Lichfield MP calls for a live webcam to showcase the city

Michael Fabricant MP

Michael Fabricant MP

Lichfield’s MP has called on the city to broadcast itself to the world.

Michael Fabricant has admitted he was shocked to discover that Lichfield has no webcam showing pictures of the city around the world.

And he believes that the lack of such technology means Lichfield is missing out.

Mr Fabricant explained:

“Lichfield needs a webcam to promote itself to the world. We did have one in Market Street provided by a private company some years back, but when it moved, the webcam did too.  It is extraordinary that I can see street scenes and weather conditions for most towns in the developed world, but Lichfield which prides itself as a tourist destination does not seem to have a webcam view – or if it does, it is not well advertised on the internet and I couldn’t find it.

“I invite private companies or the City or District Councils which have excellent websites of their own to install a camera in Bore Street or Market Street – or perhaps they can use the feed from an existing CCTV camera – to show Lichfield’s bustling street scenes.

“It’s easy to take our City for granted, but an attractive view of daily Lichfield life in all weathers will help stimulate our tourist market in a time of economic recession”.

Founder of LichfieldLive and editor of the site.


  1. Streethay Swampy

    13th January, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Come on Michael, why don’t you buy us one?

  2. Rab

    13th January, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    What a good idea……………..put it on your expenses !

  3. Michael Fabricant

    14th January, 2010 at 8:13 am

    If I could legitimately use my expenses to provide a webcam for the City – I would.

    In time, I think local traders would be very happy with the extra business it brought in.

    But, sadly, it ain’t allowed.

  4. BrownhillsBob

    14th January, 2010 at 9:46 am

    You could always do something really community spirited and donate the comparatively small sum required from your own pocket. After all, if it’s such a good community investment, they’d love you for it.


  5. John

    14th January, 2010 at 10:09 am

    You can pick up a Tesco Value one for a few quid.

  6. Rab

    14th January, 2010 at 11:34 am

    Put it on top of the Central spire of the Cathedral …………….then we could all keep an eye on you Micheal in the run up to the Election !!!!!

  7. Sue

    14th January, 2010 at 11:37 am

    You would have to Light Up The Cathedral for everyone to see!