Bollington - Home of the World's First Plastic Bottle Recycling Plant

Next Meeting
23rd September 2021, online 7pm
and every fourth Thursday
Contact Us for details of how to join

Stop Press... Bollington Air Quality: Real World Data

click through to see the latest data obtained by the Mad About Power team - resident driven analysis

Stop Press... Bollington Transport Survey report

click through to see how our community responded to this survey created by residents - lots of great ideas!

Stop Press... COP26      ...and the COP26 Fringe Calendar.  #Glasgow2021

In 2019 our town's council declared a climate emergency. Now we, as residents, have the opportunity to reimagine Bollington and create a new sustainable future for our community. In the wider picture, this Autumn the UK hosts the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference. How can we inspire climate action in our own community?

Bollington - a Transition Town

Transition moves away from unsustainable lifestyles, behaviours & production to alternative technologies, energies & more socially integrated, resilient communities. 


Bollington residents are driving *local* grassroots community actions that bring folk together for sustainability, resilience and earth happiness in our happy valley community & local economy.

Transition Bollington facilitates the Community Conversations that springboard initiatives for sustainable, resilient futures and promote eco-friendly and green lifestyles.

Our upcoming meetings are listed on the Events tab, and are also advertised on our Facebook group (see link at foot of page). We share ideas in an open forum and welcome new faces, ideas and input.

By nature, transition is diverse, inclusive and apolitical. Leave your politics and muddy wellies at the door, and join the Transition!

For more information on the Transition movement, please visit the website.

Local Links

Active organisations / initiatives in our area
(we love what these folks are doing)

Plastic Free Bollington

Bollington Borrowers (Library of Things)

Bollington Recycling

Bollington Freecycle

Bollington Growers

Bollington Plant Exchange

The 12 Days of COP (2021)

52 Small Steps


The ONE Project

Grow Macclesfield

Macclesfield Plant Swap

Not Just  - Plastic Reduction

Macclesfield website with a wealth of useful plastic reduction advice, facts and actions you can take! - everything Macclesfield including links to Food4Macc and Macc Recycling Network - everything for the local 2 wheel lifestyle


Community Orchards

Community Gardens for the Bridgend Food Hub

Herbal Hedges

What if.. your neighbourhood started its own planting initiative?

  • Community energy

  • Home energy - Thermal Imaging Project

  • Sustainable & local transport solutions

  • Air Quality Monitoring

Click here for 'Mad About Power' Facebook page

What if.. you could see the heat leaks in your home? Contact Us to arrange for a thermal imaging scan

Bollington now has the following stand-alone inititatives:

  • Bollington Borrowers

  • Bolly Mug Library

  • Bolly Bag Library

  • Terracycle units

  • Plastic Free Bollington


and is mapped on the

💧 Refill National Initiative

Community-led change:

speak up, take action and

BE the transition away from unsustainable living

Get Involved

Get in touch, give feedback or join in...

If you have a great new idea or query, wish to give feedback or would like to get involved in an existing initiative or Community Conversation, get in touch via the Contact Us form or our social media sites (Facebook, Instagram).


Otherwise you're more than welcome to just attend meetings and get-togethers, as a participant or observer.

2021 Group Meeting Dates

All 7pm start (see Events tab for full info)

4th Thursday of every month thru Nov 2021.

Contact Us for a link to join the online call.