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 (52°40′52″N 1°49′38″W / 52.681180°N 1.827103°WCoordinates: 52°40′52″N 1°49′38″W / 52.681180°N 1.827103°W), in the centre of Lichfield.
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
The council is majority Conservative controlled and the leader since 2010 has been Mike Wilcox, who succeeded David Smith.
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.
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