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Council urges residents to #LoveLocal

With coronavirus restrictions slowly being lifted, Lichfield District Council is working to make sure residents are confident visiting their local high streets. As part of the Reopening High Streets Safely project, which is being funded by the…

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VisitEngland partners with national tourist organisations to launch industry standard for UK tourism

Image credit: VisitBritainVisitEngland in partnership with the national tourist organisations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales has today launched a UK-wide industry standard and consumer mark to provide a ‘ring of confidence’ for tourism as…

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Drayton Manor Park confirms reopening plans

Temperature checks for all guests upon arrival, reduced capacity, regular ride sanitation and a new virtual queueing system – that’s life after lockdown for Staffordshire-based theme park and zoo, Drayton Manor Park, which will reopen on Saturday 4…

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Lichfield District attractions to visit as lockdown ends
Top attractions to visit right now

We’re starting to venture outside again after weeks of lockdown and the world is slowly beginning to reopen. While we are a long way from normality, there are plenty of places that have adapted to welcome visitors back. Here are some of the top…

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Lichfield Festival Tiny Stories writing competition
Lichfield Festival Tiny Stories writing competition

Lichfield Festival is going virtual this year, refusing to let COVID-19 spoil all the fun! As part of their virtual festival - full details coming soon - they have launched a writing competition for 8-16 year-olds. Find out all about it in the…

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Lichfield Cathedral re-opens for prayer

Following the lifting of Government restrictions that closed places of worship at the start of the covid-19 lockdown, Lichfield Cathedral, in line with many other English Cathedrals and Parish Churches will be open for private prayer from Monday…

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Visit Lichfield announces District Doodles winners
Visit Lichfield announces District Doodles winners

Children from across the district have been putting their artistic skills to the test as part of Visit Lichfield’s District Doodles competition, and now the results are in. Last month Lichfield District Council’s visitor economy service, Visit…

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National Memorial Arboretum to re-open on 8 June to pre-booked visitors

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, will re-open on 8 June, allowing pre-booked visitors to explore the outdoor elements of the 150-acre garden and woodland site. To ensure the safety of everyone on site, the Arboretum is implementing…

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Erasmus Darwin Museum Volunteers receive the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

Erasmus Darwin Museum volunteers in Lichfield, Staffordshire have been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, the highest award a voluntary group can receive in the UK. Erasmus Darwin House was once the home of Erasmus Darwin,…

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