Associations, Groups, Societies and Trusts
Our Town has a thriving collection of Associations, Groups, Societies and Trusts with many and varied aims from protecting our heritage, to learning about family history and from hobbies and interests to residents groups and Neighbourhood Watch.
This is a selection. Please get in touch if you wish to add anything to this page.
Our Town and Local Environment
Bollington Initiative Trust
BIT is a local company with charitable status. Established to assist in the social, economic and environmental development of Bollington and its surrounding area. It has some of the characteristics of a Local Development Trust and a Community Interest Company, a concept being promoted by the government to complement local charitable trusts. Website
Bollington Civic Society
Meet at Bollington Community Centre Mondays (monthly) at 8.00 pm
The Civic Society is concerned with the past, present and future of Bollington. We comment on planning matters,promote conservation and manage the Discovery Centre in Clarence Mill.The society welcomes new members at any time. Website.
Friends of Bollington Rec
A group of volunteers whose aim is to improve and protect the Recreation Ground. Members include representatives from the various user groups, Town Councillors, Cheshire East Council who own the ground and Ansa who maintain it. Anyone is welcome to get involved. See our Facebook page for meeting details and forthcoming events.
Friends of Bollington Towpath
A volunteer group who work to improve the stretch of the Macclesfield Canal which runs through our town. Regular Sunday working parties take place in conjunction with the Canal and Rivers Trust who are responsible for the canal. Latest information and working party dates can be found on the Facebook page. Everyone is welcome to get involved.
Macclesfield Canal Society
The officers and members of the society welcome all lovers of canals. We exist to promote the Macclesfield Canal for the benefit of all its users - boaters, fishermen, walkers and those who just like looking at the loveliness of this most beautiful part of the world. Website.
Canalside Residents’ Association
Chairman: Mrs Sylvia Roberts
Tel: 01625 572065
Kerridge Residents Association
Meet on the first Monday of each month (except in August) at 7.30 pm. at Hollin Hall Hotel in Kerridge.
All are welcome
Cheshire East Council Ranger Service
The main aim of the Ranger Service is to develop, enhance and protect our countryside and urban sites within Cheshire East, while encouraging and promoting the proper use of the Council’s outdoor recreational facilities. Although no longer having a base in the town they are still responsible for our much loved Middlewood Way and Gritstone Trail along with many other local countryside sites. They organise a number of walks and events which can be found here.
Wirral and Cheshire Badger Group
The Wirral and Cheshire Badger Group is a registered charity which is dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Badger working in Wirral and Cheshire to raise awareness and provide information and education about badgers and the threats to them and their habitat. We are a voluntary organisation which is funded by donations and by our members.
Local Contact Kim Creasy
firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 01625 573945
Hobbies, Education and Interests
Bollington Art Group
A Bridge Club plays on Thursday afternoon and Friday evening at the Arts Centre. Tel 01625 575508
Bollington & District Horticultural Society
Bollington Flower Club
Family History Club
We are a group of enthusiastic amateur genealogists who meet informally almost every month and normally at Bollington Arts Centre to share our successes and encourage each other with our research. Some of our members have local ancestry but many are researching outside the Cheshire area including other parts of Europe, the United States and Australia. We would be delighted to welcome new members, whether beginners or the more experienced family historian. Turn up to any of our meetings or use the Contact Us page to send us a message.
Online Family History Sessions
Learn the basics of using the online family history resources Ancestry and Find my Past, and start researching your family tree. Sessions available on a one - to - one basis. £5 per hour. Bollington Library. Tel 01625 378266. Booking essential.
Foreign Language Conservation Classes
Activities at the Bridgend Centre
Throughout the week, there are a range of different activities and groups taking place at Bridgend, from Mah Jong to Mindfulness; from Book Club & Creative Writing to Craft Club or jewellery making. Sessions cost £3.00 unless otherwise indicated and proceeds after costs go towards the running of the centre. The price includes a hot drink and a biscuit. The latest Timetable can be downloaded here.
Bollington Cross and Lowerhouse WI
Bollington Probus Club
Meet on 2nd Tuesday of every month at Bollington Civic Hall from 10.15 am until 12 noon. The club is for retired men to discuss topics of general interest. Trips organised to places and events. Bowls, walking and golf sections.
Bollington Ladies Probus
Meet on the 3rd Tueday of the month at Bollington Civic Hall 10.00 - 12.00 noon Tel. Sue Jordan 572861or Sheila Cutler 574369.
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