‘Be Kind - Be Tamworth’ share and recognise amazing local people

A community initiative to thank the individuals, groups and businesses who have a positive impact on the people of Tamworth during this time of isolation and change due to coronavirus, is open for nominations.

Mayor of Tamworth, Richard Kingstone brought back the ‘Be Tamworth’ initiative last year, following its success when he previously served as mayor five years ago. Richard would now love to hear about and share any examples of kindness from the amazing community work that is happening in Tamworth during these uncertain times.

The idea of ‘Be Kind – Be Tamworth’ is for people to share their experiences of ‘kindness’ via social media or nominate anyone in Tamworth who has a positive impact on their community. This could be the businesses providing collection and delivery services for vulnerable self-isolated people, the groups doing great work offering telephone befriending services, aspirational young people and community-spirited residents sharing activities and videos to keep the borough entertained and active, right down to an individual who is helping a neighbour by collecting a prescription or food order.

Those nominated will be shared on the Tamworth Borough Council and the Mayor’s Facebook page and once we are out of isolation and social distancing, be invited to a celebration in the Town Hall with the Mayor, where they will be presented with a special ‘Be Tamworth’ badge.

Richard said: “Firstly, I would like to thank the people of Tamworth for coming together, demonstrating amazing community spirit and doing what’s being asked of them by the Government. We have many amazing volunteers and workers looking out for and helping people in our community. I have seen so much kindness being shared at such a very difficult time.

“As my role as Mayor I have been honoured to promote Tamworth and its people. Sometimes people don’t have confidence in themselves, but I want everyone to feel proud of the courage and kindness currently being shown. I am going to make it my objective to share all the positive news about how the people of Tamworth are making themselves, their town and neighbours become an even stronger community during these isolating and lonely times.

“Be Kind – Be Tamworth and stay safe everyone; keep sharing the love and support for each other.”

To nominate an individual (of any age), group or business for a Be Kind – Be Tamworth award, please email communications@tamworth.gov.uk or the mayor at Richard-kingstone@tamworth.gov.uk.