Get Involved in a Local Group or Learn a New Skill

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.

Please use the details provided to contact the organisations direct if you want to attend an event or become involved in a group.

This is a selection. Please get in touch if you wish to add or update anything to this page by emailing [email protected]

Our Town and Local Environment

Transition Bollington

Transition Bollington is a voluntary group of local residents seeking a bright future for our community through social change & connectedness, and encouraging activities that drive sustainability & resilience. They are seeking for Bollington to become a Transition Town and have the support of the Town Council in that objective. The not-for-profit projects drive benefits across the whole community in terms of reduced dependency on fossil fuels and corporatism, keeping wealth within our local economy, and supporting social & environmental justice eg food resilience initiatives, biodiversity/habitat conservation, sustainable transport & energy solutions, reducing single-use plastics & waste. Meet on 4th Thursday of each month email: [email protected]

Bollington Initiative Trust

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. Bollington Initiative Trust Facebook Page. 

Bollington Civic Society

The Civic Society meet at Bollington Community Centre  Mondays (monthly) at 7.30pm. The Civic Society is concerned with the past, present and future of Bollington. They comment on planning matters, promote conservation and manage the Discovery Centre in Clarence Mill. The society welcomes new members at any time.  Civic Society Webpage.

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. Visit the Friends of Bollington Rec Facebook page for meeting details and forthcoming events.

Friends of Bollington Towpath

Unfortunately, this group has now ceased.  The Macclesfield Canal Society’s Roving Working Parties will now cover the Bollington area, continuing the work to improve the stretch of the Macclesfield Canal which runs through our town.

Macclesfield Canal Society

The officers and members of the society welcome all lovers of canals. They 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. Visit the Canal Society Website

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 email: [email protected]

Kerridge Ridge and Ingersley Vale Group (KRIV)

The Kriv Partnership was created in 2001 and awarded Heritage Lottery Funding in 2006 to preserve the natural and traditional features of the landscape
focusing on the restoration of dry stone walls and other built features, hedge laying, footpath improvements and habitat works to the mill ponds, woodland and meadows that characterise the area. These physical improvements were underpinned by a volunteering and training programme and the volunteer program still runs today, with regular working parties based from Savio House.

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. You can visit the Save Bollington Greenbelt Facebook Group to learn more.

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 through the Bollington Well Dressing Facebook Page

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.  They organise a number of walks and events which can be found on the Rangers Events webpage

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. Badger Group Website     Badger Group Facebook Page 

Hobbies, Education and Interests

Bollington Art Group

Meet at Bollington Civic Hall and Bollington Arts Centre. Annual Art Exhibition mid year. Professional tuition given in all art subjects. Membership limited and there is a waiting list. View the Art Group website.


Bridge Club

A Bridge Club plays on Thursday afternoon at the Arts Centre. Bridge Club Web Page

Bollington & District Horticultural Society

Meet at Bollington Community Centre  on 4rd Thursday of each month 7:30pm – 9:30pm. Bollington Horticultural Society Webpage. Email [email protected]


Bollington Flower Club

Meet monthly at Ovenhouse Lane Community Centre  This is a hands-on flower club with trips & demonstrations. Everyone welcome. View the Flower Club webpage.


Family History Club

A group of enthusiastic amateur genealogists who meet informally almost every month and normally at Bollington Arts Centre. Some members have local ancestry but many are researching outside the Cheshire area. New members welcome, whether beginners or the more experienced family historian. Use the Family History Club Contact Us page to send 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 Conversation Classes

French, Spanish and Italian classes at the Arts Centre. Details from the  Arts Centre website  or email [email protected]

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.  There is a modest charge which includes a hot drink and a biscuit. Bridgend Centre Activity Timetable.

Bollington Cross and Lowerhouse WI

The WI meet at Ovenhouse Lane Community Centre on the 2nd Monday of the month. For more information or to get in touch please visit the WI Facebook Page.


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

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

Visit the Library Website here


Want to find out more about the scientific research taking place within your local university or industry and chat to specialists about their work?  Yes, then Bollington SciBar is for you !  We meet at the Vale Inn in Bollington on the 2nd Monday of each month (except August and December). SciBar starts promptly at 18:30 with a speaker talking about his speciality for approximately 45 mins with questions and answers to follow until 20:00 at the latest.  See the programme of speakers at http://bollingtonscibar.co.uk or email [email protected]
to be added to the mailing list.