Call for Lichfield volunteers to join Christian Fields conservation project

litterpickerLichfield residents are being asked to roll up their sleeves and take part in conservation works at a former landfill site in the city.

Lichfield District Council’s countryside team and Burton Conservation Volunteers are hosting the conservation event on January 24 at the Christian Fields site off Eastern Avenue.

The event is open to all (anyone under 16 needs to be accompanied by an adult) and runs from 10.30am to 3pm.

Volunteers will be helping to cut back the overgrown vegetation – such as bracken and small trees – and litter pick the site. It is hoped the work will encourage more wildlife and make the area more pleasant for visitors.

Tools, full training, tea, coffee and biscuits will be provided, so all volunteers need to do is to wear sturdy gardening clothes and bring their lunch.

Justine Lloyd, Countryside Officer for Lichfield District Council, said:

“This conservation event is an opportunity to get involved as a community to help create a wonderful nature reserve. We hope lots of people come along as it should be a fun and worthwhile day.”

There is no need to book, but anyone who wants more information can email Denice Deverall on or call her on 01543 308183.

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