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					LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011




18 – 31 January 2006


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                                               This Week’s Top Stories

                                                    Opera keeps gangs away
                                                       (Leisure & Culture)
                                                    Musical hits take to stage
                                                        (Lichfield Garrick)
                                        Website gives inside track over planning
                                       (Democratic, Development & Legal Services)
                                                Recycling rate still impressive
                                                    (Operational services)




                                                 Overall Activity Summary
                                         Total number of reactive press releases/ statements: 7
                                        Total number of proactive press releases/ statements: 13




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01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011




                                                 Chief Executive’s Office
WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 04.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  CHAIRMAN’S ENGAGEMENTS
THE PRESS
                  Councillor Doris English, Chairman of the District Council, will be attending the following events throughout
                  January 2006. On occasion, as indicated, Vice Chairman, Councillor Dr Bill Hassell, will represent her.

                  Schedule of events attached

WHAT WAS          BIRMINGHAM MAIL 25.01.06
IN THE
                  CENTRE CREATES JOBS
PAPERS
                  Chairman Cllr Doris English attended the opening of Acorn Motor Group‟s new premises in Burntwood.

WHAT WAS
IN THE
PAPERS
No Request
For
Statement




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01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011




                                                       Leisure & Culture
WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR 31.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  A TRIBUTE TO IAN JUPP
THE PRESS
                  Paul Watson, Manager of Burntwood Leisure Centre, said: “Ian‟s death has come as a great shock to all of us at
                  Burntwood Leisure Centre. He was an extremely popular member of the team, who was dedicated to his work. Ian
                  was always warm and welcoming with customers, and his friendly presence will be badly missed. On behalf of all
                  the team, I would like to send our condolences to his family.”

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 31.01.06 – Front page
IN THE
                  SHOCK DEATH OF POPULAR TRAINER, 44
PAPERS
                  Family and friends of a Burntwood fitness instructor were today mourning his sudden death. Ian Jupp, who worked
                  at the Inspire Health and Fitness Suite at the town‟s leisure centre died yesterday morning.

                  Paul Watson quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 30.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  FAST TRACK YOGA FOR BEGINNERS
THE PRESS
                  Have you ever considered a yoga class but been put off by all the images in celebrity magazines of stars like Geri
                  Halliwell or Madonna putting their legs behind their head or standing on one toe?

                  To help you overcome your fears, Inspire Fitness and Burntwood Leisure Centre is now offering you the chance to
                  join a beginners‟ yoga class, which has been specifically designed to introduce this excellent form of exercise in an
                  easy to learn way.

                  The classes will take place on every weekend throughout February, and are the ideal preparation for Burntwood
                  Leisure Centre‟s popular Tuesday or Thursday evening Yoga classes. So, regardless of your fitness levels or
                  flexibility, if you want to get fit and toned and become more bendy, give Burntwood Leisure Centre a call on 01543
                  308810 or pop into reception to book your place. The course of 8 sessions costs just £25!

WHAT WAS          Coverage expected 02.02.06
IN THE
PAPERS

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 30.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  BURNTWOOD LEISURE CENTRE’S HEALTH SUITE
THE PRESS
                  Visit Burntwood Leisure Centre to enjoy a bit of pampering courtesy of the Health Suite, which reopened at the
                  start of the New Year following its temporary closure to repair water damage. Complete with sauna, spa and steam
                  room, the Suite is the ideal place to unwind and give yourself a treat.

                  Spend as much time as you like in the Health Suite for only £4 (with a Leisure Activity Passport) or £4.50
                  otherwise. For more information, please contact Burntwood Leisure Centre on 01543 308810 or pop into reception.

WHAT WAS          Coverage expected 02.02.06
IN THE
PAPERS




For more information, copies of coverage or releases, or to inform the communications team of upcoming news, please contact Esther Epstein on:
01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011



WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR 27.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  RESPONSE TO CIVIC SOCIETY
                  Re: „That the District Council finally resolves the long running problem of the use of cycles in Beacon Park.‟

                  Councillor Colin Ablitt, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Beacon park is a fantastic public space,
                  and, we too find it disappointing that some visitors choose to damage it by riding their bikes through unauthorised
                  areas. It is however difficult to enforce the sensible use of bicycles 24 hours a day 7 days a week, but we want to
                  find a workable solution to this issue and are liaising with the police to do just that. Finally, we would urge all
                  bicycle users to think of others and respect Beacon Park for everyone‟s enjoyment.”

                  Re: „That the District Council brings its arrangements for the membership of the Planning Committee in line with
                  most other local authorities in England allowing Councillors the opportunity to better represent the views of their
                  electors.‟

                  Councillor Margaret Stanhope, Chairman of Lichfield District Council‟s Planning Committee, commented: “Lichfield
                  District Council‟s planning committee is regularly audited by external auditors, who have told us that, although it is
                  unusual to have 56 members on a Planning Committee, its strength is that it provides all councillors with the
                  opportunity to be kept fully informed and comment on applications in all wards throughout the District.

                  “The form and performance of the planning committee is also regularly monitored and reviewed by the Overview
                  and Scrutiny Committee, which is a public meeting in itself.

                  “The discussion at Planning Committee meeting, where both the applicant and objectors are given the chance to
                  comment, fully upholds the democratic process. Officers are present to provide factual and professional
                  commentary at these meetings, and to ensure the application decision-making is taken within the framework of
                  planning policies and guidelines. It is then the councillors‟ role to decide on the outcome, based on consideration
                  of all the arguments.”

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 28.01.06 – Front page
IN THE
PAPERS
                  PLEA ON LACK OF PROGRESS
                  Lichfield is missing out on improvements due to failures by the district and county councils according to the leader
                  of a watchdog group…he said the society did not want to be constant critics of Lichfield District Council…but said
                  they could have acted quicker.

                  Cllr Colin Ablitt quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR 27.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  NEW LOOK VISITOR GUIDE FOR 2006
THE PRESS
                  Lichfield District Council is getting set to officially launch the new-look visitor guide on Thursday 2 February 2006.

                  Visit Lichfield 2006 is packed full of everything you need to know for a fantastic holiday, trip or jaunt around the
                  District and southern Staffordshire. A convenient handbag size, Visit Lichfield 2006 also includes lots of useful
                  telephone numbers - such as the local Police, hospital and banks – and it also has a handy festival and events
                  planner so that you need never miss out on any exciting events going on in the District.

                  Information is categorised in a number of simple sections, including: „A Fascinating Past‟, „More to See, More to
                  Do‟, „Theatre, Festivals and Nightlife,‟ „Explore the Countryside‟, „Good Food & Top Shopping‟, „Where to Stay‟ and
                  „Wedding and Conference Locations‟.

                  Councillor Colin Ablitt, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Visit Lichfield 2006 is a fantastic resource
                  that will help visitors and residents alike to make the very most of our wonderful District. Whether planning a short
                  or long stay, visitors will be spoilt for choice for things to see and do in Lichfield District - from our fascinating
                  heritage, to action packed days out, to stunning walks in the countryside, through to choosing where to eat from a
                  huge array of excellent restaurants. And, we‟re sure this guide will entice more visitors than ever to come and
                  enjoy our beautiful District.”

                  100,000 copies of Visit Lichfield 2006 are being distributed to hotels, campsites, tourist attractions, theatres and
                  large companies across the country as well Tourist Information Centres across the UK and abroad. For your very
                  own free copy, please drop into the Tourist Information Centre at the Lichfield Garrick to pick on up.

WHAT WAS          Coverage expected 02.02.06
IN THE
PAPERS




For more information, copies of coverage or releases, or to inform the communications team of upcoming news, please contact Esther Epstein on:
01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011



WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR 24.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  MUSIC TO DETER ANTI SOCIAL BEHAVIOUR
                  Councillor Colin Ablitt, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Customers deserve to feel safe and secure
                  when they visit Burntwood Leisure Centre. The security of the facility is reviewed regularly, and, following advice
                  from the Police, a speaker has been installed in the grounds, so that music can be played to deter loitering. Since
                  its installation, we have noticed that instances of anti social behaviour and loitering has reduced considerably
                  which is great news for this family friendly leisure centre.”

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 27.01.06 – Front page
IN THE
PAPERS
                  OPERA KEEPS GANGS AWAY
                  Opera and classical music is being piped from a speaker placed outside Burntwood Leisure centre to deter gangs
                  of youths from hanging around. Council and police chiefs today said the innovative deterrent at the site in High
                  street, Chasetown seemed to be working. It has also been backed by centre users.

                  Cllr Colin Ablitt quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO LICHFIELD POST 18.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  TOURISM SERVICE IMPROVEMENTS AT THE LICHFIELD GARRICK
                  Councillor Colin Ablitt, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “The new Tourist Information Centre in the
                  Lichfield Garrick is a fantastic venue for visitors and it is our belief that visitor numbers have increased since we
                  relocated the service. This is due to many of our theatre customers stopping to browse tourist information and
                  make tourist related enquires based on information they see in the reception area.

                  “We‟ve received many compliments from customers, who‟ve told us they find the venue has excellent access for
                  less able or disabled visitors, it‟s centrally located adjacent to car parking and close to public transport and packed
                  with useful information, as well as enhanced by the other Lichfield Garrick services – coffee shop, galleries,
                  disabled toilets, and box office. Whilst being slightly more centrally located, the former Tourist Information Centre
                  was more difficult to access for wheelchair users and had no toilet or refreshment facilities.

                  “Our Tourist Information Centre staff have historically sold tickets on behalf of the Lichfield Garrick, and the
                  location change has resulted in it being even easier for them to offer the box office service and handle detailed
                  enquires, as well as make the service more seamless for the customer. There has been an amalgamation of the
                  Tourist Information Centre and Lichfield Garrick front of house staff, with both teams trained to cover both front of
                  house services. This has allowed us to open the Tourist Information Centre for at least an hour longer every day,
                  which is great news for visitors.

                  “Before we moved across to the Lichfield Garrick, we did not renew the temporary contracts of two Tourist
                  Information staff, as we knew that we would not need their services following the move. There are no Tourist
                  Information job redundancies planned for the future.”

WHAT WAS
IN THE
PAPERS

WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO LICHFIELD MERCURY 17.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  LEISURE ACTIVITY PRICES
                  Councillor Colin Ablitt, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture, said: “Evolve memberships at Friary Grange
                  Leisure Centre are still extremely competitive, when compared to other sports providers in the district. The Family
                  Living Well membership has recently been upgraded - now a family can access Evolve‟s state-of-the-art gym, an
                  extensive range of classes at the fitness studio and the swimming pool for just £55 a month. Last year we
                  refurbished the gym to a very high specification, and prior to this we ran a special offer on memberships to the gym
                  to attract new customers. This year‟s membership prices for the gym have risen to reflect the improved facility,
                  and, as with other leisure activities at the Centre, a number of prices have risen to reflect increasing costs.

                  “The Evolve membership packages have been comprehensively reviewed and some have been withdrawn from
                  sale, however, existing customers can chose to remain on their current membership - whether or not it has been
                  withdrawn from sale. Unfortunately, our system automatically upgraded existing customers onto the new package,
                  but now this has been drawn to our attention, we are in the process of contacting those affected to rectify the
                  situation.”

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News




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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011



WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06
IN THE
                  FITNESS MEMBERS’ BREATH TAKEN AWAY BY PRICE RISE
PAPERS
                  Members of Lichfield leisure centre have lashed out at council bosses over „extortionate‟ price rises. The Mercury
                  has received a number of calls, many from pensioners, who feel the new year price hikes at Friary Grange leisure
                  centre are unfair and over the top…But Councillor Colin Ablitt, cabinet member for leisure and culture has hit back
                  at the claims, claiming the facility is still „extremely competitive‟.

                  Cllr Ablitt quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO LICHFIELD MERCURY 16.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRE LOCATION
THE PRESS
                  Councillor Colin Ablitt, Cabinet Member for Community, Communications and Culture, said: “The Lichfield Garrick
                  is recognised as a centre of culture within Lichfield and is therefore an ideal home for the Tourist Information
                  Centre. In addition, visitors have told us they want a central location for visitor services, which is near to local
                  parking and close to the bus and train station. This consultation also informed us that the old Arts Centre on Bird
                  Street was considered to be too far out of the City Centre. The Lichfield Garrick is an ideal site as it is central and
                  easily accessible for less able visitors. Visitors also have the added benefits of the café, galleries and access to
                  the box office services at the Lichfield Garrick.

                  “The move was part of the Council‟s efficiency drive to reduce our running costs - because moving the TIC to the
                  Lichfield Garrick, rather than to the old Arts Centre on Bird Street, means that we do not have to pay rent for the
                  premises.

                  “Finally, in response to queries about the amount of tourist destination literature available at the new Tourist
                  Information Centre, the tourism industry is moving towards electronic communication and direct mail services to
                  publicise their products, which in turn has meant the amount of literature available to us to display been reduced.
                  However, we always aim to point customers in the right direction to find what they‟re looking for and help them
                  plan a fantastic trip or day out.”

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 20.01.06 – Front page
IN THE
PAPERS
                  TOURIST MOVE HITS VISITORS
                  A drop in visitor numbers to Lichfield‟s Tourist Information centre has been predicted after it was moved out of the
                  „heart of the city‟…A former employee who lost her job shortly after the move has told the Express & Star many
                  people do not know where the centre is now located.

                  Cllr Colin Ablitt quoted in part

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06
                  TOURIST CENTRE MOVE IS DEFENDED BY COUNCIL
                  The relocation of Lichfield‟s Tourist Information centre to the Garrick Theatre has been defended by Lichfield
                  District Council. The Mercury has received some complaints from members of the public who maintain there is less
                  awareness of the new location and it is able to accommodate much less information than Donegal House.

                  Cllr Colin Ablitt quoted in full

                  LICHFIELD POST 19.01.06
                  BOSS DEFENDS CENTRE MOVE
                  Council bosses defended the decision to move Lichfield Tourist Information centre from Donegal House to the
                  Garrick Theatre this week – despite complaints from former employees. The venue was changed prior to
                  Christmas last year to comply with new disability access laws and to utilise council facilities.

                  Cllr Colin Ablitt quoted in full




For more information, copies of coverage or releases, or to inform the communications team of upcoming news, please contact Esther Epstein on:
01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011



WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD MERCURY 26.01.06 – Letters to the editor
IN THE
                  YES, LEISURE PRICE RISES ARE TOO MUCH
PAPERS
                  “With regards to your article last week on the excessive price increases at the Friary Grange Leisure centre, all I
No Request
                  can say is that it is absolutely scandalous…the c hanging rooms are a laughable facility, with showers not
For
                  working.”
Statement
                  “I have recently contacted the council, not to complain about the price increase, this I was unaware of, but the
                  state of the changing and toilet facilities that we ar subjected to there.”

                  “In February 2004 I wrote to the Friary to complaining of their price increase. Why does my entrance fee to the
                  pool have to include the café area being refurbished and the aerobic studio decorated.”

                  LICHFIELD POST 26.01.06 - Letters to the editor
                  BETTER ACCESS
                  “With reference to your article regarding the move of the Tourist Information office from Donegal House to the
                  Garrick. First of all, Cllr Ablitt, in defending the move is absolutely correct in what was quoted, disabled access was
                  very difficult, if not impossible for the elderly and wheelchair users at Donegal House. As a disabled person myself
                  I found Donegal House very difficult with the steps.”

                  LICHFIELD POST 26.01.06 - Letters to the editor
                  A BAD MOVE
                  “Since the tourist information centre moved to the Garrick I have been there twice…I found it a long and miserable
                  trek.”




For more information, copies of coverage or releases, or to inform the communications team of upcoming news, please contact Esther Epstein on:
01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011




                                                        Lichfield Garrick
WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL ARTS PRESS 25.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  RIM
THE PRESS
                  RIM, or Rapid Imitation Movement, was one of the first REM tribute bands to be established in the UK. Over the
                  years this group of talented and experienced musicians has built up a great reputation and a loyal following.

                  This one night show will see the group perform a totally live set of both new and classic REM tracks, including:
                  Man on the Moon, Losing my Religion, Everybody Hurts, Orange Crush, Bad Day, Imitation of Life, The Great
                  Beyond, Don‟t go Back to Rockville, Drive Wake up Bomb and many more.

                  RIM was formed in April 1999 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire by guitar and lead vocalist, Steve Place and
                  Keyboardist Paul Hurt.

                  Vocalist, Steve Place has been in the music industry since 1979 when he started out as guitarist for the Clones - a
                  punk/New Wave outfit from Nottingham. He then formed the soft rock covers band – Reason - with fellow guitar
                  vocalist Robert McIntyre. A two-year period of solo performances as a guitar vocalist followed, and being a
                  devoted follower of REM, and playing their songs as part of his solo act, he decided the next step was to set up the
                  REM tribute band RIM.

                  Keyboard player Paul Hurt was the first to sign up, bringing many years of experience on the road with him. Paul
                  began his career with rock covers band, The Dark Legion, but more recently has been involved in the top Led
                  Zeppelin tribute band, Led Zeppelica.

                  Chris Evans, on guitars, mandolins and banjo, is a young man with a lot of energy. He started life as a musician
                  with old school punk bands Alluvium and Breakout.

                  Drummer Scot Ryan is the heartbeat of the band, with experience beyond his years. He has played in many bands
                  of differing styles - from original 70's punk right through to modern and classic jazz and blues.

                  Adam Hallsworth on bass guitar and second vocal had achieved moderate success with his last band, The
                  Directors, before joining RIM.

WHAT WAS          Coverage expected 02.02.06
IN THE
PAPERS

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL ARTS PRESS 25.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  THE BEST MUSICALS EVER
                  Hot on the heels of a critically acclaimed internal tour – for one night only - the WestEnders are getting set to
                  delight Lichfield Garrick audiences with their smash hit show - The Best Musicals Ever!

                  Between them, the six WestEnders have appeared in over 25 of the biggest West End shows of the last decade.
                  These include: Aspects of Love, Miss Saigon, Oliver!, Fiddler on the Roof, Chicago and, of course, Les Miserables
                  - still the world‟s most popular musical - which The Best Musicals Ever takes its final number of the evening from –
                  thus ending with a rousing exhibition of vocal showmanship.

                  WestEnders only uses genuine singers from top West End shows; all backed by the handpicked WestEnders
                  Show Band under the Musical Supervision of Jae Alexander - currently the Musical Director of the West End‟s
                  Guys and Dolls starring Ewan McGregor.

                  An evening of live music, live singing and genuine West End performers, so if you‟re a fan of musicals and want a
                  trip down memory lane, book your tickets now!

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 27.01.06
IN THE
                  MUSICAL HITS TAKE TO STAGE
PAPERS
                  Theatre-goers in Lichfield are invited to enjoy songs from the show next month as the Best Musical ever takes
                  centre stage in the city.

WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR 25.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  PAUL EVERITT SUSPENSION
THE PRESS
                  Nina Dawes, Chief Executive Lichfield District Council, commented: “We understand that when things like this
                  happen, people can be naturally shocked. However, I would like to stress that suspension is a process to allow
                  matters to be looked into, and it is not a penalty. This action is never taken lightly, but the reasons for doing so
                  must be strictly confidential, so that the process can be carried out properly and fairly, and should not, under any
                  circumstances, be the subject of speculation.”


For more information, copies of coverage or releases, or to inform the communications team of upcoming news, please contact Esther Epstein on:
01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011



WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 27.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  PERFORMER ‘HORRIFIED’AT THEATRE CHIEF MOVE
                  A performer has spoken out in support of the Lichfield Garrick‟s high profile artistic director after he was
                  temporarily suspended from his role by the council…. Actor David Durham, who played the King during the
                  theatre‟s recent run of Sleeping Beauty, said the cast were “amazed and horrified” at the temporary suspension.

                  Nina Dawes quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR, LICHFIELD MERCURY & POST 17.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  ARTISTIC DIRECTOR – LICHFIELD GARRICK
                  Nina Dawes, Chief Executive of Lichfield District Council, commented: "Paul Everitt, Artistic Director of the Lichfield
                                                             th
                  Garrick, was temporarily suspended on 9 January 2006, whilst we look into confidential employment issues. In
                  his absence, I am personally overseeing the management of the Lichfield Garrick and Tourist Information Centre.
                  At this stage it would be inappropriate to go into any further details. A full and varied programme of events is
                  already lined up for the spring season and much of the programming for the summer season is already in place. I
                  would like to reassure all our customers that the Lichfield Garrick will continue to operate as normal throughout this
                  period.”

                  BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL 24.01.06
                  THEATRE DIRECTOR IS SUSPENDED
                  The artistic director of Lichfield‟s Garrick theatre has been suspended from his position. Paul Everitt, who has
                  played a vital role at the multi million pound award-winning venue since it opened, has been „temporarily
                  suspended‟ from his duties.

                  Nina Dawes quoted in part

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06- Front page
                  SENIOR COUNCIL OFFICER SUSPENDED
                  Lichfield District Council officials were refusing to give further details this week after a senior council official was
                  suspended pending a disciplinary investigation. The council has refused to comment on claims he was escorted off
                  the premises following a complaint last week.

                  Nina Dawes quoted in part

                  LICHFIELD POST 19.01.06 - Front page
                  GARRICK BOSS IN SUSPENSION SHOCK
                  The artistic director of Lichfield Garrick Theatre has been suspended from his position. Paul Everitt who has
                  played a vital role at the multi-million pound award winning venue…council bosses say they are looking into
                  confidential employment issues.

                  Nina Dawes quoted in part

                  BURNTWOOD POST 19.01.06
                  ARTISTIC DIRECTOR SUSPENDED
                  The artistic director of Lichfield‟s Garrick theatre has been suspended from his position. Paul Everitt has been
                  „temporarily suspended‟ from his duties…He has been „a good friend to Burntwood‟ - town councillor leader Paul
                  Atkins told The Post.

                  Nina Dawes quoted in part

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 19.01.06 – Front page
IN THE
                  BOSS GIVEN SUSPENSION
PAPERS
                  The flamboyant boss of Lichfield‟s award winning theatre has been temporarily suspended. Lichfield District
                  Council refused to discuss the reasons behind Mr Everitt‟s temporary suspension and would only say it related to
                  confidential employment issues.

                  Nina Dawes quoted in full

                  EXPRESS & STAR 18.01.06 – Front page
                  GARRICK BOSS IS SUSPENDED
                  Lichfield Garrick‟s high profile artistic director has been temporarily suspended from his role by the council. Paul
                  Everitt who heads the city‟s award-winning £6.7million theatre at Castle Dyke has not been at work since last
                  Monday…Opposition leisure spokesman Cllr Paul Atkins said he was aware that Mr Everitt had been temporarily
                  suspended. He said: “I can understand the need for a certain amount of confidentiality.”

                  Nina Dawes quoted in full


For more information, copies of coverage or releases, or to inform the communications team of upcoming news, please contact Esther Epstein on:
01543 308778.

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LDC in the News …                                                                                                     03 December 2011



WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL ARTS PRESS 10.12.2005
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  FRIARY – ART EXHIBITION TO KICK OFF NEW YEAR
                  Friary is the fourth in a series of art exhibitions presented by Lichfield Society of Artists. It again shows the huge
                  amount of talent and the variety of work produced by the Society‟s members.

                  The exhibition includes paintings and crafts. The eight Society Members exhibiting pieces are: Pat Brennan,
                  Howard Horton, Carole Baker, Doris English, Beryl Evans, Kate Devey and Sandra Jones.

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  ART AND CRAFTWORK EXHIBITED FOR SALE
                  A vibrant exhibition of painting and crafts by local artists will open at the Lichfield Garrick gallery this month.

                  LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 19.01.06
                  ART DISPLAY UNDERWAY
                  The latest in a series of exhibitions from a Lichfield art group starts on Monday.

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL ARTS PRESS 06.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  TWO OPERAS TO KICK START SPRING SEASON
THE PRESS
                  The Barber of Seville
                  Sung in English, Barber of Seville is a vivacious, sparkling satirical comedy, packed full of dramatic and musical
                  wit. Set in Seville in the late 18th Century, a young Spanish nobleman, Count Almaviva, is in love with the
                  beauteous and rich Rosina, ward of the lecherous Doctor Bartolo, who plans his own marriage to her.

                  The Pearl Fishers by Bizet
                  A fishing village in ancient Ceylon (Sri Lanka) is the setting for Bizet's steamy tale of a tightly woven friendship,
                  loyalty and forbidden love. The Brave fishermen, Zurga and Nadir, recall a pact they made not to pursue Leila - a
                  woman for whom both had developed a deep affection for. When a veiled virgin arrives to pray for the fisherman
                  on their upcoming expedition, the real pearl remains hidden, her true identity. When Leila finally reveals herself,
                  she pits the old friends against each other in a deadly love-triangle.

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 20.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  BARBER TO CUT IT FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY
                  Swansea City Opera visit Lichfield next week when they will stage a production of Rossini‟s satirical opera „The
                  Barber of Seville‟ at the city‟s Garrick Theatre.

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06
                  OPERAS TAKE A TRIP THROUGH THE AGES
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                  Prepare to be whisked from 18 century Seville to ancient Sri Lanka by two colourful operas coming to the city.
                  Swansea City Opera are returning to the Lichfield Garrick to kick-start the new spring season with two captivating
                  productions.

                  TAMWORTH HERALD 19.01.06
                  ‘BARBER OFSEVILLE’ AND ‘PEARL FISHERS’ IN LICHFIELD
                  Fans of classic opera will be delighted to know that two much-loved productions will be staged in Lichfield next
                  week.

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 30.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  REVIEW ‘PEARL FISHERS’: BIZET’S OPERA WAS A DELIGHT
                  Beautiful harmonies marked this as a special performance of one of Bizet‟s best-loved operas right from the
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                  TAMWORTH HERALD 26.01.06
                  STUDENT’S AWARD WINNING FILM TO BE SCREENED
                  An award winning film made by Tamworth college students is to be screened for the general public next week. The
                  film, Dead Trees…was premiered at Lichfield Garrick Theatre last year.

                                                                                                                                         /Cont…




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WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06 – Letters to the editor
IN THE
PAPERS
                  THIS POOR PANTO WASN’T WHAT WE EXPECTED
                  I was dismayed to read the review you recently published for Sleeping Beauty at the Lichfield Garrick. I have
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                  emailed the Garrick, but to date no response has been received. I have never wanted to email a theatre regarding
For
                  their production before, however, I feel I need closure after seeing such a dreadful production…What a complete
Statement
                  waste of £124! Rest assured we would go to Birmingham next time.

                  BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL 18.01.06
                  TV ACTOR TO PLAY DOORMAN
                  An actor known for his role at Tony in show Two Point Four children is putting on the classic gritty comedy
                  Bouncers…at Lichfield‟s Garrick Theatre next month.




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                            Democratic, Development and Legal Services
WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR ?
ISSUED TO
                  CITY CENTRE PAVING ENHANCEMENT
THE PRESS
                  Councillor Neil Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development Services, said: “The current budget for the City Centre
                  Paving Enhancement scheme was set in 2004, and was based on a draft sketch of the scheme. Further
                  investigation, and an increase in material costs, suggests this provisional budget will not be enough to complete
                  the original scheme.

                  “A landscape company has now been employed to draw up a number of design options of varying scope and cost,
                  and councillors will consider these at a meeting of the Executive in March.

                  “The scheme will go ahead, but its size and cost will depend upon which design is chosen. However, because
                  we‟ve not seen the proposals yet, it is too early to comment on the likely course of action.

                  “Construction work is expected to start in August, and how long it takes to complete will depend on which scheme
                  is chosen.”

WHAT WAS          Coverage expected ?
IN THE
PAPERS

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 27.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  LOCAL PEOPLE’S VIEWS ON DEVELOPMENT ARE THE FIRST IN THE COUNTRY TO BE
                  EXAMINED
                  Last year we received over 700 representation from local residents, businesses and groups, who gave us their
                  views on our proposals for what type of development should take place in the Lichfield District over the coming
                  years – from housing and industrial, through to shopping and culture. The consultation formed part of the creation
                  of the new Local Development Framework, and now as this moves forward the plans, which contain your views,
                  are the first in the country to undergo public examination.

                  The Secretary of State has appointed a Public Inspector who is now examining all representations made as part of
                  the consultation process. The official examination will begin in April, and will take the form of a series of
                  discussions and formal hearings.

                  The Inspector will select a number of individuals and groups, who made representations during the consultation
                  process, to take part in each session - which will also include the Council. The Inspector will lead the sessions,
                  which members of the public are welcome to attend. Look out for details of the upcoming sessions in the local
                  press or visit www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/independentexaminations.

                  Councillor Neil Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development at Lichfield District Council, commented: “We know how
                  important development is to local people – from Lichfield and Burntwood residents, to those in our rural and village
                  communities. Like councils nationwide, when we make planning recommendations and decisions - such as
                  determining a planning application - we use locally agreed planning policies to help guide us. Lichfield District
                  Council‟s current planning policies are contained in a Local Plan which was adopted in 1998. And because we
                  want to make sure that all our planning decisions are made in accordance with the needs and wants of today,
                  we‟re proud to be the first council in the country to push forward with a new development framework.”

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 31.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  DEVELOPMENT GUIDE WILL GO TO INSPECTOR
                  Guidelines drawn up by Lichfield residents saying what building developments they think should take place in the
                  district will be the first in the country to be examined by a public inspector.

                  Cllr Neil Roberts quoted in part




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WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALLLOCAL PRESS EMBARGOED UNTIL 02.02.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  UPCOMING CONSULTATION ON BIRMINGHAM ROAD DEVELOPMENT
                  Have your say on the £80 million plans for the new Lichfield City centre shopping and leisure development. Come
                  along to see the plans, tell us what you think and find out how you could win free family tickets to Drayton Manor
                  Park by entering a „Name the Development‟ competition.

                  The future for the District has never been brighter, as a District Council-led £200 million regeneration programme,
                  Lichfield Venture, gets under way. The planned Birmingham Road Development – on the area that includes the
                  multi-storey car park, bus station, Police Station and Friarsgate car dealership - is a cornerstone of Lichfield District
                  Venture. Plans are now taking shape and include proposals for a 5-screen cinema, 80-bed hotel, department
                  store, over 25 shops, restaurants, improved parking and more. It is hoped the development will be completed by
                  2010.

                  A 10-day exhibition is taking place from Wednesday 15th February to Saturday 25th February in Wade Street
                  Church Hall - opposite the Police Station, on Frog Lane. Make sure you don‟t miss our chance to comment on the
                  biggest development in Lichfield.
                  Councillor David S Smith, Leader of Lichfield District Council, said: “To help you visualise the scheme, a scale
                  model and illustrations of how the scheme might look will be on show at the exhibitions, and a team will be on
                  hand to talk you through the concepts, take your views on what you would like to see in this part of the City, and
                  answer your questions. There will be feedback forms on hand to ensure your views get to us and are taken into
                  consideration as we develop the future vision of Lichfield.

                  “We‟re committed to significantly improving facilities for both residents and visitors, putting Lichfield firmly on the
                  map. We want this development to reflect what Lichfield District residents want, so it‟s really important that you see
                  the plans and let us know what you think about the scheme.”

                  Provisional plans for the Birmingham Road Development include: over 25 shops – including a new brand-leading
                  department store, 5-screen cinema, 80 bed hotel, offices including a police „counter‟ facility, residential apartments,
                  two public open spaces, featuring public art and performance space, restaurants, good pedestrian links to the rest
                  of the City, ample car parking – over 700 spaces in a bright, secure 2-deck car park below the shopping centre,
                  enhanced access to public transport – with a new bus station integrated with the train station, public toilets and a
                  shopmobility scheme.

                  David Clancy, Director of Harrison Company Ltd, added: “This is a really exciting development that will extend the
                  City centre and provide attractive and lively routes through to the bus and rail stations, as well as a seamless link
                  into the Three Spires shopping centre. And, when completed, the development will deliver real social, economic,
                  leisure and cultural benefits to the community.”

                  If you can‟t make it to the exhibition, but would like to view the details, plans and comment online, from the 15
                  February you can visit www.lichfielddc.gov.co.uk/birminghamroad. You could also see the plans and pick up a
                  „Your Comments‟ form by visiting the District Council‟s Frog Lane reception. Any written letters or forms should be
                  sent back to: Comments: Birmingham Road development Lichfield District Venture, Donegal House, Bore Street,
                  Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6NE.

                  Finally, Lichfield District Council and S Harrison Developments Ltd is offering you the chance to name the whole
                  development and the main street that will run through it. If you can think up two imaginative names, you could win
                  a family ticket to Drayton Manor Park & Zoo and see your suggestion immortalised in this important development
                  for years to come! For more details visit: www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/nametowin.

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 30.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  RESIDENTS GET SAY ON £80M FACELIFT PLANS
                  Public consultation on the ambitious £80million development plans for the Birmingham Road area of Lichfield is set
                  to start soon…project leaders have now revealed the dates of the 10 day consultation, to take place at Wade
                  Street church hall next month.

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 26.01.06 – Front page
                  HAVE YOUR SAY ON £80M CITY CENTRE
                  Lichfield residents will get the opportunity to comment on plans for the redevelopment of the Birmingham Road
                  area during a 15-day consultation period next month.

                  Cllr David Smith quoted




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WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 27.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  LDC COMES DOWN HARD ON BENEFIT FRAUD
                  Lichfield District Council successfully prosecutes two benefit fraudsters.

                  Lichfield resident, Lucy Roffey appeared at Tamworth Magistrates Court on 5 January 2006 and pleaded guilty to
                  the charge of failing to promptly notify Lichfield District Council of an increase in her wages from her employment
                  with the Child Support Agency. She was fined £500 and ordered to pay £500 costs. Mrs Roffey had been overpaid
                  total of £1652, which she has paid back in full.

                  Also on 5 January 2006, at Tamworth Magistrates Court, Burntwood resident, Jeanette Baumber, pleaded guilty to
                  a charge of failing to promptly notify the District Council of an increase in earnings from her employment. She was
                  fined £250 and ordered to pay £250 costs.

                  Councillor Colin Greatorex, Cabinet Member for Finance, Revenues and Benefits, said: “Lichfield District Council
                  does not tolerate benefit fraud, and if we find out that people are claiming benefits they are not entitled to, we will
                  not hesitate to prosecute. To help prevent this from happening to you, if you claim benefits, it is important that you
                  inform us as soon as your wages increase or as you start a new job. If you are in any doubt about your
                  entitlements, please call our benefits team, who are more than happy to talk you through the finer details, on
                  01543 308900.”

WHAT WAS          Coverage expected 02.02.06
IN THE
PAPERS

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 23.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  PLANNING GOES DIGITAL
                  Following hot on the heels of the brand new website, Lichfield District Council has now launched a wealth of online
                  planning tools, making it even easier for residents to get involved in the planning process

                  The website now boasts an online planning register, which allows residents to view the latest planning applications
                  as well as maps, drawings, application forms and decision notices online, something residents had to previously
                  visit our Frog Lane offices to look at.

                  The system, available at www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/planningapplications, also has an advanced search facility that
                  allows users to search by date, location, application number and even application type.

                  This means that if you are looking for planned house extensions in the district, all you need to do is search for
                  „extensions‟ and the system will do the rest!

                  The web site also has two interactive maps, one that shows the Local Plan and one that shows the newly
                  emerging     Local     Development       Framework,     available  via    www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/localplan     and
                  www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/ldf. The feature allows you to zoom into a map of the district to see what planning policies
                  affect you now, or could affect you in the future.

                  The planning homepage (www.lichfIelddc.gov.uk/planning) has also been revamped and will help residents to
                  easily find the information they need at the click of a mouse.

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD POST 26.01.06
IN THE
                  ONLINE HELP FOR RESIDENTS
PAPERS
                  Following hot on the heels of the brand new website, Lichfield District Council has now launched a wealth of online
                  planning tools, making it even easier for residents to get involved in the planning process.

                  EXPRESS & STAR 25.01.06
                  WEBSITE GIVES INSIDE TRACK OVER PLANNING
                  Residents across Lichfield district can get involved in the area‟s planning process at the touch of a button thanks to
                  a revamped website and online tools. Just weeks after Lichfield District unveiled its new look website the planning
                  section has also gone digital making it easier than ever before to get involved.




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WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 20.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  TWO SCRUB BASHING DAYS
                  Your chance to do your bit to help the beautiful but endangered heathland at Chasewater Country Park - whilst
                  having a fun day of exercise at the same time.

                  Organised by Lichfield District Council and lead by the Burton Conservation Volunteers, the two scrub bashing
                  events are fun days of sawing, chopping and clearing areas of scrub on Chasewater Country Park to make room
                  for valuable heathland.

                  Councillor Neil Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development Services, said: “Both of these events are suitable for all
                  ages and are a great way to help preserve the beautiful habitat of Chasewater. Scrub clearance is critical, as
                  many rare plants and animals would quickly become extinct if heathlands were left to convert into woodland. So,
                  put your finest lumberjack shirt on and bring a long a thermos of tea or coffee and start chopping down and
                  clearing scrub!”

                  Tools such as bow saws and loppers will be provided - all you need to do is bring yourself, hardy outdoor clothing -
                  including a waterproof and gardening gloves (should you need them), a pack lunch and a drink.

                  If you would like to volunteer to help protect this wonderful habitat for future generations, simply turn up at to
                  Chasewater Heaths Station at 10am on Sunday 5th February or at 10am on Sunday 12th February. It does not
                  matter if you arrive late; simply follow the signs to find the scrub bashers!

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 26.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  ANYONE FOR SCRUB BASHING
                  Volunteers have been called upon to scrub up and help clear endangered heathland in Burntwood. Lichfield
                  District Council has called on people to help clear scrub at Chasewater Country park with the help of Burton
                  Conservation Volunteers.

                  Cllr Neil Roberts quoted in part

                  EXPRESS & STAR 26.01.06
                  BEAUTY SPOT TO GET TIDY UP FROM HELPERS
                  Nature lovers in Lichfield and Burntwood have the chance to take part in two scrub bashing days at a popular
                  beauty spot organised by Lichfield District Council and led by Burton Conservation Volunteers.

                  Cllr Neil Roberts quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 20.01.06
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                  LICHFIELD PLAN ATTRACTS NEW TOP STORES TO SET UP SHOP
THE PRESS
                  Just weeks after Lichfield District Council signed the development agreement for a new £80 million city centre
                  shopping and leisure complex, the team has received significant interest from new retailers keen to set up shop in
                  the City.

                  The planned „Birmingham Road Development‟ – on the area that includes the multi-storey car park, bus station
                  and Police Station - is a cornerstone of Lichfield District Venture – a Lichfield District Council project, which looks
                  set to be completed by 2010. Plans are now taking shape for a proposal that will link the Birmingham Road area
                  with the rest of the City, and include proposals for a cinema, hotel, over 25 shops and restaurants, an extended car
                  park, and a new public transport hub. It is hoped that a well known major department store will provide the „anchor‟
                  for the scheme.

                  Lichfield District Venture is working with S. Harrison, one of the UK‟s most successful independent construction
                  and development organisations to deliver the scheme. “It‟s too early to name names,” said S. Harrison
                  development director David Clancy, “but we‟ve been extremely encouraged by the number and quality of the
                  retailers who have already approached us, interested in taking space. Many High Street brand leaders are
                  included in the list. When they sign up, it will have a very positive impact on Lichfield‟s appeal as a regional retail
                  and leisure attraction.”

                  Councillor David S Smith, Leader of Lichfield District Council, commented: “This is really exciting news and plans
                  for the scheme are progressing fast. We‟re really keen to get local people‟s views on our proposal so far, and team
                  is busily making arrangements for a 10-day public consultation, where people will get the chance to view models,
                  maps and proposals, and give us their views. The consultation will be held at Wade Street Church Hall on Frog
                  Lane, and we‟ve included some late night and weekend openings so everyone will get the chance to take part.
                  We‟ll be advertising and promoting the consultation in the local press over the next few weeks.”

                  Yorkshire-based Harrison Ltd has a busy development programme and is nearing completion on a similar scheme
                  in Workington, which has succeeded in attracting stores like Debenhams, HMV, Next and other top retailers to the
                  town.


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WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD POST 26.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  INTEREST IN REVAMP
                  Multi-million pound plans for the redevelopment of Lichfield city centre are inching ahead after council chiefs
                  received significant interest from new retailers keen to set up shop in the City, Just weeks after Lichfield District
                  Council signed the developments agreement for a new £80m city centre shopping and leisure complex, the team
                  has received interest from a number of retailers.

                  Cllr David Smith quoted in full

                  LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 26.01.06
                  FAVOURITE STORES SHOW INTEREST IN PRESTIGE COMPLEX
                  Big name stores could be opening in Lichfield‟s new £80million development after a host of high street favourites
                  indicated an interest. Lichfield District Council claimed there had been “significant interest” from stores wanting to
                  open at the Birmingham Road development.

                  BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL 26.01.06
                  BIG EYES ON NEW COMPLEX
                  Top high street store chains are keen to move into Lichfield after plans were unveiled for a £80million shops and
                  leisure development, it was claimed today.

                  EXPRESS & STAR 23.01.06 – Font page
                  SHOPS LINE UP FOR CITY
                  Several well-known high street shops could be on their way to Lichfield as interest in an £80 million shopping and
                  leisure complex planned for the city increases. The team behind the planned Birmingham Road Development,
                  which is set to be completed by 2010, says it has received “significant interest” from new retailers.

                  Cllr David Smith quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 19.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  A SPOTLIGHT ON SPORTS PITCHES
THE PRESS
                  From rugby and cricket, to football and outdoor tennis, Lichfield District Council wants to make sure residents and
                  clubs can access the pitches they need.

                  In line with Sport England guidance, Lichfield District Council will this week begin talking to users and providers of
                  sports pitches in the District, to find out whether there are enough pitches to allow all residents and groups to use
                  them. The information will be used to inform the development of a Playing Pitch Strategy covering the next 20
                  years.

                  Councillor Neil Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development Services, said: “We know how popular sports pitches
                  are locally, and a key way to encourage more people to get involved in sports and improve general health and
                  fitness within the district, is to ensure there is easy access to the right facilities.”

                  As well as speaking to clubs and users of the pitches, the surveyors will also seek the views of providers of
                  pitches, such as councils, clubs, schools and private bodies. The survey will cover a wide range of sports including
                  football, rugby, cricket, hockey, outdoor bowls and outdoor tennis.

                  The survey will be undertaken on behalf of Lichfield District Council by consultants PMP, and will be delivered in
                  accordance with Sport England's standard guidance for playing pitch strategies.

                  PMP has set up a dedicated e-mail address for the project, so if you require any further information or would like to
                  make any comments about the playing pitch provision in the Lichfield District, please e-mail
                  LichfieldPlayingPitchStrategy@pmpconsult.com and address your emails to Carolyn Bassett, Consultant.

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD POST 26.01.06
IN THE
                  DISTRICT SPORTS FACILITY SURVEY
PAPERS
                  From rugby and cricket to football and outdoor tennis, Lichfield District Council want to make sure residents and
                  clubs can access the pitches they need.

                  Cllr Roberts quoted in full

                                                                                                                                         /Cont…




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WHAT WAS          LICHFIED CHRONICLE 26.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  PITCH IN WITH YOUR OPNION
                  Sportsmen and women have been asked for their views on the state of pitches in Lichfield. Lichfield District
                  Council wants to make sure there is access to pitches, whether it is rugby, football, cricket or tennis.

                  Cllr Roberts quoted in part

                  TAMWORTH HERALD 26.01.06
                  NEW SURVEY ON SPORTS PITCHES
                  Residents in Fazeley, Mile Oak and Hopwas are being asked to take part in a survey to assess the need for sports
                  pitches within the Lichfield District.

                  EXPRESS & STAR 25.01.06
                  COUNCIL WILL GET THE SCORE OVER PITCHES
                  Sports pitched in the Lichfield area are coming under the spotlight as efforts are made to find out if there are
                  enough. Lichfield District Council is now talking to users and providers of sports pitches.

                  Cllr Roberts quoted in part

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR 18.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  TEAM GET CLOSER TO UNCOVERING SECRET OF LICHFIELD’S PAST
THE PRESS
                  Recent work by archaeologists at Lichfield District Council‟s Cross Keys car park redevelopment has uncovered
                  startling evidence concerning the early development of Lichfield…

                  Staffordshire County Council archaeologists have been leading a specialist team, brought in from Marches
                  Archaeology, to uncover and investigate the City Centre car park site so that more light can be shed on Lichfield‟s
                  undiscovered past.
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                  Finds include a number of pits containing a range of 13 -15 century pottery, tanning pits and two possible
                  Medieval property boundaries. However, the most exciting find came towards the end of the dig when part of a
                  stone building, possibly dating back to Anglo Saxon times, was discovered - which if the date is confirmed, is a
                  very rare and significant discovery.

                  Further investigation of the area revealed that no less than three structures had been erected on the same spot
                  over the years. Research shows that after the first structure, built out of stone, collapsed it was followed by a stone
                  and timber building. This later burnt down and was replaced by a new timber framed building, which also burnt
                  down! Because it has not been possible to date the building, samples of burnt wood have been sent off to a
                  specialist laboratory so that an exact date can be found.

                  Staffordshire County Council Archaeologist, Steve Dean, said: “This has been an extremely interesting dig, giving
                  us a snapshot of Medieval life in Lichfield – with the lively bustle of a market town, domestic life and the dangers of
                  fire. And, if scientific testing backs up our belief that the stone foundations of the structure dates back to Anglo-
                  Saxon times, then this is very a exciting find indeed, giving us a whole new picture of Lichfield‟s past. Naturally,
                  we‟re awaiting the results of the carbon dating with a real mixture of trepidation and excitement.”

                  Councillor Neil Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development Services, added: “We‟re pleased the redevelopment of
                  Cross Keys car park has allowed us an insight into Lichfield‟s past, and we‟re thrilled that historically significant
                  finds may have been discovered.”

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD MERCURY 26.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  MEDIEVAL LIFE PUT IN FOCUS – IN A CAR PARK
                  More light has been shed on Lichfield‟s history following archaeological investigations at the Cross Keys car park
                  site. As first revealed in the Mercury, work on the rebuilding of the site had to be halted after ancient remains were
                  found.

                  Cllr Roberts quoted in full.
                                                                                                                                         /Cont…




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WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD POST 26.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  SETTLEMENT EVIDENCE AT CAR PARK SITE
                  Excited archaeologists investigating discoveries on the site of Cross Keys car park in Lichfield have uncovered
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                  amazing evidence of a 13 century settlement. Recent work by archaeologists Lichfield District Council‟s Cross
                  Key‟s car park redevelopment has uncovered startling evidence concerning the early development of Lichfield.

                  BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL 27.01.06
                  CAR PARK WORK UNEARTHS RELICS
                  A major investigation has been launched in Lichfield after remains from the city‟s distant past were dug up on a car
                  park. Experts say stonework from the Cross Keys site could be from a house dating back over 1,000 years.

                  Cllr Roberts quoted in part.

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 16.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  CITY CENTRE PAVING SCHEME TAKES STEP FORWARD
THE PRESS
                  Lichfield District Council‟s plans to give a number of Lichfield City centre‟s pavements a facelift took a big step
                  forward with the successful appointment of Faulks Perry Culley and Rech Landscape Consultants as the preferred
                  design consultants and project managers for the exciting new project. The Derby based company will now produce
                  a number of design ideas for the overall scheme, and, once approved, will create more detailed designs and
                  manage the project‟s implementation.

                  The number of streets whose pavements and pedestrian zones could be getting makeover, include: Tamworth
                  Street, Breadmarket Street, part of Market Street - including the Market Square, Conduit Street and Bore Street.

                  Councillor Neil Roberts, Cabinet Member for Development Services, said: “The new paving, and other
                  environmental improvements, will help to enhance the character and appearance of the City centre. It will help to
                  link up the pedestrian zones and smarten up an already lively and exciting area. Another benefit of the project is
                  that it will also include traffic calming measures to improve the safety and comfort of pedestrians.”

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News

WHAT WAS          RUGELEY POST 26.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  WALKWAYS REVAMP
                  The path looks clearer for city residents after council bosses announced a new scheme to rejuvenate walkways in
                  Lichfield this week. Pavements in and around Lichfield will be given a complete facelift, Lichfield District Council
                  announced this week.

                  Cllr Neil Roberts quoted in full

                  BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL 23.01.06
                  MAKEOVER A BOOST TO CITY
                  Streets in historic Lichfield are set for a makeover to boost safety and attract more shoppers. Landscape and
                  design consultants have been called in to plan major improvements to walkabout shopping zones in the city
                  centre.

                  LICHFIELD POST 19.01.06
                  WALKWAYS REVAMP
                  The path looks clearer for city residents after council bosses announced a new scheme to rejuvenate walkways in
                  Lichfield this week. Pavements in and around Lichfield will be given a complete facelift Lichfield District Council
                  announced this week.

                  Cllr Neil Roberts quoted in full

                  LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 19.01.06
                  PAVEMENTS WILL BE IMPROVED
                  Designers have been appointed to oversee a facelift of Lichfield city centre pavements…Lichfield District Council
                  has hired Faulks Perry Culley and Rech Landscape as consultants and project managers for the scheme.

                  Cllr Neil Roberts quoted in full




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WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 31.01.06 – Front page
IN THE
PAPERS
                  REFUSAL OF £28M PLANS
No Request        Plans for a £28million housing and office development for Lichfield have been rejected by councillors who
For Statement     slammed its “appalling 60‟s retro design”. Members of Lichfield District Council‟s planning meeting last night
                  likened the planning proposals for City Wharf as looking like the Glasgow of the 1960s.

                  EXPRESS & SATR 30.01.06
                  HI-TECH CAR PARK READY FOR GO-AHEAD
                  Plan for a three-storey apartment and business block in Lichfield, which includes a revolutionary vehicle
                  mechanical stacking system look set to get the go-ahead. Lichfield District Council‟s planning committee is likely to
                  give permission for the scheme on a small car park of Sandford street.

                  EXPRESS & STAR 28.01.06
                  HOMES ON WAY DESPITE PROTEST
                  Five houses are expected to get the go-ahead to be built next to a listed farmhouse near Burntwood despite
                  opposition from residents.

                  RUGELEY POST 26.01.06
                  SITE’S £98M HOMES BOOST
                  A £98million housing development deal has been agreed in Rugeley for land, which used to be part of the town‟s
                  landmark power station. Advantage west midlands and RWE npower have agreed the multi-million pound
                  commercial property deal with Persimmon…to develop 600 new homes.

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 26.01.06
                  ‘OVER-DEVELOPED’ WHARF SITE IS TO GET GO-AHEAD
                  Plans to redevelop Lichfield‟s City Wharf site with new homes, offices and a training centre have been
                  recommended for approval by council officer despite strong objections.

                  EXPRESS & STAR 26.01.06
                  GO-AHEAD LIKELY FOR £28M BID ON LAND
                  Controversial plans for a £28m housing and office development look set for the go-ahead despite fear the site will
                  become a “slum”.

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06
                  SOCIAL CLUB FINALLY WINS LATE DRINKS PLEA
                  A social club has finally been granted an extension to its licensing hours after six months of uncertainty. Enots
                  Sports and Social club on Brownsfield Road is now able to serve alcohol until midnight on a Friday and Saturday.

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06 – Letters to the editor
                  DEVELOPMENT THREAT TO CITY IDENTITY
                  With regard to the proposed development of a five-bedroom house within 23 metres of Borrowcop Gazebo I ask „
                  is this the thin end of the wedge?‟ and hope the government inspector will support Lichfield District Council and
                  reject the building of the property.

                  LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06 – Letters to the editor
                  ARTS CENTRE DEMOLITION IS A SAD LOSS
                  I was sickened to read in the Mercury that work is underway at the old arts centre and that it is to be turned into a
                  three-storey building…This site should have been retained for the benefit of Lichfield citizens and not turned into
                  apartments.

                  LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 19.01.06
                  RESIDENTS SLAM DEVELOPMENTS ON CITY WHARF SITE
                  Revised proposals for a troubled £28million housing and office development in Lichfield have come under fire from
                  residents. People living near the city Wharf site complained it would cause more traffic along Cherry Orchard and
                  blight their views of Lichfield Cathedral.

                  EXPRESS & STAR 19.01.06
                  NEW DEVELOPMENT PLAN
                  A housing developer has submitted a revised planning application to develop land in Lichfield. Walton Homes
                  wants to build on land next to 31a Sandford Street in Lichfield, which is currently used as a car park.




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                                              Organisational Development
WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 08.12.05
ISSUED TO
                  LEARNER’S ACHEIVEMENTS REWARDED
THE PRESS
                  Learners turned out in force to collect their course certificates at an awards evening held at Lichfield District
                                                                     st
                  Council‟s Community Training Centre on Thursday 1 December

                  At the presentation, over 70 adult learners and young trainees were awarded certificates in recognition of their
                  hard work and fantastic achievements across a range of courses completed at Venture House – Lichfield‟s
                  Community Training Centre.

                  Councillor Doris English, Chairman of Lichfield District Council, Councillor Matthew Ellis, Deputy Leader of
                  Lichfield District Council, Bernadette Francis, Director of West Midland‟s eLearning Company and Sarah Williams,
                  District Manager of Staffordshire County Council‟s Adult Community Learning, were on hand to present certificates
                  to the successful students.

                  Amongst the award winners were Ian Bradley, who received the award for Young Learner of the Year, Richard
                  Baker, who won Adult Learner of the Year, and Susan Moore who was recognised as the Most Improved Learner
                  of the Year. Seven Learndirect students also received awards for outstanding learner achievement from the West
                  Midlands e-Learning Hub.

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD MERCURY 26.01.06
IN THE
PAPERS
                  WINNERS PROVE ITS NEVER TOO LATE TO LEARN THE LESSON
                  More than 70 adult learners and young trainees were awarded certificates recently in recognition of their hard work
                  across a range of courses completed at venture house – Lichfield‟s Community Training centre.

                  Cllr Ellis quoted in full

WHAT WAS
IN THE
MEDIA
No Request
For
Statement




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                                           Community, Housing & Health

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO LICHFIELD MERCURY 11.01.2006
ISSUED TO
                  AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS
THE PRESS
                  Councillor Val Richards, Cabinet Member for Community, Housing and Health at Lichfield District Council, said: “In
                  Lichfield District, we rely on social rented and shared ownership properties as the main source of affordable
                  housing. Lichfield District Council has an excellent record for developing affordable housing. Since 1997 over 600
                  homes have been developed for social rent or shared ownership, and, this financial year we anticipate that a
                  further 105 affordable homes will be built. We‟ve also proposed a number of changes to our planning policy and, if
                  approved, over 40 percent of new houses on qualifying sites will be affordable. However, due to high demand,
                  there is currently a shortage of social rented properties within the district and some families have suffered delays in
                  moving into permanent new homes.

                  “Homelessness across the country is rising and this remains a big issue in Lichfield District. Our aim is help
                  residents from ever becoming homeless, either by enabling them to stay in their home, or to access appropriate
                  new accommodation. We offer various help, from links to debt councillors, to advising on available benefits,
                  through to advising residents of their rights as a tenant. We also work closely with local landlords, through the
                  Lichfield & District Landlords Forum, to help ensure that they understand the rights of their tenants and work to
                  uphold them.

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News

WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD MERCURY 19.01.06
IN THE
                  HOUSING SHORTFALL ‘HITTING THE NEEDY’
PAPERS
                  A Lichfield campaigner has slammed district council chiefs for the property provision crisis affecting both the
                  homeless and those seeking affordable housing. John Walker of the Focus tenant‟s committee claims the council
                  should have been better prepared for current housing shortfall after the problems were first highlighted in a report
                  three years ago…Since 1997, Lichfield District Council has developed 600 homes for social rent or shared
                  ownership – an average of 70 per year. This financial year it anticipates a further 105 affordable homes will be built
                  – still 400 short of the requirement.

                  Cllr Val Richards quoted in full

WHAT WAS
IN THE
PAPERS
No Request
For
Statement




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                                                    Operational Services
WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR and LICHFIELD POST 23.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  RECYCLING FIGURES 2004/5
THE PRESS
                  Councillor Alan White, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, said: "We're delighted that we‟re still the leading
                  recycler in the west midlands region and one of the top four in the country. We continue to increase the amount we
                  recycle every year and it's great that more people in every part of the country are now making recycling a part of
                  their every day lives. We're all working towards the same goal - to protect the environment by recycling as much as
                  possible and reducing the amount of rubbish we send to landfill. As more and more councils develop their own
                  leading schemes, there's more we can learn from each other, so as a nation we can achieve the highest levels of
                  recycling possible.

                  "It's so important that Lichfield District residents feel positive about our results - we may no longer be number one
                  in the country - but we are still leaders in the field and this is because the effort our residents put into recycling,
                  every day. This year we are looking to improve our service even further - including introducing the latest recycling
                  technology and looking at ways to introduce a green kitchen waste collection.

                  "I'd like to thank all our residents, crews and staff for making recycling 'second nature' and for ensuring that we are
                  once again one of the top recyclers in the country."

WHAT WAS          BIRMINGHAM MAIL 31.01.06
IN THE
                  COMPOST SCHEME GROWING STEADILY
PAPERS
                  Lichfield is topping the pile for tuning waste into compost in the Midlands. Statistics for 2004/5 rated Worcester as
                  one of the poorest performing areas in the west midlands, lagging well behind Lichfield.

                  LICHFIELD POST 26.01.06
                  RECYCLING RATE STILL IMPRESSIVE
                  Lichfield has lost its crown as the national king of recycling, according to latest figures from Defra. The district was
                  knocked off the top spot in a local government league table for last year, outing it in fourth place.

                  Cllr Alan White quoted in full

                  LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 26.01.06
                  DISTRICT IS TOP OF THE PILE FOR AREA’S RECYCLING
                  Lichfield district has lost its crown as the country‟s top recycler, according to new government figures. But the
                  authority is still number one in the west midlands…LDC which was ranked fourth in the UK, said it was still one of
                  the pioneering authorities despite losing its number one status.

                  Cllr Alan White quoted in full

                  EXPRESS & STAR 25.01.06
                  COUNCIL TOPS REGION FOR WASTE DISPOSAL
                  Council chiefs in Lichfield today said they were delighted to still be top in the region for recycling despite losing the
                  crown as best in the country. Lichfield District Council is the best recycler and composter in the West Midlands and
                  fourth in the country, government figures show.

                  Cllr Alan White quoted in full

WHAT WE’VE        STATEMENT ISSUED TO EXPRESS & STAR 16.01.06
ISSUED TO
                  TARGETING CHEWING GUM LITTER
THE PRESS
                  Councillor Alan White, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, said: “In February, Lichfield District Council will
                  be joining the national campaign to target both chewing gum and cigarette Butts litter. We will be running a high
                  profile campaign entitled „Spotless Streets‟, which will primarily focus on prevention – reminding residents and
                  visitors to the District that cigarette butts and chewing gum are litter, and as such, anyone found dropping either
                  items will be fined £50.”

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News
                                                                                                                                         /Cont…




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WHAT WAS          LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 19.01.06
IN THE
                  DROPPING CIGARETTE ENDS WILL LEAD TO FINE
PAPERS
                  People caught dropping chewing gum and cigarette ends in Lichfield will be hit with fines from February. Litterbugs
                  will be issued with £50 penalties as part of a tough new Spotless Streets policy targeting the state of the city
                  centre.

                  Cllr Alan White quoted in full

                  EXPRESS & STAR 18.01.06
                  LITTER LOUTS TO FACE £50 PENALTY
                  A tough campaign to crack down on people in Lichfield who drop chewing gum will be launched in February.
                  People who drop gum, litter or cigarette ends face £50 fines.

                  Cllr Alan White quoted in full

WHAT WE’VE        PRESS RELEASE ISSUED TO ALL LOCAL PRESS 11.01.06
ISSUED TO
THE PRESS
                  EXCITING NEW TECHNOLOGY SPEEDS UP RECYCLING
                  The way your recyclables are collected has transformed!

                  Exciting new technology that sorts recyclable waste at top speed will change the way your green boxes are
                  collected. Alan White, Cabinet Member for Operational Services, explained: “Since Christmas, we've been trialling
                  a new way to collect and separate recyclables. Amazing new sorting technology, which uses cameras, sensors,
                  blasts of air and water baths to sort your recyclables, is helping us to improve our collection speeds. This new
                  process doesn‟t change the way residents will sort their recyclables in their homes, but residents will soon notice
                  that our recycling crews don't need to do as much sorting at the roadside.”

                  The content of each box is emptied into one of two compartments - glass, plastics and tins into one, paper and
                  cardboard into the other. The waste is then taken to a plant where it is separated. By not having to separate the
                  waste on the roadside, recyclables are collected quicker, the process costs less, and because the materials are
                  not sorted by hand, it cuts down the risk of injury to recycling crews.

                  “I'd like to reassure residents that all waste put into their green boxes will still be sorted, recycled and transformed
                  into new materials. We are committed to developing a country leading, if not world leading recycling service, and
                  this move is another step towards that goal. Recycling is so important – by 2020, we could run out of landfill in
                  Staffordshire. It's down to us to do all we can now to cut down drastically on the waste we produce, that we can't
                  recycle and I'd like to take this chance to thank all our residents for doing their bit to help.” Continued Alan White.

                  For full press release see 04 – 17 January edition of LDC in the News

WHAT WAS          RUGELEY POST 26.01.06
IN THE
                  RECYCLING BOOST
PAPERS
                  Lichfield council was one step closer to achieving world domination in the recycling market when it launched a new
                  hi-tech scheme this week. The pioneering new scheme uses the latest technology to sort recyclable waste at top
                  speed.

                  Cllr Allan White quoted in part

                  LICHFIELD POST 19.01.06
                  RECYCLING BOOST
                  Lichfield council was one step closer to achieving world domination in the recycling market when it launched a new
                  hi-tech scheme this week. The pioneering new scheme uses the latest technology to sort recyclable waste at top
                  speed.

                  Cllr Allan White quoted in part

                  LICHFIELD CHRONICLE 19.01.06
                  WASTE WILL BE RECYCLED EFFICIENTLY
                  Recycling improvements mean binmen will spend less time sorting waste outside houses in the Lichfield District.
                  Waste can now be separated easier thanks to new technology where rubbish is taken to a plant to be separated
                  instead of refuse collectors going it at the roadside.

                  Cllr Allan White quoted in part
                                                                                                                                         /Cont…




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WHAT WAS          BIRMINGHAM EVENING MAIL 19.01.06
IN THE
                  ALERT AS TIP SPACE RUNS OUT
PAPERS
                  Staffordshire families have been warned that more rubbish must be recycled because the country is running out of
                  tipping sites. Lichfield District Council has responded to the warning by streamlining its recycling operation with the
                  launch of a hi-tech sorting system.

                  Cllr Allan White quoted in part

WHAT WAS          EXPRESS & STAR 23.01.06
IN THE
                  CITY HITS TOP SPOT IN REGION’S WASTE RACE
PAPERS
No Request        Lichfield continues to lead the way with recycling in the west midlands region. The city is number four in the top ten
For Statement     of recycling and composting authorities across the nation. Residents in the Lichfield District recycle 46.4 per cent
                  of household waste, figures from the DEFRA show.




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                                           Finance, Revenues & Benefits
WHAT WE’VE
ISSUED TO         No press releases in this period
THE PRESS

WHAT WAS
IN THE            No press coverage in this period
PAPERS

WHAT WAS
IN THE
PAPERS
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For
Statement




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