The Bower Committee has taken into account recent feedback posted on Twitter concerning the cost of initially getting into Beacon Park on Bower Day. As of this year, Early Bird Wristbands will be available from key locations within the city for just £1 instead of £3 on the day, with under 5’s free, hopefully answering the critics that feel local people shouldn’t have to pay to get into their park. “We would love to make the Bower a free event, however with yearly costs such as policing, park hire, security to mention a few, it is at this stage impossible as costs are in excess of £50,000. I am hoping that a £1 entry fee will be a compromise that people will embrace and feel able to support Lichfield’s oldest tradition – but they must be purchased before Bower Day.
Lichfield Bower Day falls on the same Bank Holiday as the Queen’s Jubilee Celebrations on 4th of June and we want to make it a year to remember. I want everyone in Lichfield to get involved and support the event – the more input we receive during planning, the more successful it will be.” commented Beth Colley, Beacon Park Organiser, who is really urging people of all ages to get in contact in order to sculpt the day into something that people really want to attend and feel part of.