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Apologies for Absence


Apologies for absence were received from Councillors L Bates, K Gant, M Gant and S Peaple.


To receive the Minutes of the previous meetings held on 10 September 2013 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

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The minutes of the meetings held on 10 September 2013 were approved and signed as a correct record.


(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded by Councillor A Lunn)


State of Tamworth Debate pdf icon PDF 20 KB

Report attached and brief presentation to further debate


(Members are invited to debate what their views are about Tamworth, present and future)

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Councillor D Cook introduced the Tamworth Listens report and moved a motion in terms of Rule 4.13(n) to suspend Rule 4.14.5 to allow Members to speak more than once and amend Rule 4.14.4 to reduce the length of each speech to 5 minutes, this was seconded by Councillor R Pritchard and was carried.


The debate was focused on the four key issues that came out of the consultation and Tamworth Listens events. Councillor S Claymore introduced the Town Centre (Place), Councillor M Greatorex introduced Housing (Place), Councillor J Oates introduced Tackling Crime (People) and Councillor S Claymore introduced Education and Skills (People) and a full debate followed each introduction.


Following the debate the following motions were approved







Aspire and Prosper Scrutiny focus even more effort on the Town’s Education opportunities and Challenge in a positive way;



The cross party Local Plan working group increase its work looking at and looking to resolve challenges of the 21st Century;



The Council receive an update from Councillor Claymore on the skills agenda undertaken by the LEP, and;



The Council publically thank the 100 plus people that attended this years Tamworth Listens event.




(Moved by Councillor D Cook and seconded Councillor J Faulkner)