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Freehold Transfer of Finedon Recreation Ground, Toilets and Obelisk

Published on Thursday, 11 March 2021

The Borough Council of Wellingborough has approved the freehold transfer of the Finedon recreation ground and toilets, and Obelisk, to Finedon Town Council.

  • Voi E-scooter Trial Launches In Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Wellingborough

    Published on Tuesday, 02 March 2021

    From today, Rushden, Higham Ferrers and Wellingborough will host a Voi e-scooter trial.

  • Improvements to Play Equipment in Six Wellingborough Parks

    Published on Monday, 15 February 2021

    The Borough Council of Wellingborough is excited to announce that a further six of the town’s parks will shortly benefit from improvements to the play equipment.

  • Improvements to Croyland Gardens

    Published on Friday, 12 February 2021

    The Borough Council of Wellingborough has commissioned contractors to carry out Phase 2 works on a number of improvements to Croyland Gardens.

  • Cancellation of the International Waendel Walk 2021

    Published on Tuesday, 09 February 2021

    The International Waendel Walk, which was scheduled to take place from Friday 7 – Sunday 9 May 2021, will not take place this year.

  • Council commemorates the centenary of end of World War I and the anniversary of the death of Wellingborough’s adopted local hero.

    Published on Thursday, 19 July 2018

    A signing over ceremony of the transfer of the deeds of the land on which the 378 Mannock Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) and Wellingborough Army Cadet Force’s (ACF) Centre is based in the town, will take place at the centre on Thursday 26 July 2018 at 6pm, when the council will formally sign over the land to the East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association (RFCA).

  • The Beach comes back to Wellingborough Market Square!

    Published on Thursday, 05 July 2018

    Wellingborough Council are pleased to announce that we will have a Wellingborough Beach event again this summer, and it is being moved back to the Market Square.

  • ‘What’s your line’ easter egg competition on the market

    Published on Thursday, 29 March 2018

    Easter eggs to be won at the market this Saturday - Hunt for the odd items out and claim your prize!

  • Making a song and dance

    Published on Friday, 16 March 2018

    The Mayor and Mayoress of Wellingborough, Councillor and Mrs Paul Bell, invite you to ...

  • Swim for free at the Waendel Leisure Centre

    Published on Tuesday, 29 August 2017

    Swimmers in Wellingborough will be able to swim for free all day during public sessions when the Waendel Leisure Centre pool reopens on Monday 4 September.

  • New facilities added during pool facelift

    Published on Wednesday, 09 August 2017

    Customers of the Waendel Leisure centre in Wellingborough will be able to enjoy a brand new sauna and steam room when the swimming pool reopens in early September.

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    Tender process begins to find new operator for the Castle Theatre

    Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

    A formal tendering process to find a new management company to operate the Castle Theatre is set to begin following the approval of an Arts and Culture Strategy and tendering documents.

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    Tender process begins to find new operator for the Castle Theatre

    Published on Wednesday, 19 July 2017

    A formal tendering process to find a new management company to operate the Castle Theatre is set to begin following the approval of an Arts and Culture Strategy and tendering documents.

  • Thousands turn out to enjoy party weekend

    Published on Tuesday, 04 July 2017

    Thousands of people enjoyed a weekend of sunshine, music and entertainment at the Wellingborough Carnival and Party in the Park, organised by the Borough Council of Wellingborough and the Wellingborough Carnival Association.


    Published on Wednesday, 20 April 2016

    The Mayor of Wellingborough, Councillor Barry Graves, is pleased to announce plans to celebrate Her Majesty The Queen‟s 90th birthday in Wellingborough.

  • The Castle Update

    Published on Thursday, 07 April 2016

    “The council has been advised that The Castle Wellingborough Limited has submitted a Notice of Intention to Appoint an Administrator to the High Court.


    Published on Thursday, 25 February 2016

    Local Historian, Author and Borough Councillor Jon-Paul Carr will provide an illustrative and informative talk on the development and history of the town of Wellingborough.

  • Historic Wellingborough brought to life at family fun day

    Published on Monday, 21 September 2015

    Medieval re-enactors, Victorian tea parties and wartime trenches are coming to town next Saturday (26 September), as Wellingborough’s fascinating past is brought to life at a free heritage fun day

  • Gym ready to reopen after major refurbishment

    Published on Friday, 11 September 2015

    The gym at Wellingborough’s Waendel leisure centre is getting ready to reopen after being completely refurbished and kitted out with state-of-the-art equipment.

  • Merchant Navy Day commemorated in Wellingborough

    Published on Thursday, 03 September 2015

    The Mayor of Wellingborough, Cllr Barry Graves, hosted a special flag-raising ceremony this morning to mark Merchant Navy Day.

  • Major gym refurbishment as part of new council leisure deal

    Published on Tuesday, 18 August 2015

    Wellingborough’s two council-owned gyms are being completely refitted this summer with state of the art equipment, as part of a new leisure centre deal

  • Wellingborough youngsters make a splash for charity

    Published on Tuesday, 07 July 2015

    Toddlers in Wellingborough will be attempting fun challenges in a pink pool to raise money for charity this week.

  • Wellingborough gets ready for Waendel

    Published on Thursday, 23 April 2015

    Preparations are being made in Wellingborough to make this year’s Waendel Walk the biggest yet.

  • New deal secures long-term future of town’s leisure centres

    Published on Friday, 27 March 2015

    A deal has been negotiated to protect Wellingborough’s two council-owned leisure centres for the next decade.

  • Acts wanted for Wellingborough’s Got Talent

    Published on Monday, 19 January 2015

    Talented local youngsters are being given a chance to shine as Wellingborough’s Got Talent returns to the Castle in March.

  • Wellingborough welcomes Women’s Tour

    Published on Friday, 02 May 2014

    Wellingborough will be cheering on the world’s finest female cyclists as the Women’s Tour passes through the borough on Thursday 8 May.

  • Wellingborough gets ready for Waendel

    Published on Tuesday, 29 April 2014

    Final preparations are being made in Wellingborough ahead of the International Waendel Walk. More than 5,000 people are expected to take part in the prestigious event, which attracts walkers from as far away as Japan, America and China.

  • Funding available for summer playschemes

    Published on Friday, 25 April 2014

    Local groups and organisations that want to provide summer holiday activities for children and young people have just over a month to apply for funding from Wellingborough Council.

  • Talented teenager takes top prize in singing show

    Published on Monday, 27 January 2014

    Fourteen-year-old singer Lauren Alexandra Jones has won the first ever Wellingborough’s Got Talent with a performance of Les Miserables classic ‘I Dreamed a Dreamed’ that wowed the packed auditorium and expert judges.

  • Shelley Road multicourt opened

    Published on Friday, 31 May 2013

    Young people from the Queensway area of Wellingborough are celebrating the official opening of their new sports court. The 18m x 10m multi-use court is the result of a petition sent in by the estate’s teenagers to the borough council.

  • Funding of town's museum to be discussed

    Published on Tuesday, 11 October 2011

    The leader of Wellingborough Council is to meet representatives from the town’s museum next week to discuss its future following recommendations that council grants to voluntary and community services be reduced.

  • The Castle Arts Centre

    Published on Tuesday, 05 July 2011

    Result of the full council meeting of 5 July to award the contract for The Castle Arts Centre.

  • The Castle Arts Centre contract

    Published on Monday, 31 January 2011

    The current contract between Wellingborough Council and The Castle will be extended to the end of March to allow time for negotiations regarding the future operation of the arts centre.

  • The Castle Arts Centre

    Published on Thursday, 16 December 2010

    Wellingborough councillors last night agreed to a period of negotiation with The Castle (Wellingborough) Ltd in a bid to ensure the continued operation of the Arts Centre.

  • Motorcycle riding taken off road

    Published on Thursday, 27 May 2010

    Work has started on an off-road motorcycle track in Wellingborough.

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