Lichfield District Council
|Lichfield District Council|
|Type||Non-metropolitan district council|
|Leader||Mike Wilcox, Conservative|
|Deputy Leader||Val Richards, Conservative|
|Voting system||First past the post|
|Last election||5 May 2011|
|District Council House, Lichfield|
Lichfield District Council is a non metropolitan district council, which covers the district of Lichfield in Staffordshire, England. It was formed in 1974 from Lichfield City Council and Lichfield Rural District Council. The council offices are located at the District Council House on Frog Lane (Coordinates: ), in the centre of Lichfield.
Lichfield District Council is amongst the top performing councils nationally. In 2004 the audit commission informed the council that they were a good council and in 2007 they confirmed that they are getting better at managing their finances.
Since 2011, Lichfield has formed part of the Greater Birmingham & Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership along with neighbouring authorities Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, Redditch, Solihull, Tamworth and Wyre Forest.
- Sport, leisure and recreation
- Arts and tourism (including the Lichfield Garrick Theatre)
- Housing advice
- Housing and council tax benefits
- Local plans
- Planning and building control
- Environmental health
- Waste and recycling collections
- Street cleaning
- Licensing and inspections of food, taxis, etc.
- Off street parking and car parks
- Collection of council tax and business rates
- Community safety and community development
At the 2011 elections the Conservatives retained overall control. The Liberal Democrats and Independent councillors lost all of their 7 seats at the election. Of the 56 seats, the council is divided between Conservatives (46) and Labour (10).
Lichfield District’s 26 wards are:
- All Saints, Alrewas and Fradley, Armitage with Handsacre
- Boley Park, Boney Hay, Bourne Vale, Burntwood Central
- Chadsmead, Chase Terrace, Chasetown, Colton and Mavesyn Ridware, Curborough
- Hammerwich, Highfield
- King’s Bromley
- Leomansley, Little Aston, Longdon
- Mease and Tame
- Shenstone, St John’s, Stonnall, Stowe, Summerfield
- "Lichfield City Council Background". Lichfield.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- "Performance". Lichfield District Council Website. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- "Lichfield District Council - Councillors". Lichfielddc.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- "New Leader for Lichfield District Council | Lichfield District Council". Lichfielddc.gov.uk. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
- Councillors by Political Party: Liberal Democrat and Independent Alliance
- BBC News - Election 2011, retrieved 7 May 2011
- "Councillors by Ward". Lichfield District Council. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- Lichfield District Council
- Performance - Lichfield District Council
- Lichfield District Council on Openly Local