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Royal Warwickshire Regiment re-enactment group

Great War soldiers event at Haden Hill House

Published on 25th September 2018

Turn back the clock 100 years at Haden Hill House Museum in Cradley Heath on Sunday (30 September) at a special event to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Council continues investment in council homes

Published on 25th September 2018

Sandwell’s cabinet members have approved nearly seven million pounds worth of investment in its council housing stock.

Don't forget to vote for your Green Flag favourite

Published on 25th September 2018

There's still time to vote for your favourite Sandwell green space in a national poll.

Safer 6 banner

Safer 6 campaign is back - with fire station fun day launch

Published on 21st September 2018

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is back – promoting safety, crime prevention and healthy living across the six towns.

Work on statue

Exciting stage for Smethwick's Lions of the Great War statue

Published on 20th September 2018

The sculpting of a statue of a First World War Sikh soldier has entered an exciting stage, as work begins to cast the landmark monument in bronze.

Chris Rigby, Kaytie Harris, Sallyann Eccleston and Jason Revill celebrate their gold Eat Out Eat Well award at BMVJV M5 - the canteen used by workers repairing the M5 viaduct.

Healthy eating award for Oldbury workers' canteen

Published on 20th September 2018

A canteen used by workers repairing the M5 viaduct has clinched a gold award for serving healthy choices.

Operation plunder

Get advice if you're buying a used car

Published on 19th September 2018

Residents are being reminded of their rights when buying a used car - with a week of advice coming up with Sandwell Council's trading standards team.

Conference celebrating safeguarding adults

Published on 19th September 2018

A conference celebrating the work of organisations who protect adults with care and support needs comes to Smethwick next month (October).

IMPACT event

Careers advice in Wednesbury and West Bromwich

Published on 18th September 2018

Young people age 16 to 29 are invited to come to careers advice sessions to get free advice from experts.

Launch of new litter project

New project to help tackle litter

Published on 17th September 2018

A new community volunteer project has been launched to help tackle litter in Sandwell.

Environmental health team promotes Gas Safety Week

Published on 17th September 2018

Sandwell Council’s environmental health officers are warning about the dangers of faulty oven ignition switches as part of Gas Safety Week.

Apply for school places now

Published on 17th September 2018

Parents and carers can now apply for school places if their child is due to start high school or reception in September 2019.

Two unauthorised encampments moved on from Sandwell

Published on 14th September 2018

Council and police officers moved on two unauthorised encampments in Sandwell yesterday (Thursday) – within five hours of them arriving.

Children from St Francis Xavier Primary

Roald Dahl Day celebrated in Sandwell

Published on 13th September 2018

Children from St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School in Oldbury have been treated to a special performance to mark Roald Dahl Day on 13 September.

Proposal to double capacity at primary school in Smethwick

Published on 12th September 2018

Plans to double the capacity of a primary school in Smethwick are set to be discussed by Sandwell Council's cabinet next week (Wednesday 19 September).

Cycle links to stations proposed

Published on 12th September 2018

Sandwell Council has unveiled plans to improve cycling links to local railways and tram stations across the borough.

Free healthy lifestyle sessions for children

Published on 12th September 2018

Sandwell’s School Nursing Service is offering free healthy lifestyle drop-in sessions for young people.

Sandwell wins praise from Government over dealing with unauthorised encampments

Published on 11th September 2018

Sandwell Council has won praise from the Government for dealing with unauthorised encampments.

Advice service helps hundred of young people after exams

Published on 11th September 2018

Hundreds of young people are on their way to a better future after their exams, thanks to Sandwell Council’s Connexions service.

Sandwell Hidden Treasures finalists

Vote now for your favourite Sandwell 'hidden treasure'

Published on 10th September 2018

Vote now for your favourite piece of art in the final of Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures art competition.

Poppy bench

New memorial bench marks WW1 centenary in Wednesbury

Published on 6th September 2018

The people of Wednesbury are remembering 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War - with a new commemorative bench in the centre of the town.

Olivia and Jamie-Lee

Sandwell's talented young people impress ITV's 'The Voice Kids'

Published on 5th September 2018

Producers from the popular ITV series The Voice Kids rolled into Sandwell for a showcase of talented youngsters from the SHAPE Your Talent contest.

Landlords reminded of change to HMO licensing

Published on 4th September 2018

Landlords are being reminded that the law affecting houses of multiple of occupation changes next month (1 October).

Kids to get fruit at swimming

Published on 3rd September 2018

Children attending Sandwell’s free swimming sessions are being offered fruit to help them achieve their five a day targets and promote healthier snack options.

Vote for your favourite Sandwell green space

Published on 3rd September 2018

Residents can vote for their favourite green space in a national poll - with 10 Sandwell sites in the running.

Have you responded to our letter about being registered to vote?

Published on 30th August 2018

Sandwell residents are being reminded not to lose their right to vote - by completing their annual canvass form and returning it to the council.

Councillor Simon Hackett, Parminder Kaur, Beres Lawrence, Zain Yousef, Euan James and Cllr Carol Goult

Sandwell pupils get top GCSE results

Published on 23rd August 2018

Young people across Sandwell have been getting their GCSE results today.

Children in Great Bridge have been getting the chance to enjoy growing some vegetables and flowers at a special project in Farley Park.

Great Bridge youngsters grow their own

Published on 22nd August 2018

Children in Great Bridge have been getting the chance to enjoy growing some vegetables and flowers at a special project in Farley Park.

Ryan's friends and family by the bench

Memorial bench for Ryan Lester

Published on 17th August 2018

A memorial bench has been placed in memory of a 25 year-old Wednesbury man who died of a rare form of cancer – paid for by money raised by his friends and family in a range of fund-raising activities.

Lightwoods community cycle club

Get back in the saddle at new Lightwoods cycling club

Published on 17th August 2018

Want to learn to ride a bike or get back into cycling? A new community cycling club based at Lightwoods Park in Bearwood is looking for budding cyclists and volunteers to run sessions.