Contact Us

Bollin Valley Partnership
Macclesfield Town Hall
c/o Municipal Buildings
Earle Street
Crewe
CW1 2BJ

Telephone:
01625 374790

E-mail:
bollin@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Bollin Valley Partnership - events in July and August 2022

 

Sunday 3 July

Balsam Blitz 3 - Ashley Mill

The third in a series of Balsam bashing events. This one is in Partnership with the Friends of Bowdon/Bollin. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended.

Cost: Free event.
Time: 10:30am to 12:30pm.
Meeting Point: Ashley Mill Bridge SJ 767 857. Parking available at Ashley Mill Lane WA14 3PY SJ769854
Leaders: Emma / Friends of Bowdon Bollin
Booking: Free event, just show up on the day.
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Phone number on the day 07771 914276  / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing

Balsam Blitz 4 - The Carrs, Wilmslow

The forth in a series of Balsam bashing events. This one is in Partnership with the Friends of the Carrs. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended.

Cost: Free event.
Time: 2:00pm to 4:00pm.
Meeting Point: Parish Hall car park, Wilmslow SK9 4AA SJ847816
Leaders: Emma / Friends of the Carrs.
Booking: No need to book, just turn up on the day.
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing.

 


 

Wednesday 6 July

Balsam Blitz 5 - Bow Lane, Bowdon

The fifth in a series of Balsam bashing events. This one is in Partnership with the Friends of Bowdon/Bollin. Help us out on the battle against the alien weeds! No experience needed. Long sleeves and trousers recommended.

Cost: Free event.
Time: 9:30am to 12:00pm.
Meeting Point: Pool Bank Farm , Bow Lane Bowdon WA14 3BY
Leaders: Emma / Friends of Bowdon Bollin
Booking: No need to book, just turn up on the day. Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Please leave your dog at home / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing.

 


 

Sunday 10 July

Foraging Workshop and Balsam Bashing at Mottram Hall

Alongside our regular balsam bashing events we are trialling a partnership with Forager Jim, from Forage Box, who will be running a foraging section of the event for a heavily discounted price. All we ask in return is that you help out by pulling up a little balsam.

This workshop is designed to get you as involved as possible - this includes identifying, picking and tasting a range of wild plants that will be found on the day, along with as much Himalayan Balsam removal as you like!

Booking and payment in advance is essential. Suitable for anyone over the age of 6.

Cost: Tickets £10 each for adults, free for children 18 or under.
Time: 9.00am to 1.00pm
Meeting point: Mottram Hall Hotel car park, Wilmslow Road, Mottram, SK10 4QT (SJ885795)
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Ranger Emma Houghton and Forage Box
Booking: Book online for Foraging Workshop and Balsam Bashing at Mottram Hall by the 8 July 2022.
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Ideal for families and accompanied children / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for anyone over the age of 6 / There is a charge for this event.

 


 

Wednesday 13 July

Conservation in Action 2 - Rossmill Working Party - Rossmill, Hale Barns

 

Help keep your local park looking good and learn some new skills by joining the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and balsam bashing.

Cost: Free event
Time: 9:30am to 3:00pm
Meeting Point: Rossmill, Hale Barns WA15 0EL SJ7898 8530. The postcode takes you to the junction between Carrwood and Rossmill Lane where there is space to park. Walk further down Rossmill Lane to the gate into Rossmill where we will meet.
Leaders: Roger
Booking: No need to book, just turn up on the day.
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Bring gardening gloves and a packed lunch / Phone number on the day 07803 833565 / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Suitable for any age

 


 

Wednesday 3 August

Meet the Longhorns - Oak Farm, Styal

This is a unique event with a chance to come and see the Bollin Valley Partnership’s Longhorn cattle. You will meet some of our amazing cows and calves. The Countryside Rangers will be on hand to talk to you about the importance of the cattle in the management of our country parks. There will also be activities for children to help learn more about the cattle.

Cost: £4 per ticket
Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Meeting Point: Oak Farm, Altrincham Road, Styal SK9 4JE
Leaders: Euan / Naomi
Booking: Booking details to follow soon.
Information: Please ring 07795 697711 if you need additional information / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Places limited - please book in advance / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access / There is a charge for this event