The future plans for Lichfield city centre will aim to attract more local independent retailers, a council leader has said. Lichfield District Council has launched the latest phase of the masterplan project focusing on the public realm elements of the project. The city centre’s future was thrown into doubt in recent years following the collapse of the long-awaited Friarsgate redevelopment.
People in Lichfield and Burntwood are being invited to support Armed Forces Day with an online salute. The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas will lead the nation’s commemorations with a service and a weekend of family activities to mark the event on Saturday (26th June).
Brinder Phagura impressed with both ball and bat as Lichfield beat Tamworth to strike the first major blow of the South Staffs County League title race. Saturday’s three-wicket win saw the visitors stay top of the Premier Division table, now with an 18-point buffer to the third-placed hosts, though Milford Hall remain just two points back in second after their win at Milford Hall.
A Lichfield entertainment venue has unveiled a programme of outdoor performances in the city centre. Dance, music, theatre and cabaret will be on offer on Market Square as part of The Hub at St Mary’s Summer Sundaes series. Market Square will provide the stage for the events on Sundays from 25th July.
Plans have been drawn up for new digital displays to provide information for passengers at Lichfield bus station. Staffordshire County Council wants to install two 1.4metre high free-standing screens showing real time journey details. A joint statement from bus operators using the station said the displays will be beneficial for passengers.
Michael Fabricant MP has called for a cinema to be built in Lichfield as part of a "new vision" for the city centre. The Lichfield MP has called for a range of new developments in the city centre, including pedestrianisation, more plants and trees, and an underground car park.
EMMANUEL MACRON's regional electoral defeat shows he has failed to build a grassroots movement in France, an EU expert has claimed. Journalist and author John Lichfield warned the French President could see his parliamentary majority in tatters even if he wins the next presidential elections in May 2022.
An MP says he hopes proposals for the future of Lichfield will create a “far more attractive” city centre. Lichfield District Council is asking for views from residents on the public realm strategy, which forms part of the city centre masterplan. The documents will be displayed at the former Marks and Spencer store in the Three Spires Shopping Centre until 2nd July.
Police and medics rushed to Stowe Pool, Lichfield, believing they were attending the scene of a possible knife attack Reports of a 'man covered in blood' sparked a huge emergency service response in Lichfield. Police and medics rushed to Stowe Pool shortly before 8.30pm on Saturday, June 19 - believing they were attending the scene of a possible knife attack.
An MP in Staffordshire has called on the Football Association (FA) to provide funding for more defibrillators to be installed at football clubs. Michael Fabricant added his voice to cross-party calls for the life-saving equipment after footballer Christian Eriksen suffered a cardiac arrest. The footballer, who collapsed during Denmark's opening match of Euro 2020, received treatment and has since been discharged from hospital.
A man with cerebral palsy who uses an electronic talk box to communicate has launched a new flower business amid Covid-19. Monzur Miah, who lives in Walsall, has set up Monty's Flowers after he decided to make his long-standing dream a reality. It has seen him take part in pop-up events at the Plant Plot Garden Village, Lichfield, to showcase his silk and wooden flowers.
The route for a triathlon event going through the Staffordshire countryside has been announced. The 'Ironman 70.3' race will take place on July 18 and covers 133km through the Staffordshire countryside, passing through the towns of Stafford and Rugeley. A spokesperson from IronMan said "The first race of the UK season, this first-timer friendly course traverses England's stunning West Midlands countryside.
Almost a century before Chequers was given to the nation as a country home for the serving prime minister, Staffordshire’s Tamhorn Park Farmhouse was snapped up by Sir Robert Peel as a rural retreat. Sir Robert - who was Prime Minister of the UK on two occasions, between 1834-1835 and 1841-1846, as well as founding the modern police force - bought the grand house in 1827, affectionately nicknaming it ‘Tammers’.
More than 2,000 people have now signed a petition calling for improvements at a Lichfield junction. The online signatures came after a motorcyclist died in a crash at the junction of Grange Lane and Eastern Avenue. Chris Gray, who launched the petition, said steps were urgently needed to improve safety at the site.
Councillor says grant to cover electricity costs of mobile breast screening unit in Lichfield sets “a dangerous precedent”
A Lichfield councillor has explained why she decided to vote against giving a grant to help cover the electricity costs of a mobile breast screening unit in the city. Members of Lichfield City Council debated the proposal to give £3,000 in funding to the Boley Park facility at a meeting earlier this month.
Lichfield’s MP has joined calls for defibrillators to be installed at football clubs across the country. A number of MPs from across the political spectrum have urged the Football Association to fund the life-saving equipment rather than just providing a discount. The calls come after the cardiac arrest suffered by Denmark international Christian Eriksen during the European Championships this month.
Villagers are opening up their gardens for the public to enjoy A popular Open Gardens event is back by popular demand in Whittington, Lichfield, allowing visitors the chance to peek behind gates to see what the green-fingered villagers have been up to during lockdown. As many as 10 privately owned gardens and three public spaces, including a wildflower meadow will be on show to the public on June 26 and June 27.
Area was cordoned off to allow experts from the Royal Logistic Corps to carry out a controlled explosion Bomb disposal experts detonated a Second World War shell at a Black Country park. The explosive was discovered in the back garden of a home in Lichfield Street, Walsall, at around 1.45pm on Thursday, June 17.
Staffordshire Police have launched an appeal for witnesses A motorcyclist has died following a collision with a car in Lichfield despite bystanders trying desperately to save his life. The incident happened just after 7.30pm on Wednesday, June 16 at the junction of Grange Lane and Eastern Avenue in Lichfield.
A councillor says steps must be taken to improve safety at a Lichfield junction after a fatal crash. A motoryclist died in the incident at the junction of Grange Lane and Eastern Avenue on Wednesday (16th June). , who represents the Chadsmead ward on Lichfield District Council, said residents had long called for action to be taken to improve safety on the road.