Bollington is a small and attractive former cotton mill town which has undergone significant regeneration and re-development but retains a stone built character at its core and has three conservation areas. It is located adjacent to the Peak District National Park some three miles from Macclesfield. Bollington is renowned for its community activity.
Land and property values are very high and safeguarding and securing property and open space for community uses and benefits is becoming increasingly difficult. There are a number of buildings and areas of land in Bollington which could be developed, enhanced or protected for a range of community benefits. Using a locally based trust mechanism and working with the statutory authorities will help to achieve real benefits for the community.
The Bollington Initiative Trust has been launched with the following objectives:
- To promote the conservation, protection and improvement of the physical and natural environment of the town and its surrounding countryside
- To assist in the development of facilities and services that benefit the population of the town, the quality of life of the inhabitants and its economic development
- To advance the education of the public in heritage and environmental matters, for both local residents and visitors