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 September and October  2020

Saturday 12 September

Printmaking Workshop - Lino and Monoprinting - Riverside Park, Macclesfield

At Macclesfield Riverside Park there is a wealth of inspiration for images from wooded areas to wildflowers and the lovely River Bollin. Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson hope to encourage others to look more closely at these surroundings and explore them on paper, producing their own response in print.
Both linocut and monoprinting will be offered and the course is suitable for complete beginners or those who are looking for further exploration of the media. Each participant should have a finished print at the end of the day.
Work completed on previous course is available to see on Ann Robertson’s website.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be 16 years or older. Participants will need to bring their own lunch but tea, coffee and biscuits will be available throughout the day.

Cost: £50.
Time: 9.45am to 4.15pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Local artists Patty Callaghan and Ann Robertson
Booking:  Book online for printmaking workshop 
Information: Please ring 07791 504971 or email Patty Callaghan   
Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Places limited - please book in advance / Full accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone over the age of 16

 


Wednesday 16 September

Countryside Crafts - Newgate Nature Reserve, Wilmslow

Join Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers Nik and Emma to make a rustic plant support or platter from materials found on the nature reserve. Bring thick gardening gloves and secateurs as you will be weaving natural materials that you find, which may be prickly!Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: £4. Tickets will be available to book from 16 July
Time:12.00 pm to 3.00 pm
Meeting point: Newgate Nature Reserve, Newgate, Wilmslow, SK9 5LL (SJ827811)
Leaders: Rangers Nik and Emma 
Booking: Book online for Countryside Crafts by 11 September
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need additional information
Places limited - please book in advance / Easy walking grade / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Please leave your dog at home / Please wear suitable boots and clothing.

 


Thursday 24 September 

Needle Felted Sheep pin cushion with Jo Gardiner

With expert tuition from local artist Jo Gardiner, you will discover how to needle felt a gorgeous sheep pin cushion learning about needle felting equipment/tools, processes and techniques.
This workshop is suitable for all skill levels and is a fun and therapeutic craft that produces amazing creations. The toolkit you use will be yours to keep, so that you can continue needle felting...... which you will definitely want to.

Booking and payment in advance is essential. All participants must be 16 years or older.
Cost: £35
Time: 6.30 pm to 9.00 pm
Meeting Point: Tegg's Nose Country Park Visitor Centre, Buxton Old Road, Macclesfield, SK11 0AP (SJ950733)
Leaders: Local Artist Jo Gardiner Jo Gardiner Art and  Ranger Emma
Booking:Book online for Needle felted Sheep Pin Cushion by 21 September
Information: Please ring 01625 374790 if you need more information. Places limited - please book in advance / Please leave your dog at home/ Suitable for anyone over the age of 16/ Full accessibility - level or ramped access/ Accessible toilets available / Bring a packed lunch / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event/ Car parking charge / Partnership event

 


Sunday 27 September

Carrs Working Party and Clean-up - September

Help keep your local park looking good by joining the Friends of the Carrs and the Bollin Valley Rangers on some conservation tasks. This will include tree pruning, footpath work and litter picking. Feel free to join us for an hour or for the full day. Light refreshments provided.

Time: 10.30am to 3.00pm
Meeting point: Parish Hall Car Park, Cliff Road, Wilmslow, SK9 4AA (SJ847816)
Leaders: Ranger Emma  and Friends of the Carrs 
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need additional information / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Car parking charge / Children must be accompanied by an adult / Partnership event / Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Refreshment stop, opportunity for refreshments.

 


Monday 5 October to Friday 9 October

Bollin Valley Partnership Schools Week

Varied half day school based workshops on the broad subjects of conservation and the environment. Using the skills and talents of local educators and both Cheshire East Council and Bollin Valley Rangers. Booking in advance is essential.

Booking: For bookings please ring 01625 374970. Bookings are taken from early September.
Leaders: Bollin Valley Partnership Rangers and colleagues
Information: Phone 01625 374790 or email Bollin Valley Partnership for more information / Places limited - please book in advance / Partnership event / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event.

 


Sunday, 25 October

Halloween Happenings - Macclesfield Riverside Park

Bring a pumpkin, knife and night-light to craft a lantern for a spooky walk down the Park. Seasonal crafts and activities with the Bollin Valley Rangers, spooky dress optional. Particularly suited to younger children (aged 6 to 10 years old). Booking and payment in advance is essential.

Cost: £4 per child. Tickets will be available to purchase from 25 August 2020
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Meeting point: Riverside Park Ranger Centre, Beechwood Mews, Beech Lane, Macclesfield, SK10 2SL (SJ914745)
Leaders: Rangers Emma and Euan 
Booking: Book online for Halloween Happenings by 22 October
Information: Please phone 01625 374790 if you need any additional information / Places limited - book in advance / There is a charge, payable in advance, for attending this event / Suitable for anyone between the ages of 6 and 10 / Please leave your dog at home / Children must be accompanied by an adult /  Please wear suitable boots and clothing / Partial accessibility - level or ramped access. Accessible toilets available.