Accessibility guides for Lichfield District to be launched in March

A photo of Lichfield Guildhall.
The launch event is being held at Lichfield Guildhall on Tuesday 5 March.

Disabled people, carers and those wanting to know more about how to access facilities across Lichfield District, can find detailed accessibility information about public places in Lichfield District thanks to a new online guide being launched in the city next month.

Lichfield District Council has teamed up with AccessAble, an organisation which specialises in providing detailed access guides across the UK.

The guides provide clear and easy accessibility information about district facilities such as public toilets, car parks, bus stations, local parks, outdoor spaces and venues including the Lichfield Garrick Theatre and Burntwood Leisure Centre.

They feature facts, figures and photographs to give everyone detailed information to assess whether a place is accessible to them, including information about parking, assistive listening systems, walking distances, accessible toilets and more.

Everyone is welcome to attend the launch event of the new AccessAble accessibility guides which is being held on the ground floor of the Lichfield Guildhall in Bore Street, Lichfield City centre, on Tuesday 5 March between 10am and 11.30am. If you are interested in coming long, please register online.

Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member for High Streets and Visitor Economy Councillor Janice Silvester-Hall said:

“These new guides provide essential information to help residents and visitors easily plan their visits.

“I’m really pleased that Lichfield District Council has been able to support the production of a set the guides for public places across the district, helping to make our public spaces more accessible to more people.

“I’m looking forward to sharing with residents and businesses the benefits of accessibility guides at the upcoming launch event on 5 March.”

AccessAble Chief Executive Anna Nelson said:

“We are thrilled to be working with Lichfield District Council on this initiative. AccessAble exists to support the UK’s 16 million disabled people and 4.9 million carers to access the places and space they want or need to go.

“As part of a new development, we hope this project can expand to include more and more places across Lichfield District. I would like to thank Lichfield District Council for taking this leadership position across Staffordshire.

“If you are planning to attend and need any reasonable adjustments to help you attend the event, please let us know when you fill in the booking form at”

Published: 28 February 2024