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

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.

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.