Consultation

We want to know what you think about life in Tamworth and every year, we carry out consultation with you on issues such as litter, anti-social behaviour, local facilities, health, regeneration, housing and how your money is spent. This can be meetings, exhibitions, focus groups, questionnaire surveys and on-line forms.

Citizens Panel: This is a made up of local residents who we ask about local services. If you join, we will contact you three or four times a year with postal or online surveys to get your views. You may be invited to take part in a questionnaire, discussion groups or workshops. The results are then used to inform decisions about how we deliver our services.

To join the Citizens Panel click here to complete a short on line application form.
 

Current consultations:​

Consultation for the Review of our Statement of Licensing Policy and Cumulative Impact Assessment

Tamworth Borough Council is required to produce a Statement of Licensing Policy under Section 5 of the Licensing Act 2003. The policy states how the council as the licensing authority will exercise its licensing functions in order to promote the four licensing objectives:

a. The prevention of crime and disorder
b. The prevention of public nuisance
c. Public safety and
d. The protection of children from harm

The aim of the licensing policy is to ensure premises that will extend the diversity of entertainment and attract a wide range of participants are encouraged, rather than premises mainly or exclusively focused on the sale of alcohol.

The council believes that achieving this will promote the licensing objectives as well as support the Tamworth’s vision of putting its people and the local economy at the heart of everything we do.

The council is required to carry out a review of its Statement of Licensing Policy every five years.

Our current statement was adopted in 2014 and we are now inviting your comments as part of a wider consultation before an updated Statement is adopted in December 2019.

The proposed changes to the current policy are in red text in the draft consultation document.

We are also consulting on a draft Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) in respect of the town center area. The CIA can be found at Appendix 3 of the draft Statement of Licensing Policy.

We are undertaking a twelve-week public consultation on the review of the policy and the CIA which will take place between 21 June 2019 and 21 September 2019.

Please click here to complete the online questionnaire. 

Housing Allocations Policy Review
The Council is reviewing its Allocation policy which is the way in which it prioritises applications and allocates its available homes. The consultation runs from 7 May to 30 August. The council are proposing a number of changes to focus on meeting peoples’ housing needs. We welcome your comments and views on the proposed changes. Copies of the questionnaire have been delivered to housing register applicants along with the summary of the policy, but as an alternative you can fill in the questionnaire online here and download a policy summary pdf at this link. There is also a full copy of the proposed policy linked here.

This policy has been reviewed to meet the following principles and key objectives:

  • To take account of the new duties to homeless households brought in by the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017
  • To operate an allocations system that offers realistic, informed choice for all
  • To ensure that every application is dealt with fairly and consistently irrespective of race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, belief and age
  • To give appropriate priority to customers who fall within the Housing Act 1996 ‘reasonable preference’ categories and 
  • To make the best use of resources available

The new policy will come in to effect in winter 2019. A planned programme of consultation and information sharing will now begin with all applicants on the housing register, existing tenants and other external agencies about how the scheme will work, as well as the launch date and how we will transfer applications to the new way of working.

Unless you want to comment on any of the proposed changes, you do not need to contact us. To tell us if there has change in your housing circumstances please use the change of circumstance form together with documentation to support this change

 

Tamworth, what's next?
We have to establish a new vision for Tamworth town centre, to identify viable uses that people want and that the market can support. We need to define what Tamworth town centre should offer to ensure it is thriving, successful and a place that people want to visit. It could be that the town should include more housing, more leisure, a greater variety of food and drink and more artisan retailers, for example.

So this is why we are asking 'What's Next for Tamworth?' We need your input. Whether you're a resident, visitor or business, we want to hear your ideas for the regeneration of Tamworth town centre so that we can start a positive debate that will hopefully lead to a busy and vibrant town for all to enjoy.

If you'd like to know more and give us your views, please follow this link www.tamworth.gov.uk/tamworth-whats-next