Heroes assemble for the Great British Spring Clean

Lichfield District Council is backing Keep Britain Tidy’s Great British Spring Clean, and encouraging local people to take part in a community clean-up. It’s not too late to get involved in the nation’s biggest tidy-up, the Great British Spring Clean, organised by Keep Britain Tidy. Over the weekend of 2 to 4 March, you can… Read more »

Let’s go fly a kite at Beacon Park this half term

Book your place at a kite making workshop running at local Lichfield beauty spot this February half term holiday. Beacon Park is hosting a series of kite workshops that will teach children to make and decorate their own kites, which they can then fly in the park in a mini kite flying competition. The workshops… Read more »

Wonder wanders at Beacon Park

A series of free mindful walks is launching at a beautiful nature spot in the heart of Lichfield this month.  Lichfield District Council is trialling new monthly ‘Wonder Wanders’ at Beacon Park. They will offer participants the chance to take a slow amble around the park, and use their senses to focus on some fascinating… Read more »

Winter edition of ParkLife is out now

ParkLife is our free seasonal Lichfield Historic Parks newsletter. It features news about Beacon Park, Minster Pool and Walk, the Garden of Remembrance and Stowe Pool. In our winter issue of ParkLife we highlight Beacon Park’s festive fun and celebrations, and introduce a series of new wellbeing walks to help you start 2018 in a… Read more »

Beacon Park hosts Christmas wreath workshops

More than 20 people got festive and made beautiful Christmas wreaths at Beacon Park. Despite the heavy snow, 23 people came along to four Christmas wreath workshops that ran over Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 December. The workshops took place in Beacon Park’s Discovery Hub, and was very festive with the snow falling outside. The… Read more »

Festive event to thank park volunteers

Lichfield District Council’s parks team held an event on Wednesday 6 December to thank park volunteers for all their hard work over 2017. In the past year 84 people have spent a combined total of around 4,000 hours volunteering across Lichfield District Council’s parks and green spaces. From thinning trees and clearing scrub as part… Read more »

Water level to be lowered at two historic city pools

The water levels of Minster Pool and Stowe Pool are set to be lowered on Monday 4 December as part of a trial, ahead of works to remove a build-up of leaves and silt at Minster Pool. As part of its programme of maintenance, Lichfield District Council has arranged for the Dam Street side of… Read more »

Council seeks club to take on sole rights to fish Stowe Pool

An exciting opportunity for fishing clubs to apply to gain sole rights to fish at a stunning beauty spot in the centre of Lichfield. Lichfield District Council is inviting fishing clubs to apply for a rental agreement for the sole use of fishing at Stowe Pool. The agreement can be up to five years and… Read more »

Beacon Park helps school create outdoor classroom

A tree that came down in a hurricane has been put to good use by Queen’s Croft School in Lichfield. Back in October, a mature willow tree in Beacon Park’s woodland blew down during hurricane Ophelia. Students from Queen’s Croft school visited the park this month to choose the best logs, which they helped to… Read more »

Christmas decorations workshop round-up

A lovely time was had on 19 December at Beacon Park’s Christmas decorations workshop. The session saw participants hand making Christmas cards, paper baubles and willow frames. Thank you to everyone who came along and we hope you like your fabulous decorations.