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Sight loss support group in Lichfield seeking for volunteers

A Lichfield-based support group for people with sight loss is seeking volunteers. The Macular Society is appealing for anyone living locally who would be willing to give up some of their time to assist at the group’s meetings.  The Lichfield Macular...

Sunday, 11:50 in Politics
 

Businesses in Lichfield and Burntwood boosted by small grants scheme

Eight businesses are being boosted by funding to help them grow. The grants, between £500 and £1,500, have been handed out by Lichfield District Council. The successful firms are based in Lichfield, Burntwood, Wall and Armitage. The money, which will...

Saturday, 10:32 in Sport
 

Headteacher pleased to see high interest in meeting to discuss proposals for Lichfield school to become an...

The headteacher of a Lichfield school said he was pleased to see a good turnout at a meeting to discuss plans to convert it into an academy. The Friary School is part of a group including Queen’s Croft Special School and Henry Chadwick Primary School...

Saturday, 10:32 in Sport
 

Lichfield councillor says concessionary bus pass u-turn is “a great Valentine’s Day gift” for vulnerable...

A Lichfield councillor has described a u-turn on concessionary bus pass restrictions as “a great Valentine’s Day gift” for vulnerable residents. Staffordshire County Council made an 11th hour change to budget proposals that would have prevented all...

14 February 2019 in Politics
 

Emails reveal delay in repairs to central heating system are being blamed for damage that forced Lichfield...

Delays in repairing a central heating system have been blamed for causing water damage to a fire alarm system which has left Friary Grange Leisure Centre closed, it has been revealed. Freedom Leisure, which manages the site on behalf of Lichfield...

14 February 2019 in Politics
 

Budget approval sees Staffordshire County Council increase share of council tax bill by 2.95%

Staffordshire County Council has approved plans to raise council tax by 2.95% in a bid to plug a £35million hole in its finances. The increase – which equates to around an additional 10p per day for an average Band D property – is needed to help...

14 February 2019 in Sport
 

Lib Dem councillor demands urgent answers over continued closure of Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield

A Lichfield councillor has called for urgent answers on the continued closure of Friary Grange Leisure Centre. The site has been closed for several days after a fault was discovered with a fire alarm panel. As well as closing the leisure centre...

14 February 2019 in Politics
 

Councillors in u-turn on plan to restrict concessionary bus pass use for disabled people in Lichfield and...

Plans to axe free peak-time bus travel for disabled people in Lichfield and Burntwood have been parked up after a u-turn by councillors. Staffordshire County Council had planned to end the concessionary arrangements as part of widespread budget cuts....

13 February 2019 in Sport
 

Faulty fire alarm panel blamed for ongoing closure of Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield

A faulty fire alarm has led to the closure of a Lichfield Leisure Centre. Freedom Leisure, the company which manages Friary Grange on behalf of Lichfield District Council, confirmed the issue had been behind the disruption. Facilities have been out of...

13 February 2019 in Sport
 

Tornado to stage National Memorial Arboretum fly-past as part of farewell tour

People in Lichfield will be able to catch a final fly-past of the RAF Tornado before the aircraft is retired. It will head over the National Memorial Arboretum as part of its farewell route on 19th February. Timings have not yet been confirmed but...

13 February 2019 in Sport
 

Lichfield family business launches partnership with St Mary’s in the Market Square

A Lichfield family which has been auctioneering in the city for seven generations has announced a long-term partnership with St Mary’s in the Market Square. The “perfect” collaboration between Richard Winterton Auctioneers and The Guild Of St Mary’s –...

12 February 2019 in Sport
 

Labour councillor doubtful Conservatives on Burntwood Town Council will back leader’s plan for members to...

A Labour councillor says he doesn’t believe Conservative members of Burntwood Town Council will back their leaders bid to remove party lines. Cllr Doug Pullen has written to his colleagues on the Tory-controlled parish council urging them to lay down...

12 February 2019 in Sport
 

Leader of Burntwood Town Council calls for party groups to be axed to prevent national policies impacting...

Political groups at Burntwood Town Council should be disbanded to prevent national party lines impacting on local decision-making, according to the current Conservative leader. Cllr Doug Pullen made his proposal ahead of the local elections in May....

12 February 2019 in Politics
 

Future of Friarsgate land up for discussion at Lichfield events

The future of land earmarked for the failed Friarsgate redevelopment is up for discussion at events in Lichfield. Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on the void – now rebranded as the Birmingham Road Site – at an open event...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 

Families in Lichfield and Burntwood with a spare room urged to consider fostering

Families in Lichfield and Burntwood with a spare room are being urged to consider fostering. An appeal has been launched to find 60 new foster families across Staffordshire. The initiative is being backed by a woman who spent four of her teenage years...

11 February 2019 in Sport
 
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