Objective: allocate the council budget across all departments. You have balanced the budget.
Planning, Environment and Building Control
Planning, Environment and Building Control budgets are being used for public consultation, regeneration schemes and processing planning permission requests. The team also works on responding to dangerous structures and historic buildings.
Street Cleaning, Bins and Recycling
The Street Cleaning, Bins and Recycling team carry out work to ensure that our streets are kept tidy aswell as being responsible for waste collections, fly tipping and overall cleanliness of our district.
City Centre Development
The City Centre Development team are responsible for ensuring that the city centres across the district are undergoing the necessary improvements to become a nicer and more attractive place for residents and tourists to visit and experience.
Conservation, Ecology and Woodlands
Focusing on ensuring that the green spaces and woodlands across the district are maintained and provided with maintainance. Aswell as looking at how we can preserve the natural wildlife throughout Lichfield District in the future.
Parks and Open Spaces
The Parks and Open Spaces team are responsible for ensuring that the District has suitable open spaces and parks which are maintained to a high standard with regular upkeep including mowing the grass and planting new flowerbeds to improve the attractiveness of these areas.
Services dedicated to the development of the local area such as planning and the local plan development
The Community team are responsible for providing grants to local community projects and ensuring that there are support schemes in place for vulnrable people and those at risk of exploitation.
Housing Strategy and Homelessness
The Housing Strategy and Homelessness team are responsible for ensuring that the homeless people across the district are supported and taken care of. They also focus their efforts on ensuring that affordable housing is being developed to support the community.
Sports and Leisure
The Sports and Leisure team ensure that the District has access to multiple different leisure centres and sports fields aswell as running campaigns and programmes to support fitness and sports in the local area.
Licensing and Public Protection
This includes most the Council’s law enforcement and business regulation functions, such as food hygiene, pollution control, animal welfare, rogue landlords, stray dogs, pest control, noise and other nuisances, litter, fly tipping, workplace health & safety, infectious disease control, private sector housing standards, air quality monitoring, dog fouling, and licensing of taxis, pubs, clubs, street trading, events, pavement obstructions, gambling, and animal activities etc.
Events and Culture
The Events and Culture team are responsible for running and maintaining the different events that the district runs over the year, such as Proms in the Park and Fuse festival. They are also in charge of supporting the community arts and other groups who are promoting artistic and cultural significance in the district.
The Tourism team are responsible for bringing in international and national tourists to the District and ensuring that marketing is done to incentivise visiting the Lichfield District area.
Business Support and Investment
Services on offer for businesses and for investments
Council Tax, Benefits, Business Rates and Customer Services
The Council Tax. Benefits, Business Rates and Customer Services Teams are responsible for ensuring council tax is collected, managing the Benefits support enquiries in the area,responsible for Business Rates and engaging with residents and answering their queries and supporting them.