Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks

Beacon Park tree planting by Friends

Beacon Park tree planting by Friends

The Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks are a group of local residents who believe Beacon Park, the Garden of Remembrance, Minster Pool and Walk, and Stowe Pool and Fields are wonderful green assets in the centre of Lichfield. We want them to be places enjoyed and valued by people of all backgrounds, ages, abilities and interests.

The friends group was set up by Lichfield District Council as part of its bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund to improve Beacon Park, the Garden of Remembrance, and Minster Pool and Walk. Since the completion of that project, the friends group has continued with help, but independent, from the council. Our area of interest has now extended to include Stowe Pool and Fields.

The aims of the friends group are:

>> To be the main forum for consultation between Lichfield District Council and park users, volunteers,  friends and local residents, through which all these can be involved in decisions made about the parks.

>> To suggest, be aware of and support (or, where necessary, oppose) ideas for the continued maintenance and future development of the parks in an environmentally favourable way, so as to protect, conserve and enhance the parks as places of recreation, freedom and enjoyment for the long-term benefit of all sections of the local community

>> As volunteers to contribute ideas and assist with promoting the parks and running of events.

You can find us on Facebook (external link)

Become a Friend

We are always looking for new members. So, if you are interested in helping to make Lichfield’s historic parks even better, please come along to our meetings

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks, please email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk for more information.

Upcoming meetings

  • 30 March 2017
  • 27 April 2017 (unconfirmed)
  • 1 June 2017
  • 29 June 2017
  • 27 July 2017
  • 31 August 2017
  • 28 September 2017
  • 26th October 2017 (unconfirmed)
  • 23 November 2017
  • 25 January 2018

Meetings are open to all to attend. They are held at Lichfield District Council Offices, Frog Lane, Lichfield. We meet at 6.20pm at the rear entrance, next to the council car park. Meetings generally end at about 8.15pm.

Minutes from meetings

Minutes 24 March 2016
Minutes 26 May 2016
Minutes 30 June 2016
Minutes 28 July 2016
Minutes 25 August 2016
Draft Minutes 29 September 2016
Draft minutes 26 January 2017