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.

Programme of meetings and working parties (email for details)

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



Friends of Hall Hill

This group was established in early 2012 to protect the community interest in the open land known as Hall Hill fields. The threat of development on the fields has made it imperative that there is an active group organising the defence of the fields from the immediate threat of development. If you are interested in joining this group please email the chairman.


Bollington Well Dressing

This group puts together the wonderful well dressing boards that we see placed around the town each summer. They also organise the well dressing ceremony performed at the Greg Fountain, Bollington Cross in July to open the well dressing week. If you would like to take part in the preparatory activities do please get in touch

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.

Website     Facebook Page 

Local Contact Kim Creasy Tel. 01625 573945



Hobbies, Education and Interests


Bollington Art Group

Meet at Bollington Civic Hall on Mondayevenings at 7.30pm and at Bollington Arts Centre on Wednesdays at 1.45pm. Annual Art Exhibition mid year. Professional tuition given in all art subjects. Membership limited and there is a waiting list. Website.

Bridge Club

A Bridge Club plays on Thursday afternoon and Friday evening at the Arts Centre. Tel 01625 575508


Bollington & District Horticultural Society

Meet at Ovenhouse Lane Community Centre on 3rd Thursday of the month at 7.30pm. Spring Show on 1st Saturday in March Annual Show on 1st Saturday in September. Website Email


Bollington Flower Club

Meet at Ovenhouse Lane Community Centre on 2nd Wednesday in each month from 7.30–9.30 pm. This is a hands-on flower club with trips & demonstrations. Everyone welcome. Tel 01625 422371


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

French, Spanish and Italian classes at the Arts Centre. Details from the website email


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

Meet at Ovenhouse Lane Community Centre 7.30pm 2nd Monday of the month. Secretary Sheila Cutler


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.


Computer Tuition

Basic one to one computer skills sessions with an IT Buddy are now available, at £2.00 per hour Tuesdays at Bollington Library (378266). This entitles you to an hour's free use of the computers after your tutored session to practice what you have learned. 
The Bridgend Centre also offer one to one tuition by arrangement.

See also Regular Activities at Bollington Library


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