Bag Reporting Made Easy

For Wellie Wombles and all

As you may have seen, from now on, anyone litter picking in North Northamptonshire, including in the Wellingborough area, be they groups or individuals, will have to contact North Northamptonshire Council to organise collection of bags of litter picked.

To make this easier, we have made a form that you can use to notify North Northants Council where you have left your bags from your litter pick. To make sure that the bags are collected, Wellingborough Norse will receive this notification, plus we will also receive an email from this form so that we can chase it up if needed.

As an added bonus this form also updates Northants Litter Wombles for their Litter Log, so you will still only have to fill in one form! If you have taken your bags home or already have had them collected, please don’t use this form, use the Northants Litter Wombles Litter Log form instead to log your bags. Find our Bag Report form at:

This form is also available on the Wellie Wombles page of our website too!

Community Allotment Gets A Speed Boat

Lots of stuff done at our Community Allotment over the last couple of weeks. We have pretty much finished the layout, raised beds, mulch paths and we have a bright red speed boat! This has dahlias planted in it already, many more flowers to plant in it, plus it doubles up as a seat!

Lots planted and lots of reusing things too. Beans now growing up herras fence litter picked by Freddie and Jonathan. Pallet grates turned into compost bins, food totes turned into planters, and of course the speedboat.

We will be having a working party at our Community Allotment on Saturday from 10-2, all welcome. We have planting and a little weeding to do. Call me on 07311 705705 to get in the gates (which are at the end of Hillside Road, off of Finedon Road) See you there 🌻💚

Litter Picking Hardwick Road Woods


Massive T H A N K Y O U to the 18 litter heroes who joined our special Wellie Womble clearance of a fly tipping hotspot this morning. Regular Wombles were joined by members of Wellingborough Eco Group and the Gleneagles Community Group to clear the woods on Hardwick Road between the A509 and Hardwick Village.

Over 60 bags of litter were collected, plus a few wheels, carpets and even a table. Considering this area had already been worked on a week ago by Wellingborough Norse, who said that they had cleared all the rubbish, there was a huge amount left from that, that had had dumped compost put on top of it.

Thank you to Georgina and Freddie, Jonathan, Dominic, Roxanna and Justina, Su B and Sue E, Michelle, Carol Trina and Peter, John, Catherine, Kate, Niall, Glen and Hazel for making such a difference in just two hours! Thank you also to all the people that stopped to thank us for doing this 🙂

Next Two Hour Tidy Up will take place in two weeks on Saturday 26th June, usual time 10-12, location to be announce, keep an eye on Wellingborough Eco Group or Wellie Wombles groups for updates…

Wellie Wombles to Clear Hardwick Woods

On Saturday (12th June) we are finishing off tidying up a fly-tipping hotspot where Wellingborough Norse have removed a lot of the large items and tipped dumped compost on the smaller stuff.

Rakes, litter pickers, hi-vis vests and hoops provided, please bring your own gloves, to clear the site so nature can enjoy these woods again. Setting up from 9:30 to start litter-picking at 10 until 12.

On Hardwick Road between A509 and Hardwick village

Limited parking is available on the side of the road, do arrive on foot if you can. All welcome, but please do consider if this is suitable for your children as is just off of a road.

NEW Tuesday Tidy Ups

New Venue – New Times

Starting tomorrow, we are relocating our weekly litter picking equipment loan and bag collection service to Glamis Hall! This will take place from 4 until 8pm.

We have decided to do this to give our Wellie Wombles and all volunteer litter pickers the opportunity to collect their bags and borrow or buy litter pickers, hi-vis vests, hoops and gloves after school or work.

We will be based in the Community Room at Glamis Hall. This is located at the back of the building and has car parking available. Do join us from 4:00 to 8:00pm every week for a Tuesday Tidy Up, more details available at – Everyone is welcome!

NEW Library Bag Collection

Now available Monday to Saturday

Also starting tomorrow, the lovely people at Wellingborough Library will be offering bags from Wellingborough Norse six days a week between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Simply ask them at the entrance and they will bring bags out for you! Find out more at

Thank you all for continuing to make our town and the surrounding area cleaner and safer 🙂

We have Bees!

Martine with her bees

Martine Woolhouse (pictured above) has brought her bees to live with us on the nature plot. This hive and in the near future three others will be in our ring of oak trees, amongst lots of bee friendly flowers. She has promised lots of updates for our group 🐝💚

On our nature plot surrounded by flowers

For more updates on Martine’s bees and on how our Community Allotment is progressing, do join us on our Facebook group at

Tuesday Tidy Up in Hemmingwell


A ‘one off’ Tuesday Tidy Up KIDS SPECIAL for half term to start off outside the Hope Centre in Hemmingwell; litter picking from 3-5pm, Tuesday 1st June, for the Great British Spring Clean!

This has been proposed by Angela, a Wellie Womble, who thought that it would be a great idea to do something in her local area with kids off at half term 🙂

Our recycling station will be set up from 2:30, equipment is provided but please do bring your own gloves (we’ll have some if you forget) hand sanitiser will be available, social distancing is a must.

Find out more on our Facebook event


Great GB Spring Clean


Massive T H A N K Y O U to the 39 litter heroes who took part in our Two Hour Tidy Up this morning at Croyland Gardens for the Great British Spring Clean 2021. As you can see we collected 50 bags of litter, 6 shopping trollies (from 4 supermarkets) 2 bicycles, sleeping bags, a suitcase and even a park bench. Amazing turnout and haul of rubbish!

Thank you Suzanne, James, Judy, Emma, Jonathan, William, Niall, Georgina, Freddie, Allan, Sue, Josi, Leoni, Amanda, Chris, Petrina, Ash, Caroline, Saxon and Baedn, Victoria and James, Carol, John and Tricia, Becky, Lizz, Sian, Jessica, John, Lucy, David, Lee, Bob and Gill, Angela, Caitlin and Olivia, and Marion.

Well done all and thank you Wellingborough Norse for lending us equipment and taking what we collected away. The next Two Hour Tidy Up on the last Saturday of June, next litter pick is Tuesday Tidy Up (on Tuesday) from 3pm outside the Hope Centre on Hemmingwell with Wellie Acorns and Wellie Wombles (special kids litter pick as it’s half term!) See you then…

Lions To Join Eco Spring Clean This Saturday!

Group litter picks can now re-start following the lifting of Covid restrictions and we are starting with The Great British Spring Clean on Saturday 29th May at Croyland Gardens and we have some exciting news, Lions will be joining us!

Wellingborough Lions are joining us for The Great British Spring Clean. The Lions are also trying to collect as many bags of litter as they can as part of their WASUP 2022 Challenge where they need to collect 2022 bags of rubbish by July 2022. In March they launched the WASUP 2022 Challenge. They have to collect as many bags of rubbish they can, but at least 2022 bags of litter before the start of the Commonwealth Games on 26th July 2022.

The main aim of the challenge is to educate people about the problems associated with single use plastics and to litter pick to reduce the amount of plastic waste in the environment. The other aim (which is close to my heart too) is to engage with local groups, serve the community whilst caring for our town and environment. There is more info on the website but one of Lions key causes is environment.

Join us on Saturday 29th May in Croyland Gardens to tidy up

Wellingborough Eco Group, Wellie Wombles and Wellingborough Lions would love you to join us. Our Recycling Station will be in Morrisons Car Park from 9:30 with litter picking between 10am-12 midday, if not too windy, we’ll have a gazebo up, so you shouldn’t miss us! Everyone (without Covid-19 symptoms) is welcome.

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 (pictured). 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!

Community Allotment Update

At today’s working party I was joined by Tony Banks and Marion Turner-Hawes and we built not one, but two greenhouses built at our Community Allotment! Thank you for these Julie Ann Cormie and my nextdoor neighbours Sunny and Bernice 😍👌

Shed on the left moved over a couple of feet to accommodate Julie (yes sorry the greenhouses need names) and Sunny (had to be) is in the middle of the plot at the end of the hard path. Sheds were donated by George and Margaret btw (thank you both)

Other stuff done during the week, trellis for clematis on gazebo and two more dog wood planted. Today at our Community Allotment!

Thank you to again Tony for joining me last weekend, when we laid the main path and patio, plus planted around the gazebo then finished it off with mulch. We also got a bird table made, plus got the compost bins put together with 3 out of 5 lined ready for use…

Lots more to do, back next week 🙂👍