Introducing our COMMUNITY RANGER
Hi I’m John, the newly appointed M&M Community Ranger.
This spring has seen the launch of a really exciting partnership – working together with Marsh & Micklefield Big Local.
My new role enables me to work with residents and community groups to create and deliver projects in urban spaces and the beautiful streams, woods and meadows we are so lucky to have in the M&M area. The ranger role is intended to benefit both the community and nature, and to reinforce the sense of local distinctiveness, collective pride and connection to place.
Ranger Projects are driven by the ideas and passions of residents. In my first few months I have worked with BOOMMfutures, young people’s social action group, and many other residents of all ages at Micklefield Library, Wrights Meadow Centre, Funges Meadow and in the River Wye. I have also organised a guided ‘Orchid Walk’ through the woodland and chalk grassland of Gomm’s Wood.
Other projects suggested so far have been diverse: developing spaces for wildflowers and herbs; creating a community orchard; using the local environment as a resource for crafts and as inspiration for art. There has been great interest in investigating the area’s heritage – both the human and natural histories and in photographing and filming our local habitats and enabling people to demonstrate what it is that makes this part of Wycombe important and special.
If you have any idea’s you would like to share or if you would like to get involved in one of our activities, drop me a line on firstname.lastname@example.org.