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Friends of Marple Memorial Park Bird and Bat Boxes supported by Stockport Hydro

Friends of Marple Memorial Park are very grateful to Stockport Hydro for the award of £275 towards new bird and bat boxes in the park.

Please let us know if you see the boxes in use

Fortunately for the birds and the bats, we got them all installed before the Covid-19 virus stopped our activities in the park but sadly we haven't been able to have a proper look and see which ones are occupied. If you are taking your daily exercise in Memorial Park during this period of social isolation and you spot any of the boxes in use we'd love to know the details - like the location and who's moved in. It would be great if you could send a photo too!

Read the full story of the 18 new bird boxes and 8 new bat boxes funded by this award plus a donation from Marple Senior Citizens and the 50-50 Club:


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Another successful year for Stockport Hydro Ltd as 17 local projects benefit from the 2020 Environmental Challenge Award

Representatives of the projects will receive their awards at 2:00pm on Friday 13th March 2020 at Stockport Hydro at Otterspool on the River Goyt.

This year the fund, created by the sale of renewable energy and donations by members, has been increased to £3,970.

Awards will be presented to:
  • Alexandra Park Primary School, Edgeley; to help a nurture garden within the school.
  • Rose Hill Primary School, Marple; equipment to expand the allotment and wildlife area
  • Hatton Hill Top Sanctuary, Heaton Norris; tools and supplies to support wildlife walks.
  • Walthew House, Shaw Heath; planters, pots and compost for a sensory planting party.
  • Friends of Marple Memorial Park; replacing aged bird and bat boxes.
  • Dial Park Primary School, Offerton; cameras, wind chimes and feeders for forest garden
  • Friends of Etherow; storage bench for bird food and seating.
  • Great Moor Junior School; support for an artist working with children on conservation.
  • Woodley & Romiley Towpath Team; materials and equipment to enhance the path.
  • Friends of Scholes Park, Gatley; signs and notices to encourage use of play areas.
  • St Mary’s CE Primary School, South Reddish; provision of raised vegetable beds.
  • Ist Marple Scout Group; items and equipment to support environmental activities.
  • MESS; contribution to publicity for energy saving strategy event.
  • Warren Wood Primary School, Offerton; tools and equipment for forest school
  • Sustainable Living in the Heatons; tree-surgeon to position bird and bat boxes
  • Marple Sports Club; materials for workshops and improving water storage
  • Friends of Tangshutt, Romiley; equipment to trap and study moths and wildlife.
Stockport Hydro is run entirely by volunteers and produces power that is fed directly into the National Grid. This creates an income that maintains the scheme, pays a return to investors and the Environmental Challenge fund. Over the anticipated 40-year life of the project, the scheme expects to save over 100,000 tonnes of CO2.

Address; Stockport Hydro at Otterspool Weir, Mill Lane, Romiley, Stockport SK6 3LQ

Please note: There is no parking on the site. Parking is available at Dobbies Garden Centre, across Dooley Lane or Vale Road Car Park, 5 minutes’ walk away and safest place to cross the road.

For further information/interviews contact:
Laurence Jackson on 0161 427 2217
Email: news from Stockport Hydro on Facebook


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Stockport Hydro's 2020 Environmental Challenge [Deadline 31 January 2020]
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Stockport Hydro's Environmental Challenge 2020

Stockport Hydro Ltd, a community owned scheme, has been generating renewable energy power on the River Goyt since October 2012.

£3,900 is available from their Environmental Challenge Fund for around 12 projects which will benefit the local community and take place within the SMBC boundary. Projects must have an environmental focus and can be of a community or co-operative nature.

For more information and application forms:

Please send completed applications to:
Post: Laurence Jackson, 7 Fairfax Close, Marple, Stockport SK6 6HH

Closing date for applications: 31 January 2020
Please note applications received after this date will not be accepted.