Tree ceremony held at Birmingham Road site

Chairman holding spade next to tree with site manager

The Chairman of Lichfield District Council takes part in a tree planting ceremony at the Birmingham Road site in Lichfield on Wednesday 15 July 2020.

Councillor Joe Powell, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, joined The Coleman Group’s site manager, Paul Schwarm, to plant a Hornbeam tree, one of five new trees, on the site of the former police station, which was demolished earlier in the year to make way for the Birmingham Road site improvements.

The city centre project has seen the old police station and bus station buildings demolished, the creation of extra coach parking, the bus station refreshed, a new car park area provided and toilets installed. Landscaping is also being laid out at both the bus station and former police station sites.

Councillor Joe Powell said:

“I was delighted to plant a new tree at our Birmingham Road site. It marks the start of the landscaping works that will really improve the look and feel of this area, while we shape the longer-term plans for this important gateway site.

“We are in the final phase of the improvement project, and are all looking forward to the works being completed later this summer.” 

When finished, the improvements will make the area safer, more useful and attractive, and provide a better route into the city from the train and bus stations.

Published: 15 July 2020