The Story of Marsh and Micklefield Big Local

Marsh and Micklefield Big Local is a resident led community development project.

In 2014, following their successful campaign to rebuild Micklefield Library a few years earlier, the residents of Micklefield, together with the residents of Marsh, were asked to take part in a national, 10 year long, community development project called ‘Big Local’. Big Local is funded by the lottery and there are a total of 150 communities in England taking part in the project.

Since then a core group of residents have been working together to make positive changes locally: planting flowers, running the movie night, creating activities with young people - as well as getting some of the money that comes with the Big Local out to other initiatives such as Hills Café and our Community Centres.

This website, along with the ‘The Mayfly’ newspaper have been created for the residents of Marsh and Micklefield as places to share ideas and information.

As a community we are fortunate to have access to some lottery funding to help develop our area, but we’ve realised it’s not money that makes this thing work - its people. So please get in touch and get involved!

‘Its been a long journey and we have learnt so much. The next 5 years depend on getting young and old, and everyone in between, from the wider community involved’

Resident Volunteer / Chair

If you would like to find out more…

…take a look at the ‘Get Involved’ pages of this site, or just get in touch for a chat and we will take it from there.

Get in touch