Tuesday Tidy Ups and Swap Shop

It’s Tuesday again tomorrow, our fun day in Glamis Hall. Come and borrow (or buy) litter pickers and hoops, plus get your NNC bags for free. Come and and have a Tuesday Tidy Up!

Wellingborough Swap Shop is back again with food and more from Redeem Funds, Glamis Hall and our Community Allotment . As always, bring what you want, take what you like it’s all free!

Energy Savers is there too to save energy and cut your bills, lots of info now on the website at www.energysavers.org.uk (available on Tuesday afternoons too!)

See you tomorrow, 2-6, in Glamis Hall’s Community Room 🙂

Swap Black Friday for free

Swap Black Friday to go green on Tuesday, every week. Bring what you want and take what you like at Wellingborough Swap Shop, and it’s all free! It’s our Swap Shop’s first birthday too!

We have lot’s of food from Redeem Funds, Glamis Hall, and our Community Allotment, plus lots of other items, including books from Wellingborough Helping Hands Community Support Group.

We do this to save stuff going in the bin, saving the environment a little by reusing stuff. No need to book, just pop in, tea and coffee also available for free.

It’s Tuesday Tidy Ups with Wellie Wombles too, so if you fancy it, come and have your own litter pick with our kit, or come and get some litter pickers, hoops and bags to tidy up whenever you want to.

Swap Black Friday to go green with us, see you between 2 and 6 on Tuesday afternoon(s) in Glamis Hall’s Community Room; we look forward to welcoming you!

Swap Shop at Glamis Hall

This afternoon in Glamis Hall’s Community Room, we held our first Swap Shop during Tuesday Tidy Ups. We had lots of fruit and vegetables, including tomatoes, runner beans, apples and lettuce from our Community Allotment and as always we asked people to bring what they wanted and take what they liked, it was all free!

It was or course Tuesday Tidy Ups too, so if you fancied litter picking with Wellie Wombles we were there for you! 9 bags of litter were picked today, thank you to Wellie Wombles John, Emily and Daniel, Mary, Phoebe and Penelope, and everyone else who brought in cans for our Womble Bin (lots to collect HELIPADSFORHOSPITALS !) and took part in our Wellingborough Swap Shop

Swap Shop at Animals In Need

We set up our Swap Shop at Animals in Need’s Open Day today with produce from our Community Allotment plus Judy’s chutney and gardening magazines. Everything was for swaps, we asked people to bring anything they liked and to take anything they wanted, it was all free!

We also asked people to tell us about their sustainable ideas for reuse and recycling on our ideas table; plus had an information board and leaflets for people to find out more about what we do. We had lots of people bringing and taking items, and everything that was left over was donated to Animals in Need. Thank you everyone who joined in!

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)

Saturday ‘Seeds’ Swap Shop

Live on Zoom, our third Wellingborough Eco Group ‘Saturday Swap Shop’ took place on 20th March and it was all about gardening! We were hosted by the Victoria Centre, where we invited you to swap with us and others.

We had a selection of seeds that had been dropped off to swap, these were introduced by hosts Marion Turner-Hawes and Jonathan Hornett. 56 packets of seeds were swapped by between the eight people who joined in, for collection on Tuesday between 1:30​ and 5:30pm at the Victoria Centre.

Watch Saturday ‘Seeds’ Swap Shop!

Wellingborough Swap Shop is a free and local exchange where members pass on things they no longer want, in exchange for something they need. You could describe it as a kind of cashless bring-and-buy sale. Participants did not need to bring anything in order to take away goods, and vice versa.

Saturday Swap Shops are managed by Wellingborough Eco Group as part of the One Wellingborough Plus project and hosted by the Victoria Centre. To take part next time, register using the contact form on our Saturday Swap Shop page and we will email you back with the Zoom link.

Saturday Swap Shop

Do you have anything you want to swap or are you looking to give something away?

Live on Zoom, our second ‘Saturday Swap Shop’ will be hosted by the Victoria Centre. We will have a selection of items to swap and we invite you to swap with us and others on Saturday 6th March, between 10:30 and 12:00 midday. It’s going to be fun and it’s free!

Wellingborough Swap Shop is a free and local exchange where members of the public can pass on things they no longer want, in exchange for something they need. You could describe it as a kind of cashless bring-and-buy sale. Participants do not need to bring anything in order to take away goods, and vice versa.

Saturday Swap Shop is at the Victoria Centre, but due to lockdown, this is a Zoom only event. We will be using our Facebook Group and our forum to share pictures, start posting today or you can simply just hold up you item(s) during the event.

What you offer is entirely up to you, as long as it’s legal, not hazardous or not a pet. Examples include: books, DVDs and CDs, kitchenware, pictures, tools, gardening items, curtains and other soft furnishings, children’s toys and baby items.

Wellingborough Swap Shop is managed by Wellingborough Eco Group as part of the One Wellingborough Plus project. Saturday Swap Shops will be hosted by the Victoria Centre. 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 below. Please use Swap Shop as your subject, and we will email you back with the Zoom link:

NEW – Saturday Swap Shop

Do you have anything you want to swap or are you looking to give something away?

Live on Zoom, Wellingborough’s first ‘Saturday Swap Shop’ will be hosted by the Victoria Centre. We will have a selection of items to swap and we invite you to swap with us and others on Saturday 20th February, between 10:30 and 12:00 midday. It’s going to be fun and it’s free!

Wellingborough Swap Shop is a free and local exchange where members of the public can pass on things they no longer want, in exchange for something they need. You could describe it as a kind of cashless bring-and-buy sale. Participants do not need to bring anything in order to take away goods, and vice versa.

Our Saturday Swap Shop is at the Victoria Centre, but due to lockdown, this is a Zoom only event. We will be using our Facebook Group and our forum to share pictures, start posting today or you can simply just hold up you item(s) during the event.

What you offer is entirely up to you, as long as it’s legal, not hazardous or not a pet. Examples include: books, DVDs and CDs, kitchenware, pictures, tools, gardening items, curtains and other soft furnishings, children’s toys and baby items.

Wellingborough Swap Shop is managed by Wellingborough Eco Group as part of the One Wellingborough Plus project. Saturday Swap Shops will be hosted by the Victoria Centre. 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 below. Please use Swap Shop as your subject, and we will email you back with the Zoom link: