TWO students have been credited with helping win £700,000 to pay for the rejuvenation of the ageing Micklefield Library after they recorded a short film documenting its place in the community.

David Thorne, 22, and Mark Allard, 20, who both study at Bucks New University made the video as part of their film production course. The film was instrumental in persuading the Big Lottery Fund to choose the library, in Micklefield Road, to receive a donation.

Mr Allard, who lives in Booker Lane, High Wycombe, directed and edited the film. He said: "It's mostly interviews with councillors and local residents - getting the opinions of the real people of Micklefield.

"There was a very nice community spirit. Everyone just sort of helped out.

"I'm just really happy that they won the money. It will be very good for the community.

"I've known for a while that Micklefield has a deprived status and it's good that something's being done."

When the library is demolished the lottery grant will pay for a new building, complete with a family learning centre designed to provide residents of all ages with valuable qualifications.