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

Residents have come together to decide how £500k of funds should be used locally.

Scroll down to see the plan and find out more.

Meet the team 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

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. Lisa Meaney from Marsh & Micklefield

    Lisa Meaney


  6. Matt Knight from Marsh & Micklefield

    Matt Knight

    Micklefield Resident, Vice Chair

  7. Maddy Howe from Marsh & Micklefield

    Maddy Howe

    Marsh Resident, Chair

  8. Riaz Ahmed from Marsh & Micklefield

    Riaz Ahmed

    Team Member

  9. Russell Smith from Marsh & Micklefield

    Russell Smith

    Micklefield resident, proofreader

123 people took part in an initial survey in September

The Survey looked at how to best use £500k remaining funds from a grant of just over £1m from the National Lottery.

See the full results via the button below, for a summary just scroll down.

Survey Results

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 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.

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