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Celebrating Special Olympics Sandwell town grant

Special Olympics Sandwell group training thanks to grant support

Published on 26th February 2020

The Special Olympics Sandwell group is to hold golf, table tennis and tennis training sessions at Portway Lifestyle Centre for adults and children with learning disabilities.

Council presses ahead with redevelopment plans for Wednesbury estate

Published on 25th February 2020

Sandwell Council is pressing ahead with ambitious plans to redevelop part of a Wednesbury estate.

At the awards event

Careers for young people with special education needs and disabilities 

Published on 21st February 2020

The achievements of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities were celebrated during a ceremony on Wednesday 12 February.

Smethwick couple sentenced over benefit and right to buy fraud

Published on 21st February 2020

A former Sandwell Council worker and his wife have been sentenced for a £20,000 benefits scam that ended with them dishonestly trying to purchase their council home.

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Love is in the air at Sandwell Register Office's Wedding Open Day

Published on 21st February 2020

Couples planning on tying the knot are invited to Sandwell Register Office for a Wedding Open Day next month.

Nursery boss jailed over funding fraud

Published on 21st February 2020

A nursery school boss who defrauded Sandwell Council by dishonestly claiming more than £25,000 in taxpayer-funded nursery fees has been jailed for 28 months.

Smethwick Council House

Smethwick Council House wins conservation award

Published on 21st February 2020

The recently-restored Smethwick Council House has been named as the winner of the West Midlands Victorian Society 2019 Conservation Award.

Live events announced for Literature Festival at Sandwell libraries

Published on 21st February 2020

Sandwell Libraries will be hosting a "bigger and better than ever" Literature Festival in March, with a range of daytime and evening events across the six towns.

Improvements to Titford Pools open space, Oldbury

Published on 20th February 2020

Canal & River Trust in conjunction with partners the European Regional Development Fund, Highways England and Sandwell MBC are part-way through a plan to deal with issues at Titford Pools, Oldbury.

Council staff and residents praised for working together during floods

Published on 20th February 2020

Council staff and communities have been praised for working together during flooding and bad weather across Sandwell over the weekend.

Plans for council-owned housing company move a step closer

Published on 19th February 2020

Sandwell Council is exploring plans to set up a local housing company in a bid to provide hundreds more much-needed new homes for people in the borough.

Grant fund of £311,000 to support community groups

Published on 18th February 2020

Community and voluntary groups in Sandwell will be able to apply for grants under a two-year £311,000 funding scheme.

Council set to explore trailblazing heat networks

Published on 17th February 2020

Sandwell Council is set to explore a trailblazing scheme to pipe hot water direct to buildings that can cut carbon emissions and energy bills.

A special town grant has been awarded to Tividale Academy to help them to increase access to sport, mentoring, physical and social development for young girls.

Tividale Academy gets grant for girls' football sessions

Published on 17th February 2020

A special town grant has been awarded to Tividale Academy to help them to increase access to sport, mentoring, physical and social development for young girls.

New cycling and walking plan for Sandwell

Published on 17th February 2020

Sandwell Council has approved a new cycling and walking plan - to get more people active and healthier and help tackle pollution and reduce congestion on the roads.

oung drivers are being warned “don’t hurt the one you love” this Valentine’s Day.

Road safety campaign takes to college on Valentine’s Day

Published on 14th February 2020

Young drivers are being warned “don’t hurt the one you love” this Valentine’s Day.

Councillor Ian Jones visits the project

Arts and gardening project boosted by town grant

Published on 13th February 2020

People in Tipton have been getting involved in arts and gardening activities thanks to support from a council town grant.

Fake tobacco found in raid in Oldbury

Published on 13th February 2020

More than 350 packets of suspected counterfeit tobacco products worth more than £7,000 were discovered in a raid on an Oldbury premises.

Big Plans for a Great Place for the People of Sandwell – Sandwell Council’s new corporate plan unveiled

Published on 12th February 2020

Sandwell Council is set to unveil “Big Plans for a Great Place for the People of Sandwell” as the authority launches its plans and priorities for the next ten years.

Award winners Edward, Rebecca and Olivia with Councillor Millard

Apprentices celebrated during National Apprenticeship Week

Published on 10th February 2020

Sandwell Council has been celebrating apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week 2020 (3 – 9 February).

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Mental health award for Cradley Heath woman

Published on 10th February 2020

A Sandwell mental health champion has picked up a regional award.

Thinking of buying a puppy or kitten?

Published on 5th February 2020

People thinking of buying a puppy or kitten in Sandwell have been urged to be aware of new rules before buying a new pet.

Careers advisors Simon Jennings and Donna Dean from Work Pays with Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Dr Ann Jaron

Huge turnout to careers fair

Published on 4th February 2020

More than 1,500 young people and parents from Sandwell flocked to a careers fair held at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury.

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Tributes paid to Councillor Bob Lloyd

Published on 3rd February 2020

Tributes have been paid to Councillor Bob Lloyd’s life-long commitment to the people of Wednesbury, Tipton and Sandwell after he died suddenly over the weekend.

Proposals put forward to make Sandwell more prosperous

Published on 31st January 2020

Ambitious plans to improve wealth across Sandwell and boost the local economy have been announced.

Action to combat slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell is receiving national recognition.

Sandwell shortlisted for international Stop Slavery Award

Published on 28th January 2020

Work to combat slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell has been shortlisted for an international Stop Slavery Award.

Householders face £400 fines for irresponsibly disposing of waste

Published on 28th January 2020

New £400 fines for residents who irresponsibly dispose of household waste are to be introduced on 1 March.

Adopt A Street launch

Adopt A Street litter campaign launches

Published on 28th January 2020

Litter-conscious people in Sandwell will get a chance to help keep their areas free of rubbish by joining in a new Adopt A Street campaign.

Budget plans to protect services and invest in Sandwell’s future

Published on 28th January 2020

Sandwell Council’s finance chiefs have unveiled a budget for the coming financial year which they say will protect frontline services and invest in the future.

Sight loss support sessions in your town

Published on 27th January 2020

Help for blind or partially sighted people is coming to your town soon.