Business invited to join forces with local schools and fly a flag for our town.

The Mayor of Tamworth is encouraging local businesses and groups to join together with Tamworth schools and ‘fly a flag’ for town and country!

As part of his mayoral year, Richard Kingstone is inviting businesses to sponsor a flagpole to display in a school playground. The idea is that businesses and schools will form strong connections and also promote pride of our great country.

Since being appointed Mayor at the end of May, Cllr Richard Kingstone has been focusing on promoting Tamworth and its people, raising aspirations and pride in the area. This has included the Mayor’s ‘Be Tamworth’ campaign, a #notaselfie photograph competition, networking events and open days in the Town Hall.

This new flagpole initiative aims to join business and local groups together with schools and develop relationships, while focusing on honouring our wonderful area.

During the year, Richard will also be hosting a series of special events and networking sessions in the Town Hall, inviting different groups inside for a small celebration.

Richard Kingstone wants as many people as possible to visit the iconic civic building in Market Street, where they can have a look around the main chamber, the Mayor’s parlour and view the civic collection. All are welcome to pop in for a chat, refreshments and the grand tour. Further open invitations are planned for Saturday, August 10 (11am to 2pm), and Saturday, August 24 (11am to 2pm).

He has also brought back the ‘Be Tamworth’ initiative he introduced when he previously served as mayor five years ago.

The idea of Be Tamworth is for people to nominate anyone who has a positive impact on their community. This could be the businesses which support the town, the groups doing great work in their local area, aspirational young people and community-spirited residents, right down to the individual who regularly mows their neighbour’s lawn.

Richard said: “The new initiative to help ‘fly a flag for the town’, will bring local groups closer to schools and build on our community spirit showing how proud we are of our country and town.

“Anyone wishing to sponsor a flagpole simply needs to email me direct at:; and state which school they would like to support.

“Between the various campaigns, I am hoping to get as many people into the Town Hall as possible during my year as Mayor, so we can raise awareness and appreciation for this jewel in the Tamworth crown. Further open invitations are planned for Saturday, August 10 (11am to 2pm), and Saturday, August 24 (11am to 2pm).

“We have a brilliant town filled with amazing sights, sounds, history, business, and, most important of all, remarkable people. Many just need to believe in themselves and how truly amazing they are. I see it as my role as your mayor to help Tamworth be brilliant and I hope everyone will continue to help and support me in that aim.”

You can also follow the mayor’s activities via the Mayor of Tamworth Facebook and Twitter pages.