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Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre reopens
Lichfield’s Visitor Information Centre reopens

On Monday 17 August, Lichfield District Council reopened its Visitor Information Centre, which is based in Lichfield Library in St Mary’s on the Market Square. After closing when much of the country went into lockdown due to the coronavirus…

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VJ Exhibition
VJ Day digital exhibition explores the diversity of the Fourteenth Army

The National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, is hosting a free online exhibition of brand new illustrations as part of the site’s programme of activity commemorating the 75th anniversary of VJ Day. Created by Kremena Dimitrova, the colourful…

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There’s Hope for 2020 at Lichfield Cathedral

In recent years Lichfield Cathedral has provided people from across the region, the UK and overseas with an exciting and creative programme of events, art installations and interactive exhibitions. In recognition, the Museums & Heritage Awards…

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VJ Day Pack
National Memorial Arboretum launches special VJ Day activity packs for all ages

The National Memorial Arboretum, in partnership with The Royal British Legion, has launched two free downloadable activity packs containing activities to help people mark the 75th anniversary of VJ Day on 15 August. Carefully crafted to ensure…

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Charity Challenge
Charity challenge trek adapts to coronavirus

The National Forest Trek, launched earlier this year by a trio of charities, will proceed in September 2020. After 18 months of work, there was concern that the 75-mile challenge walk, forged by an alliance of the National Forest Company, National…

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The Hub Coffee Shop and Bar now re-opened with new outside space

The Hub at St Mary's have reopened their Coffee Shop and Bar this week after 4 months of Lockdown. The 30 seat Coffee Shop and Bar, situated above Lichfield Library, will commence service with the added bonus of additional outdoor seating in the…

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Lichfield Cathedral: At the Heart of the Community

A survey of visitors to Lichfield Cathedral over the summer of 2019 showed that over 60% of visitors feel that the Cathedral belongs to the whole community. The three distinctive spires have been a beacon of hope to the city and its visitors for…

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Drayton Manor Park Confirms Sale to Looping Group

Staffordshire-based family attraction Drayton Manor Park has confirmed it has been sold, as part of a prepack administration, to the Looping Group – a European company operating 15 leisure parks across the UK, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland,…

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High Sheriff stops off at Lichfield Cathedral

In the first week of August Charlie Bagot Jewitt, the High Sheriff of Staffordshire, is embarking on a 300-mile cycle ride around the region to help highlight the wonders of Staffordshire as a staycation destination. As part of his ride, the High…

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The Letters from Lockdown

Letters from Lockdown is an exhibition created by the Lichfield community in response to the Covid lockdown. The Hub at St Mary's teamed up with local artist Rosie & Ramona to get everyone’s creative juices flowing for this exciting community…

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Lichfield District visitor attractions are ‘good to go’

Lichfield District tourism and hospitality businesses welcome special visitors on Friday 17 July 2020. The MP for Lichfield, Michael Fabricant, joined Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet Member responsible for the district’s visitor economy, Iain…

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Lady Chapel - Chris Day
Lichfield Cathedral Reopens Its Doors to the Public

Following an extended period of closure owing to the Coronavirus outbreak Lichfield Cathedral is reopening its doors to the public for sight-seeing and public worship from Tuesday 14 July. A steady and considered approach is being taken to…

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Samuel Johnson Birthplace re-opens
Samuel Johnson’s Birthplace to re-open next week

One of Lichfield’s favourite tourism attractions will be re-opening next week after 117 days of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum on the Market Square will be opening doors to visitors again from 10.30am…

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Love Local Information Officer
Information officer spreads #LoveLocal safely message

Lichfield District Council’s new information officer is busy visiting local businesses to make sure their premises are covid-secure. As part of the Reopening High Streets Safely project, which is being funded by the European Regional Development…

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Parking special offer
Park for £1 at Lichfield city centre car parks

Lichfield District Council has launched a special offer across its Lichfield city car parks. From 6 July it will only cost £1 to park all day, any day of the week in council-run city centre car parks. The special offer, which is running from 6 July…

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Drayton Manor receives good to go certificate
Chair Of British Tourist Authority Visits Staffordshire Tourism and Hospitality Businesses

The new Chair of the British Tourist Authority visited Staffordshire on Saturday 4th July, as England’s tourism and hospitality industry started to reopen after the Coronavirus lockdown. Sir Patrick McLoughlin visited Drayton Manor Park, Tamworth,…

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The George Hotel is reopening
The George Hotel is reopening

The George Hotel on Bird Street, Lichfield is all set to reopen its doors on Saturday 4th July. The city centre hotel has been closed for the first time in its long history since March. Now, with the easing of lockdown restrictions, the hotel has…

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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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