June’s CPCG conservation days

Volunteers needed to help at two conservation events in Lichfield District this June.

Lichfield District Council is inviting adults to get their gardening gloves at the ready to help out at two Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (CPCG) events this June.

The first conservation day of the month is running on Wednesday 4 June at Muckley Corner and involves cutting back the nettles, thistles and scrub re-growth.

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Nature conservation is a great way to work as a group to boost important local natural habitats. It also offers a chance to meet new people and to learn new skills.”

The second CPCG day of the month is on Wednesday 18 June at Beacon Park in Lichfield, and includes cutting back brash from the stream and digging out silt.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth & Development, said: “We are so grateful to our CPCG volunteers who continue to help us to manage important parks and green spaces across the district. We’re always keen for more people to join the group, so if you are interested in nature conservation, please contact us to find out how to get involved.”

Both days will run from 10.30am to 3pm and are for over 18s. All tools will be provided as well as light snacks. Wearing outdoor waterproof clothes and sturdy footwear is recommended.

To find out more please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cpcg  

To book your free place, please call Denice Deverall at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308183 or email countryside@lichfielddc.gov.uk