- Community Growing
- Community hub or activities
- Community visioning / imagination work
- Building local networks
- Share, Repair or reuse
Transition Bollington is a voluntary group of local residents seeking a bright future for our community through social change and encouraging activities that drive sustainability, inclusivity, unity and resilience in line with the transition model.
Achievements:Proposed to our Town Council that they declare a Climate Emergency (they voted to agree and Accept! and are now developing their Strategy through the Bollington 2030 working group on which sit resident volunteers with councillors) Proposed to our Town Council the install of EV charge points – 4 points are now implemented in the public car park through a joint Transition/Council project Conducted town Traffic Survey to crowd source data about how Bollington travels and how Bollington would like to travel if barriers were not present – results have been utilised by the County Council, and we’re supporting the 20’s Plenty campaign Carrying out resident-led Air Quality Monitoring including website displaying data Carrying out Thermal Imaging Surveys of homes for residents to determine insulation requirements – thanks to a National Lottery grant via Transition Network Seed Funding Enabled orchard, edibles and other planting schemes & activities in 3 local primary schools – thanks to funding raised via The Co-operative Local Causes Designed, fabricated & installed bike racks on the Middlewood Way with the help of Cheshire East Ranger Service Installed low maintenance herbal hedges at local Library & Civic Hall for community & pollinator benefit, instead of wasteful & costly municipal planting Installed community orchard at Recreation Ground Introduced the national Refill scheme to Bollington for local cafes to get on the map Built and installed Terracycle collection units at local primary schools – thanks to a National Lottery grant via Transition Network Seed Funding Procured collaboration and networking equipment to help local groups with the ‘new normal’ of online and outdoor meeting – thanks to funding from our Town Council
We are seeking for Bollington to become a Transition Town and have the support of our town council in that objective, as well as growing awareness of transition through our community. Our interests are in not-for-profit projects, disruption & activism that 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 planting & food resilience initiatives, reduction of waste and single-use plastic, sustainable transport & energy initiatives, biodiversity/habitat conservation. Many stand-alone initiatives have been springboarded, and we look to further encourage & empower residents to take autonomous actions for the benefit of people, planet and all life on it.Member of grassroots network Cheshire East Climate Alliance