The State of Tamworth Debate takes place this week

March 20, 2018

TAMWORTH goes under the spotlight later this week when all 30 councillors take part in the annual State of Tamworth Debate.

The meeting will take place on Thursday March 22 in the Council Chamber of Marmion House, Lichfield Street, at 6pm. Members of the public are encouraged to come along and listen to the debate.

Councillors will hold a lively discussion about Tamworth, taking a look back over the past 12 months and outlining plans for the future.

The debate will be split into three parts, following Tamworth Borough Council’s vision and priorities, which have been based on the issues that are of most importance to local residents.

They are:

  • Living a quality life in Tamworth
  • Growing stronger together in Tamworth
  • Delivering quality services in Tamworth

Around 40 minutes will be spent on each topic, following a two-minute introduction by Leader of Tamworth Borough Council, Cllr Daniel Cook. Each councillor can then speak once for a maximum of five minutes per topic.

The State of Tamworth Debate will discuss achievements from the last 12 months and include feedback from this month’s Tamworth Listens Question Time event and various consultations carried out during the year.

Cllr Cook said: “The State of Tamworth Debate will once again put Tamworth under the microscope, where we will look back over the past 12 months and consider our plans for the future. 

“It is a good opportunity for councillors of all political persuasions to have their say on what is important to them about Tamworth and to put forward their suggestions for the future of the town.”

The meeting is open to members of the public to attend and listen to the debate. The council’s communications team will also be live tweeting during the meeting, using the hashtag #TamDebate and posting on Facebook. Follow @TamworthCouncil or like the Tamworth Borough Council Facebook page for highlights of the debate.

Residents can also view the State of Tamworth Debate agenda and some of the feedback that will help inform the debate via the ‘Council’ pages of www.tamworth.gov.uk.

Anyone who would like to attend is asked to be in the Chamber by 6pm so that the debate can start promptly. Please enter Marmion House via the side entrance on Orchard Street.