How YOU can help the Danes Moss campaign…

(1) Sign up for our newsletter
(2) Donate to the campaign
(3) Attend our events
(4) Spread the word
(5) Write to decision makers and those with influence
(6) Visit Danes Moss to enjoy the wild space! You can help with the ongoing Bioblitz too
(7) Request an SDM placard for your garden by emailing ‘savedanesmoss @’ (especially if you live on a main road in the Danes Moss area!)

(1) Email Sign Up

Sign up here for our newsletters to keep up to date with the latest on the campaign

Hoverfly on Danes Moss

(2) Donate

Donate directly to the campaign here via our GoFundMe page

Or you can donate directly to the campaign:
Donate directly to our group bank account, 
Name:  Save Danes Moss Community Group
Account:  2195 6060
Sort code:  30 99 50

Elegant Bristle Moss on Danes Moss

(3) Attend our Events

Next Event: The Race to Save the Willow Tit and Danes Moss

An evening of discussion and poetry about a famous Danes Moss resident: the willow tit.

Saturday 16 March at 18:30pm
Free entry to venue: St Michael’s Church, Market Place, Macclesfield, SK10 1DY

Monthly: Treacle Market

Last Sunday of each month
Come visit our stall at Macclesfield’s Treacle Market.
We are usually in the churchyard of St Michael’s in the centre of Macclesfield

Danes Moss Willow Tit Meeting

(4) Spread the Word

  • Follow and share us on social media
  • Tell your friends and family
  • Write to local and national newspapers

(5) Write to Decision Makers

Write to decision makers and those with influence:

Cheshire East Council Chief Executive
Rob Polkinghorne
rob.polkinghorne @

NOTE: Mr Polkinghorne was appointed as Chief Executive in December 2023.
He is able to influence decisions on whether the South Macclesfield Development Area should go ahead.
Let him know that any development on Danes Moss would make a mockery of the Council’s environmental credentials.

RSPB Chief Executive
Beccy Speight
rebecca.speight @

NOTE: The RSPB has a high profile partnership with Barratt Homes (who propose to build houses on Danes Moss).
Any development on Danes Moss would devastate the existing habitat for Willow Tits (the most endangered resident bird in the UK) and many other birds.
Let Ms Speight know that long as this partnership exists, the RSPB cannot allow Barratt to build on Danes Moss.

(6) Bioblitz

Join in with our ongoing Bioblitz

We have found and recorded 1300 species and counting, with over 100 of them having some form of protection.

Take a look here to find out how to add what you find to our growing database, we have centralised it on inaturalist… you only need a mobile phone camera and free app to join in!

Take a look here to see what we have found on the proposed development area so far.

Hazel Bug on Danes Moss