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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 »

Fly tipped rubbish, 24th May 

24 May

Bags of rubbish fly tipped near junction of Old Hampton Road and the Cannock Road A460.


Lack of sanitation, 12th May 

12 May

Weeds are growing alongside the pavements and gutters due to lack of spraying.


Scumbag, 8th May 

8 May

Flytipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Great Checkhill Road, Enville Report on FixMyStreet...


Grass needs cutting at the ‘Pools’ off Brownshore Lane, 6th May 

6 May

Dandelions will go into speed and spread !! Difficult to walk on as well.


Lots of rubbish dumped on Broad Lane, 5th May 

5 May

Rubbish does not get cleared up.


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FOI »

Name of Treasury Management Advisors 

17 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to M.


Database of services 

15 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tay Jiva on 15 May 2018 .


Database of services 

11 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Tay Jiva on 11 May 2018 .


Database of services 

10 May

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Tay Jiva on 10 May 2018 .


Name of Treasury Management Advisors 

2 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to M.


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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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LocalGov blogs »
  • NHS reforms have failed to take the politics out of the NHS – new report
    23 May 18
    The creation of NHS England has failed to take the politics out of healthcare provision in England, argues a new report from the Institute for Government and The King’s Fund.
  • HMRC says 'max fac' customs system preferred by Brexiters could cost business up to £20bn per year – as it happened
    23 May 18
    Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen, including Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn at PMQs PMQs – Snap verdict PMQs – Verdict from the Twitter commentariat Afternoon summary 5.16pm BST There are flights available …
  • Police to examine misconduct allegation against John Bercow
    23 May 18
    Met responds to accusation by member of public after MPs vote not to investigate bullying claims Police are assessing an allegation that the Speaker of the House of Commons has committed “misconduct in a public office”, in the wake of numerous…
  • Police chief rebukes BBC over Manchester bombing documentary
    23 May 18
    The Night of the Bomb aired at expense of families and trial, says GMP’s Ian Hopkins The chief constable of Greater Manchester police (GMP) has accused the BBC of breaching its own guidelines and broadcasting “wholly inaccurate reporting” …
  • Statement in response to publication of Single Departmental Plans
    23 May 18
    Gavin Freeguard, Programme Director and Head of Data and Transparency at the Institute for Government, responds to today’s publication of the Government’s Single Departmental Plans.
  • Tackling social isolation requires an intergenerational response
    23 May 18
    Whilst recent events have placed emphasis on generational differences– particularly between millennials and older baby-boomers – intergenerational Homeshare schemes are addressing a problem that cuts across the perceived generational divide…
  • The problem with prevention
    22 May 18
    Prevention has become a bit of a buzzword. As public services struggle to meet demand alongside widespread funding cuts, increasingly people are recognising the need to focus on the factors that lead people to these services in the first place…
  • The first GovTech Fund competition is now live and open for applications
    17 May 18
    At Sprint 18 last week, Oliver Dowden MP CBE, Minister for Implementation, launched the first competition of the £20 million GovTech Fund. The competition, which will aim to address the Home Office’s ‘Daesh’ challenge, is now open for applications…
  • How we write guidance for the Service Manual
    17 May 18
    The way government thinks about services is changing and so is the way we write guidance for the Service Manual. Here’s what we’ve done so far on our new guidance model and what’s coming up next.