Tamworth is a large market town right in the centre of Britain – close enough to Birmingham to share the benefits of working with England’s second city, but far enough away to have our own distinct identity.
The borough of Tamworth has a population of 77,000 and you can find out more from the 2011 census. Here at Tamworth Borough Council, we are responsible for providing a wide range of services for those residents, as well as for the many businesses based here and the people who visit the borough. Our Council is currently made up of: 20 Conservative councillors, 7 Labour councillors and 3 UK Independence Party member (UKIP) councillors.
What we do
The services we provide include: housing and housing repairs, help with benefits, council tax, planning, leisure, waste collections and recycling, street cleaning, environmental health, business rates (collected on behalf of the government), help with setting up a business and applying for licenses.
What we don't do, but can help you with:
- Roads, street lighting and highways are dealt with by Staffordshire County Council
- Social Services and Children and Family Care is also dealt with by Staffordshire County Council
- Information on schools: admissions, term times, transport to schools and advice on choosing a school are dealt with by the county council
- You can also find information about libraries on Staffordshire County Council's website
- Health information is dealt with by the NHS South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
But our aim is not just to provide services – we also have a vision for ‘One Tamworth, Perfectly Placed’. This sees us working in partnership with other organisations to make Tamworth a better place for people to live, work and visit.
To achieve this vision, we have two priorities - to create and sustain a thriving local economy and make Tamworth a more aspirational and competitive place to do business, and to create a safe environment in which local people reach their full potential and live longer, healthier lives.