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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Tamworth's newest council leader has been confirmed as Jeremy Oates. Cllr Oates, who serves for a second time replacing Danny Cook, received 21 votes for while six abstained during a council meeting last night (February 23). He told councillors: “We have a good council and a great town. We have some fantastic assets in Tamworth. “This does not mean we can be complacent. We cannot rest on our laurels. The last 12 months have been challenging and we need to make sure we respond. “As we forge a path into 2021 with a change of leadership and hopefully post pandemic we need to be more dynamic, more responsive. We need to be an engaging authority and that means we need to engage with the public and community groups but also with each other. There is 30 of us on the council and we have all got a job to do. Local Covid lead, councillor Jeremy Oates. “Tamworth was once the beating heart of the kingdom of Mercia. it is now being called upon to change and move to a new time. We need to be the beating heart of the 2020s and 2030s.
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. We need to make sure they are right for today, tomorrow and for years to come. “We need to ensure we are delivering things that are fit for purpose and the only way to do that is communications and engagement. We need to listen and be talking. We need to take people on a journey with us and we need to take them on the journey.”
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Cllr Oates was nominated by Cllr Ben Price who said: “I have known Jeremy for 14 years and he is one of the people that initially got me involved on the council and is the reason I am here today. During that period of time we have become close friends and have been through much together, we have seen new life brought into the world through our children and sadly seen people leave but we fondly remember them over a beer discussing stories and the legacy’s they have left. “Throughout this period there has been many constants but few compare to the length of service Jeremy can boast about. Jeremy was first elected in 2000 to represent the Belgrave ward where he was a councillor until 2002. He was then elected to represent the Trinity ward in 2002 where he has been a stalwart until the current day. “During Jeremy’s service as a councillor he has held many roles since he was first elected in 2000, Jeremy has served as a scrutiny chair, a cabinet member holding various portfolios, he has been deputy mayor as well as serving as mayor of Tamworth. Jeremy has also served a deputy leader of the council and held the position of leader previously from May 2006 until May 2009. “In my time knowing Jeremy nobody has shown more commitment to this council or possess as much knowledge, I don’t know anybody that can refer to minutes of meeting from 10 years ago of the top of their head, Jeremy’s dedication to this council and to this town cannot be questioned, he is committed to preserving the legacy left by the people before us and he is determined to ensure that the Tamworth of the future is in the best possible shape for our future generations."
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