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Football in Lichfield – World Cup fever!

Football in Lichfield

World Cup fever!

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Published on Friday, 6th June 2014
Three leisure centres in Lichfield District are offering children the chance to play football for just £1 per player during the weekends of the World Cup.
Burntwood, Friary Grange and King Edward VI leisure centres have caught ‘World Cup Fever’ and are inviting children to play football for £1 over the weekends of the tournament, which runs from 12 June to 13 July 2014.

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Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Excitement is mounting in the run up to the World Cup, and we know there are plenty of young players across the district who will want to join in the football fever that’s set to spread across the nation. This offer is a fantastic opportunity for children to have a kick about on any of our three leisure centres’ synthetic pitches over the weekends of the World Cup for a reduced price.”
The World Cup Fever promotion is running on the weekends during the World Cup, from 9am to 4.30pm. It is open to anyone under 18 years of age and is subject to availability.
The dates the offer is running are: 14 & 15 June, 21 & 22 June, 28 & 29 June, 5 & 6 July, 12 & 13 July.
To find out more, please visit http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/worldcupfever or contact Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810, Friary Grange Leisure Centre on 01543 308842, or King Edward VI Leisure Centre on 01543 308782.

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

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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

 

Lichfield News – May Conservation Days

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May’s conservation days

Published on Thursday, 1st May 2014

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

Lichfield District Council is inviting adults to roll up their sleeves to help out at two Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (CPCG) events this May.

The first conservation day is running on Wednesday 7 May 2014 at Beacon Park and includes habitat management.

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 21 May at Christian Fields in Lichfield, and includes improving the woodland and the Local Nature Reserve’s outdoor classroom.

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

Lichfield News – Beacon Park’s Victorian May Day

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Beacon Park’s Victorian May Day

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Published on Monday, 28th April 2014
Head to Museum Gardens on May Day to enjoy all the vintage activities on offer.
Lichfield District Council’s park rangers are hosting a Victorian May Day at Museum Gardens in Beacon Park on Monday 5 May, between 11am and 2pm.
The May Day celebrations will include maypole dancing workshops, a coconut shy, croquet, hoopla, a Victorian flower cone workshop and possibly Victorian swing boats.
A traditional Punch and Judy Show will also take place from 12 noon to 1pm on the day, which has been part funded by Chandlers Café.
Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said:
“We hope plenty of people join us for our Victorian May Day event, and enjoy all the activities on offer.”
Thanks to the new Decades Vintage Boutique, which is set to open on St John’s Street in June, the park rangers will be dressed in Victorian costume throughout the day.
It is free to come along to the Victorian May Day event, although there will be a small charge for some of the activities.
To find out more about visiting Beacon Park, go to http://www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/

Lichfield News April 23 – April’s Cycle Rides for All – Survey the birds at Beacon Park

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April’s Cycle Rides for All

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Published on Tuesday, 22nd April 2014
Everyone’s invited to get on their bike and join a cycle ride to the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 27 April 2014.
Cycle Rides for All launched in March with an eight and a half mile ride to Fisherwick Lakes. Twenty-five people joined in the leisurely ride, enjoying the picturesque scenes and visiting the lakes.
The next group cycle ride in the series of six is to the National Memorial Arboretum on Sunday 27 April. It is 15 miles there and back and has been awarded a level three for difficulty, which means it is suitable for most, although beginner riders may find it a bit of a challenge.
Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We’re always keen to encourage more people to get on their bikes and take part in this healthy and fun activity, and so are pleased to be working in partnership to offer these monthly cycle rides. They are a great way for people to discover good cycle routes, meet new people, and have an enjoyable day out.”
If you want to join in this free cycle ride, simply bring your bike to Freedom Cycles at 10am on Sunday 27 April, where it will be given a safety check before the group sets off. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
To find out more, or to check whether a ride is taking place if the weather is uncertain, please call Freedom Cycles on 01543 411633 or Karl Sproston at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308846.
The Cycle Ride for All 2014 programme is available from Freedom Cycles, Beacon Park’s Ranger Station and Lichfield District Council’s Frog Lane offices. Details of upcoming rides can also be found online at http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cyclerides.
Cycle Rides for All is run in partnership by Lichfield District Council, Freedom Cycles, Bromford Living, North Lichfield Initiative and Lichfield City Council.

Survey the birds at Beacon Park

Published on Tuesday, 22nd April 2014
Keen twitchers are invited to help an RSPB expert to survey Beacon Park’s feathered friends this April.
Come to Beacon Park on Sunday 27 April, between 9am and 11am, to spot and survey birds with Robert Russon – a local ornithologist.
Robert will help the group to identify the different bird species and how to recognise birdsong. The birds that are spotted will be noted down, helping the RSPB to monitor local bird populations.
Robert Russon, RSPB expert, said: “Beacon Park’s got a good variety of birds and we should spot a fair number at this time of year. We will be looking to see some summer visitors, such as the warbler and hope to count around 25 different species on the day. Everyone’s welcome to come to join me at this free event, and don’t forget your binoculars!”
Wearing warm clothing and suitable footwear is recommended. To find out more about visiting Beacon Park, go to http://www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/

Lichfield News – 2014’s Cycle Rides for All

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2014’s Cycle Rides for All

BikesThe monthly Sunday cycle rides programme, Cycle Rides for All, is back for 2014.
Cycle Rides for All is launching this Sunday (30 March) with an eight and a half mile ride to Fisherwick Lakes.
This event signals the start of the free monthly cycle rides that take place towards the end of the month, from March through to September.
On top of rides to the National Memorial Arboretum and Fradley Junction, this year’s programme also includes the two new locations, of Fisherwick Lakes and Packington Moor Farm near Weeford.
The rides are graded from level 1, which is suitable for beginners, to level 4, which is for more experienced cyclists.

Debby Whiting, from Freedom Cycles, said: “We’re delighted to be launching the Sunday cycle rides and hope plenty of people will join us for the first one of the series. We do a quick safety check of all the bikes before setting off, to make sure they are roadworthy. We also recommend that safety helmets are worn and that you bring a packed lunch and drink, although we do have a café stop on most rides.”
Anyone who wants to join the ride to Fisherwick Lakes should turn up with their bikes on Sunday 30 March at 10am at Freedom Cycles in Lichfield Bus Station on Birmingham Road. This ride is graded level 2, which means it is suitable for all. Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult.
The Cycle Ride for All 2014 programme is available from Freedom Cycles, Beacon Park’s Ranger Station and Lichfield District Council’s Frog Lane offices.
To see the full Cycle Rides for All programme, please visit http://www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/cyclerides
To find out more, or to check whether a ride is taking place if the weather is uncertain, please call Freedom Cycles on 01543 411633 or Karl Sproston at Lichfield District Council on 01543 308846.
Cycle Rides for All is run in partnership by Lichfield District Council, Freedom Cycles, Bromford Living, North Lichfield Initiative and Lichfield City Council.

40 years of golf course celebrationsGolfersGolfers helped Lichfield District Council to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Beacon Park’s golf course on Sunday 23 March.

On the day, a range of activities took place, including PGA professional tuition on the first tee and the chance to take part in a golf tournament.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Play, said: “Despite the rather cold and blustery day, golfers enjoyed taking part in the festivities, including the professional tuition provided by Robert Rock Golf Academy.
“Our thanks once again to Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust that helped to fund the golf course in 1974, in what was one of the trust’s first major projects. It has given enjoyment to keen golfers over the decades and we hope the golf course will be enjoyed for years to come.”

Well done to Fraser Hamilton-Wright who won the 12 and under category, and to Sam Brown winner of the 13 to 17 category, and to Darren Robinson who won the 18 plus category.
About the golf course
Green Flag accredited Beacon Park offers a mature 18-hole pitch and putt, par 3 golf course, with holes ranging from 90 yards to 110 yards.
The golf course is open every day (subject to conditions), except for Christmas Day. Games do not need to be booked, and are paid for at the park’s Ranger Station (which is the kiosk between Lakeside Bistro and the crazy golf course).
An 18-hole round of golf costs £7.80 for adults and £3.90 for children, and discounts are available with a LAP membership.
Players can use their own golf clubs, or they can be hired when paying for the round. It costs £1.50 a club, which includes a ball and a deposit of £1.

Lichfield News – Local News Including Easter Holiday Fun

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Chase Terrace Park’s new swing

SwingPublished on Friday, 21st March 2014

A swing set has been installed at Chase Terrace Park this month.

Children were let loose on a new swing set in Chase Terrace Park in Burntwood on 19 March 2014, when Lichfield District Council unveiled the new piece of equipment.

The swing set was installed thanks to a donation of £1,000 from Councillor Sue Woodward’s Staffordshire Local Community Fund. Burntwood Town Council also contributed £1,000, and Lichfield District Council put in £700.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said:  “We’re ever so grateful to Councillor Woodward and Burntwood Town Council for investing in this park. Swings are always really popular with children of all ages, and we know it is sure to become a firm favourite with families visiting the park.”

In the coming weeks, the council will extend the play area’s fencing so it includes the new addition of the swing within the fenced area.

Councillor Sue Woodward, Staffordshire County Councillor for Burntwood North, said: “Through speaking to residents, I knew that a swing set was a very popular choice to boost Chase Terrace Park’s playground. I am thrilled it is in place and that it is being enjoyed by many children already.”

 Easter holiday fun

Easter BunnyPublished on Friday, 21st March 2014

Lichfield District Council is inviting children, young people and families to take a look at its cracking programme of activities on offer this Easter.

From holiday clubs and special offers on football, to an Easter trail and swimming lessons, Lichfield District Council is making sure children have an egg-citing Easter break.

The programme is now live on an online calendar at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/holidayfun. This lists the activities in date order and gives information, such as the times, what the activity involves, and how to book.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Taking part on a coaching course or holiday club is a great way for children to improve in a sport, meet new friends and keep busy. And, with activities ranging from pool fun sessions and trampolining, through to triathlon coaching and gym workouts, there is plenty to choose from.”

The council’s holiday programme is running at Burntwood Leisure Centre, Friary Grange Leisure Centre and Beacon Park.

To see all the activities on offer, please visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/holidayfun

 

Woodland countryside conservation events

Published on Thursday, 20th March 2014

Lichfield District Council’s Countryside & Parks Conservation Group (CPCG) is seeking more volunteers to help two woodlands in the Burntwood area to thrive.

This April, the council is inviting everyone to muck in at two CPCG conservation days in two new locations.

The first event is on Wednesday 2 April 2014 at Coulter Lane woodland in Burntwood.

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “Coulter Lane woodland was planted about seven years ago, and since then no management has taken place on the site. Our volunteers will spend the day learning forestry techniques, such as crown lifting, selective thinning and bashing ground vegetation.”

The second CPCG day of the month is on Wednesday 16 April at Larks Rise woodland in Burntwood.

Councillor Ian Pritchard, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth & Development, said: “Larks Rise woodland was created 15 years ago as part of a housing development in Chase Terrace. Six years ago, a project that saw new footpaths, information boards and planting took place, with help from the Forest of Mercia, the Forestry Commission and we contributed section 106 funding. Our conservation group will be carrying on with the management of the mature and new planting areas, including selective thinning, removing brash, repairing footpaths and doing a deep litter pick.”

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

Lichfield News – Skatepark, Golf Course and Commonwealth Flag

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Skatepark opens, while landscaping works continue

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Local skaters can now practise their tricks at Lichfield’s brand new skatepark in Beacon Park!

Following the completion of the first phase of the project, Lichfield District Council has opened Beacon Park’s skatepark, which can now be used by skaters.

The second phase of the project got underway in February, which includes landscaping the area with grass, trees and plants. This will continue throughout March.

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “We’re still putting the finishing touches to the skatepark but know that skaters are itching to use the facility so we’ve opened it up to them earlier than planned, while we complete the landscaping. We hope everyone enjoys using it, but we would ask everyone to keep to the paths when getting to and from the skatepark, to give the grass a good start.”

The ribbon will be cut to mark the official opening of Beacon Park’s Skatepark on Saturday 5 April 2014 from 12 noon. This will be followed by a showcase of skateboarding by pro-skaters. Everyone is welcome to come to the opening to enjoy the skating.

“We’re all looking forward to formally launching the new skatepark in April which will be a chance to once again thank all the organisations that have helped to make this facility a reality.”

Beacon Park’s skatepark has been funded by section 106 capital, The Veolia Environmental Trust, Lichfield City Council, Staffordshire Local Community Fund, and Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership. Lichfield District Council also contributed towards the landscaping.

The skatepark are will be regularly inspected, but if anyone has any concerns, they can contact the council’s parks team on 01543 308867 or email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Skatepark rules

• Skate at your own risk
• Opening times are from dawn to dusk
• Wearing helmets and safety pads is strongly recommended
• Please keep the skatepark tidy
• Skateboards, BMX bikes, scooters and skates only
• No alcohol, glass, food or drink on the skate area
• Children should be supervised by an adult
• No animals in the skate area
• Show consideration to other skaters and park users

 

Celebrating 40 years of Beacon Park’s golf course

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A special day of festivities will take place this March to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Beacon Park’s golf course.

Lichfield District Council is inviting everyone to tee-off at Beacon Park’s golf course on Sunday 23 March, between 9am and 3pm, to take part in a special 18-hole round of golf.

On the day, Robert Rock Golf Academy will offer free PGA professional tuition on the first tee, to help golfers with their swing.

There will also be the chance to enter a golf tournament to be in with a chance of winning a selection of prizes. The competition will be judged in three age categories: 12 and under, 13 to 17, and 18 plus.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said:
“Beacon Park is such a special place to enjoy a round of golf, with its central location and beautiful surroundings.

“We hope this celebratory day will encourage more people to take up the game, and that they take advantage of the chance to have expert golfing tuition, the discounted prices, and the chance to win prizes.

“I would like to thank the Swinfen Broun Charitable Trust who helped to fund the golf course in 1974, in what was one of the trust’s first major projects. It has given enjoyment to keen golfers over the decades and we hope the golf course will be enjoyed for years to come.”

To take part in the golfing fun will cost £2.60 for children and concessions, and £4.10 for adults or £3.60 with a LAP membership. If needed, equipment can be hired from £1.50 (which includes a club, a ball and a deposit of £1).

About the golf course

Green Flag accredited Beacon Park offers a mature 18-hole pitch and putt, par 3 golf course, with holes ranging from 90 yards to 110 yards.

The golf course is open every day (subject to conditions), except for Christmas Day.

Games do not need to be booked, and are paid for at the park’s Ranger Station (which is the kiosk between Lakeside Bistro and the crazy golf course).

An 18-hole round of golf costs £7.80 for adults and £3.90 for children, and discounts are available with a LAP membership.

Players can use their own golf clubs, or they can be hired when paying for the round. It costs £1.50 a club, which includes a ball and a deposit of £1.

 

Lichfield flies a flag for the Commonwealth

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The Chairman of Lichfield District Council hoisted the Commonwealth flag as part of the Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth celebrations this March.

Lichfield District Council joined more than 500 local authorities, charities and community groups throughout the United Kingdom for the first time in simultaneously raising the Commonwealth flag at 10am today (Monday 10 March 2014).

Councillor David Leytham, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, invited guests, including the City Mayor and Sheriff, to take part in the flag raising ceremony at District Council House.

The ceremony included the Chairman and guests affirming their support for the values shared by the Commonwealth’s 53 member countries, before the flag was raised by the Chairman at 10am.

Councillor Leytham said: “We were delighted to join in the Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth celebrations. Being a part of the flag raising ceremony and flying the flag offers everyone a good opportunity to think about the Commonwealth and what it means to be part of a wider international community.”

Lichfield News – FREE! Friday night Futsal taster session

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FREE! Friday night Futsal taster session

Published on Tuesday, 18th February 2014

Young people from across Burntwood are invited to try out five-a-side football at Erasmus Darwin Academy on Friday 28 February, from 8.30pm to 10pm.

Lichfield District Council is offering a free Futsal taster session to 14 to 18 year olds who live or go to school across the Burntwood area.

Futsal is a growing craze in which football is played with a smaller, heavier ball indoors with two teams of five.

The taster session will be followed by a Futsal tournament that will run on Friday nights over four-weeks this spring.

Councillor Andrew Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure & Parks, said: “This taster session is a great way for local teens to try out the sport for free to see if they want to take part in the four-week tournament.”

The Futsal tournament will take place at Erasmus Darwin Academy on Friday nights from 9pm to 10pm on 7, 14 and 28 March and 4 April 2014. It is also for local 14 to 18 year olds and is free to take part.

To find out more, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/sportsdevelopment or call 01543 308835.

The Futsal taster session and tournament is organised by Lichfield District Council’s Sports Development team and is supported by Lichfield District Safer Community Partnership, Staffordshire Youth and Community Services, and Staffordshire FA.

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What the sports development team do…

Lichfield District Council’s Sports Development team provides coaching and promotes opportunities in a number of sports and physical activities. Coaches are employed to deliver activity programmes in sports including, athletics, basketball, cricket, football, gymnastics, rugby, swimming and tennis. This includes activities in schools, local sports clubs and community facilities, including Burntwood Leisure Centre.

The Sports Development team also provides coaching programmes for young people during the school holidays.

The team is a source of information on sports-related issues in the district; you may be new to the area and want to join a local cricket club, you may be a qualified coach and want to work in the community, you may want to find a football coaching course for your 6 year old child or you might be thinking about setting up your own class in aikido. If it’s a question of sport, please contact us.

Lichfield and the Museum of Cannock Chase News

Lichfield and the Museum of Cannock Chase  News

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Love your pool with 2 for 1 offer this Valentine’s weekend!

Friary Grange Leisure Centre is encouraging everyone to fall back in love with their local swimming pool this February.

Following the £500,000 makeover of its changing rooms and front entrance, Friary Grange Leisure Centre is launching a ‘Love Your Pool’ campaign to highlight how much its 25-metre swimming pool has to offer.

To start the ball rolling, the Lichfield leisure centre is offering a discount on swimming. It will run from Friday 14 February to Sunday 16 February, and will allow two people into the pool for the price of one at public swimming sessions.

Councillor Andy Smith, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Parks, said: “We’re keen to showcase the recent improvements to Friary Grange Leisure Centre and to get even more people swimming. This is why we’re launching the ‘Love Your Pool’ campaign, which encourages people to rediscover what the swimming pool timetable has to offer. So, whether you’re coming to the pool to have fun with friends, are learning to swim, or want to keep fit, we have a session for you.”

For the swimming pool timetable, to find out about signing up for swimming lessons, or how to book a pool party, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/loveyourpool.

The 2 for 1 on public swims is available at the below times:

  • Friday 14 February 2014: 6pm to 9pm
  • Saturday 15 February 2014: 11am to 1.30pm
  • Sunday 16 February 2014: 8am to 1.30pm

About the makeover project

The Friary Grange Leisure Centre makeover included a new front entrance and reception, refurbished swimming pool changing rooms, and improvements to the layout to make the pool and centre more accessible to people with disabilities.

The project was funded by Sport England, Aiming High, Staffordshire County Council, Lichfield District Council and section 106 contributions.

Next week at the Museum of Cannock Chase, Hednesford:

Museum of Cannock Chase