Lichfield District Council

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Lichfield District Council
Type
Type
History
Founded 1974 (1974)
Leadership
Leader
Mike Wilcox, Conservative
Deputy Leader
Val Richards, Conservative
Seats 56
Elections
First past the post
Last election
5 May 2011
Meeting place
Lichfield District Council House.jpg
District Council House, Lichfield
Website
lichfielddc.gov.uk
Council Logo
Council leader Mike Wilcox

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.[1] The council offices are located at the District Council House on Frog Lane (52°40′52″N 1°49′38″W / 52.681180°N 1.827103°W / 52.681180; -1.827103Coordinates: 52°40′52″N 1°49′38″W / 52.681180°N 1.827103°W / 52.681180; -1.827103), 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.[2]

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.

Responsibilities[edit]

  • Sport, leisure and recreation
  • Parks
  • 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

Political Control[edit]

The council is majority Conservative controlled[3] and the leader since 2010 has been Mike Wilcox,[4] who succeeded David Smith.[3]

Before May 2011, the second largest group was the Liberal Democrat and Independent Alliance set up after the 2007 elections. They were made up of Liberal Democrat and independent councillors.[5]

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).[6]

Wards[edit]

Lichfield District’s 26 wards are:[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lichfield City Council Background". Lichfield.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  2. ^ "Performance". Lichfield District Council Website. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Lichfield District Council - Councillors". Lichfielddc.gov.uk. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  4. ^ "New Leader for Lichfield District Council | Lichfield District Council". Lichfielddc.gov.uk. 2010-05-12. Retrieved 2011-10-15. 
  5. ^ Councillors by Political Party: Liberal Democrat and Independent Alliance
  6. ^ BBC News - Election 2011, retrieved 7 May 2011 
  7. ^ "Councillors by Ward". Lichfield District Council. Retrieved 6 July 2011. 

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