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Welcome to the Tamworth Conservative Association Website

Tamworth Conservative Association is made up of many members across the area and aims to build a better Tamworth Constituency by promoting the Conservative cause.

The Association has the responsibility for supporting and raising funds for our elected MP, Christopher Pincher, as well as Conservative candidates in Local and County Council elections .

With an active social calendar, suitable for all ages, Tamworth Conservatives organize a wide range of activities from pub quizzes to formal dinners and drinks receptions.

We invite you to join us at any time throughout the year.

To learn more about membership and what we do please contact us or you can join immediately online by clicking here.

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Long Standing Member and Former Borough Councillor Passes Away

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015
Cllr Alan ‘Chippy’ Lees BEM

Alan ‘Chippy’ Lees BEM

It is with sad regret, we have to announce our very good friend Alan “Chippy” Lees BEM passed away yesterday, Monday 23rd February 2015.

Chippy Lees, as everyone who knew him, has been a part of Tamworth for many many years, as a judo specialist, a martial arts tutor and more recently a resident who represented Castle ward on Tamworth Borough Council.

Chippy was one of a kind who preferred to eat jam doughnuts, custard tarts, Eccles cakes, chips and jelly babies to, as Chippy put it so well, the so called healthier options.  Chippy also liked to put his views across in his many letters to the local press that were always printed, not worrying what anybody said or thought.

Chippy was also a long standing member of the Conservative Party in Tamworth and he stood for election to Tamworth Borough several times before being elected in 2000 to represent the Castle ward where he had lived for so many years and continued to live.  Chippy was proud to live in Tamworth and represent his neighbours and friends on the Borough Council and he will be sorely missed.

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Conservative PCC to Give Tablet Computers to Staffordshire Police

Sunday, January 4th, 2015

police computer tabletPolice in Staffordshire are to be given tablet computers in a bid to get more officers on the streets.

Matthew Ellis, Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) for the county, claimed the rollout in April would “fundamentally transform” policing.  He said using the computers to access information and input data would free up about 5,000 man-hours a week or the equivalent of 100 extra officers and the project is expected to cost £500,000.

Currently, front-line officers spend about six out of every 10 hours in communities, rather than at police stations, Mr Ellis said.  Using tablet computers is expected to take that up to almost nine out of 10 hours.

He said the technology was also expected to reduce the number of mistakes and incomplete reports.

Mr Ellis said, “It’s about police being given more time to do what they want to be doing and what the public want them to be doing, which is out-and-about policing.”

He said the project would cut the number of times officers have to return to police stations for both information and to enter reports and statements.

Instead of taking statements on paper and later transcribing them on up to six different systems, officers would write statements directly on the tablets and then upload them to a central server. Mr Ellis said the force took about 200,000 statements a year.

Investigators will also be issued with the tablets, while the PCC said they could prove a “real game-changer” for forensics.

Mr Ellis continued, “I have to say police technology across the country is not good, it’s not what you’d expect in nearly 2015.  So a radical overhaul of the way technology is used, the way it works, will fundamentally improve policing and get more police out and about for more of the time.”

Mr Ellis said the use of tablets was part of a wider focus on technology and IT systems that he said was expected to cost £46m over the next seven years.

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Happy New Year from Tamworth’s Conservatives

Thursday, January 1st, 2015

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Merry Christmas from Tamworth’s Conservatives

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

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Philip Bradbourn MEP Passes Away

Saturday, December 20th, 2014
Philip Bradbourn MEP & Christopher Pincher MP

Philip Bradbourn MEP & Christopher Pincher MP

Philip Bradbourn, Conservative MEP for the West Midlands and member of Tamworth Conservative Association, passed away on Friday after a battle with bowel cancer.

63-year-old Mr Bradbourn, who represented the West Midlands, had served in the European Parliament since 1999. He was diagnosed with bowel cancer shortly after being re-elected in May and died on Friday night.

The Prime Minister said Mr Bradbourn had a “truly admirable” dedication to public service and described him as a “well-respected and effective” politician.

Mr Bradbourn was appointed an OBE in 1994 for his public and political service. He had been a town planning officer in local government for more than 20 years before becoming political adviser to the Conservative group on Wolverhampton City Council.

Born and bred in the Black Country, Conservative Party Chairman Grant Shapps MP said Mr Bradbourn took “immense pride in championing the West Midlands” and would be “sorely missed”.

Ashley Fox, leader of the Conservative MEPs, said, “His no-nonsense approach to politics made him a powerful voice for the West Midlands as well as a resolute defender of the British taxpayers’ interests in Brussels and Strasbourg.”

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Conservative Controlled Council Gives Free Town Centre Parking in Run-Up to Christmas Again

Tuesday, November 4th, 2014

Free ParkingTraders, shoppers and visitors to Tamworth are being given an early Christmas present, free festive car parking for the eleventh year in a row.

Parking will be free in all of Conservative controlled Tamworth Borough Council’s car parks on two Saturdays leading up to Christmas, December 6 and December 20. The car parking fees are being waived on those two days in a bid to boost town centre trade by encouraging more people to come into Tamworth to shop.

The first free parking Saturday is on December 6, when the town centre takes part in the nationwide Small Business Saturday campaign to encourage people to shop with independent traders. Every town centre shop taking part in the campaign will display a Small Business Saturday poster in their window.

Small Business Saturday began in the USA four years ago and has grown to become a national event. It aims to promote small independent traders and encourage people to support their local businesses.

The initiative is being spearheaded in Tamworth by the Destination Tamworth team, with the support of Tamworth Borough Council and Christopher Pincher MP.

This year, shoppers are being offered another incentive to support local traders by buying a Destination Tamworth Loyalty Club card, which provides discounts and offers. The cards are available from the Tourist Information Centre.

Tamworth Borough Council Deputy Leader, Cllr Robert Pritchard, said, “We are keen to support the town centre, especially at important times like Christmas. We made the decision to waive parking charges on these two very busy shopping days because we want to support traders and boost town centre trade.

“There has been a lot of support for Small Business Saturday in previous years, and I hope that a lot of people will support it again this year. Please tell your family and friends so we can make this the busiest Christmas for the town centre ever. Please come out and support YOUR town centre.”

Extra markets will also be take place in the run-up to Christmas. As well as the usual Tuesday and Saturday markets, there will be additional markets on Friday December 19, Monday December 22 and Wednesday December 24.

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