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

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.

Subscribe to an electric car

Very interesting article on a new initiative to subscribe to an electric car on a monthly basis. Cost includes insurance, maintenance and charging at public chargers. No upfront deposit. See

Agroforestry and the Kindling Trust

A sustainable way of farming with a chance to invest in a local project – click here

A guide to Ethical Shopping

A very interesting article on how to shop ethically online. Full of suggestions for websites we can use. Click here to read the article.

You, Me and Climate Change

A new article from a MESS member. Well worth reading and a sobering reminder to us all. Click here to read the article.

Learning Online

There are several options available if you want to listen to talks and/or attend an online course. Just go to our Links page to see what is on offer.

No idling

Our latest campaign is to stop cars idling when stationary outside schools and other public areas. See our You Tube video on our Home Page

Farming – past, present and future

Another interesting article from a member with a farming background who reflects  – to read the article click here

The Arctic, a lesson to us all

We have a new and sobering article by Gordon a MESS member about the decline in sea ice in the Arctic. Click here to read the full article

New home improvement grants of up to £10,000

If you live in Greater Manchester home improvement grants of up to £10,000 are available to help residents save on energy bills. To be eligible for the grant of up to £10,000, applicants should have a gross annual household income of less than £30,000 and be living in homes with a low energy efficiency rating (EPC band E, F or G).  For more information see