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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 »

Path overgrown, 20th June 

20 Jun

Lengths of Tollhouse Way, the path blocked by overgrown weeds and nettles Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Tollhouse Way, Wombourne Report on FixMyStreet...


Inconsiderate parking, 18th June 

18 Jun

A western union van parks on the road here everyday.


Dog mess outside school, 18th June 

18 Jun

On grass verge outside school.


Overgrown bushes, path almost totally unusable, 18th June 

18 Jun

There are a number of bushes along worlgaston way that are growing over the pavements.


Blue bags full of rubbish., 8th June 

8 Jun

Blue bags full of rubbish have been fly tipped.


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FOI »

Non Traditional House Types 

7 Jun

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Lisa Wilson on 7 June 2017 .


Non Traditional House Types 

30 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Lisa Wilson on 30 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

10 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 10 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

8 May

Response by Tamworth Borough Council to Doug Paulley on 8 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

4 May

Follow up sent to Tamworth Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 4 May 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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    22 Jun 17
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    21 Jun 17
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    21 Jun 17
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    20 Jun 17
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    20 Jun 17
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    20 Jun 17
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