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Projects across Lichfield are set to share a £400,000 funding pot. The money has come from Section 106 funding secured by Lichfield District Council from developers, who were asked to contribute towards improving the local community as part of their planning approvals for city developments. In all, 27 projects have been chosen, including allotments, refurbishment of community halls, a community café, a play area, environmental improvements and the creation of a local nature reserve. Councillor Neil Roberts, Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for Development Services, said:
“This is a large amount of money and we know it will make a huge difference to people living in and visiting the city. We had a good range of organisations apply for the funding and we look forward to seeing their projects take off thanks to a boost from section 106 funding.”
The district council secured the £401,000 from Lichfield developments, including Darwin Park, Lichfield Retail Park, Sandfields, Willowfields and City Wharf. Projects being funded:
  • The Hoard in Lights – £4,000
  • Completion of the development of The Samuel Johnson Centre for the Performing Arts at Nether Stowe School – £15,000
  • Play and Stay – £10,000
  • Allotments – £10,000
  • CCTV Infrastructure Investment – £40,000
  • Saxon Hill Community Café – £25,000
  • Access improvement to Lichfield City Football Club – £15,000
  • Lichfield District Civic Tree Planting Scheme – £20,000
  • Improvements to St Chad’s Hall – £4,000
  • Erasmus Darwin Statue – £2,000
  • Trim Trail Interpretive Panel – £1,000
  • Stychbrook Park Play Area – £20,000
  • Lichfield Skate Park – £15,000
  • Stychbrook Park car park extension – £5,000
  • Inspirational inventions at Darwin House – £10,000
  • Pathway Project Hope Centre – £2,000
  • Refurbishment of Frank Halfpenny Hall – £15,000
  • Darnford Park Jubilee Community Woodland – £45,000
  • Greenhill Junction Environmental Improvements – £35,000
  • Martin Heath Hall Modernisation & Improvement of facilities Phase 2 – £10,000
  • Mansell House Improvements – £10,000
  • Upgrading heating electrical work & kitchen for Curborough Community Association – £10,000
  • Creating North Lichfield’s Community Nature Reserve – £20,000
  • Light Fantastic (linking Lichfield Phase 3) – £30,000
  • Stowe Croft (linking Lichfield Phase 2) – £10,000
  • Stowe Fields Play Park – £15,000
  • Blair House path footpath lights – £3,000

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.