modern desk with laptopIf you want to have your say on how Tamworth Borough Council spends its money and help to prioritise spending, you can take part in our Budget Consultation 2016/17.

Residents, businesses and voluntary groups across Tamworth are all being urged to get involved and have their say. Every year we ask for your views on where – and how – money should be spent.

Whether you think we need to spend more on tackling anti-social behaviour, providing more events, keeping the town clean and green, supporting the town centre or improving housing, this is your chance to get involved and help shape our spending across the borough.

The idea behind getting people involved is to make sure we know what is important to our residents, businesses and voluntary groups so we can set our priorities, inline with what people want.

By getting involved, you can get play a role in helping us to form our spending priorities for the coming year.

Separate questionnaires are available for Tamworth residents, businesses and community & voluntary organisations. Please click the relevant link below to take part:

Tamworth residents

Businesses

Community & voluntary organisations

The consultation will run until September 14. At the end of the consultation, all the responses will go before the Council’s Cabinet for consideration.

 


Bob & Karen BucklerCalling all Tamworth gardeners – there’s still time to enter this year’s Tamworth in Bloom garden competition.

The deadline to submit pictures of your garden has been extended until 9am on Monday August 3, giving you all weekend to snap some great pictures and send them to us.

Whether you’ve got a huge garden with a rolling lawn and endless flower beds or just a small square of grass, a hanging basket or a window box, we’d love you to enter your pride and joy into the competition, which is open to anyone living in the borough.

To enter the competition, just take a picture of your garden and either email it to Garden Competition on graphics@tamworth.gov.uk or drop a copy in to reception at Marmion House.

Once the competition has closed, judges will draw up a shortlist and arrange to visit the chosen gardens – most likely during the next two weeks.

The winner will receive £100 worth of gardening vouchers.


Originally posted on benefit changes Tamworth:

Tamworth Borough Council will decide on an amendment to its Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme, to take effect from April 1st 2016.

If supported, this amendment would see child maintenance payments being disregarded as income when calculating a working age claimant’s Council Tax Reduction entitlement. It is seen as a positive step towards encouraging parents to find work or stay in work.

Tamworth Borough Council has now launched a consultation, asking for people’s views on this proposed change. It is also taking this opportunity to gauge opinion on the rest of the scheme which has been in operation since April 1st 2013.

Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Rob Pritchard, said: “We are considering this amendment and want to know what local people think. Council Tax Benefit is funded by the council tax payer, so we want to seek the public’s view on this proposal.

“We believe that the rest…

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