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What a shabby way to treat Mr Tempest

Posted by Andy Whiles on January 3, 2015 at 10:35 AM Comments comments (7)

I came across this interesting article about one of our former Mayors recently

WHILE strolling through the Aldergate 'Garden of Rest' in Tamworth town centre a couple of weeks ago, I chanced to spot the broken remains of a grave marker bearing a name I'd come across during research for a recent Herald 'look back' column.

Situated close to a perimeter wall and flanked by grave markers in equ...

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Dont lose your loos

Posted by Andy Whiles on December 17, 2014 at 8:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Last night Tuesday 16 December at around 6.15pm I presented a petition to Tamworth Borough Council which had been signed by around 1,400 people, over a 1,000 of which come from the Tamworth borough. The speech I made on your behalf is below.


A big thank you to everyone who took the time to visit our street stall and sign the petition over the last several weeks. The Tory controlled Tamworth Borough Council's decision to completely close the Aldergate loos and severely reduc...

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Posted by Andy Whiles on February 9, 2012 at 6:30 AM Comments comments (0)

With February Half Term almost upon us and the usual challenge from the weather Tamworth Castle have the perfect solution for a great day out that begins with their Creative & Art Workshops.

These are hands-on activities for children where they can get to see and hear about Tamworth’s amazing history and get really involved in designing and decorating items – good fun and nice & messy!

Explore Tamwort...

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Hints Zoo

Posted by Andy Whiles on January 29, 2012 at 10:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Everyone has heard of Twycross Zoo but how many people know that the zoo actually started at Hints just up the A5 from Mile Oak.

I came across a number of postcards the other day  from the zoo in the days when it was at Hints and the Chimps starred in the Brook Bond Tea adverts. The photographs are shown below allong with the following passage from the "Hints History" website. http://www.hi...

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Posted by Andy Whiles on January 21, 2012 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

This is great artical from Brownhills Bob to publicise this vital service for sufferers of mental health problems and Im sure he wont mind me sharing it with You.



People seeking mental health, depression, anxiety and improving their wellbeing support in Lichfield and Burntwood are able to access for free and without GP referral new services

Changes, a mental health or...

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Local Tories in disarray as member crosses the floor

Posted by Andy Whiles on October 25, 2011 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Former Conservative Councillor Gerald Pinner, has just crossed the floor and joined the Labour Party. So, for the time being Tamworth has an additional Labour Councillor

Councillor Pinner who represents Trinity Ward made His announcement at Tuesday evenings  meeting of the full council saying that He is disil...

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Fireworks Night at Tamworth Castle

Posted by Andy Whiles on October 16, 2011 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Celebrate bonfire night in style with a visit to Tamworth Castle.

Enter the Castle after dark and meet the 17th century soldiers at work preparing the Castle for battle.

The Castle Grounds plays host to another...

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Free Fireworks Night Spectacular

Posted by Andy Whiles on October 16, 2011 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

“Remember Remember the 5th November”

Tamworth Borough Council will again host the hugely popular Fireworks Night Spectacular in the Castle Grounds on Saturday 5th November.

The FREE event will leave vi...

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Public Praised for Helping Crack Crime in Tamworth

Posted by Andy Whiles on October 16, 2011 at 12:15 AM Comments comments (0)

New crime figures for Tamworth show that the number of offences in the town has fallen by three per cent in the last six months.


Statistics for between April and September this year show that:

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National Memorial Arboretum Could get 3m

Posted by Andy Whiles on October 15, 2011 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The National Memorial Arboretum (NMA) could be in line to receive £3m funding from Staffordshire County Council.

Councillors are to discuss proposals, which would earmark £500,000 a year for the next six years to the centre of remembrance in Alrewas. The money would go towards an a...

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