Marple Bridge Association


Marple Bridge Association was established to promote the interests of the people who live or work in Marple Bridge and to make Marple Bridge as an attractive environment for residents, workers and visitors alike.

The Association organises various events including the summer street party and winter wonderland as well as events like the back to school walk. They provide and maintain all the flowers , baskets and planters as part of bridge in bloom and maintain the peace garden. We get no funding or help from the council to do this and our annual bill for this is close to £2000. We also refurbished the phone box on Lower Fold and installed a public access defibrilator which we maintain throughout the year. We have also helped groups put defibrillators in Compstall, Ludworth Primary School and Marple and are currently helping other local groups do the same. Anyone who has ideas or could help fund these projects please get in touch.


The committee we have is a fantastic group of individuals both young and not so young, for any committee to remain strong it always needs new members and new ideas. If anyone fancies getting involved on the committee, helping with the flowers and peace garden in the village or even has some ideas about future potential events or ideas for the village please get in touch. It isnt onerous and is a lot of fun at times. Please get in touch if you are interested in getting involved 07968985569


This year the MBA street party will be replaced by a party to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day on the bank holiday of 8th May. It will be held at Compstall Cricket Club and tickets are avaialble online from Ticketsource the full link is below, tickets will also be available from Marple Bridge Post office.

It will be a 1940’s themed event so feel free to dress up as there will be prizes for the best dressed. Food and drink will be available but you are welcome to bring your own picnic and don’t forget your chairs. We have booked the John Cooper Band, The Rock Choir and there will be 1940’s classics sung by Samantha Jones. There will be stalls, kids games and races plus plenty more to keep the kids entertained.  Anyone who wishes to get involved or has any ideas for the day drop us an email at

tickets can be bought online at



The Tour of Britain came through Marple Bridge on the 14th September, the MBA turned the village red white and blue and hundreds of locals lined Brabyns Brow and Lower Fold to cheer the riders on. Well done all those who came out to show the village’s community spirit.



We hope you all had a great time at this years event. It was really well attended so thanks to all those who came and also all those who performed

or helped on the day. Thank you to all the bands , school choirs, Rainbows and the united reformed church for all their help.

Back to School Walk

This years back to school walk was a resounding success , with a large group of mums and dads walking with their children from Town Street down to the Roman Lakes, the kids did a little quiz on the way and got the opportunity to make bird and bat boxes with the MBA committee and partake in the Roman Lakes open day.








The Marple Website

The Friends of Brabyns Park

Compstall Cricket Club

Etherow Country Park Sailing Club



Details of past and future events in the village.



A brief history of the MBA, its aims and objectives.

Our History

Contact Us

Contact details for the Marple Bridge Association.

Contact Us


Purchase tickets for upcoming MBA events.

Event listing