Wigginton and Hopwas Parish Council

Residents asked to give their view on Beacon Park changes

Survey launched to gather ideas on re-developing Beacon Park golf course area

Lichfield District Council would like to hear from the local community about new uses for 20 acres of Beacon Park.  The current golf, foot and disc courses are attracting less than 8,000 usages each year – around 20 per day.  The council is looking to change what happens in this area of Beacon Park, so more people use it and benefit from it.

 Councillor Iain Eadie, Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Leisure & Local Plan said:

“Beacon Park is an amazing green space and a great resource to help keep our residents healthy and active. What is happening currently is that over a third the park is only being used by a handful of people.  I want to hear from people about how we could use this space differently.

“We are asking people to complete a short survey to give us their views. Should we look at things like community gardens, orchards, re-wilding or things like tree top rope courses and zip lines?  We really want to hear what you would like to do, so that people can use the whole of

Beacon Park more. Meanwhile we will open these 20 acres back up to general park users in April, so that walkers, joggers, picnickers, outdoor recreation and play can safely use this space too.”

The Beacon Park survey can be found at Open Consultations (lichfielddc.gov.uk) and will close on 21 February 2022.