Mike regularly advises meetings of his parish councils and supports communities against inappropriate housing and other developments. He has fought for tens of thousands of pounds for good causes and projects over the years. Beneficiaries include: Long Marston Community Poppin Shop, St James the Great & St Swithin’s Churches, Welford School and the Meon Medical Centre. He has supported community speed-watch equipment, benches, local defibrillators, guide dogs, equipment for first responders and tree planting. By allocating his Community Grant Scheme and transport budget wisely he has supported local activities, organisations and facilities such as Scout groups, the Dementia Cafe, Library, Village Hall Wifi, village hall infrastructure, the Millennium Trust and a new Parish Magazine.