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Loads to do this half-term in Sandwell

Published on 14th February 2019

More than 100 events are taking place this February half-term holiday in Sandwell.

Beat the Burglar roadshow in Hateley Heath

Published on 15th February 2019

The Beat the Burglar roadshow will be in Hateley Heath on Saturday 23 February.

February half-term fun at Sandwell museums

Published on 15th February 2019

Sandwell museums are putting on fun activities for half-term, including craft sessions, trails and games.

Plans for Carters Green improvements move forward

Published on 15th February 2019

Residents and businesses in the Carters Green area of West Bromwich have welcomed council proposals to improve traffic flows, public spaces and parking provision.

Kick start a new career at Tipton Library event

Published on 15th February 2019

Tipton Library in partnership with Solutions 4 Educare will be hosting a jobs fayre Thursday 28 February.

Dan Freedman and Councillor Costigan with children

Renowned author met West Bromwich children

Published on 14th February 2019

Children from schools in West Bromwich took part in workshops about the dangers of young people being drawn into gang culture and crime.

Half-term fun at Sandwell libraries

Published on 14th February 2019

From magic to virtual reality, film clubs to yoga sessions, there is plenty to do at your local library this half-term.

Ideal for All gardening and food growing sessions in Wednesbury

Let's grow in Wednesbury

Published on 14th February 2019

A charity has received a £5,000 grant from Sandwell Council to offer free gardening and food growing sessions for people in the Wednesbury area.

Steve O'Rourke with Councillor Pam Hughes

Boxing sessions help young people gain confidence

Published on 13th February 2019

A Wednesbury-based boxing club has been boosted by a special grant from Sandwell Council which will help support young people in the area.

Balti owner prosecuted for peanuts in food

Published on 13th February 2019

The former owner of a balti house which served a meal advertised as 'peanut-free' but which contained enough of a trace to give someone with an allergy an anaphylactic reaction has been sentenced.

Landlords can advertise for free on Rent Well website

Published on 12th February 2019

Private landlords who rent out quality homes in Sandwell can promote their properties free of charge.

The winners with Councillor Hackett and Councillor Goult

Sandwell elects Youth Parliament Members

Published on 12th February 2019

Sandwell’s new Members of the UK Youth Parliament have pledged to tackle issues important to them including knife crime, loneliness and traffic issues on the school run.

Market appeals for young traders

Published on 11th February 2019

Sandwell market bosses are seeking young people who may be interested in using market stalls as a source of income.

dumped mattress and bed

£400 fine for man caught on camera dumping a bed and mattress in broad daylight

Published on 11th February 2019

A man caught on CCTV using a hired van to dump rubbish in broad daylight has been fined £400.

Outside St Mary's Catholic Primary School in Wednesbury

Smokefree schoolgates policy approved

Published on 11th February 2019

Schools across Sandwell have signed-up to a new Smokefree Schoolgates rule at school entrances in a new move to protect the health of children and members of the public.

Children at a Cradley Heath primary school are warning drivers: “Don’t be a fool, park away from our school.”

Children warn drivers: "Don't be a fool, park away from our school"

Published on 8th February 2019

Children at a Cradley Heath primary school are warning drivers: “Don’t be a fool, park away from our school.”

Investment in council homes continues

Published on 8th February 2019

Thousands of council tenants are set to benefit as a £40 million improvement programme gets underway on Sandwell council homes later this month.

Appeal launched to find owner of neglected and abandoned horse

Published on 8th February 2019

An appeal has been launched to identify the callous owner of a badly neglected horse after it was found abandoned on open land in Tipton.

Gritting trucks

Chance for public to name gritting trucks

Published on 8th February 2019

Members of the public have the chance to name Sandwell’s gritting trucks this winter.

Concern over Government measures on unauthorised encampments and transit sites

Published on 7th February 2019

Sandwell Council’s regeneration boss has expressed concern over Government plans to deal with unauthorised encampments in the future.

Register office competition

Win a free ceremony at Sandwell Register Office

Published on 6th February 2019

Love is in the air at Sandwell Register Office where loved up couples have the chance to win a free ceremony.

Holidaymakers warned to check where their cars are stored

Published on 6th February 2019

Sandwell trading standards officers are warning holidaymakers to be on their guard when booking airport parking following recent high-profile cases involving ‘scam’ airport parking businesses.

£5,000 funding available to boost cycling

Published on 6th February 2019

Community groups have the chance to bid for £5,000 to help increase the number of people cycling in Sandwell.

Fizz Free February

Still time to sign up for Fizz Free February

Published on 1st February 2019

Sandwell residents are being urged to ditch sugary, fizzy drinks for a month and join in Fizz Free February.

Councillors with members of Sandwell Steelers

Touchdown for Tipton sports team

Published on 31st January 2019

Sandwell’s top American Football team is on the lookout for new recruits after receiving a cash boost from the council.

aquatics centre

Planning application submitted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 29th January 2019

The planning application for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick has been submitted this week (Monday 28 January). 

£400 fine for Boxing Day fly-tipper

Published on 22nd January 2019

A man caught on camera dumping bags of household waste at the side of the road on Boxing Day has been fined £400.

Artist impression of new homes

New homes for older people in Rowley Regis

Published on 17th January 2019

Plans for a new facility for older people in Rowley Regis have been given the go-ahead by Sandwell councillors.

Gurcharan Singh Sidhu,  Honorary Alderman with Mayor Cllr Joy Edis

Former councillor honoured at ceremony

Published on 15th January 2019

Former councillor Gurcharan Singh Sidhu has been made an honorary alderman after 32 years in public office. has been made an honorary alderman by Sandwell Council after 32 years in public office.

Apprentices at Sirus Automotive Ltd

Apprentices thrive in automotive company in Wednesbury

Published on 8th January 2019

Apprentices are thriving at Sirus Automotive Ltd in Wednesbury with support from Sandwell Council.