MARPLE, MELLOR & MARPLE BRIDGE ENERGY SAVING STRATEGY is a local community project which aims to promote carbon reduction, raise awareness of climate change issues and find local solutions to some of the resulting problems.



We are a group of people aiming to bring the Community together to look for solutions to climate change.

MESS started 10 years ago and,  prior to the Pandemic, held monthly meetings.





Discuss environmental issues, hold events, share knowledge and information about renewable technology and energy saving.


MESS has been at the forefront raising issues about climate change for the past ten years. These same issues are now being debated on the world stage and by the UK’s government. MESS sees its role to enhance understanding of cleaner technologies ie wind/solar power, to reduce carbon and look for cleaner emissions, ie electric cars, to encourage more cycling and less flying. MESS advocates we shop locally and think about food miles. MESS provides information on green issues for all local residents and children and encourage community projects for a green agenda.


We all want to protect our planet and it is by practical ways we can make this happen

Just a few examples of MESS events:
Meet monthly to discuss issues and plan events.
Hold Film Nights on ecological issues.
‘Thermal Imaging Camera’ (MESS Members go into homes to discover heat loss so solutions can be found).
Information Table’ for the public taken to Marple Town Centre and other community events such as the Autumn Festival at Roman Lakes.
MESS planted the Community Orchard and the ‘Incredible Edible’ group look after the planters containing herbs on Marple Precinct.
School Boxes, which contain items to educate and are borrowed by local schools.

Over the years MESS has held many information days and in 2019 had a very successful ‘Climate Crisis in Marple’ day with keynote speaker from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research.  Any future plans for public events are on hold until we have moved out of the pandemic.


EATING TO SAVE THE PLANET – – a Flexitarian Approach’
Several MESS members have contributed to this new recipe book which embraces what MESS promotes ie purchasing locally and in season.

MESS Recipe ebook 2021





“We are living in a warming world and this is a human problem. We need to tackle this globally and locally”. Dr Chris Jones, Tyndall  Centre.


If you have a passion about the environment and would like to join a group who want to make our world a better place then please join MESS. You would be made very welcome.





Since lockdown there have been some very good opportunities to listen and learn.  If you missed these as they took place you can still catch up in your own time


CLIMATE ACTION FESTIVAL – the Heatons’ Sustainable Living Group.  See programme and video recordings of speakers


Under the theme of ‘Taking Action: Today, Tomorrow and Together’, the Green Summit  featured sessions based on three key areas:  Nature, biodiversity and climate adaptation,  Green transport and energy efficiency.  Circular economy, waste and recycling, and sustainable construction. You can have access to the content until December 31st


WHAT IF? organised by Eco Communities.  Started during lockdown in June by Chester Friends of the Earth this virtual group has developed to serve all of the North West.  You can catch up with past events  on


COUNTDOWN is a global initiative to champion and accelerate solutions to the climate crisis, turning ideas into action. It was launched globally on October  10th   You can find several introductory videos.

Latest News

An interesting site by St. Mary’s Church, Upton, Wirral with an idea for every letter … Continue reading

Another interesting article from a member with a farming background who reflects  – to read … Continue reading

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Latest Events

New members very welcome. For access details to the meeting please email

The summit took place on 21st-24th September 2020. All the sessions are available to watch … Continue reading

All our meetings are held via Zoom at the moment.  If you would like to … Continue reading

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Get Involved

If you are interested in being involved in any of MESS's events or feel you can help get please get in touch