Greening up the Grey
29th June 2016
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If you were near Lichfield City Station on Wednesday 15th June, you may have seen several eager volunteers clearing the considerable accumulations of weeds from the nearby raised beds. 

This is the first stage of a project called ‘Greening up the Grey’, a practical initiative from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)  to encourage us all to plant in urban areas across the UK, turning a bit of grey into something colourful & interesting.

Some of the volunteers were assembled by Talent Match, an organisation dedicated to helping young people gain employment. (

Working with Lichfield City Council’s Open Spaces Officer, Nick Burton and volunteers from Blooming Lichfield, the area was quickly cleared in readiness for planting prior to the Lichfield in Bloom judging day on 20 July.

Mr Burton said: ‘Our aim is to demonstrate what a big difference small changes can make to our towns and cities, turning them into more pleasant places to live and work.  My sincere thanks to Talent Match, Blooming Lichfield and most of all to the volunteers who have done such a good job.’


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I'm Holly and I am the former apprentice at thebestoflichfield. Lichfield has been a big part of my life, so I'm eager to help the community in any way possible.
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