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:​

Budget Consultation 2020/21

Tamworth Borough Council is inviting people to have their say on council spending and where – and how - they feel money should be spent.

The annual Budget Consultation asks Tamworth’s residents, businesses and voluntary groups to share their views on how council budgets are allocated and which areas should be prioritised, amid reducing funding for local councils.

The survey sets out how much spending is planned across borough council-run services - such as refuse collection and recycling, street cleaning, anti-social behaviour, homelessness, sports, leisure and events - and asks people to indicate whether the council should spend more, less, or the same, in each area next year.

Whether you think we need to spend more money on the town centre, in keeping the town clean and green, or supporting the voluntary sector, this is your chance to get involved and help shape future spending across the borough.

The consultation also seeks feedback on the new vision and strategic priorities which have been developed to set out Tamworth Borough Council’s commitment to the people of Tamworth.

The Budget Consultation will be available until September 15.

It is broken down into three separate surveys, please complete the one most relevant to you.

At the end of the consultation, all the responses will go before the Council’s Cabinet for consideration and will help shape the future budgetary spend on council services.

Hard copies of the consultation forms are also available from reception at Marmion House in Lichfield Street.

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. 

 

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