Little Bollington Parish Meeting

Little Bollington Festival 14-16 June


 This year’s festival will be held over the weekend of 14-16 June. The theme this year is “The Movies” and there will be a full programme similar to previous years. On Friday 14th there will be a film show with a big feature movie at Little Bollington School. Saturday will see the great street party on Park Lane with all the usual features – music, food, games, stalls, sandpit – and of course the wheelbarrow race and best dressed wheelbarrow. Anyone can enter these unique competitions, but remember to decorate your wheelbarrow in a film theme. 


On Sunday we are having a rounders match on the school field after the success of the first ever event last year. On Sunday afternoon there will as usual be open church with free refreshments – including the most wonderfully delicious cakes ever - and Songs of Praise with a film theme.   The festival events are open to all. So make a note of the dates and come along – and bring your family and friends. Do please get involved. We are looking for people to decorate a church window in a film theme. Or talk with others about your favourite film or television programme at the Songs of Praise service. We need help setting up the street party on the Saturday morning. And we are looking for prizes for the many festival events. Do please see if you have any items to donate – bottles, unwanted gifts, books etc. Your contributions are really appreciated and contribute to the success of the festival. Donations of prizes can be left at The Swan with Two Nicks or Ye Olde No 3. 

Or contact the Parish Clerk to offer help.

 

Bus service

 

The Bus4Us group has been working very hard to bring the bus service back to Little Bollington and Agden. They have undertaken surveys and research to establish the facts. Why was the bus service terminated? Were people properly consulted? Was adequate consideration given to the needs of children, the elderly and people with special needs? They have surveyed numbers using the 5A bus service through Dunham. 

They have met with the bus company management and councillors.


They have presented their case to Lymm Parish Council and gained support. The Bus4Us group are building evidence to challenge the local authorities to re-examine their policies and provide a bus service to meet the needs of our communities. There are many ways you can help this group. We particularly need some people from Little Bollington to join those from Agden who are doing all of the above work. Please contact the Parish Clerk or Jane Grime of Bus4Us on 07974 269296 or janegrime42@gmail.com


Little Bollington Parish Meeting

After we go to press, Little Bollington Parish Meeting will discuss some important issues for our village and community. The Meeting will consider how best to 

ensure the future of Little Bollington Parish Meeting and continue the great work to strengthen and support our community. It will hear progress on preparing a neighbourhood Plan to provide greater protection against inappropriate development ion our village. There will be an update from the Bus4Us group. And we will hear from the National Trust about a long term plan for the Dunham Massey estate. This will consider the hall, gardens and grounds, but also the wider estate where our village is situated. The plans will look at caring for the special rural nature of this area while meeting the
demand from ever growing number of visitors from an increasing population. The National Trust is consulting nearby communities and welcomes
comments from all local people. And finally we will say a sad farewell to Councillor Olivia Hunter who retires in May. She has been a great support to our community. There will be a report here on all these important matters next month.


Contact:   Parish Clerk: Mike Reed, 25 High Field 07766 083765   clerk@littlebollington.org
Website: littlebollington.org