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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 »

10 tons of saw dust / wood shavings flytipped, 11th November 

11 Nov

Load of flytipped saw dust/ wood chippings/ wood dumped in layby Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Kidderminster Road, Kinver Report on FixMyStreet...


Vomit on pavement, busy school route, 26th October 

26 Oct

Vomit outside number 15/16 Wolverhampton Road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 21 Wolverhampton Road, Shareshill Report on FixMyStreet...


Flytipping, 19th October 

19 Oct

Large amount of concrete and rubble tipped on layby Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Kidderminster Road, Iverley Report on FixMyStreet...


A pile of rubbish has been left against the wall been there for 3 months, belongs to house where the wall is please investigate as people are adding their own rubbish to it., 19th October 

19 Oct

Rubbish belonging to 19 wilkes road been there three months encouraging fly tipping and people adding to it.


More crap, 18th October 

18 Oct

Rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Little Checkhill Lane, Stourton Report on FixMyStreet...


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FOI »

S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – E previous no intent 

6 Nov

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 6 November 2017 .


S167 List of Accessible Taxis: update after 6 months – E previous no intent 

4 Nov

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 4 November 2017 .


Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to L.


Structure/management of Children’s Social Care 

2 Nov

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by L.


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

31 Oct

Request to Tamworth Borough Council by Gwyn Worth .


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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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    15 Nov 17
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