Local Links

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.

Companies Supplying Solar panels

The following companies have been used by MESS members. Please note that MESS does not endorse or recommend any of these companies.

H20 Renewables – based in Glossop


Project Solar – national company


The Solar People – sell micro inverters


Environmental Roofing Services – based in Worsley, supply solar panels


Local Groups

TRANSITION NEW MILLS https://transitionnewmills.org/

TRANSITION BUXTON https://www.transitionbuxton.co.uk/

They have had a series of mini seminars  https://www.transitionbuxton.co.uk/mini-seminars

TRANSITION WILMSLOW  https://transitionwilmslow.co.uk/

SUSTAINABLE HAYFIELD https://www.sustainablehayfield.com/

Macctastic – Macclesfield Eco Network macctastic.org

Marple Memorial Park   https://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/

Friends of Brabyns Park https://www.facebook.com/Brabyns/

Stockport Hydro  – a community energy saving scheme http://www.stockport-hydro.co.uk/

Marple Allotments  http://www.marpleallotments.org.uk/

Friends of Rosehill Station http://www.forhs.org.uk/

Sustainable Living in the Heatons www.slheatons.org

The Kindling Trust – local veg box scheme and plans for farm using Agroforestry https://kindling.org.uk/


ECO COMMUNITIES CHESTER http://ecocommunitiesuk.com/

Regular events with a good speaker https://www.crowdcast.ioecocommunities

St. Mary’s Upton A to Z of Living Lightly
A to Z of Living Lightly – St Mary’s Upton (stm-upton.org.uk)


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

Green hearts

Green hearts are powerful. When you make and share your green heart, you help send a powerful message to decision-makers: that people from every corner of the UK want to see urgent action to protect the people, places and life we love from the worst impacts of climate change. Green hearts bring people together. When you make and display your green heart, you show others in your community that you care about climate change and are hopeful that we can protect what we love from its impacts by taking urgent action. Every February, green hearts pop up across the country as everyone from Prime Ministers to Premier League footballers, astronauts to the Archbishop of Canterbury join the UK’s biggest conversation about climate change. Show the Love may look a little different this year, but there are still many ways to get involved. www.theclimatecoalition.org/resource

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 https://www.crowdcast.io/ecocommunities

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 https://countdown.ted.com You can find several introductory videos. https://www.youtube.com/TED

Driving Ethically: Understanding the sustainability of electric cars. A guide for anyone who is thinking of buying an electric car https://www.autotrader.co.uk/cars/electric/understanding-sustainability-electric-cars/

Future Learn – Online Climate Change: Solutions Course https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/climate-change-the-solutions