About our events
Our rangers run varied and interesting events along the Bollin Valley all year round. Click on the button below to view all our upcoming events.
Bollin Valley Partnership event listings
Alongside our extensive events programme, we also encourage groups to contact us to organise practical conservation tasks. We work with, for example, scout and guide groups to do one off events such as litter picks, wild flower meadow planting and invasive species control. We also accept corporate groups making use of the volunteering oportunities afforded by their corporate social responsibility policies. This can take the form of footpath maintenance, meadow management, rhododendron clearance and river bank strengthening, for example. If you have a group that would like help to organise an event or activity, please contact us and we'll try and help.
We have one event in the calendar year where we pool all our resources, volunteer and rangers alike to deliver a very special day for people with disabilities. The Bollin Valley Taster Day in June, is a day where hundreds of people, young and old, enjoy a day filled with activities to give them a little ‘taste’ of what’s available in the area.
We have a rock climbing tower, archery, horse riding, crafts, farm animals, sculpture and lots more to tempt people out of their comfort zone and into the countryside.
The main aim of the day is to give disabled people the opportunity to try out all the different activities in a safe and unpressured environment. If they have the confidence to go out in their local area and join in on a general event then we have done our job!
We rely on volunteers to run the day, with over 50 people running activities, organising crafts or generally helping out. Year after year, people give up their precious time for such a worthy cause.
We have been running our annual countryside taster day for people with disabilities for over 25 years. With grants from organisations, sponsorship from local companies and the goodwill of our volunteers, we will carry on for the next 25 if funding permits.
Event booking privacy notice
What personal information is being processed and what for
If you book onto one of our events via Eventbrite, we process the following information – name, contact details, how you found out about the event and event specific information such as your age, dietary requirements, information for Father Christmas event etc. We use a subset of this information (Name, booking status) as part of the check-in process when you attend an event.
Following an event we will use your email address information to contact you asking for feedback on the event you attended and inform you about our monthly email newsletter, you will not receive any further emails.
Why we are allowed to use your information
By choosing to book onto one of our events you will have given us your consent to process this information in order to deliver our event to you.
Who we will share your information with
The personal information you provide as part of the event booking will be shared with Eventbrite, who are our event booking technology provider. A limited subset (Name, booking status) of your data may be provided to an event partner who is running the event you are booked onto.
Where we get your information from
You provide this information to us when you sign up to one of our events using the Eventbrite website.
How long we will keep your personal information
Eventbrite store your information for as long as you are registered as a user on Eventbrite. You can close your Eventbrite account by contacting them. We retain printed or emailed copies of event check in information for no longer than one month following the event. Order confirmation emails are stored for no more than one calendar year by the Ranger Service.
How your information is stored
The information is held within Eventbrite’s systems. Order confirmation emails are received by the Ranger Service when you book onto one of our events and are stored on our email system which is accessible to only authorised users.
What happens if you don't provide us with your information
If you do not provide us with your information then you will be unable to book onto one of our events and thus will be unable to attend the event.
Will your information be used to make automated decisions
Cheshire East Council Countryside Ranger Service will not make automated decisions based on your data.
Will this information be transferred abroad
You have a number of rights regarding your personal data, including withdrawing your consent where we have asked for it. You can also ask for a copy of the information we hold about you and ask us to correct anything that is wrong. For detailed information about your rights please see the Cheshire East Council privacy notice.