Great Oakley generously donates to Corby Wombles to help keep Corby clean and litter free


At Oakley Vale we’re keen to support the preservation of our community and the beautiful green spaces and natural landscapes that make it home. We were delighted to hear about a donation by our neighbours, Great Oakley Estate, to help keep Corby clean and litter-free; so we thought we’d share the news!


The Great Oakley Estate has generously donated 500 high visibility vests to the Corby Wombles to support their efforts to keep Coby clean and litter-free.

The Corby Wombles, which currently has a dedicated team of more than 700 members, received a welcome boost with the donation as they plan their clean up events for the months ahead now that Covid-19 restrictions are being lifted.

Taking aim at local litter, the group are also working with the local council to identify litter hotspots so that they can be given priority and cleared first. Thirty million tonnes of litter is collected from England’s streets every year, at a cost of almost £1 billion to the taxpayer

The Great Oakley Estate, which launched the Corby Clean and Proud campaign in 2018, was concerned with the rising levels of litter in the area and wanted to support the group.

Alexander de Capell Brooke of Great Oakley Estates said: “We are so pleased to be able to support the Corby Wombles who do such vital work keeping Corby clean, litter free, and proud.

“Waste and litter harm our outdoor spaces and tarnish our lovely communities and town centres – and in the wake of Covid-19, we have all realised just how important these spaces are, and how important it is to protect them. We encourage all members of the community to dispose of their litter properly and together we can ensure Corby thrives for years to come.”

Beverly Flood, Administrator at the Corby Wombles, said: “Myself and everyone else at the Corby Wombles are thrilled with this kind donation. It’s inspiring to know that Great Oakley share our commitment and passion for protecting our local environments and want to help make a difference.

“We have people from all walks of life who join in – old, young, people who were born here and people who have moved here. Thanks to Great Oakley, the entire Corby Wombles group will be safer, more visible, and protected when they litter pick.”

Named after TV’s famous tidy Wombles, the group have seen a sharp rise in volunteers who are keen to combat the recent rise in litter levels and fly-tippers.