Macclesfield MP, David Rutley, joined members of the Bollington Initiative Trust (BIT), to cut the ribbon at Turner’s Lodge on Ingersley Road, declaring Simplicity Granite open for business at its new home.
Turner’s Lodge, a former toilet block in Bollington, has been transformed by BIT into a new environmentally friendly site, which local business, Simplicity Granite, is now using to sell its granite kitchen work surfaces.
Simplicity Granite is a professional family run business based in Bollington Cheshire, specialising in the supply and fitting of Natural Stone Granite and Quartz Worktops throughout Cheshire, both to the public and trade. They provide a comprehensive granite and quartz product range, which is sourced directly by the company from around the world.
BIT is a local company with charitable status, which was established to assist in the social, economic and environmental development of Bollington and its surrounding area. It has some of the characteristics of a Local Development Trust and a Community Interest Company, a concept which is being promoted by the government to complement local charitable trusts.
The type of projects which the Trust will tackle include the restoration of derelict or redundant buildings, for uses that benefit the community, the protection and management of open spaces, woodlands and watercourses, and the creation and management of recreation and leisure facilities for the local population. The Trust also look to promote the town and provide training and educational activities and materials for the local community.
Speaking following the opening, David, said, “This is a remarkable example of local ingenuity and imagination for redeveloping local sites. The Bollington Initiative Trust has done important work in Bollington, and I would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in taking this project forward. I wish Simplicity Granite every success in their new home.”