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'Gateway' roundabout in Burntwood being revamped

By David Cosgrove | Burntwood | News | Published:

It is a roundabout that acts as a gateway to Burntwood.

Swan Island in Burntwood

And council chiefs have redesigned Swan Island in a bid to make it more attractive for people heading into the town.

Gravel and slate has been arranged in a 'cross' pattern covering the surface of the island.

Swan Island in Burntwood

Lichfield District Council chiefs said this is intended to 'set off four planters filled with seasonal annual bedding that will be installed soon'.

Hanging baskets will also be introduced to add more colour in the summer.

Work is also taking place to redesign Lichfield’s roundabout on The Friary and Swan Road.

Councillor Iain Eadie, cabinet member for operational services, leisure and waste, said: "These changes will not only create attractive and distinctive gateways into Burntwood and Lichfield, but by using perennial and longer lasting plants, we will cut down the need to weed and replace the flowerbeds each season, making the service more efficient and sustainable.

"We hope visitors and locals will enjoy the new planting and refreshed roundabouts when they are complete.”

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Bosses are also aiming to improve the quality of flowerbeds in two district parks.

Changes are being made to Burntwood Park and Lichfield's Beacon Park, including 'reducing or reshaping a small number of flowerbeds and replanting with either seasonal bedding or longer lasting herbaceous plants'.

Councillor Eadie added: “We are so lucky to have such beautiful parks for everyone to enjoy, and the new planting schemes will not only be beautiful but will last all year rather than just some of the year."

David Cosgrove

By David Cosgrove
Deputy Chief Reporter - @davidcosgrove_

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