and because we haven’t picked this area for ages. Litter pickers can walk or cycle safely to where we will be using The Walks path that connects this area to the Town Centre and to the wider town.

To help us and keep us safe, we have litter pickers, hi-vis vests and safety equipment including road signs, so everything is provided but please bring your own gloves if you can. Tea and coffee will also be available for free! Do join us to make this area tidier, see you on Saturday morning!

Litter Pick at Northen Way Park this Saturday!

Wellingborough Eco Group & Wellie Wombles

Join us for this Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up, it takes place this Saturday (28th October) 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 Freddie, leader of the Wellie Wombling litter heroes, because we haven’t picked this area since November 2021. 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. Here is a map, parking is available on the road:

To help us and keep us safe, we have litter pickers, hi-vis vests and safety equipment including road signs, so everything is provided but please bring your own gloves if you can. Tea and coffee will also be available for free! Do join us to make this area tidier, see you on Saturday morning!

Dale End Litter Pick this Saturday!

Wellingborough Eco Group and Wellie Wombles

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place on this Saturday (30th September) at Dale End Park. We will be setting up our Recycling Station from 9:30 at the Scout Hut which is on Croyland Road, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the park and the nearby streets. The header image shows how much litter we picked last time!

Join this month’s Two Hour Tidy Up

This location has been chosen because we are also joining the Scouts for their Well-being Day. As a group we tidied up this area last year, but unfortunately there’s a lot to do now, particularly between the trees surrounding the field.

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 cold drinks plus tea and Coffee will be available, hand sanitiser will also be available, do join us if you can, ALL WELCOME!

Litter Pick Community Gardens

This Month’s Two Hour Tidy Up takes place on this Saturday (26th August) at Newcomen Road Community Gardens. We will be setting up our Recycling Station from 9:30 at the Community Gardens which are at the Vivian Road end of Newcomen Road, for litter picking between 10 and 12. We will be litter picking the gardens and the nearby streets.

This location has been chosen by one of our Wellie Wombles. As a group we have not tidied up this area in February 2022, the header picture shows our haul of litter, but unfortunately there’s a lot to do. We have also decided to do these gardens because we will might as part of a new project next year look to work with Made with Many to transform this area, subject to permission granted. See map below for the location:

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 cold drinks plus tea and Coffee will be available, hand sanitiser will also be available, do join us if you can, ALL WELCOME!