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Local people have been working together to make our community flourish.

We have £500k to spend locally.

To see results of a recent survey about how this should be used - scroll down.

Meet the team and find out more on the way!

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

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

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


Meet the team

  1. Andrea Baughan from Marsh & Micklefield

    Andrea Baughan

    Marsh Resident

  2. Carol Rickwood from Marsh & Micklefield

    Carol Rickwood

    Micklefield Resident and Admin Assistant

  3. Eric Meek from Marsh & Micklefield

    Eric Meek

    Marsh Resident

  4. John Shaw from Marsh & Micklefield

    John Shaw

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

  5. John Taylor from Marsh & Micklefield

    John Taylor

    Community Ranger

  6. Luci Busescu from Marsh & Micklefield

    Luci Busescu

    Micklefield Resident, Graphic Design and Editorial Assistant

  7. Lisa Meaney from Marsh & Micklefield

    Lisa Meaney


  8. Matt Knight from Marsh & Micklefield

    Matt Knight

    Micklefield Resident, Vice Chair

  9. Maddy Howe from Marsh & Micklefield

    Maddy Howe

    Marsh Resident, Chair

  10. Riaz Ahmed from Marsh & Micklefield

    Riaz Ahmed

    Team Member

  11. Victoria Baptiste from Marsh & Micklefield

    Victoria Baptiste

    Micklefield Resident

  12. Russell Smith from Marsh & Micklefield

    Russell Smith

    Micklefield resident, proofreader

123 people took part in a recent survey

The Survey looked at how to best use £500k in Marsh and Micklefield. The results are sumarised in the November Mayfly.

See the full results via the button below.

Survey Results

The £500k is the remaining funds from a grant of just over £1m from the National Lottery. So far about a third of the funds spent have been used on projects developed by the Marsh and Micklefield team, a third has been distributed to other groups locally, and a third has been used on staff team and running costs.

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

The Mayfly

Community Ranger

Youth Projects

Covid Support

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.

June 20 Update

May 20 Update

March 20 Update

Feb 20 Update

Jan 20 Update

Minutes May 2020

Minutes April 2020

Minutes March 2020

Minutes February 2020

Minutes January 2020