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Local people have been working together to decide how 500k of funds should be used locally.

Scroll down to see the plan and meet the team!

Here’s the story…

In 2010 the communities of Marsh and Micklefield were invited to take part in an experimental community project called ‘Big Local’. Since then a group of residents have been working together to enable local change, driven by the values below.

Find out more here
  1. 1

    EMPOWERMENT Together we can build the community we want to live in.

  2. 2

    ENJOYMENT This should be fun! Lets enjoy this journey together.

    Oven Glove
  3. 3

    INCLUSIVITY This belongs to everyone. If you are between 0-110 and care about where you live - consider yourself part of the family.

  4. 4

    GENEROSITY Mistakes will be made - that is part of the journey. Lets meet each other with open minds and assume the best.

    Music Note

Meet the team

  1. Carol Rickwood from Marsh & Micklefield

    Carol Rickwood

    Micklefield Resident and Admin Assistant

  2. Eric Meek from Marsh & Micklefield

    Eric Meek

    Marsh Resident

  3. John Shaw from Marsh & Micklefield

    John Shaw

    Chief Ranger at Chiltern Rangers - the projects 'Locally Trusted Organisation'

  4. Luci Busescu from Marsh & Micklefield

    Luci Busescu

    Micklefield Resident, Graphic Design and Editorial Assistant

  5. Matt Knight from Marsh & Micklefield

    Matt Knight

    Micklefield Resident, Vice Chair

  6. Rachel Pike from Marsh & Micklefield

    Rachel Pike


  7. Riaz Ahmed from Marsh & Micklefield

    Riaz Ahmed

    Team Member

Together residents created a plan for using the £500k

The plan was approved by funders in February 2021, and a new residents’ partnership team is currently being formed to bring it to life.

To get involved email the team here

See the plan

See below for a summary of previous funds have been used.

For more details on work led by the Marsh and Micklefield Big Local team follow these links:

The Mayfly

Community Ranger

Youth Projects

The team also run events like Movie Night, help local community businesses and other projects to develop, and run this website!

Click here for a list of Marsh and Micklefield grants awarded 2014-2020

Download the Marsh and Micklefield 2013-2020 info-graphic

Chiltern Rangers

As residents involved in this this project are an informal group and cannot hold funds or employ staff, Chiltern Rangers CIC have been asked to be the ‘Locally Trusted Organisation’ for our area, and take on these roles.

Chiltern Rangers

To find out more about recent activities, please read the staff updates and notes from team meetings which take place about 10 times a year.

May 2021 Update
April 21 Notes
March 21 Update
March 21 Notes
June 20 Update
May 20 Update
April 20 Notes