Staffordshire news and blogs Sunday 26 March 2017
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Make sure you’re registered to vote on May 4th 

24 Mar

The Staffordshire County Council Election is now less than two months away – and Tamworth residents are being urged to make sure they are registered to vote.

Countdown to St George’s Day fun 

24 Mar

Tamworth’s popular St George’s Day extravaganza is back for 2017 and will take over the Castle Grounds with medieval-themed fun for the whole family on Saturday, April 22.

Get snapping to capture 24 hours in Tamworth life 

24 Mar

If you live and work in Tamworth, you have the chance to contribute to a new film and photography project which aims to capture a snapshot of a day in the life of the borough.

Wates appointed as new council housing contractor 

23 Mar

Tamworth Borough Council has appointed Wates as its new Council housing repairs and investment contractor, with the contract to start on March 31.

Pretty Woman sold out, only a few tickets left for The Goonies! 

22 Mar

Tickets for this year’s Outdoor Cinema in Tamworth Castle Grounds have sold like hot cakes, with more than 1,000 people booking up within a week of the August event going on sale.

New look and new name for Tamworth Advice Centre 

22 Mar

The service which provides free, independent, impartial and confidential advice to anyone in Tamworth who needs it has a new provider, a new name and more services – but it’s business as usual for the people who use it.

Packed programme of outdoor event for 2017 

17 Mar

Life-size dinosaurs, a dragon, medieval knights, a flash mob, The Goonies, fireworks and a lantern parade – these are just some of the highlights of the jam-packed programme of outdoor events that we’ve got in store for you this year...

Theatre lovers – get set for a festival of drama 

16 Mar

An exciting four-night run of theatre gets underway next week with the 2017 Tamworth Hastilow Drama Festival, featuring a series of one act plays by the region’s best amateur dramatic groups.

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FixMyStreet »

Rubbish dumped, 23rd March 

23 Mar

Fly tipped fridge freezer and house hold rubbish strewn down the lane 23/03/2017 also old car dumped in field further up lane .

Rubbish has been dumped near one of our Crash Gates, 22nd March 

22 Mar

Rubbish consisting of cardboard boxes, several black bags (contents unknown), pet carrier and other items have been discarded.

Pile of catering cardboard dumped by pumping station., 21st March 

21 Mar

Pile of catering cardboard dumped by pumping station.

Mattress and kids toys, 14th March 

14 Mar

Mattress and toys dumped at side of road over the weekend.

Flytipping, 13th March 

13 Mar

Flytipping near Coppenhall Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Coppenhall Report on FixMyStreet...

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Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .

Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .

Households affected by the household benefit cap 

9 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Jenny Pennington on 9 March 2017 .


7 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to angela on 7 March 2017 .


7 Mar

Clarification sent to Tamworth Borough Council by angela on 7 March 2017 .

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Westminster »

NHS Reform | Business of the House | Commons debates 

16 Jul

We in Staffordshire know better than most what the denial machine that the Secretary of State referred to meant to local people, so I congratulate him on his commitment to transparency and consistency.

Ways and Means – Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – Amendment of the Law | Bill Presented – National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill | Commons debates 

14 Jul

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Ways and Means – Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – Amendment of the Law | Bill Presented – National Insurance Contributions (Rate Ceilings) Bill | Commons debates 

14 Jul

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Engagements | Oral Answers to Questions – International Development | Commons debates 

8 Jul

May I associate myself with the Prime Minister’s remarks about the families of the victims of Tunisia, particularly the family of my constituent, Sue Davey? In the past three years, unemployment in Tamworth has fallen faster than anywhere...

Greece | Oral Answers to Questions – Home Department | Commons debates 

6 Jul

I am grateful for the steps the Chancellor is taking to help British businesses and to advise holidaymakers, but he will know that many more British holidaymakers will shortly be making the journey to Greece.

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LocalGov blogs »
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    22 Mar 17
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    How GDS worked with Public Health England to train their staff in writing effectively.
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    21 Mar 17
    Defra’s new online fishing rod licence service recently moved from private to public beta. Head of Digital at Defra, Sally Meecham, explains why it’s so simple, a child can use it.
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    21 Mar 17
    How important can parks be in the general order of things? asks Janet Sillett. When social care is under huge pressure and council budgets are squeezed everywhere? Parks? Nice for Spring bulbs maybe or a quick stroll with the dog; a kickabout…
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    20 Mar 17
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    20 Mar 17
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