Posts By: Esther Epstein

Back to netball

Women are invited to play netball with the girls at Beacon Park on Thursday evenings, from 7pm to 8pm. England Netball’s Back to Netball Thursday sessions are starting from 29 August at Beacon Park’s tennis courts, which have been refurbished recently and now include netball court markings and nets. The sessions offer a gentle re-introduction… Read more »

Green Flag for Beacon Park

Keep Britain Tidy announces a record-breaking number of award-winning parks and green spaces for 2013. Beacon Park in Lichfield is one of the very best parks in the UK – and that’s official. The park is among a record-breaking 1,447 parks and green spaces that have received a prestigious Green Flag Award. The national award,… Read more »

Yoga in the park

A yoga class is starting in the beautiful surroundings of Beacon Park this June. Anyone looking to stretch and strengthen their body is invited to come to a new yoga class in Beacon Park that is launching on Tuesday 18 June 2013. The outdoor sessions are being run by Changes, a mental health and wellbeing… Read more »

Beacon Park welcomes royalty

As part of an official one-day tour of Staffordshire, HRH The Princess Royal visited Lichfield’s award-winning Beacon Park on Wednesday 24 April 2013. The visit, to celebrate the city park’s recent transformation as part of Lichfield Historic Parks Project, started at Museum Gardens. The Vice Lord Lieutenant of Staffordshire welcomed The Princess Royal to Beacon… Read more »

Lichfield Shoes: Walk This Way Art Trail success

Around 800 people followed a temporary art trail through Lichfield’s Beacon Park on Saturday 16 March. Following the success of the half term art workshops, called Lichfield Shoes: Walk This Way, Lichfield District Council and Untitled Art Collective held a temporary art trail in Beacon Park this March. The one-day art trail, which included 18… Read more »

New railings and hedges for Beacon Park

Work will be getting underway this February to install new railings and a hedge along the Swan Road side of Beacon Park Following discussions with local groups and organisations, Lichfield District Council is replacing an old fence and hedge, which borders Museum Gardens along Swan Road, with a combination of a new yew hedge and… Read more »

BALI Grand Award for Lichfield Historic Parks

On top of winning the Principal Award, the British Association of Landscape Industries chose Lichfield Historic Parks project as the winner of the coveted Grand Award at their awards ceremony this December Lichfield District Council is celebrating after Lichfield Historic Parks project won the top award at the BALI National Landscape Awards. P Casey (Land… Read more »

Award-winning project

Lichfield Historic Parks was Highly Commended in the Environmental Regeneration category of the Southern Staffordshire Regeneration Awards, which took place on Wednesday 5 December at the Acton Trussell Moat House. These are the Southern Staffordshire Partnership awards that celebrate regeneration projects across southern Staffordshire that were completed between 1 June 2010 and 31 August 2012…. Read more »

Erasmus Darwin statue unveiled

On the 12.12.12 a crowd gathered in Beacon Park’s Museum Gardens to see the official launch of the statue of Erasmus Darwin. Timed to take place on Darwin’s 281st birthday, the green covering on the statue was unveiled by family descendant, Christopher Darwin, and Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Councillor Ken Humphreys. The launch event… Read more »

Conservation group celebrates a successful year

On Wednesday 5 December 2012, Lichfield District Council’s Countryside and Parks Conservation Group celebrated a successful year of conservation work with a bird box building session and a Christmas party in Beacon Park. The 12 members spent the afternoon building 70 bird boxes out of recycled wooden pallets, before donning their Santa hats and enjoying… Read more »