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

Today’s Tuesday Tidy Up

Thank you to everyone for another successful tidy up today, 8 bags and a mini collected!

We also filled up our new Womble Bin by a quarter with drinks cans, plus sold 2 pro litter pickers and 3 hoops! (Card machine works, which is helpful.)

The Repair Club was busy too, pictured is Owen with his fixed electric scooter (Womble Bin in the background) Great to see everyone, nice to see people chatting 🙂👍

A Busy Eco Week Coming Up

There are loads of Wellingborough Eco Group activities happening this week! We have five dates for activities coming up, hopefully you can join us?

Community Allotment – Working Parties

And there’s loads more to do at our Community Allotment, the good news is that we can restart our working parties from 29th March 🙂🤞 So if anyone is up for it, we propose that we simply have to do Monday 29th, say 10am until lunchtime(ish) then an Easter egg hunt!

Yes children are invited and Billy will be with Jonathan, but please note the ‘Rule of Six’ so we may not all be working together.

We also could do some building on Saturday afternoon (3rd April) from 1 onwards. There’s two sheds, a fence (posts are done) and a gazebo to do! Any help would be greatly appreciated 😉👍

Find out more on the Community Allotment webpage or on our Community Allotment Facebook group.

Tuesday Tidy Ups with Wellie Wombles

If you would like to do some litter picking during lockdown, you can individually or with members of your bubble; and loads of Wellie Wombles have been! You can join in with this on our Wellie Wombles Facebook Group

To help you, on each and every Tuesday afternoon, we have teamed up with the Victoria Centre and Wellingborough Norse to loan litter pickers, hi-vis, gloves and to give away bags.

It’s a call and collect service that you will need to register for. Find out more about Tuesday Tidy Ups and Wellie Wombles on our webpages.

Repair Club Live – our Fourth Fix

Repair Club Live gives you another way to get your items fixed or to learn new skills. We hold Zoom sessions fortnightly on Tuesday evenings at 7:30. A repairer will aim to fix something live, talking you through what needs doing.

On Tuesday (30th March) Simon will be looking at repairing a member’s iron and a local councillor’s hand held window cleaner. Who knows how he will get on, but hopefully we will have fun and a fix or two in an hour!

Find out more on the Repair Club webpage or on our Repair Club Facebook group.

Saturday Swap Shop – Easter Special!

This time we are asking ‘do you have anything to swap or are you looking to give an Easter Egg away?’

Live on Zoom, our fourth ‘Saturday Swap Shop’ has Easter as its theme! We will be hosted by the Victoria Centre, where we will invite you to swap with us and others. Join us on Saturday 3rd April, between 10:30 and 12:00 midday; it’s going to be fun, there might be chocolate and it’s free!

To keep you safe on Saturday, and so that you don’t have to share your details with everyone, please register by using the contact form on our Saturday Swap Shop webpage and we will email you back with the Zoom link

Do Join in with any of our activities if you can, if you would like further details or have any questions please send us a message using the form below (selecting the subject you are enquiring about would be helpful)

Repair Club Live!

Get your printer fixed on Zoom!

Servicing Wellingborough, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and the surrounding area, Repair Club matches people who need stuff fixed with people who like fixing things.

Repair Club comes to you live for the third time and this time we’re fixing printers! Wellingborough Eco Group ‘Repair Cafe’ fixer Andrew is looking at three printers and doing his best to make them work again…

Perhaps your printer may have similar issues; we’re here to help, plus there’s the invitation to get something of yours fixed live next time… Please fill in registration form below to request the Zoom link.

Please tick which group(s) you belong to

Press submit to join us for fun and a fix in an hour!

Repair Club Live 2

GET YOUR DEVICE FIXED ON ZOOM!

Repair Club comes to you live and this time we are fixing software issues, be they on your computer, tablet or phone. Perhaps your device is going too slow or you don’t know how to use an app; we’re here to help, plus there’s the invitation to get something of yours fixed live next time…

At our last Repair Club Live Simon took a laptop apart and diagnosed the issue with the screen (it needs a new cable if one can be found and then fixed) and talked us through what he was doing. Thank you to the six people who joined us to discuss this and many other things!

Join us this time for fun and a fix in an hour on Zoom, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm on Tuesday 2nd March, via https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85914901138?pwd=ZFc2RlRHa2djNnczd0FRL2Z0Q2l4UT09

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!