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.


MESS news

Companies supplying solar panels

See our links page for a list of companies which supply solar panels locally and nationally

Thinking of buying an electric car?

We have a link to a new guide which could be useful if you are thinking of moving away from petrol or diesel cars. Go to and follow the link

COP 26 – MESS involvement

Three members of the group travelled to Glasgow to make their voices heard on behalf of Marple residents. Other MESS members joined in the Manchester March on Saturday 6th November. See here for photos

Friday 29th October 2021

A group of MESS supporters met outside William Wragg’s office in Marple to hand over a letter asking the government to do much more to prevent disastrous climate change. Read more about it here

What are the COP 26 goals?

There are four major goals for COP 26

1. Secure global net zero by mid-century and keep 1.5 degrees within reach

2. Adapt to protect communities and natural habitats

3. Mobilise finance

4. Work together to deliver

See for more information and write to your MP!

Memorial Service for Maureen Matthews

On Sunday 1st August we held a memorial service at St. Mary’s Church in Marple Bridge and later that day, a plaque was unveiled on the picnic table at the Community Orchard in Marple. Click here for some photos of the event.

No idling Poster competition winners

Thank you to our local artist Tracey McGuinness-Kelly for judging the posters designed by primary school children and providing prizes. You can see the winning entries here

Article on peat in garden compost

A very easy way to reduce carbon dioxide that anyone can do is to buy peat-free compost at the garden centre. Read Gordon’s informative article here

May 2021 Newsletter published

Our latest newsletter is available to read. See link below

Notes on recent articles

Lots of interesting information collating various recent articles from different publications by Madeleine Cuff and Mark Carney among others. Click here to read.