Lichfield Parks Health Walks

Everyone’s invited to go on a series of free health boosting walks through Lichfield Historic Parks that are running from April to October.  Lichfield District Council’s parks team is leading two walks a month around Lichfield Historic Parks, which includes Beacon Park, Minster Pool & Walk, and Stowe Pool & Fields. The gentle walks are… Read more »

Get on your bike!

The monthly Sunday cycle rides programme, Cycle Rides for All, is back for 2017. Cycle Rides for All is launching on Sunday 26 March with a three and a half mile Lichfield taster ride setting off from Beacon Park. This event signals the start of free monthly cycle rides that take place towards the end… Read more »

Paper flowers for Mother’s Day

Children are invited to make something special for mum in time for Mother’s Day. A workshop to teach youngsters how to create beautiful handmade flowers out of tissue papers is running in Beacon Park’s Discovery Hub on Saturday 25 March 2017. The workshop is most suitable for anyone aged 8 and over, although younger children… Read more »

Beacon Park tennis scheme wins top award

Beacon Park’s free coach led tennis sessions have encouraged the most new people to start playing tennis out of all the Tennis For Free initiatives across the country. As a result the Tennis For Free charity has awarded Beacon Park’s scheme a national award for encouraging tennis participation. In February 2016, national tennis charity Tennis… Read more »

Musuem Garden works

Severn Trent Water worked overnight on 14 February in Museum Gardens to clear a blocked sewer pipe with high pressure jetting, with the intention of inserting a foil lining to the damaged pipe. However, they were unable to complete this as the pipework is in a worse state than anticipated. As a result, Severn Trent Water… Read more »

Beacon Park periscope workshops

Children are invited to take part in a craft workshop at Beacon Park this February half term. Lichfield District Council is hosting a series of craft workshops in Beacon Park on Wednesday 22 and Thursday 23 February, where children can make, decorate and test out their periscopes before taking them home. Running on both days… Read more »

Interpretation to celebrate life of local benefactor

A colourful information board detailing the life and times of Colonel Swinfen Broun, was unveiled at Beacon Park in Lichfield on Tuesday 20 December 2016. Lichfield District Council has installed a new interpretation panel next to the monument of Colonel Michael Swinfen Broun in Beacon Park. The panel pays tribute to the man who gave… Read more »

Festive event to thank park volunteers

Lichfield District Council’s parks team held an event on Wednesday 7 December to thank its park volunteers for all their hard work over 2016. In the past year 68 people have spent a combined total of 3,067 hours volunteering across Lichfield District Council’s parks and green spaces. From thinning trees and clearing scrub as part… Read more »

Beacon Park’s Christmas wreath workshops

Learn how to create beautiful Christmas wreaths at Beacon Park this December. Beacon Park is hosting two Christmas wreath workshops on Sunday 11 December, from 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm. Taking place in the park’s Discovery Hub, participants will use a variety of locally sourced greenery to make a wreath. Councillor Andy Smith,… Read more »

Beacon Park wins Bees’ Needs Award

Beacon Park in Lichfield City wins award for its commitment to providing bee friendly habitats.  Green Flag, in conjunction with Defra and the National Pollinator Strategy, has presented 19 awards to Green Flag parks in England that have made improvements to encourage pollinators across towns, cities and the wider countryside. Lichfield District Council, that manages… Read more »