We have a duty to involve our customers in decisions that affect them and the area they live, work or study in.
As well as local people and service users, our customers include local businesses, voluntary groups and visitors to Sandwell.
You can view a full list of current consultations on our consultation database.
Climate Change and poor air quality in Sandwell is a serious public health issue, so we’re gearing up to tackle air pollution in our area.
We’re carrying out an eight-week public consultation on climate change and air quality for Sandwell, and we want as many local people as possible to have their say on how we can help make Sandwell a carbon neutral place by 2041. We'll be holding a range of open events around the borough for people to discuss Sandwell’s proposed Air Quality Action Plan and have their say on how emissions can be reduced in Sandwell. You can also share your views by filling out our short online survey.
The consultation will run for eight weeks from Monday 20 January to Sunday 15 March 2020.
Selective and Additional Licensing
The private rented sector plays an important part in providing accommodation in the borough. The sector in Sandwell has grown from 5% in 2001, to 15% in 2011, through to an estimated 26% (34,386) units of accommodation in the borough for 2018. There are numerous high-quality landlords and letting agents providing a range of property types throughout the borough to meet a broad range of housing needs.
It is recognised that there are landlords and agents who do not provide adequate accommodation or management of their properties. This poor management of properties has a significant impact on people’s lives and on council and partner resources in tackling issues such as anti-social behaviour, modern slavery, fly tipping of domestic waste, concerns about property condition, harassment and illegal eviction.
It is these issues which have prompted Sandwell Council to consider adopting Selective and Additional Licensing around West Bromwich town centre and surrounding streets. This means we can licence every privately rented property in this designated area.
We want to hear your views about this by completing a short online questionnaire. The consultation will run from 27 January to 5 April.
Members of the public and landlords can also attend drop-in sessions and meetings about the plans.
Statutory consultations go on from time to time. These range from proposed road closures to changes in licensing laws.