People are getting the chance to get creative and make their own Christmas treats at craft workshops in Lichfield. Beacon Park is running a series of workshops on December 14 and 18, which will see participants make festive decorations, gift boxes and handmade cards out of recycled materials. Councillor Val Richards, Lichfield District Council’s cabinet member for leisure services, said: “Get in the festive mood by making environmentally friendly crafts at one of our workshops this December. “You can make a personalised Christmas decoration to add to your tree, a gift box to make a present extra special, and a handmade card for a loved one.” The crafts workshops will take place in the Swinfen Broun Pavilion, which is in the middle of Beacon Park. The sessions are open to all ages and are running on December 14 and 18, between 12 noon and 1.30pm, and between 2pm and 3.30pm. Each workshop costs £3 and booking is essential. To reserve your place call 01543 308869 or email


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