Matthew Ellis

Staffordshire’s Police Commissioner is urging people in Lichfield and Burntwood not to let their efforts to control coronavirus slip over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The 75th anniversary of VE Day (8th May) has seen many public events cancelled, with residents asked to mark the occasion from home instead.

Matthew Ellis, Staffordshire Commissioner for Police, Fire and Rescue and Crime, said it was crucial people continued to adhere to the guidelines.

“I hope people will mark VE Day, but in appropriate ways from home, while still observing lockdown rules and protecting veterans and our loved ones.

“Everyone has done so well in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent in keeping to the guidelines and it makes me proud.

“People have been patient and persevered, but they now need to stay the course and keep it up a while longer.

“Everyone’s patience will pay off and it will be worth the sacrifices in saving lives and protecting the NHS, but we can’t give up now, people need to continue staying at home.”

Matthew Ellis

Lichfield Live is putting together a gallery of images to show how the district marks VE Day.

People can send their best flag displays, bunting, images of them raising a glass to the nation’s military heroes, or pictures of any other celebrations to – remember to include your name.

Pictures can also be submitted via our Twitter or Facebook accounts.


Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.

3 replies on “Commissioner urges people in Lichfield and Burntwood not to let coronavirus efforts slip over Bank Holiday weekend”

  1. “Hi, is that Lichfield Live?”


    “We have a press release from the Crime & Fire Commissioner advising people to stay at home this bank holiday weekend”

    “We’ve had one from Staffs Police, Staffs Fire, the leader of Staffs County Council, the Mayor of every major city in the region, even the bin men are putting stickers on the bins telling people to stay at home”


    “Send it over…”

  2. I agree with Daryll. I think it is wonderful that this “website” is carrying all this local news. It is the only way I know what our elected officials and senior people are saying about this situation.
    Well done, keep up the good work.

  3. Sadly too many have been abusing the regulations already and I fear any slight easing of them will lead to even more abuse.

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