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Each of the projects on the left have been put forward by local groups applying for a share of the £190,000 Section 106 funds to support local projects in Lichfield.

You can view each project by clicking on the title of the project.

Comments on these projects are now closed, and the results will be announced in due course.

Nether Stowe school would like to develop the gym so that local Sports Clubs can use it.  To do so it needs to remove the wooden wall bars, the ceiling beams, and re-sand the floor and provide adequate storage.  The school is hoping to receive a grant from Sports England under their Inspired Facilities programme which would see the refurbishment of the changing rooms and create a reception area.  The work on the gym would further enhance the facilities that the local community and clubs would [...]

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Lichfield Talking Community Services wishes to purchase a 15 seat mini bus to transport vulnerable persons, mostly within Lichfield area. The Project has increased their services to the blind and housebound within Lichfield and are assisting with providing safety in the home and assistive technologies.  On a weekly basis they transport people to a variety of places and events and could assist many more people if they had another vehicle. Organisation: Lichfield Talking News Project Man [...]

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The aim of the Project is to continue with Phase 2 of the Community Café at the school and to build the Café and Community kitchen which will be open to the public during school hours and evenings and weekends and available to local community groups for meetings, clubs etc.  It will also enable partnership working with adult social services, WRVS, community groups and Community Interest Companies such as the school's new venture 'The Lichfield Scrap Barn'.  It will also provide an enterprise [...]

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The aim of the Project is to establish an educational city centre based tree trail that will incorporate sites of historic interest along the way.  Users will have a booklet with a map inside that they follow with stops being made at particular trees and information relating to the tree given on a wooden plaque.  Aims are to encourage both local residents and visitors to Lichfield to explore the cities varied and diverse green sites whilst learning about specific tree species.  It is hoped th [...]

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The Project will provide a new voice for all the residents of Lichfield District by building and maintaining a web-based Community Radio Station.  The station will be based at the Cathedral School and will generate content through creating lasting links with places and people in the district including podcast based broadcasts covering such topics as; arts, sport, local Politics, green spaces and community news.  The project wishes to purchase VocalBooth(TM) Pro Voice Over Room (4 x 6), Synergy [...]

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The project aims to make the popular junior play area of Beacon Park even better.  The development of the play area was a component of the HLF project.  The initial design delivered an improved play facility which incorporated popular existing play equipment, the provision of new equipment and landscaping constructed using natural materials which together provided a range of play opportunities.  The equipment has been linked by paths for accessibility and seating has been provided for parents [...]

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The Lichfield Blue Plaque Trail will improve access to Lichfield's rich history by connecting historical points (places of birth/battles etc) with digital information through an innovative QR code trail, displayed on a 'take-on' traditional heritage blue plaques.  By placing QR codes at cultural/historical sites, smartphone users will be able to quickly access Wikipedia articles explaining the site in detail.  The project will ensure relevant Wikipedia pages exist and are accurate.  Using Wik [...]

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Originally an almshouse, St John's is one of only a few Grade 1 listed buildings in Lichfield.  It has been rather insular since its conversion to a retirement complex some years ago.  The project wishes to change this in a manner which will be sympathetic to the residents and share it as a tourist destination and facility for the benefit of the general community.  Phase 1 is currently in process and includes new and welcoming exterior signage.  Phase 2 involves updated literature and inform [...]

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The aim is to redevelop the Reception Area and Shop, and to install new signage at Erasmus Darwin House.  After nearly fifteen years and with limited space the welcome area of the House needs to change.  It is not very welcoming for visitors, nor is it well equipped.  In addition, the shop a vital factor in increasing 'spend', is in need of up-grading so that we can improve our service, especially by providing pocket money items for school children.  Children like to have a memento of their [...]

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Darwin House is on a 25 year (renewable) lease from the Chapter of Lichfield Cathedral and this work is due under the terms of the lease.  These include exterior decoration and repairs. Organisation: Erasmus Darwin Foundation Project Manager: Alice Wallis Manager/Curator Address / Location of project: Erasmus Darwin House, Beacon Street, Lichfield, WS13 7AD. Total project cost: £8,528.00 S106 funding required: £7,528.00  

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The plan is for the project to purchase a van solely for the use of Lichfield & Tamworth Cats Protection is something that the project have been keen to do over the last few years.  The group has managed to fundraise locally throughout the years, but due to rising vet bills and the increase in the number of cats that they are helping, they have been unable to fund this so far.  Purchasing a van would greatly help the group in supporting the local community with re-homing of their cats and [...]

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Pathway Project Lichfield refuge is a safe haven for women and children fleeing domestic and sexual abuse.  It provides practical and emotional support until the family are ready to be integrated back into society and re-housed.  The refuge has 14 rooms including a specially modified disabled room we can house up to 14 women and in excess of 25 children at any one time.  Most of the current furniture has been in use for seven years now and is in need of replacement.  This would include 14 si [...]

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The project for this section of the canal restoration is being undertaken in 3 phases.  Phase 1 - Restoration and watering of lock 25 - now almost complete.  Phase 2 - Restoration and construction works to enable rewatering of lock 26 and Pound 27.  A considerable amount of building and construction work has already been undertaken.  Phase 3 - Rewatering of lock 26 and pound 27, to be undertaken at a future date.  This application relates to phase 2 of the project.  This phase aims to comp [...]

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The project will install the infrastructure on Christian Fields Local Nature Reserve that has been requested by the general public through numerous consultations.  The current permissive pathways are subject to increasing usage, suffering heavily from erosion and becoming unsafe, unsightly and degrading the Nature Reserve habitats.  550m of sympathetically naturalistic styled footpaths need installing, including steps and way markers.  Information panels will also be installed which will incl [...]

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The sculpture play trail will contribute to making Darnford Park into a more accessible, vibrant woodland parks for all ages, offering all residents of the city an alternative recreational experience to the formal parks of Lichfield, set within native woodland of up to 17 ha on the edge of the city.  The sculpture play trail will complement the woodland into management, the planting of over 7,000 native trees and creation of 7ha of new woodland, giving a total of 13ha of managed native woodland [...]

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Stowe Pool & Fields are very popular sites for various reasons including wildlife enthusiasts, dog walking, water sports including boating and angling, green space, exercising, jogging, walking community and sporting events.  It serves as a pleasant short cut route between Lichfield City Centre and North Lichfield.   The aim now is to enhance play provision, provide new street furniture including benches, bins and signage, deliver a tree planting programme and deliver building improvement [...]

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In line with the Green Flag, Beacon Park Management Plan and HLF aims and objective, the aim of the project is to install large composting bays on site in order to reduce large amounts of landfill waste, more environmentally friendly, recycle green waste, encourage sustainability of parks and open spaces. Organisation: Lichfield District Council Project Manager: John Smith Greens & Open Spaces Strategic Manager and Lyn Hammant Historic Parks Manager Address / Location of project: Bun [...]

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The aim is to refurbish four existing tennis courts located in Beacon Park.  This will include the resurfacing of the courts, new floodlighting and windbreaks. Organisation: Lichfield District Council Project Manager: John Smith Greens & Open Spaces Strategic Manager and Lyn Hammant Historic Parks Manager Address / Location of project: Beacon Park, Lichfield, Staffordshire Total project cost: £44,000.00 S106 funding required: £11,000

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The MegaMural will build on the success of the Light Fantastic project (Linking Lichfield Phase 3) which is helping to transform the image of the Dimbles shopping parade and the wider North Lichfield area.  The 50 metre long MegaMural, will be painted on a concrete wall overlooking the newly refurbished car park to the rear of the Dimbles shopping parade. The colourful mural will contribute to the regeneation of  the Dimbles area and particulary its parade of shops, and will complement other [...]

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The aim of the project is to provide an opportunity for work based learning for young people and adults with physical and learning disabilities which will support disabled people within the local community by providing training and employment.  It will also enable partnership working with groups such as Staffordshire County Council Learning Disability Services, provide an enterprise opportunity for students from local special schools and adults with disabilities to work within an operational bu [...]

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The aim is to provide Lichfield City Centre with a variable messaging system for car park space availability.  This will enable visitors to more easily access which car parks they should use and to avoid congestion when too many visitors try to access any one park.  This currently occurs at Bird Street car park and it is anticipated that there will be opportunity for this to occur more often once the Friarsgate shopping centre opens. Beneficiaries will be all road users to the city as congesti [...]

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