Your chance to put town leaders under the spotlight

Friday, 16th February 2018

TAMWORTH residents are being invited to put council and police chiefs under the spotlight at a special ‘Question Time’ style event taking place this March.

The fifth annual ‘Tamworth Listens’ event, organised by Tamworth Borough Council, has been scheduled for the evening of March 12th, but can only be a success if members of the public get involved.

It takes place at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form when a panel made up of the Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, Cllr Daniel Cook, the Police and Crime Commissioner for Staffordshire, Matthew Ellis, and Staffordshire County Councillor, Jeremy Oates, will be answering your questions.

The event will be based on the borough council’s three strategic priorities; living a quality life in Tamworth, growing strong together in Tamworth and delivering quality services in Tamworth.

Tickets for the event are free of charge and can be obtained from Tamworth’s Information Centre, located in the Council offices, Marmion House, Lichfield Street. Tickets can also be obtained by emailing tic@tamworth.gov.uk, calling 01827 709581 or texting TBCTIC with message to 88020 to reserve a ticket.

Due to space restrictions, there is a limited number of 100 tickets, which will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Questions should be submitted in advance via email to tamworthlistens@tamworth.gov.uk. Alternatively, you can post your question to Performance & Corporate Relations, Tamworth Borough Council, Freepost BM6842, Tamworth, B79 7BR by the deadline of 5pm on Thursday 1st March.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Daniel Cook, said: “Although people are welcome to contact their councillors with questions or concerns at any time throughout the year, the annual Tamworth Listens Question Time event does give residents the unique opportunity to be able to quiz their representatives from the police, borough and county councils in the same place at the same time.

“We want to know what people think about where they live and work, and what we as a council and our partners can do to improve it. I hope that as many people as possible will attend and give us their views.

The presentation suite at Landau Forte Academy Tamworth Sixth Form, Ashby Road, will open at 7pm and the Question Time event will start at 7.15pm and finish at 9.30pm.

Tamworth Borough Council’s communications team will be Tweeting live updates throughout the event for anyone who is unable to attend on the night.