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Repair Cafe 3

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall hosted our third Repair Cafe today, during the Indoor Car Boot Sale.

Our fabulous four fixers repaired 15 items, including a sewing machine, CD player, four tablets, a car key fob, a basket a food mixer, drill screwdriver, two laptops, a bicycle and two record players.

Thank you to our repairers Jamie, Jonathan, Simon and Xan for saving local people money and saving salvageable items from going to landfill. Thank you to Heather, Gary and the whole team at Glamis Hall for hosting our Repair Cafe.

Thank you also to Judy for demonstrating how to make cleaning products from environmentally friendly sources. Judy made multi surface cleaner today, out of white wine vinegar, eco-washing up liquid, essential oils and water.

Here is a small selection of the photos that we took:

Our next Repair Cafe will be on Saturday 14th March, where we will have more fixers to save you money and items from ending up in landfill!

Repair Cafe – Big Fix 2020

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall are hosting their third Repair Cafe on Saturday morning (8th February) from 9 till 12, as part of the Big Fix 2020, during the Indoor Car Boot Sale.

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. Here are some suggestions:

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.

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. You can even bring several things – though to be fair, you will have to join the queue several times!

There will also be demonstrations on how to reuse stuff that would otherwise end up in landfill.

We are also seeking more repairers, so if you want to share your skills (whatever they are) to save stuff being thrown away, join us. We would love you to get involved! Message us via messenger if you are interested.

Litter Picking Croyland Park

On Saturday morning, Wellingborough Eco Group litter picked Croyland Park between 10 and 12. This was our fourth monthly two hour tidy up and, as usual, it was on the last Saturday of the month. Our recycling station was based in the car park on Kingsway.

Thank you to our 22 litter pickers Liz, Sarah P, Emma, Billy, Jonathan, Moira, Bridget, Saloma, Suzanne, Claire, Aaron, Sarah C, Charlotte, Lucy, Nial, Inese, Julian, Catrina, Darragh, Jocelyn, Brian and Marion. Thank you Wellingborough Norse for lending us the equipment and for promptly collecting what we picked up.

As you will see in the following photos, we cleared up a huge amount of rubbish. The two van loads collected by our volunteers, included a motor bike, 3 shopping trolleys, 2 bicycles, a microwave, lots of tyres and lots of bottles, cans and crisp packets. Well done all!

 

We also planted an Sycamore tree in the park afterwards. The location for the tree was chosen by Claire, who started the Welly Trees campaign and lives nearby.

Litter Picking in January

On Saturday 25th January, Wellingborough Eco Group will be litter picking in Croyland Park. We will be setting up from 9:30 in the public car park on the Kingsway, to litter pick between 10 and 12. Look out for our recycling station and for our yellow hi-vis vests.

Wellingborough Norse have kindly agreed to lend us the equipment and to collect the rubbish. We will of course recycle as much as we can.

Our monthly two hour tidy up this month is to litter pick one of the most used parks in Wellingborough, and we plan to carry out litter picks on the last Saturday of every month. Litter pickers this month decide where the next location will be next month.

Find our more about this and show that you are coming at https://www.facebook.com/events/2709830285779062/ To keep up to date with all of our activities join Wellingborough Eco Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wellingboroughecogroup

Join us to make Croyland Park tidier for the hundreds of people that enjoy the park, and a healthier place to live for wildlife too. All welcome!

Repair Cafe 2

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall hosted our second Repair Cafe on Saturday, during the Indoor Car Boot Sale.

Our fabulous six fixers repaired 20 items, including a vacuum cleaner, sewing machine, walkman, CD player, buzz game, food mixer, solar light, lamp, drill, tablet, bicycle and clock.

Thank you to our repairers Ata, Chris, Dave, Jonathan, Simon and Xan for saving local people money and saving salvageable items from going to landfill. Thank you Judy for demonstrating how to make cleaning products from eco sources. Thank you also to Marion and Viv for helping. Thank you to Heather, Sarah and the whole team at Glamis Hall for hosting our Repair Cafe.

Here is a small selection of the photos that we took:

Our next Repair Cafe will be on Saturday 8th February, where we will have even more fixers to save you money and items from ending up in landfill!

Christmas Tree Recycling

Give your Christmas Tree a second chance…

…this year Wellingborough Eco Group are collecting live trees (with roots only) for free. We will not be collecting cut trees as all trees are going to be re-planted; and next year given to charities to be re-used either by themselves or by those who can’t afford to buy their own tree.

The collection of trees is available throughout the borough of Wellingborough and in Rushden and Higham Ferrers; from 2nd January to 11th January 2020.

Get in Touch

Those wishing to have their tree collected will need to book a collection slot by sending us a message using the contact form, with an email or via facebook messenger.

Litter Picking Queensway Park

This morning Wellingborough Eco Group litter picked Queensway Park between 10 and 12. This was our third monthly two hour tidy up and as usual it was on the last Saturday of the month. Our recycling station was based in Glamis Hall’s car park..

Two van loads of rubbish collected by our litter pickers today. Well done to all 16 of our Litter Heroes! Thank you to Sheila, Anthony L, Beth, Adam, Andrea, Suzanne, Sophie, Anthony EM, Elizabeth, Marion, Lucy, Jane, Nyall, Emma, Jonathan and Billy.

We also planted an Oak tree in the park afterwards, for the Woodland Trust’s Big Climate Fightback! The location for the tree was chosen by Sheila, who lives nearby. She can see this tree from her house and hopes that it will thrive next to the brook that runs through the park.

For more information see our Facebook event at: https://www.facebook.com/events/2403240613337663/?ti=cl

Litter Picking November

This Saturday morning 30th November Wellingborough Eco Group will be litter picking in Queensway Park. We will be setting up from 9:30 in Glamis Hall’s car park to litter pick between 10 and 12. Look out for our recycling station and for our yellow hi-vis vests.

Wellingborough Norse have kindly agreed to lend us the equipment and to collect the rubbish. We will of course recycle as much as we can.

Our monthly two hour tidy up this month is to litter pick this well used park in Wellingborough, and we plan to carry out litter picks on the last Saturday of every month, except December. Litter pickers this month decide where the next location will be next month.

Join us to make Queensway Park tidier for the hundreds of people that walk through and a healthier place to live for wildlife too. All welcome!

To keep up to date with all of our activities join Wellingborough Eco Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wellingboroughecogroup

Repair Cafe 1

Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall hosted our first Repair Cafe on Saturday, during the Indoor Car Boot Sale.

Our fabulous five fixers repaired 25 items, including vacuum cleaners, toasters, a microwave, 3 laptops, a tablet and various items of clothing.

Thank you to our repairers Andrew, Ata, Jane, Jonathan and Simon for saving local people money and saving salvageable items from going to landfill. Thanks to Judy for being there to demonstrate making cleaning products from eco sources.

Thank you to Marion and Viv for helping, plus Sophie and Anthony, Anthony L, Joanne, Karen and Emma from the group for coming. Also great to see BBC Radio Northampton too!

Here is a small selection of the photos that we took:

Don’t worry, you haven’t missed out! Our next Repair Cafe will be on Saturday 11th January from 9am-12 midday, at Glamis Hall during the Indoor Car Boot Sale. See you then…

Litter Picking – Wellingborough Eco Group

This Sunday morning 27th October (rescheduled from Saturday 26th due to poor weather) Wellingborough Eco Group will be litter picking on and round the footpath in the Park Farm Industrial Estate. We will be setting up from 9:30 on Sinclair Drive to litter pick between 10 and 12. Look out for our recycling station on Sinclair Drive and for our yellow hi-vis vests.

The footpath goes from Sywell Road to Hardwick Road via Sinclair Drive
Emma show’s how it’s done

Wellingborough Norse have kindly agreed to lend us the equipment and to collect the rubbish. We will of course recycle as much as we can.

Our monthly two hour tidy up this month is to litter pick this under loved part of Wellingborough, and we plan to carry out litter picks on the last Saturday of every month. Litter pickers this month decide where the next location will be next month.

Join us to make the green footpath corridor in Park Farm tidier for the hundreds of people that walk through and a healthier place to live for wildlife too. All welcome!

To keep up to date with all of our activities join Wellingborough Eco Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/wellingboroughecogroup