If you’re looking for somewhere to buy your last-minute Christmas presents and festive essentials, then you’ve now got more choice – with extra markets being held in the town centre in the run-up to Christmas.

We are once again hosting extra markets this year in addition to the normal Saturday and Tuesday markets, in conjunction with LSD Promotions.

Additional markets will be running in the town centre on Friday December 19, Monday December 22 and Christmas Eve (until 2pm).

The stalls will be dressed in festive style, and on Saturday December 20, there will be a special performance by Amington Band under the Town Hall. Parking is free in all town centre car parks, including Ankerside, on that day.

Cllr Steve Claymore, Cabinet member for Economy, said: “Tamworth Market is a vital and popular part of the town centre economy, and I am delighted that we are able to offer extra markets leading up to Christmas.

“I hope they will be very well supported as they are an excellent place to pick up last minute Christmas presents and festive essentials.”

So come along and support your local markets!

Saxon 0337Dog owners and people thinking of taking on a pet are being encouraged to come along to a drop-in event in Tamworth Castle Grounds next week.

Tamworth street wardens and popular mascot Saxon Hound are joining the police and charity Dogs Trust in an event in the Activity Centre, next to Dave Owen Cycles, from 11am to 3pm on Friday December 19 and Saturday December 20.

Dogs Trust will be providing free micro-chipping and dog welfare checks, while street wardens and police will be talking to the public to share messages about cleaning up after dogs and controlling pets when out and about.

Cllr Stephen Doyle, Cabinet member for Community Development, said: “Responsible dog ownership is very important, both for the welfare of the animals and to ensure a clean and safe environment throughout the borough.

“We are very pleased to be able to support this initiative, and would encourage dog owners and those thinking about taking on the responsibility of owning a pet to come along.”

Mayor of Tamworth at ChristmasAs Christmas cheer takes hold in Tamworth, the Mayor of Tamworth is inviting people to join him for festive fun later this month.

On Saturday December 20th, Mayor of Tamworth, Councillor Richard Kingstone, will be throwing open the doors to the Town Hall and hosting a special Christmas event.

The Mayor will open the Town Hall doors at 9.30am and the event will run to 4.30pm. Cllr Kingstone is hoping as many people as possible will pop along to the event, so he can wish residents – who help to make the town so fantastic – a very merry Christmas.

As well as the Mayor being there to share mince pies, hot drinks and festive cheer with Tamworth residents, a very special guest will also be attending – handing out gifts – just a few days before his busiest night of the year!

The event is an extension of the ‘Be Tamworth’ campaign, to champion the good that people do in the town, while encouraging residents to be proud of Tamworth. And according to the Mayor, it is a small gesture from him to say ‘thank you’– and an excuse to share a mince pie or two!

The Mayor of Tamworth, Cllr Kingstone, said: “As Christmas gets closer I wanted to hold an event to celebrate Tamworth and also to say a huge thank you to our residents for their fantastic support at events across the year.

“Tamworth is a great place to live and hopefully this fun, festive event will allow me to show my support to everyone who lives, visits or works in Tamworth – and wish everyone a very merry Christmas!”

So far a number of local people and businesses have received a Be Tamworth award from Cllr Kingstone.

You can nominate people or businesses by emailing: Richard-kingstone@tamworth.gov.uk