Mark is a Founding Member and Director of Tollesbury Climate Partnership (TCP). He is leading TCP’s project to decarbonise Tollesbury School, and also heads the organisations sustainable food group. Mark is passionate about building sustainable communities, and bringing communities together to find solutions for the future.
Mark is also a Partner in Land Management Services, a farming and conservation business in Tollesbury.
Tollesbury Climate Partnership (TCP) was established as a Community Benefit Society in 2021, with the aim of supporting projects to make the village more sustainable, with a particular emphasis on combating climate change. The group is made up entirely of volunteers and works closely with the local council and other local groups and businesses to support sustainability. TCP organises a wide range of projects, from tree planting and biodiversity improvement work, through improving transport links to energy saving measures and renewable energy installations.
Tollesbury Climate Partnership is currently running a project to decarbonise the village primary school, having raised over £200,000 in community shares to secure a £420,000 government grant. The project aims to reduce the school’s carbon footprint by over 90%, significantly reduce the school’s energy budget, and deliver a small return to the community investors.