Volunteers support efforts to transform former landfill site in Lichfield

 Lawrence Oats, eader of the Burton Conservation Volunteers

Lawrence Oats, leader of the Burton Conservation Volunteers

More than 30 volunteers turned out to lend a hand at a conservation day in Lichfield.

Residents teamed up with Lichfield District Council’s Countryside team, North Lichfield Initiative and Burton Conservation Volunteers to take part in the Christian Fields Cut and Cleaned event on Sunday (January 24).

Volunteers helped to cut back overgrown areas of the former landfill site, off Eastern Avenue. They also litter picked the area, collecting 40 bags full of rubbish in just one day.

Councillor Mike Fryers, Chairperson of North Lichfield Initiative’s Transport and Environment Group, said:

“This was such a positive day with all the volunteers really throwing themselves into the work. We got lots done, and the area looks much tidier and under control thanks to a big team effort. Because everyone is keen to keep up the good work, we will be planning more events at Christian Fields in the future.”

To volunteer to be a part of the effort to make the former landfill site a haven for wildlife, contact Lichfield District Council on 01543 308183 or email denice.deverall@lichfielddc.gov.uk.

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