How to protect against Alabama rot

Following one confirmed case of Alabama rot in Lichfield, we’re giving out some advice to dog walkers as a precaution. What is Alabama rot? It is a deadly disease that affects dogs. There has been one confirmed case in Lichfield District this year (2018). Cases have been reported in other parts of the region, including… Read more »

Count down to May’s Drive-in Movies at Beacon Park

Excitement is mounting as Beacon Park in Lichfield gets ready to host two drive-in movies this spring. Lichfield District Council’s parks team is busy working behind the scenes in preparation of showing two blockbusters at Beacon Park this May. Movie lovers are in for a treat as the cult British comedy, The Italian Job (1969… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Victorian May Day

Head to Museum Gardens on May Day to enjoy traditional fun and games. Lichfield District Council is hosting a Victorian May Day event at Museum Gardens in Beacon Park on Monday 7 May 2018, between 11am and 3pm. The May Day celebrations will include maypole dancing, a Victorian craft ‘cup in a ball’ activity, and… Read more »

Council seeks sponsors for Lichfield Proms

Lichfield District Council is calling for local businesses and organisations to sponsor its twentieth Lichfield Proms Beacon Park. Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park is a free event for the whole family, and the council is urging local businesses to come forward to help raise the money needed to stage the end-of-summer concert. This year’s event… Read more »

Volunteers sow Beacon Park poppy field

Lichfield District Council thank all the volunteers who rolled up their sleeves on 3 April to sow a memorial poppy field. The friends of Lichfield Historic Parks and Neaten and Natter volunteer group joined the council’s parks team to sow the poppy seed into Beacon Park’s poppy field for the final time, to commemorate the… Read more »

2018’s Drive-in Movies at Beacon Park

‘Blow the doors off’ and ‘have the time of your life’ at two Drive-in Movies at Beacon Park this May. After the success of Grease, the first ever Drive-in Movie at Beacon Park that took place in the summer of 2017, Lichfield District Council will be offering audiences two films in May and two more… Read more »

Beacon Park helps Visit Lichfield celebrate English Tourism Week

To celebrate English Tourism Week (17 to 25 March), Visit Lichfield organised a tour of some of the city’s top tourist attractions and invited some very special guests, including Lichfield’s MP, Michael Fabricant and the Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Cllr Mark Warfield, and the Mayor of Lichfield City Council, Cllr Janice Greaves.  We were… Read more »

Easter holiday fun for children at Beacon Park

From following an Easter trail to hunting for pond life, there is plenty on offer to keep children busy this Easter break. Kicking off the holiday programme, families can follow an Easter trail round Beacon Park to solve clues and claim a small prize. There are two levels of clues, with simple clues for little… Read more »

Great British Spring Clean at Beacon Park

Many thanks to Sandra and Helen who joined our Community & Education Officer, Ruth Piddington, on a two-hour deep litter pick of Beacon Park’s woodland area on Friday 9 March. This event was part of the Great British Spring Clean community litter pick that had to be rescheduled due to the snowy weather earlier in… Read more »

Get on your bike!

The monthly Sunday cycle rides programme, Cycle Rides for All, is back for 2018. Cycle Rides for All is launching on Sunday 25 March with a three and a half mile Lichfield taster ride setting off from Beacon Park. This event signals the start of a series of seven free monthly cycle rides that take… Read more »