The work of volunteers and businesses across Lichfield and Burntwood during the coronavirus has been hailed by the leader of Lichfield District Council.

Doug Pullen

Cllr Doug Pullen used his Christmas message to highlight the efforts of locals during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He said the community spirit had shown why Lichfield and Burntwood were great places to live.

“After what has been an incredibly challenging year for us all, I would like to say thank you to each and every one of you for pulling together and helping one another through this extraordinary period.

“Watching hundreds of volunteers and businesses mobilise across the district during both lockdowns has reminded me once again why Lichfield district is such a fantastic place to live. 

“Now the vaccine has started to be rolled out, we can see an end in sight to the restrictions that have become a way of life in 2020.

“Through all the challenges of adapting to a new way of living and working, there have been many things to celebrate.

“From the outpouring of love for the NHS and everyone rallying around to support local businesses, through to the generosity shown by so many who are looking out for community members, it has been wonderful to see the district at its best. 

“I hope 2021 will be kinder to us all, and I hope you have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.”

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  1. Where in Lichfield has the vaccine been rolled out? I know someone who is in their 90s has underlying health issues and hasn’t heard a thing from the NHS about having the vaccine.

  2. Now I’ve seen it all. After the debacle of the removal of disabled parking in the city centre over the summer, and finally getting this back in October, we now have what I can only describe as huge plant pots blocking off parking bays in the market place. This time there cannot be the excuse of social distancing, as they are causing an obstruction. At a key time of year for shopping, the disabled are disadvantaged yet again. What the hell is going on here? Would someone from the city/district/county council like to come on here and explain themselves?

  3. I see that no-one from any council has responded. Sections of disabled bays that aren’t obstructed with plant pots, which now have flowers in them, are coned off with no waiting signs. This really is disgusting, especially after the summer loss of bays. I would complain directly to the council, but with the buck passing that goes on, I wouldn’t know which council to approach.

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