Volunteers give new lease of life to historic Lichfield path

Volunteers have been joined by experts as they look to breathe new life into a patch of land in Lichfield.

Lichfield District Council’s countryside team, along with the Forest of Mercia, joined members of the GroWell Project to take part in a day of nature conservation.

The group of volunteers recently spent a day cutting back and clearing Old Dimbles Path, which marks the boundary of Christian Fields and is thought to be more than 1,200 years old.

Dave Knowles, Community Liaison Officer with the Forest of Mercia who co-ordinates the work of the GroWell Project, added:

“It has been very rewarding working with members of the GroWell team and I know the initiative will continue to prosper.”

As well as the Christian Fields area, the team also have work conservation work at Muckley Corner and Pipe Hill Common in their sights.

Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:

“It is always heartening to see partnership work in action, and maintaining Christian Fields is an important job. I would like to thank the volunteers for all their hard work and am delighted they have agreed to help us with our vital conservation work in the future.”

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