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Lawrence Oats, leader of the Burton Conservation Volunteers, at Christian Fields
Lichfield residents are being given the chance to learn the traditional art of hedge-laying as part of a conservation event in the city. Thanks to the success of an event at Christian Fields in January, organisers have decided to run a follow-up project. Funded by North Lichfield Initiative, the hedge-laying is open to everyone to join Lichfield District Council’s Countryside team and Burton Conservation Volunteers. The day-long conservation event will also include continuing to cut back the overgrown undergrowth at the former landfill site. Councillor Mike Fryers, Chairperson of North Lichfield Initiative’s Transport and Environment Group, said:
“Our last conservation event was a lot of fun, with everyone pitching in to help us in our goal of making Christian Fields a haven for wildlife and local people. This event is open to everyone, and we hope lots of people will join us for a day in the great outdoors. 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.”
The hedge laying event is taking place at Christian Fields, just off Eastern Avenue in Lichfield, on February 14, from 10.30am to 3.30pm. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.


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