Tamworth Co-operative Society says the conversion of a former Glascote pub into a new convenience store will preserve the character of the building while boosting the area’s shopping and parking facilities. Planning permission was recently granted for the Society to relocate its existing Glascote food store to the nearby pub site and residents are being assured of a ’sensitive’ development.
Wood End Primary School pupils have been put on the ‘write’ path by the Tamworth Co-op. The school has received £786 to spend on cross curriculum creative writing projects.Head of School Mrs Carolyn Hadley said the cash will help fire the children’s enthusiasm for writing by funding events such as author visits.
A village Brownie pack has taken delivery of a £671 cheque from the Tamworth Co-operative Society. Gaynor Satherley, Brown Owl at Whittington 1st Brownies, was stunned by the amount raised by the Society’s Community Dividend Fund.
Tamworth Co-operative Society bosses say a new convenience store to be built on the site of the former Dosthill Cosmopolitan Club will boost the area’s facilities and create around 20 jobs. The modern store will stock a wide range of fresh food products and will have its own 22-bay parking area for
Tamworth Co-op garage and MOT centre has topped up a new charity’s fundraising tank and reaffirmed its ongoing support. Tamworth Forever Fund aims to generate an ever increasing charity pot for generations to come. Cash donated to the fund is invested by experts at Staffordshire Community Foundation and Interest is divided between community groups on an annual basis.
People recovering from strokes are to benefit from a valuable physiotherapy aid, thanks to the Tamworth Co-operative Society. A £783 cheque from the Society will enable the Step Forward Stroke Support Group to buy an ‘Able X’ – a piece of exercise equipment which can help people to recover movement in their bodies.
A village pre-school says a bumper cheque it has received from the Tamworth Co-operative Society will ‘enhance’ the service it provides to both children and parents.
Christine Finney, manager of Kingsbury Village Pre School, says the group was expecting to receive around £300 from the Tamworth Co-op’s Community Dividend Fund.
More than 300 Tamworth pupils enjoyed a surprise announcement during their morning assembly. Richard Osborn, head teacher of Coton Green Primary School, told the delighted youngsters that he had received a cheque for nearly £1,300 from the Tamworth Co-op. To loud cheers he then revealed that the school council had decided the money should be spent on colourful board games for the play area. They include word puzzles and even a penalty shoot-out.
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