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Join the hunt and help Ruby the dragon find her eggs 

28 Mar

Families are being invited to take part in an egg-stra special Easter egg hunt around the great halls and corridors of Tamworth Castle this April.


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...


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FixMyStreet »

Overgrown Trees and Bushes, 19th September 

19 Sep

The trees on Link Road/Hazel Grove are very overgrown.


Fly tipping, 12th September 

12 Sep

Loads of new rubbish.


Scum flytipping, 12th September 

12 Sep

Usual scum DIY flytipping - carpet and misc crap Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Lawn Lane, Pendeford Report on FixMyStreet...


Flytipping – Bank Holiday scum, 29th August 

29 Aug

Bank Holiday scum flytipping again, Lino, mattresss and door dumped to layby !!!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Dene Road, Lower Penn Report on FixMyStreet...


More Fly tipping at the Mitre Pub!!!!!, 18th August 

18 Aug

The Fly Tipping has been reported for months.


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FOI »

Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

7 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Hodor Yandell on 7 August 2017 .


Organisational Structure Chart for all of the Head of Educational psychology Department. 

7 Aug

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Hodor Yandell on 7 August 2017 .


Heavy Vehicles and Tyre Procurement 

3 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Andy James on 3 August 2017 .


Semi-Independent Living 

1 Aug

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Cheyanne Grant on 1 August 2017 .


Semi-Independent Living 

31 Jul

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Cheyanne Grant on 31 July 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

The hon.


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

14 Jul

The hon.


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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