Deadline extended to put questions to town leaders

Monday, 2nd November 2015

THE deadline for members of the public to submit their questions to be put to town leaders at this year’s Tamworth Listens Question Time event has been extended.

The event is taking place at Tamworth Assembly Rooms on Wednesday November 18, when a panel made up of representatives from Tamworth Borough Council, Staffordshire County Council, Staffordshire Police and the NHS will be answering your questions.

The event – which will be chaired by Mike Thomas of TCR FM – will be split into three themes; healthier communities, safer communities and regeneration & growth.

The panel will consist of: Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, Cllr Daniel Cook; Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis; Staffordshire County Councillor Ben Adams and Chair of the NHS South East Staffs & Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group, Dr John James.

Questions can be submitted in advance up until 5pm on Monday November 9 – and questions will also be taken from the floor on the night.

The Assembly Rooms will open at 7pm and the Question Time event will start at 7.30pm. It is expected to finish at around 9.30pm.

TCR FM will be broadcasting live from the Question Time for the third year, so anyone not able to come along will be able to follow the debate.

Tickets for the event are free of charge and can be obtained from Tamworth’s Information Centre, located in the Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street. Tickets can also be obtained by emailing, calling 01827 709618 / 709581 or texting TBCTIC.

Tickets for the Question Time event are limited to 200 and will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Daniel Cook, said: “This event is part of our ‘Tamworth Listens’ initiative and I hope as many people as possible will attend. We want to know what people think about where they live and work and what we, as a council, can do to improve it.”

Questions can be emailed to or posted to Performance & Corporate Relations, Tamworth Borough Council, Freepost BM6842, Tamworth, B79 7BR by the deadline of 5pm on Monday November 9.

The question time panel

The question time panel