The town has several churches. The parish Church of St John the Baptist closed several years ago, leaving St Oswald's Church in Bollington Cross as the only Anglican church. St Gregory's church on Wellington Road is the Roman Catholic place of worship in the town. The Grade-II listed Methodist church on Wellington Road has been closed to worship and has been sold.

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Bollington is 2 miles (3.2 km) from the A523 road that runs from Hazel Grove, through Macclesfield to Leek in Staffordshire. The nearest motorway junctions are Junctions 17 and 19 (Congleton and Knutsford) on the M6, and junction 1 and 27 (Cheadle and Wilmslow) on the M60.[16]

Bollington is twinned with Thurles in County Tipperary, Ireland.

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Hiking, cycling and riding through the hills around Bollington and along the Macclesfield Canal towpath are popular activities. Boats can be hired for day-trips and holidays at Grimshaw Lane canal wharf.

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Every five or six years since 1964, the town has played host to the Bollington Festival which runs for two and a half weeks and involves various community activities, from concerts, theatrical, opera, art exhibitions, to local history events, science events and competitions.[10]

Bollington has a branch of the Women's Institute, which meets regularly while retired professional gentlemen may meet at the weekly Probus.

You can search for photos in the collection by clicking on words in the lists on the right hand side of this page. The lists are split into three broad categories - subjects, people and places. Within each list, if there is a plus next to an item, that means that you can reveal more specific items by clicking on it.

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Our IT Buddy is available for one-to-one sessions to help with basic computer skills. Sessions must be booked in advance and there is a £2.00 charge. Please contact the library for more information.

The meeting was very well attended by about 70 members of the public. The proposal was for bungalows on the site and a buffer zone at the rear of the site which would be gifted to the Town Council for use as public open space.

Bollington is a small town and civil parish in Cheshire, England, to the east of Prestbury. In the Middle Ages it was part of the Earl of Chester's manor of Macclesfield, and the ancient parish of Prestbury. In 2001, Bollington had a population of 7,095.[1] (8,310 in 2011 census[2])

Bollington's own annual walking festival. Over a week of fabulous guided walks exploring the scenery, heritage and wildlife of Cheshire where the peaks meet the plains. Walks to cater for all ages and energies including along the canal and the Middlewood way. A chance also to visit the Town and sample some of our excellent pubs and local accommodation. Leaflet now available.

Local author, Nik Perring, leads the library writing group on Tuesday evenings. The group meets weekly at 5.30-7.00pm. New members are always welcome. There is a charge per session. Please contact the library for further details.

There is a large paper coating mill on the site of Lower Mills. The original mill was built by George Antrobus in 1792 but very little of those buildings remain. A stone-built traditional mill still survives amongst the more recent brick developments. In the 1830s and 1840s this mill was rented to Thomas Oliver and Martin Swindells for the production of fine cotton thread for the lace-making industry.

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Tourism is increasingly important, the town providing an easy base for those interested in walking the hills (we hold an annual Walking Festival in late September), walking or boating the canal or walking or riding (bikes and horses) on the converted railway track, now known as the Middlewood Way.

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Call in between 2.00 and 4.00pm on Friday 28th October for Halloween crafts. 50p per activity. Suitable for ages 3 and over/ Children must be accompanied by an adult. Fancy dress welcome!

The Town Council and the community put up a robust case for refusal but purely in planning terms the members of the Committee felt that they were unable to refuse it, if they had they felt it stood a high chance of being granted on appeal with costs awarded against Cheshire East Council.

We have a vacancy for a job shared Town Warden 12 hours per week responsible to the Town Clerk. Salary Range: £15,823-£16,123 pro-rata depending upon experience Closing Date: Friday 30 September 2016.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Bollington was a major centre for cotton spinning. The Waterhouse Mill, now demolished, off Wellington Road, once spun the finest cotton in the world, and was sought after by lace makers in Nottingham and Brussels.[4]

We have strong connections with quality insurers and often have exclusive schemes available for our clients.

Keep up to date with the work of our Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) and local policing issues.

Join us during half term for Harry Potter Week, Tuesday 25th to Saturday 29th October. Come and try our free Hogwarts-themed hunt around the library.

This page provides a range of links to other pages giving an in-depth view of the town and the interests of its population. Have fun! Note that Wednesday is traditionally half day (or early) closing day for shops in Bollington and many still follow this tradition by closing at lunch time - usually 1.00pm - but not the Post Office, pharmacy or the Co-op, all at West Bollington.

Hampers of Hope is a charity that provides food hampers to people in crisis, as well as offering other services such as job clubs, budgeting advice, cookery and parenting classes through their Hope Centres. You can find out more about their work on the Hampers of Hope website. If you would like to donate food to the charity, we now have a food donation bin available in the library.

The town has many traditional public houses, most of which have not been modernised.[8]

Congratulations to Bollington's 236 Squadron Air Training Corps for excelling in the Greater Manchter Wing Field Training Day.