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We are ordinary people who care about where we live, and are working together to make both Marsh and Micklefield places in which people, community, enterprise and nature can all thrive. Join us!

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 lead local change, driven by the values below.

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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

The residents partnership meets around 10 times a year to decide how to progress the project and look at funding applications.

Chiltern Rangers

Also a very inspiring bunch. 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