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Vélo Birmingham in Sandwell: Cyclists gear up to raise more than £1 million for charity

Published on 11th September 2017

The 100-mile Vélo Birmingham closed road cycle event will be coming through Bearwood and Oldbury on Sunday 24 September.

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Celebrating 80 years of residential education at Edgmond Hall

Published on 22nd September 2017

Celebrations are continuing as Sandwell Council marks 80 years of Edgmond Hall being one of their residential centres.

More school places at Sandwell special school

Published on 22nd September 2017

Sandwell Council has started a programme to increase the number of special school places available in the borough.

Launch of higher apprenticeship scheme

Launch of higher apprenticeships scheme

Published on 22nd September 2017

Sandwell Council has launched a higher apprenticeship programme to attract ambitious and bright young people who plan a career in local government.

Abbey Junior School children wave goodbye to The Big Sleuth bears

Sandwell waves goodbye to The Big Sleuth bears

Published on 22nd September 2017

Three of Sandwell’s Big Sleuth bears will be auctioned off next month to raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

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School pays tribute to dedicated teacher

Published on 22nd September 2017

Tributes have been paid to a West Bromwich teacher who sadly passed away during the summer holidays following a short illness.

Partner needed for new secondary school in Sandwell

Published on 20th September 2017

Sandwell Council is searching for partners interested in developing a new secondary school in West Bromwich.

Councillor Elaine Costigan, Sgt Gavin Peever, Council Leader Councillor Steve Eling, Councillor Richard Marshall, Chief Superintendent Richard Baker and Councillor Paul Moore at the new transit site in Smethwick.

Unauthorised encampments down 50% thanks to tough action

Published on 20th September 2017

The number of unauthorised encampments in Sandwell has fallen by more than 50% in just one year, thanks to tough measures by the council and police.

Councillor Richard Marshall

More 'Techplay' on the way

Published on 20th September 2017

Special ‘TechPlay’ craft sessions held at Sandwell’s six town libraries over the summer holidays proved a runaway success with more than 2,000 young people attending the 24 events.

Green Flag Award

Just ten days left to vote for your favourite green space

Published on 20th September 2017

There's just ten days left to vote for your favourite Sandwell green space in a national poll.

Sandwell Special Olympics Team meet the Mayor

Sandwell Special Olympics team show off their medal haul

Published on 19th September 2017

Sporting heroes met the Mayor when the Sandwell Special Olympics team dropped by the council house to show off their recent medal haul.

Man jailed for misleading council to get a council house

Published on 18th September 2017

A Sandwell man has been jailed for deliberately misleading housing officers to get a council house when he already jointly owned another property and failed to declare he had previous convictions.

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New youth session in Charlemont

Published on 15th September 2017

A new session for young people has launched in Charlemont, West Bromwich.

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Bloomin' Lovely winners' vote

Published on 15th September 2017

People are being asked to vote for their favourite pieces of art produced by amateur artists, schools and community groups celebrating Sandwell being bloomin’ lovely.

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Sandwell Safer 6 campaign to launch with fire station open day

Published on 15th September 2017

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is back – and launches with an action-packed open day for all the family at Haden Cross Community Fire Station on Saturday 23 September.

Popular Footgolf extended at Sandwell Valley

Published on 14th September 2017

The popular FootGolf course in the Sandwell Valley at West Bromwich is being extended – with people being able to kick their way through 18 holes. 

Sandwell wins national excellence award

Published on 14th September 2017

An innovative scheme encouraging council staff in Sandwell to spot and report situations where people are vulnerable to risk has won a top national award.

Red House Park

'Forgotten Princess' remembered at Red House Park event

Published on 14th September 2017

Flowers were laid at the obelisk in Red House Park, Great Barr, to commemorate the 200th year since the death of Princess Charlotte of Wales - whose life the obelisk celebrates.

Goaty McGoatface with cabinet member for leisure Councillor Richard Marshall

New goat named Goat McGoatface at Forge Mill Farm

Published on 14th September 2017

Goaty McGoatface the rare Bagot goat is the newest addition at Sandwell Counci’s Forge Mill Farm in West Bromwich.

Plans for new building for Moorlands Primary School

Published on 14th September 2017

Sandwell Council is set to build a brand new building  at Moorlands Primary School if plans are signed off by councillors.

Free jazz at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Published on 14th September 2017

Live jazz music will fill Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery at a free concert celebrating the end of a packed summer season of activities.

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Families enjoy fun-filled sessions thanks to 'Friends'

Published on 13th September 2017

Children and families enjoyed fun-filled summer holidays - thanks to help from the Sandwell Federation of Library Friends.

Perryfields Primary unveiling brand new extension

Published on 13th September 2017

An Oldbury primary school has undergone a major £2.6million refurbishment and expansion.

Council grant for orchestra following theft

Published on 13th September 2017

Sandwell Council is to give the West Bromwich-based People’s Orchestra a special £1,000 grant to help it to replace vital equipment it lost in a recent theft.

Councillor Hackett with learners Marie Djomo and Moreen Campbell

Call to sign up for adult education in Sandwell

Published on 13th September 2017

People are being urged to sign up for adult learning in Sandwell.

Wildflowers in Sandy Lane, Friar Park

Popular wildflower seeds could be on sale next year

Published on 13th September 2017

Wildflowers could be adding a splash of colour to gardens as well as grass verges in Sandwell next summer.

National recognition for fostering film

Published on 13th September 2017

‘Giants’ the short film about the importance of finding new foster carers who can help keep brothers and sisters together when in care, has been recognised at a prestigious awards ceremony in London.

New Sandwell Christmas lights plan

Published on 12th September 2017

Councillors are being asked to flick the switch on plans for brand new Christmas lights to brighten up Sandwell’s towns and neighbourhoods over the coming years.

Taxi checks

Latest taxi safety checks in Sandwell

Published on 12th September 2017

The latest spot checks on taxis operating in Sandwell found 17 out of 19 vehicles met all legal requirements.

Seven green spaces set for conservation list

Published on 12th September 2017

Seven green areas across Sandwell are set to be added to a list of nature conservation sites.

Vaccine shortage warning

Published on 12th September 2017

Sandwell health experts have expressed serious concerns about the shortage of vital vaccines available to local people.