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Volunteers thanked for helping to keep Beacon Park looking its best

Volunteers have been thanked for playing their part in keeping Beacon Park looking its best.

Volunteers in Beacon Park

Volunteers in Beacon Park

Members of Lichfield District Council’s Countryside and Parks Conservation Group have carried out work including reinstating paths and creating an outdoor classroom, as well as clearing up after Storm Doris.

They have also been hedge laying and started to develop a wildflower area.

Park ranger Peter Freeman said: “We’re ever so grateful to the Countryside and Parks Conservation Group as they have, yet again, helped improve the appearance of the park for all and enhanced the areas for wildlife.

“The outdoor classroom in particular will be used by visiting schools, Cub and Brownie groups as well as children’s parties – helping to foster a love for the outdoors.”

Volunteers sowing poppy seeds

Volunteers sowing poppy seeds

The Countryside and Parks Group meet on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 10.30am until 3pm and carry out tasks at various parks and open spaces across the district. The group is open to anyone 18 years of age and above and all tools are provided.

Volunteers from the Friends of Lichfield Historic Parks have also been helping to re-sow Beacon Park’s poppy field behind the golf course.

Created in 2014, it will continue to be maintained until 2018 to mark the centenary of World War One.

For more details about volunteering to maintain the area’s green spaces, visit www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk.

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

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