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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 tipping, 26th April 

26 Apr

Large fridge dumped side of lane Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Saredon Road, Great Saredon Report on FixMyStreet...


Builders waste dumped at side of road, 20th April 

20 Apr

Old bricks, rubble and buckets dumped at side of road.


Car dumped/stolen?, 4th April 

4 Apr

Dumped/stolen car in field been there about 3weeks.


Fly tipping 03/04/17, 4th April 

4 Apr

Fly tipped bed and household waste in ditch substantial amount.


Flytipped tyres/ wheels, 4th April 

4 Apr

Flytipped wheels and tyres Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Hollies Lane, Enville Report on FixMyStreet...


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FOI »

Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

20 Apr

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 20 April 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

19 Apr

Request sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 19 April 2017 .


Information 

31 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to angela on 31 March 2017 .


Council’s Housing Related Support services. 

28 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Charlotte Bradley on 28 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to J Taylor on 21 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

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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