Weekend of civic events
RESIDENTS are urged to join a weekend of civic events.
A walk around the town’s boundary and a civic parade will take place this weekend and town mayor, Angela Williams, hopes families will turn out in support.
The boundary walk is on Saturday, starting at 10am from Bollington Town Hall. The idea of the walk dates back centuries to when parish boundaries were less defined and were used as a way of passing information about the boundaries from one generation to the next.
The modern Bollington boundary lies only partly on public rights of way, such as along the Saddle of Kerridge. Other sections of the walk follow the nearest or most logical right of way, wherever possible avoiding roads to the actual boundary.
The walk is 8.5 miles long and includes some hill walking but walkers are welcome to come along for all or just part of the walk. There will be a stop at The Poachers Inn. Alternatively, walkers can bring their own refreshments and packed lunches.
The civic parade and service is on Sunday, also commemorating the Battle of Britain.
The parade will assemble at Bollington Community Centre, on Ovenhouse Lane, from 11.15am. Town councillors, guests and uniformed organisations will join the parade which begins at 11.30am.
Bollington Brass Band will lead the parade to St Oswald’s Church for the service at 12pm by Rev Canon Veronica Hydon and after the service the mayor will present civic awards to winners at Bollington Cross Primary School.
Road closures will be in place from 11.30am until 12pm.
●● Last year’s Bollington Civic Parade