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 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
A Bridge Club plays on Thursday afternoon at the Arts Centre. Bridge Club Web Page
Bollington & District Horticultural Society
Bollington Flower Club
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
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
See also Regular Activities at Bollington Library
Visit the Library Website here