Lichfield News – Burntwood Poppy Beds – June’s CPCG conservation days

Lichfield News

Minster Pool from Dam Street.    © Copyright Chris McAuley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Minster Pool from Dam Street.
© Copyright Chris McAuley and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

Burntwood remembers with poppy beds

Published on Friday, 23rd May 2014
Five parks across Burntwood will soon feature commemorative poppy flowerbeds in a joint project between two councils.
To mark 100 years since the outbreak of the First World War, Lichfield District Council and Burntwood Town Council are working together to create a series of poppy beds in Burntwood’s parks.

Councillor Diane Evans, Burntwood Town Council’s Leader, said: “Being able to see poppies in our parks is such a fitting way to pay tribute to the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. The town council has donated enough seeds for poppy beds to be created in Burntwood Park, Chase Terrace Park, Chasetown Memorial Park, Redwood Park and Chase View Park.”

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Burntwood Town Council on such a poignant project. Our parks team will be busy preparing the ground for the poppy seeds in the coming weeks, and will then tend to them over the four commemorative years.”
The poppy beds will be created this summer and should be in flower between August and September.

To find out more, please email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk or call Lichfield District Council’s parks team on 01543 308867.

June’s CPCG conservation days

Published on Friday, 23rd May 2014
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 http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cpcg
To book your free place, please call Denice Deverall at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308183 or emailcountryside@lichfielddc.gov.uk

 

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