Some of the volunteers

Volunteers have been thanked for their support for parks across Lichfield and Burntwood.

Lichfield District Council said 84 people had given over a total of around 4,000 hours of their time helping out its parks team during 2017.

Some of the volunteers

The volunteers thanked at an event in the city include members of the Countryside and Parks Conservation Group, the Neaten and Natter monthly group and those who helped stage big events such as the Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.

Sites such as Stowe Pool, the council’s garden in the National Memorial Arboretum, Muckley Corner, Pipe Hill, Christian Fields, Shortbutts Park, Rake Hill, Eights Croft, Ironstone Road, Darnford Park, Sainte Foy Avenue and Wharf Lane have been boosted by the efforts of the team of volunteers.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet member for leisure, said: “We’re always keen to encourage more volunteers to help at our parks.

“It offers many benefits, including developing conservation knowledge and skills, boosting health and wellbeing with all the outdoor exercise, and it’s a good way to meet new people and benefit local wildlife.”

To find out more about volunteering, email or call 01543 308869.

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