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– Spring 2016 –


  • Poetry/Creative Writing Workshops
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    As part of the development of ‘The Staffordshire Poetry Collection’, Bert Flitcroft will be running a series of poetry/creative writing workshops in local libraries on the theme 'Where we live...' So why not come along and write about where you live? (Free, and...
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  • Stand Up Paddle Boarding
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    Central SUP offered free tasters in stand up paddle boarding at Stowe Pool on Saturday 21 May. The water sport involves balancing on a board (much like a surfboard) and getting around by using a paddle. Instructors took small...
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  • Friarsgate Gets Approval From Lichfield District Council
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    Property regeneration specialist U+I has been granted planning permission for the Friarsgate development in Lichfield. The long-awaited regeneration project will create a major new hub for Lichfield City centre, providing new retail, leisure and residential space, while preserving the...
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  • Armitage With Handacre Bowls Club
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    Good News all round. Having reported that the B team had lost their match in the Lichfield over 50+league by 2 shots – it turned out that the calculations were incorrect, and in fact the B team had won...
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  • Mini Mambos at Burntwood Leisure Centre
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    Children under 5 years of age are invited to take part in a weekly Mini Mambos class. The sessions are packed full of games, movement, music making and story time. Mini Mambos runs on Wednesdays from 1.30pm to 2.30pm....
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  • Travellers Set Up Camp On Village Hall Playing Field
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    Travellers have arrived in the village once again, and have set up their community on the Village Hall field. A number of caravans and cars are parked along the field and it is believed they started to arrive earlier...
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  • Council Appoints Replacement Pest Control Service
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    Lichfield District council has entered into a new partnership agreement with the pest control specialists, Opkill.
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  • European Union referendum 2016
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    A referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain in or leave the European Union will be held on Thursday 23 June. If you have not already registered to vote, the deadline to register in time to have your...
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  • Snowdon Mountain Challenge
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    On Saturday 7th May, Wynniatt-Husey Limited’s latest fundraising activity saw them take on their biggest challenge yet – The Snowdon Mountain Challenge. Organised by Birmingham Children's Hospital, the Chartered Accountants put together a team of staff from their Rugeley...
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  • Boxing Sessions For Young People In Lichfield
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    A British boxing champion’s academy will be giving young people across Lichfield free boxing lessons from Friday 20 May 2016.
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  • To Remain Or To Leave ?
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    Michael Fabricant will be participating in a debate to be held on Friday 3rd June at 7pm for 7.30pm in Lichfield Cathedral. Light refreshments will be served from around 7pm before the debate commences at 7.30pm
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  • Whitsun Half Term Holiday Fun
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    Lichfield District Council is inviting children and young people to have a half term of fun from Tuesday 31 May to Sunday 5 June 2016.
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  • National Forest Walking Festival
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    Enjoy a walk through three historic parks in Lichfield as part of the National Forest Walking Festival this month.
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  • Armitage Plastering Services
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    All Aspects Of Plastering Work Taken On. No job too small. Competitive Prices. For a free Quote call Ben Tel: 07932 223397
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  • Village Day 2016
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    As most of you are aware 2016 Village Day is on June 18th. The committee thought that as this year the Queen is celebrating her 90th Birthday we would have a "Royal Theme " at this year’s event. We...
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  • April’s Free Bike Ride
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    The second in the series of seven free Cycle Rides for All will pedal off to Fisherwick Lakes and back on Sunday 24 April 2016. All the rides are graded from one to five for difficulty, with five being...
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  • Civics Visit Lichfield
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    The Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Councillor Norma Bacon, invited a group of civics from Staffordshire and beyond to spend a day taking in some of Lichfield’s visitor attractions. The first stop on the tour was Erasmus Darwin House,...
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  • Attempted Burglary in Westfields Rd, Armitage.
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    There has been an attempted burglary at a property in Westfields Rd, Rugeley. It happened between 08:20 and 15:00 hrs on 12/04/2016. When the offenders have tried to break in via a window and door panel.
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  • Rector Retires After 50 Years
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    On Saturday 2nd April the Church bells rang out at St John The Baptist, Armitage as the community came to thank the Revd. David Thomas and Georgina for their long and dedicated service to the Church and Parish. After...
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  • Armitage RBL Women's Section Sponsored Walk
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    Waterproofs and Wellies were needed for the Armitage RBL Women’s Section Sponsored Walk on Saturday 2nd April. Joined by friends, family and pets the ladies completed the 8 mile circuit to Rugeley going along a very muddy canal path....
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  • Chairman's Civic Sunday Lunch
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    In a break with tradition, Lichfield District Council’s Chairman hosted a civic Sunday lunch, in place of the annual evening dinner, and has raised more than £600 for charity.
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  • New Mobile Library Timetable
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    New Mobile Library timetable starts on the 8th of April, 2016. There will be just two stops , fortnightly on a Friday. Tuppenhurst Lane 2:00pm - 4:00pm & Armitage Village Hall 4.15pm -7:00pm
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  • Joining Forces To Combat Air Pollution On The A5
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    Lichfield District Council has joined seven councils in Staffordshire to work with local commercial fleet operators in a new scheme that will improve air quality on local roads.
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  • A38 Fly-Tipping
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    Lichfield District Council is calling for witnesses after a huge trailer packed with rubbish was dumped on the A38.
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  • Make Your Mates Make A Difference
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    Lichfield District Council adds its voice to #RegAFriend campaign to get more young people to register to vote.
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  • Can You Help John To Cambodia ?
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    I am 16 and currently attend Hagley Park Academy, Rugeley. I’m sitting my GCSEs in May / June this year and plan to go to the local sixth form to study A levels. I like playing sports and am...
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  • Spick & Span For Ma’am!
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    A campaign to get a million people out and about cleaning up their communities is being backed by Lichfield District Council. Clean for The Queen aims to give the country a tidy-up ahead of The Queen’s 90th birthday in...
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  • Croft School News
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    The children of The Croft Primary School would like to say a great big Thank You to the PTFA and all the people who support their events. With their help the school has recently bought sets of brand new...
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  • Over The Moon For Launch Of Tourism Guides
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    Tourism providers and representatives from across the district assembled at Erasmus Darwin House on Monday 22 February to celebrate the formal launch of the new Visit Lichfield 2016 guide and What’s On Spring & Summer 2016 brochure. Produced by...
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  • Sir Tom Jones - LIVE in Beacon Park
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    In a massive coup for the region, the legendary Sir Tom Jones is to perform live in concert in Lichfield’s Beacon Park on 12 June.
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  • Wynniatt-Husey Charity Car Wash
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    Local firm of Chartered Accountants, Wynniatt-Husey Limited turned fundraisers for the day by holding a charity car wash at their Head Office in Rugeley today (Friday 19th February).
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  • Lichfield Real Ale Trail Launches
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    Twenty members of the Lichfield District Tourism Association raised a glass at The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum to celebrate the launch of the Lichfield Real Ale Trail. A free real ale trail, developed by Lichfield District Tourism Association, was...
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  • Stowe Pool Wildlife Islands
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    This month, two of Lichfield District Council’s park rangers rowed out to Stowe Pool’s manmade islands to build up the structures with material, including willow, dogwood, turf and marginal plants taken from Beacon Park. Refreshing the wildfowl islands takes...
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  • Scouts Tea Party
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    The Scout Association held their Valentine’s Tea Party at St. John the Baptist Church, Armitage this afternoon. Despite the cold weather the church room was packed full of parents and residents being waited on and served tea and cake.
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  • New Fleet Arrives
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    Lichfield & Tamworth Joint Waste Service has taken delivery of 22 new trucks that will start collecting recycling and waste from 76,000 homes across Lichfield District and Tamworth Borough. The delivery of the vehicles followed a competitive tendering process which...
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  • Rugeley Power Station Set To Close
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    Philip Atkins, Leader of Staffordshire County Council, today pledged the support of the county council to the workforce of Rugeley Power Station, after the owners announced plans to cease commercial operations from early summer 2016. Philip said: “News that...
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