Highlighting our grounds maintenance service

Brian, Les, Derrin, Andy and Paul at Burntwood Park

Highlighting our grounds maintenance service Green-fingered team help to keep Lichfield District looking at its best.

Lichfield District Council is highlighting the work of its grounds maintenance team, after a summer of beautiful floral displays and attractive parks, green spaces and roundabouts.

The team works hard throughout the year mowing grass, planting and maintaining flower beds, trimming hedges, pruning shrubs, along with maintaining fine turf areas, such as Beacon Park’s golf course, four bowling greens in Lichfield and Burntwood, and numerous football pitches throughout the district. 

Altogether, the team looks after thousands of hectares of parkland and open spaces, hundreds of miles of highway verges, eighteen roundabouts and three church yards. It also creates formal bedding displays across the district, along with helping to maintain biodiverse areas.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, Leisure & Waste, said:

“We’re really proud of our grounds maintenance team and the work they do. We thought it was important to shine a spotlight on them as we often get compliments about how well parks and green spaces are maintained, and we wanted to highlight their work to everyone. I’d like to thank all the team for their commitment to making the district look as attractive as possible – keep up the good work!”

The team carries out work on behalf of external organisations, including Lichfield City Council, Burntwood Town Council, Staffordshire County Council and various other parish councils.

Find out more about Lichfield District Council’s parks and green spaces at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/parks

“We must also mention our fantastic Countryside & Parks Conservation Group volunteers, who spend up to two days each month carrying out important conservation work at a range of parks and open spaces. We’re always looking for more people to get involved, so if you are over 18 and available during the day on Wednesdays, please contact us to find out more,” added Cllr Eadie.

To find out more about the council’s Countryside & Parks Conservation Group, email parks@lichfielddc.gov.uk or visit www.lichfieldhistoricparks.co.uk/volunteers-friends

Posted on Thursday 7th September 2017

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