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The press office

Reporters can contact the press office by emailing press_office@sandwell.gov.uk or by calling 0121 569 3031 from 8.30am to 5pm on weekdays.

For urgent out-of-hours media enquiries only, please call 07920 027723.

Photography, filming and recording

We often take photos, video and sometimes audio recordings at council buildings and events.

If you feature in any such photos, videos or recordings, you will be asked for your consent. If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian will need to consent on your behalf.

We use these images, videos and recordings for:

  • Council publicity, advertising and exhibition materials;
  • Council and partner organisation websites, social media channels and digital communications; and
  • Other news media including print, radio, television and online.

Images and audio are stored electronically in accordance with Data Protection laws, including and without exception the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and the Data Protection Act 2018, and may be used for up to five years from the date of signing a consent form.

If you have a query about a photograph, video or recording that the council has taken or made, or wish to withdraw your consent to be featured in these photographs or recordings, please call the press office using the contact details above or write to Communications Unit, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 3DE.