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

Next Meeting

25th February 2021 - online

and every 4th Thursday Feb-Nov

Contact Us for details of how to join

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

click through to see the newly released figures from the Mad About Power team

Stop Press... Bollington Transport Survey report

click through to see how our community responded - lots of great ideas!

Stop Press... COP26

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?

Community Orchards

Trees & edibles planting

Herbal Hedge

Let's Plant Trees!

Contact Us

to volunteer


  • Community energy

  • Home energy - Thermal Imaging Project

  • Sustainable & local transport solutions

  • Air Quality Monitoring

  • Bolly Mug Library

  • Bolly Bag Library

  • Incentivising waste reduction in Bollington


Plastic Free Bollington

and the

#Refill National Initiative

Transition Bollington

Formed in 2017, all welcome, get involved!

Bollington residents driving *local* grassroots community projects that promote sustainability, resilience and earth happiness in our community & local economy.


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

Our upcoming meetings are listed on the Events tab, and are also advertised on our Facebook group (see link at foot of page). We chat about projects and 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 subject of social change please visit the website.

Get Involved

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

Transition Bollington currently has four action groups with interests aligned with the overall transition aims. These groups are all community led, by local volunteers.

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


Otherwise you're more than welcome to just attend the general transition meetings and hear what the groups have been up to recently.


  • "Stories from New Mills"

Special guest Phil Frodsham (Transition New Mills)​

will be sharing experiences from the Transition journey and we'll be thinking about how as neighbouring communities we can join the dots on actions

  • Latest from our action groups

  • Other hot topics including **COP26**!!!

Local Links

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

Bollington Recycling

Bollington Freecycle

Bollington Growers

Bollington Plant Exchange

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

2021 Group Meeting Dates

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

Next meeting: Thursday, 25th February, 7pm

and the 4th Thursday of every month Feb-Nov 2021


Founded in 2017, Transition Bollington is one of over 250 transition towns across the UK and hundreds more worldwide. The transition network fosters a resident-led approach to communities building a more sustainable and resilient future.

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