Lichfield News

Lichfield actress to launch new drama school

Lichfield actress to launch new drama school

A Lichfield actress is opening a new drama school in the city. Eleanor Ham Eleanor Ham, who has appeared in shows on the BBC, ITV, Sky and Disney will launch the new project in September. Inca Arts Lichfield will run classes on Saturdays. Eleanor, who went to The Friary School, said: “I...

Council leaders call on Prime Minister to deliver fairer funding to counties

Council leaders call on Prime Minister to deliver fairer funding to counties

Council leaders are calling on the Prime Minister to deliver fairer funding for counties. A letter signed by more than 30 leaders said shire councils were now missing out on £3.2billion of funding compared to other parts of the country. Cllr Philip Atkins Among the signatories is Cllr...

Lichfield Guildhall ready to welcome the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers

Lichfield Guildhall ready to welcome the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers

The sounds of the Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers are returning to the Lichfield Guildhall. The Reel Hot Ceilidh Peppers The performance takes place on 6th September and will be led by caller Peter Cole. The group have entertained at barn dances and ceilidhs for a number of years. A...

Final preparations begin for 2019 Lichfield 10K and Fun Run races

Final preparations begin for 2019 Lichfield 10K and Fun Run races

Final preparations are in full swing for the 2019 Lichfield 10K and Fun Run. Organisers and sponsors getting ready for the Lichfield 10K The events will be held on 8th September, with both races getting underway at 10.30am at King Edward VI School. Race director Cass Jackson said the...

Residents urged to turn out in force for Lichfield District Council meeting to decide future of Friary Grange Leisure Centre

Residents urged to turn out in force for Lichfield District Council meeting to decide future of Friary Grange Leisure Centre

People have been urged to show the strength of feeling when a meeting is held to decide the future of Friary Grange Leisure Centre. Friary Grange Leisure Centre Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet meeting has been moved to the Lichfield Garrick to enable more members of the public to...

Chasetown FC banish history of first day blues with victory at Frickley Athletic

Chasetown FC banish history of first day blues with victory at Frickley Athletic

Chasetown FC ended a four year search for an opening day win with a superb result at Frickley Athletic. The hosts were a whisker away from the opening goal after just three minutes when a corner kick from Jack McMenemy found a team mate but the ball was cleared off the line. Chasetown took...

Lichfield City FC are spot on as two penalties help them to victory

Lichfield City FC maintained their 100% start to the season with a 4-3 win at NKF Burbage. The result means Jay Hawkins’ men are one of four sides in the Midland Football League Division One who have yet to drop a point in the league. Kyle Patterson was the first to have a chance for City...

Future of leisure centre high on the agenda as Lichfield councillors hold street surgery event

Future of leisure centre high on the agenda as Lichfield councillors hold street surgery event

Labour councillors in Lichfield say the future of Friary Grange Leisure Centre was high on the agenda when they held their latest street surgery. Cllr Dave Robertson, Cllr Colin Ball and Cllr Matthew Field Cllr Colin Ball, Cllr Dave Robertson and Cllr Matthew Field met residents in Ponesfield...

Funding boost for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity after topping M6 Toll vote

Funding boost for Midlands Air Ambulance Charity after topping M6 Toll vote

The Midlands Air Ambulance Charity has been boosted after topping an online poll. The organisation received the highest number of votes from across the region in a public vote for the M6 Toll’s Drive for Charity initiative. The cheque being handed over to the Midlands Air Ambulance...

Cherrywood to perform at charity concert in Lichfield

Cherrywood to perform at charity concert in Lichfield

Music from Cherrywood will be on offer at a charity concert in Lichfield. Cherrywood Holy Cross Hall will host the event in aid of Cancer Research UK on 19th October. Pauline Collingswood, who is organising the event, said: “We’re looking forward to an evening of song and poetry with...