Monday, 7 November 2016


CarillionAmey have been made aware that children have been lifting the covers from fire hydrant pits and climbing down into them.  A technical officer will visit the site to ensure the covers are intact and secure.   To prevent any injuries it is requested that all parents make their children aware of the dangers of this activity.

Friday, 28 October 2016

Lichfield District Council - Holiday Fun

Lichfield District Council run fun activities for children and young people over the school holidays. From coaching courses at Burntwood, Friary and King Edward VI leisure centres, to fun activities, events and trails at Beacon Park, they have plenty to make sure you have a holiday of fun. To keep up to date, sign up for theirHoliday Fun e-newsletter.
Booking by phone for leisure centre activities is now even easier! LDC can now take bookings for all activities at any one of their leisure centres. For example, you can book activities at Burntwood Leisure Centre and Friary Grange Leisure Centre by calling just one leisure centre. To book, please call the centre of your choice on 01543 308810 (Burntwood LC), 01543 308842 (Friary Grange LC) or 01543 308782 (King Edward VI LC).
Bookings for park activities To book activities in the Beacon Park, call 01543 308867 (everyday 9am – 4pm).
Call me back please If they are busy, or you’re browsing this page outside of normal centre opening hours, and you would a call  back at a time that’s convenient to  you, please fill in our online call back form.
Click HERE to see what is on offer

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Birmingham's Outdoor ice rink and big wheel is returning

Christmas 2016 sees the return of the popular outdoor ice rink and big wheel to Centenary Square.

To find out more click HERE

Toys R Us to offer quiet shopping hour for children with autism - 6th November

The event will see all of the toy giant’s stores open their doors exclusively for parents and carers of children with autism and additional needs.

Special measures have been introduced to make stores more autism friendly. Fluorescent lighting will be reduced and all the lights will be dimmed, there will be no music or announcements during the hour and new autism-friendly signs will be put in place.

Taking place on November 6, all stores will also introduce a quiet zone for any children who need some time out, and parents are being offered the opportunity to pay for their good upon return to the stores in order to avoid waiting for extended periods with their children instore.

Local to you

You can attend this event at both Tamworth and Burton stores in South East Staffordshire on November 6th. The event will take place at 10am before stores open.

Clocks go Back this Weekend

Clocks go Back at 2am Sunday 30th October

Wear Your Poppy with Pride

Over the years people have asked about the correct way to wear a poppy and when to start wearing it from. Here are a few quick tips through a short video clip by the Royal British Legion.Click HERE to view video

RAF Stations Challenge Cup 2017



Poppy Run is a national series of events to be held on 6th November 2016, to support The Royal British Legion. These events are 5km run, jog or walk events in parks across the country. All of our events are family friendly to provide another way for people to come together to support the whole Armed Forces community.

All our events will begin at 11:00am and start with a two minutes silence, with all participants setting off at 11:02am. Entry is £15* per person with all children under the age of 12 going for £1!
The Poppy Run is supported by British Military Fitness who will be providing free fitness sessions to support all participants in preparation for the Poppy Run.
All participants receive:
  • Full support prior to the event, including fundraising and preparation
  • An official Poppy Run 2016 t-shirt
  • A medal for all finishers
  • Training support from our partner British Military Fitness
  • Dedicated support from our experienced Mass Events team
Click HERE for more information