A councillor says he hopes a project to improve open spaces in Lichfield will continue to bloom next year.

A wildflower area at Curborough Community Centre

Cllr Dave Robertson, leader of the Labour group at Lichfield City Council, has been working with community groups over the past 12 months to encourage wildflower planting near Curborough Community Centre.

He has since met with officers from Lichfield District Council and Lichfield City Council about extending the initiative to other areas.

Cllr Dave Robertson

“The wildflowers not only look great, but they also help protect our bees, encourage biodiversity, and tackle climate change.

“We’re lucky to have a lot of open spaces in the city and it’s right that we should take the time to look at where we can add value to them, and to enjoy their environmental and ecological benefits.

“It was great to meet with the staff from both councils to look at what we could do to make our open spaces even better.

“It’s fantastic too that we were able to make some outline plans that can be moved ahead over the coming weeks and months.”

Cllr Dave Robertson, Lichfield City Council

Local community groups and volunteers can contact Cllr Robertson if they want to be involved in the next stages.

This will involve planting out bulbs this autumn, sowing seeds next spring as well as the possibility of planting a tree and creating a raised area to show off the flowers as they bloom next year.

Anyone interested can email dave.robertson@lichfield.gov.uk for more details on how to get involved.

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