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Telephone 01543 308000 · www.lichfielddc.gov.uk

Lichfield District Council’s residents’ magazine

SUMMER 2011

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Touring hoard Lichfield Cathedral gets set to welcome the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour this summer

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Summer of fun

Who represents you?

Book your free tickets to see the Staffordshire Hoard on Tour at Lichfield Cathedral

Find out how to stay fit and have fun with our summer holiday activity guide

Your new-look council following May’s district elections

Tell us what you think about our services and you could win a VIP table at Lichfield Proms

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Going for gold!

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www.visitlichfield.co.uk Find out about local festivals, walking tours, events and more

Welcome to intouch

Are you living life to the full?

Councillor Mike Wilcox, Leader of Lichfield District Council www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/leadersblog

I am delighted to welcome you to our summer edition of intouch – Lichfield District Council’s residents’ magazine. It’s full of news, events and useful information. In May, I was proud to be re-elected to the district council. As the Leader, I have put together a strong cabinet to steer the council through what will be a challenging time, in light of budget cuts. Turn to pages 10 and 11 to see all the new faces and many familiar ones that make up the new council. We all worry in times of economic uncertainty, but there is lots of help available. Together with our partners, we’ve set up a number of work clubs and held information fairs across the district.

Lots of people have been getting help with job searches and information about education, training and work experience opportunities. Find out more at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/workclubs We’re always keen to know what you think of your local services, and so this summer we’re entering everyone who returns the completed questionnaire, which you’ll find on the back page of

intouch, into a prize draw to win a VIP table at Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park. With the school holidays on the way, we’re reminding parents that there is still time to sign children up to have a summer of fun at the many clubs, coaching courses and activities we’re running across the district this summer. Turn to pages 5 to 8 to find out more. Finally, I am looking forward to Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on Saturday 3 September. Our free outdoor concert is a chance to celebrate the end of the summer as a community, while enjoying fine music, al fresco dining, a rousing sing-song and fireworks. On that note, I hope you all have a fantastic summer.

Sonia Wilcox and Councillor Mike Wilcox at the 2010 Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park.

Lichfield ‘Ye Olde Games’ Heritage Weekend Lichfield City Centre – Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 September On top of tourist attractions throwing open their doors for free, offering a whole host of fun things to see and do, this year’s Heritage Weekend includes Olympic-inspired activities on Lichfield’s Market Square and beyond. Highlights of the weekend are: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■

an Olympic torch trail hobby horse racing dressing up in togas, like the ancient Greeks bow and arrow making performances by the Lichfield Mysteries & Aspire Drama Group

Find out more at www.visitlichfield.co.uk/events

Do you want practical solutions and advice for a healthier and more independent life? If you do, Staffordshire Cares is here to help. It’s an easier way to find the information and advice you need if you’re coping with a disability, changing health issues, or simply getting that bit older. You can speak to a customer adviser at the new Staffordshire Cares access point in the reception of District Council House on Frog Lane in Lichfield, or by calling 0300 111 8010 (charged at the local rate). Find out more at www.staffordshirecares.info

Lichfield District Council is proud to be part of Staffordshire Cares, which is a partnership between Staffordshire County Council, members of the public and the private, voluntary and public sectors in Staffordshire.

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Life saver

Touring hoard Lichfield Cathedral – Saturday 30 July to Sunday 21 August Excitement is mounting as Lichfield Cathedral gets set to welcome more than 40 star pieces of the Staffordshire Hoard, as part of this summer’s Staffordshire Hoard on Tour. Also visiting Stafford and Tamworth, the touring exhibition is a chance to discover the secrets of the largest collection of Anglo-Saxon gold ever found.

More than 14,000 people are expected to come to the cathedral to see the stunning temporary display.

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Hoard competition To celebrate the hoard coming to Lichfield, we’re running two Hoard on Tour prize draws this summer. Choose between four tickets (worth £20) to the ‘In Anglo-Saxon Footsteps’ tour on Saturday 20 August at 2pm or two tickets (worth £30) to a ‘Staffordshire Hoard Evening Experience’ tour on Saturday 20 August at 7pm. For your chance to win, simply answer the question:

Entrance into the exhibition in the cathedral is free, but you will need to book a timed ticket. There is also a range of exclusive guided and evening tours available. When intouch went to press, the tickets were booking up fast. To make sure you don’t miss out, call the Lichfield Garrick Box Office on 01543 412121 or enter our competition below.

As well as The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent, the Staffordshire Hoard is on permanent display in a museum and art gallery in which major city? Please write your answer on a postcard and tell us which prize draw you want to enter – choosing either the 2pm tour or the 7pm tour. Remember to write your name, address and telephone number on it as well.

Thanks to the new initiative, Let’s Work Together, a 97-year-old Lichfield man called Arthur avoided serious harm after a house fire. The initiative gives home workers from local agencies, such as councils, the NHS, emergency services and housing providers, the skills to spot risks in people’s homes and sign-post help and support. Thanks to the training she received, when Police Community Safety Officer, Liane Haddock, visited Arthur she requested a home fire risk check. Staffordshire Fire & Rescue then visited Arthur, and, working with Social Care & Health, the police & Arthur’s family, set his emergency alarm to immediately alert the emergency services in the event of a fire. Just five months later, a bin in Arthur’s house caught fire. Thanks to the automatic alarm, fire fighters were on the scene in moments and put out the fire.

“This initiative is about helping people to live safer and healthier lives through agencies offering practical, coordinated support.” Carmel Warren Project Manager for Let’s Work Together

Send your entry by 1 August 2011 to: Hoard on Tour Prize Draw, Communications, Lichfield District Council, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6ZB

To help conserve the hoard, donate what you can by visiting www.staffordshirehoard.org.uk

Let’s Work Together was developed by Lichfield District Strategic Partnership. It involves Lichfield District Council, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Lichfield and District Community Voluntary Sector Support, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire County Council’s Social Care & Health, local housing providers and South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust.


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www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/leisurecentres Find out how to get fit and have fun at our three leisure centres

City development starting soon

www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/friaryouter

Work to build 60 homes, a 65-bed hotel, a restaurant, replacement toilets and 170 extra parking spaces on the Friary Outer car park site in Lichfield, is set to get underway this autumn. The £14 million development will feature 54 supported housing association homes for older and less able residents, as well as six shared ownership homes, to give first time buyers a chance to get on the housing ladder. As landowners, we’re proud to be involved in the project, alongside Bromford Group, who will manage the supported homes, the Homes & Communities Agency, who invested £2.4 million in the scheme, and the developers, S Harrison.

Parking Friary Outer car park will be closed throughout the works, so we’re recommending a number of long-stay car parks – including University (off The Friary roundabout), Backcester Lower and Redcourt. For a map of handy city car parks, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/carparkmap If you have a parking permit for Friary Outer, please call us on 01543 687550 so we can update your permit to allow you to park in alternate car parks.

Country park transfer Chasewater Country Park is home to one of the

Get online If computers baffle you and the internet is a mystery, we’re here to help with a range of courses at our community training centre – Venture House. We have starter courses on how to use a computer, the internet, mobile phones, digital photography and digital TV. For beginners that understand the basics, we also run courses on how to use eBay, online job searches, getting to grips with your home computer and much more.

To see the full programme of courses, call 01543 308130 or see the team at Venture House, Davidson Road, Lichfield. www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/ venturehouse

Historic parks

largest reservoirs in the West Midlands, which provides water for the Birmingham Canal Network. Until recently, we owned and managed it, but transferred ownership to Staffordshire County Council in April. Councillor Val Richards, Deputy Leader of Lichfield District Council, said: “Managing an asset of regional importance placed an unfair burden on the district council and local tax payers. This is why we worked with Staffordshire County Council to transfer the country park and reservoir.” Chasewater Country Park will continue to be managed by the district council for the next three years. The county council will lead the completion of the essential improvement works to the dam. Both councils are committed to making sure the public can enjoy the attractions of Chasewater in coming years. Find out more about the works at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/chasewaterdamblog

www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/historicparks

We are restoring three parks in Lichfield, in partnership with Lichfield City Council. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund, is nearing completion. It includes restoring the Garden of Remembrance, Minster Pool and Walk and Beacon Park. Work has already seen the restoration of the Garden of Remembrance, which opened in time for Remembrance Day. Across the pool, the newly refurbished Speakers’ Corner saw its first event in May, with its second anniversary celebration.

Beacon Park’s Museum Garden’s makeover is well underway with the restored fountain and statues, new pathways, a refreshment kiosk and more. Martyrs’ Plaque has also been restored and moved to a more prominent place. The final stage of the works include the new bowling green and pavilion, finishing touches to the playground, extending the main pavilion, a café, refurbishing Minster Walk and more.


Summer is here, and Lichfield District Council’s leisure team has an exciting range of activities and events to keep your children entertained over the school summer break. We have holiday sessions from just £45 for the week for children aged 5 to 11. There are also play activity weeks, where children aged from 7 to 14 can take part in art weeks, outdoor fun at Beacon Park and Skateboarding sessions. And, with more than 60 holiday clubs, activities and sporty courses at our leisure centres and parks, there is plenty to make sure children and young people across the district and beyond have a summer of fun. To see the full Summer of Fun programme and to find out how to book, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/summerfun or pick a programme up from Burntwood, Friary Grange or King Edward VI leisure centres.

It’s not too late to sign up to a summer of fun!

Summer cut price swimming Burntwood leisure centre and Friary Grange leisure centre

This summer holidays, children and young people are in for a ‘splashtastic’ time with cut price swims at Burntwood and Friary Grange leisure centres. Anyone under 16, who is accompanied by a full paying adult, can swim for just 50p. Young people, from 8 to 16, who are not accompanied by an adult, can swim for £1. To take advantage of this offer, simply tell the leisure centre receptionist the magic phrase, ‘Summer Splashtastic’. Summer Splashtastic is running from 28 July to 4 September 2011. A maximum of two 50p swims per paying adult. Normal leisure centre rules apply. 5


Sports Days King Edward VI Leisure Centre 1 - 5 August from 9am - 4pm £20 each day - price includes lunch 5 days for the price of 4 offer! For 8 to 14 year olds, these energetic sporty days include football, rounders, dodgeball, basketball, badminton, hockey, tag rugby and more. To book call 01543 308782.

Rookie lifeguard course Burntwood Leisure Centre 15 - 19 August 9am - 11am £30 for the week Learn what’s involved in becoming a lifeguard. Rookies will spend one hour in the pool learning survival techniques and another hour outside the pool learning first aid and basic life-saving. Ages 8 to 12. To book call 01543 308810.

Junior Triathlon Camp Friary Grange Leisure Centre 8 - 12 August from 9am - 3.30pm £55 for the week For all 8 to 16 year old budding triathletes, this camp offers training in swimming, cycling and running, as well as transitions and working on core strength. You will need to bring your own bike and helmet. To book call 01543 308842.

Fairy Walk Beacon Park Sunday 28 August 11am, 1pm & 3pm Free For all ages Come in fancy dress and hear a magical story about Beacon Park’s fairies, followed by a walk to try to spot some. The walks last up to an hour and all children should be accompanied by an adult. There is no need to book, just come to the tennis courts in the park.

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Burntwood Leisure Centre

Friary Grange Leisure Centre

King Edward VI Leisure Centre

01543 308810 www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/blc

01543 308842 www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/fglc

01543 308782 www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/KELC


Skillfully done! Whether your child is a bundle of energy, dreams of being a princess, or loves the great outdoors, we have a great selection of parties to choose from. You can party on at our leisure centres, in Beacon Park, or Mobile Leisure can even bring the party to you. Prices start from £50. To see the full range of parties and prices, visit www.lichfield.gov.uk/partyon

Mobile Leisure 01543 308766 www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/mobileleisure

If your child wants to improve his or her skills on the pitch, in the pool, or on the court, taking part on one of our term-time coaching courses is a great way to start. We run plenty of coaching courses at our three leisure centres during the school term. With booking kicking off over the summer, don’t delay in reserving your child’s place. Find out what coaching courses are available by contacting Burntwood, Friary Grange or King Edward VI leisure centres, or by visiting www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/leisure

Friary Grange BeaconLeisure Park Centre 01543 308869 www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/beaconpark

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Join us for an evening of live classical music, al fresco dining and fireworks at our free Lichfield Proms for all the family. The City of Lichfield Concert Band will be getting the audience in the mood for a great evening’s entertainment from 6pm. This will lead up to the main concert at 7.30pm, when local TV personality, Jane Dayus-Hinch, will take to the stage to introduce the musical programme. The British Police Symphony Orchestra will play a selection of classical and popular music, including a Fred Astair Medley, Nessun Dorma, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem. Singers, Joanne Mayling and Mitesh Khatri, will be in fine voice singing Summertime, On the Street Where you Live, People will Say We’re in Love, Cheek to Cheek and more. There will also be activities for children, hot food stalls and a bar, as well as Union flags and hats for sale. The night will end with a rousing sing-song of Land of Hope and Glory to fireworks overhead. So, get your Union flags at the ready and end the summer in style! To make sure you get the best seats on the night, reserve a VIP table in front of the stage. Prices start at £40 for a table of four. Call 01543 308866 to book your table today! www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lichfieldproms

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Open the door to your new home with Orbit HomeBuy Agents Visit www.orbithomebuyagents.co.uk or call 03458 50 20 50 Terms and conditions apply – ask for details. Orbit HomeBuy Agents is managed by Orbit Homes (2020) Limited, a member of Orbit Group Limited which is an exempt charity registered under the Industrial and Provident Societies Act 1965.

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Highlights from Lichfield Garrick’s autumn season 2011 Beatles, Blues & Blue Violin

Death by Fatal Murder

Elkie Brooks

Friday 9 September

Tuesday 4 – Saturday 8 October

Saturday 22 October

B 7.30pm

B 7.30pm (Saturday

A £13.30 & £10 (students)

The Bohemians – A Night of Queen Friday 9 September

B 7.30pm

A £19.50

Last Night of the Proms Saturday 10 September

B 7.30pm

A £27.50

Tuesday 20 September

A £20

Jim Davidson – Live and Dangerous! Thursday 22 September

B 7.30pm

A £20

Gerard Kenny Friday 23 September

B 7.30pm

A £17.50

Freddie Starr Wednesday 28 September

B 7.30pm

A £20

The Vagina Monologues Thursday 29 September

B 8pm

A £17.50 – £22.50

Them Beatles – Nothing is Real? B 7.30pm

A £19.50

A £18.75

A Black Country Night Out Friday 14 October

A £18.50

Saturday 15 October

B 7.30pm

A £20

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 October

B Various daytime

Derek Martin – My East End Thursday 27 October

A £18.50

Tenorissimo Friday 28 October

Historical Cookery & Mayhem – Bite Me! Friday 21 October

B 12 noon

Rob Kingsley – A Vision of Elvis Friday 21 October

B 7.30pm

Friday 30 September

Saturday 22 October

A £19.50 & £17.50

B 7.30pm

B 7.30pm

A £18

B 8pm

A £12.50

BOOK NOW! Box office open: 11am to 6pm, Mon to Sat, and until 9.30pm on performance days. Tel: 01543 412121 www.lichfieldgarrick.com Lichfield Garrick, Castle Dyke

The Lichfield Garrick is proud to present A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Take a magical journey through Christmas past, present and future. Stunning scenery, colourful costumes, and a fantastic music score will make this brand new production a festive treat for the whole family.

Friday 30 September

A £19.50

An Evening of Clairvoyance with TV Psychic Tony Stockwell Saturday 1 October

B 7.30pm

A £20

Richard Digance Sunday 2 October

B 7.30pm

A £17

A £20

A Night at the Opera B 7.30pm

When will my LHA go down? The date your Local Housing Allowance goes down will depend on when your annual review is.

Joe Pasquale Saturday 29 October

1 DECEMBER 2011 – 2 JANUARY 2012

C Tickets on sale now A £12.50 – £21.50

Do you rent from a private landlord and claim Local Housing Allowance (LHA)? Did you first claim LHA at your current address before 1 April 2011?*

If the answer is yes, your Local Housing Allowance will go down. This is because the government has changed the way LHA is calculated.

A £9.50

Stalag Happy

A £9.50

A £22.50 & £20 (students)

Wednesday 19 October

A £16.50

B 2.30pm & 7.30pm

B 7.30pm

Historical Cookery and Mayhem – A Bit of Fur and Feather B 12 noon

Sunday 23 October

Malcolm Stent’s Songs of Praise B 7.30pm

Rhythm of the Dance

A £12.50 & £9.50 (children)

Joe Brown

Changes to your Local Housing Allowance

A £26.50

Thursday 13 October

B 7.30pm

Peter Alliss B 7.30pm

matinee at 2.30pm)

B 7.30pm

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If you get up to £15 excess benefit, this will stop when your claim is reviewed. Your LHA will drop to a lower rate nine months after your next annual review. If you are renting a fivebedroom property, your benefit will also reduce to the rate for a four-bedroom property, nine months after your next annual review.

Your LHA rate could change sooner if: ■ you move home ■ your household changes – such as someone moves in or out of your home ■ you have a break in your claim Find out more by visiting www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/lha or by calling 01543 308900 * You will be on the new lower rate if you first claimed housing benefit after 1 April 2011.


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www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/councillors Contact your councillor if you need help and advice

Get in touch with your councillor

Lichfield City Ward Lichfield Rural Ward Burntwood Town Ward Email your councillor

Thousands of you turned out to vote in May’s elections and here is our new-look council. Don’t forget to contact your ward councillor if you have a local issue you need advice on.

Our councillors’ email addresses start with their first name, followed by a dot, followed by their surname, and finished off with an @lichfielddc.gov.uk – for example: bernard.derrick@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Cllr Brenda Constable

Cllr Kenneth Humphreys

Cllr Paul Hogan

Cllr Margaret Stanhope

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

All Saints

Alrewas & Fradley

All Saints

E 01543 676005

Alrewas & Fradley

E 01283 790215

E 01543 684685

Vice Chairman

E 01283 790263

Cabinet Member for Democratic and Legal Services

Cllr Michael Wilcox

Cllr Richard Cox

Cllr Thomas Marshall

Cllr Martyn Tittley

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Alrewas & Fradley

Armitage with Handsacre

E 01283 791761

E 01543 490560

Armitage with Handsacre

Armitage with Handsacre

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance, Revenues and Benefits

Assistant to Cabinet Member for Development Services

E 01543 491625

E 01543 490758

Cllr Jeanette Allsopp

Cllr Janet Eagland

Cllr Mark Warfield

Cllr Diane Evans

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Labour

Boley Park

Boley Park

Boley Park

Boney Hay

E 01543 256114

E 01543 257102

E 01543 300934

E 01543 685447

Cllr Russell Heath

Cllr Brian Yeates

Cllr Richard Mosson

Cllr Heather Tranter

Labour

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Boney Hay

Bourne Vale

Burntwood Central

Burntwood Central

E 01543 671857

E 0121 323 2200

E 01543 679003

E 01543 304226

Cllr Michael Fryers

Cllr Terry Thomas

Cllr Eric Drinkwater

Cllr John Walker

Conservative

Conservative

Labour

Labour

Chadsmead

Chadsmead

Chase Terrace

Chase Terrace

E 07740 871483

E 01543 264262

E 01543 270030

E 01543 684602

Cllr Susan Woodward

Cllr Stephen Taylor

Cllr Keith Willis-Croft

Cllr Shirley Ann Barnett

Labour

Labour

Labour

Conservative

Chase Terrace

Chasetown

Chasetown

Colton & Mavesyn Ridware

E 01543 304711

E 07817 438251

E 01543 671961

E 01889 577168


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Cllr Brian Bacon

Cllr Norma Bacon

Cllr David Leytham

Cllr Ian Lewin

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Curborough

Curborough

Curborough

Fazeley

E 01543 264357

E 01543 264357

E 01543 252122

E 01827 260483

Cllr Glen Mynott

Cllr Alan Pearce

Cllr Val Richards

Cllr Brett Wilson

Labour

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Fazeley

Fazeley

E 01543 686927

Hammerwich

E 01543 480491

E 01827 464378

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Leisure Services and Communications

E 01543 254667

Cllr Douglas Constable

Cllr Helen Fisher

Cllr Ian Pritchard

Cllr Bob Awty

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Highfield

Highfield

E 01543 472732

Leomansley

E 01543 684685

E 01543 305070

Cabinet Member for Housing, Health and Environmental Protection

E 07858 752223

Cllr Iain Eadie

Cllr Andrew Smith

Cllr Louise Flowith

Cllr Joseph Powell

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Leomansley

Leomansley

E 01922 453597

Little Aston

E 07916 139803

E 01543 410685

Cabinet Member for Operational Services and Tourism

E 01543 255176

Cllr Neil Roberts

Cllr Susan Arnold

Cllr Ellen Perkins

Cllr Rita Hancocks

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

E 01543 672957

Mease & Tame

Mease & Tame

Shenstone

Cabinet Member for Development Services

E 01827 383886

E 01827 373841

E 01543 480560

Cllr David Salter

Cllr Gwyneth Boyle

Cllr John Wilks

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Cllr Christopher Spruce

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Hammerwich

King’s Bromley

Little Aston

Longdon

Conservative Shenstone

St John’s

St John’s

St John’s

E 0121 308 4421

E 01543 251684

E 01543 262268

E 01543 253733

Cllr David Smith

Cllr Bernard Derrick

Cllr David Smedley

Cllr Colin Greatorex

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative

Conservative Stowe

Stowe Stonnall

E 01543 410124

Stowe

E 01543 416677

E 01543 374690

Chairman

E 01543 410389

Cabinet Member for Organisational Development and Community

Cllr Don Isaacs

Cllr Steven Norman

Cllr Rob Strachan

Cllr Alan White

Labour

Labour

Conservative

Conservative

Summerfield

Summerfield

Whittington

Whittington

E 01543 319588

E 01543 304711

E 07708 696958

E 01543 899462


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www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/voiceit Give your views on the things that affect you and your area

What’s important to you… and are your local services good? We work with local agencies and partners to keep our district clean and safe, and to make sure it is a great place to live, work and visit. We also play an important part in developing the future of our district – from regenerating our city, town and villages, to creating strategies for play areas, recycling schemes and more.

Win a VIP table at Lichfield Proms You can tell us what you think of your local services by filling in the questionnaire below. And, if you send it to us by 12 August, we’ll enter you into a prize draw to win a VIP table for four at Lichfield Proms in Beacon Park on 3 September.

WIN! © Trinity Mirror Midlands Ltd

✁ Please tick each box that applies to you.

Very important to me

Not very important to me

This is great where I live

This needs improving where I live

Crime, streets and roads Low level of crime No rubbish on the streets

Get in touch with Lichfield District Council www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/contacts

Good quality housing that meets your needs Housing that’s affordable for first time buyers

01543 308000

Education, jobs and health Good schools and colleges Good local jobs Good health services

Parks, play areas, sports facilities and activities Good parks and open spaces Good play areas Good sports and leisure facilities Things to do for teenagers Things to do as a family with young children

Shopping and travelling Good local shops Good local roads Good public transport

W More news

Low traffic congestion

To follow council news

To be in with a chance of winning the VIP table to Lichfield Proms, please cut out and send us your completed questionnaire by 12 August 2011 to:

throughout the year, visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk / news

intouch Prize Draw, Communications, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6ZB

Name W Feedback Address

To give us your feedback Telephone

about intouch, please call Esther Epstein on

These questions are just a taster of our Citizens’ Questionnaire, which we run online twice a year at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/voiceit. If you complete the online questionnaire by 12 August, you could win two tickets to see Death by Fatal Murder, staring Leslie Grantham, at the Lichfield Garrick on 4 October 2011.

01543 308778 or email esther.epstein@ lichfielddc.gov.uk

Confidentiality: All personal details will be held securely and only used for this project. They will not be passed to third party organisations. Intouch is published by Lichfield District Council, District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6ZB, Summer 2011 © Every effort has been made to ensure that the information in this magazine is correct. However, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any loss or disappointment arising from misinterpretation, error, omission or subsequent change to the information.


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