An odd subject for a web page you may think but if you are planning on visiting the
town it's a very important matter! Bollington has not been well endowed where the essential
facilities are concerned and there has been much criticism of the Town Council and Macclesfield
Borough Council for not improving matters. With a distance of over two miles from end to end
there is probably a case for two or even three.
Macclesfield Borough Council installed a PSL 'Superloo' at Pool Bank,
opposite the Spinners Arms pub - available 24 hours a day at a cost of 10p
a go! The advantage of this is that it is less likely to be subjected to
vandalism, is accessible to the disabled and was automatically cleaned
after every use.
this was a very expensive facility for the public purse. Cheshire East Council,
who took over the contract, paid out thousands of pounds a year
in rental and servicing charges. In these days of austerity it was very clear
that this facility was poor value for money and once the contract was time
expired the loo had to go. It was removed in April 2015.
Additional facilities are available:
At Adlington Road car park; these are open only when the Ranger office is
manned which generally means during working hours (say 9.15am to 4.30pm);
In the Recreation Ground; with access from Palmerston Street by the
aqueduct and opposite the Library, or from Adlington Road. These are only
open while games are being played on the cricket or football fields;
All pubs and restaurants, and Waterside Cafe, have toilet facilities available
for customers during opening hours.
Discussions are expected to take place on this subject once the new Bollington
Town Council is installed in May 2015.
In the early 1970s there were a number of additional facilities, but
only for gentlemen! One was on Palmerston Street by the entrance to the Recreation Ground - a
couple of angled walls for modesty, a trough and a drain pipe that emptied straight into the
river Dean! Until more recently there was also a similar facility on the Recreation Ground. Alas,
that fell to the ravages of vandals.
* Loo - toilet, lavatory, john, bathroom