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Lesley Hagger, Executive Director, Children's Services and Frances Craven, Chief Executive, Sandwell Children's Trust

A cracking effort - Easter egg donations

Published on 17th April 2019

Sandwell Council staff and councillors have been generously donating Easter eggs for local disadvantaged children and young people. 

Kiernan Blick

Remote control car event comes to Lightwoods Park

Published on 17th April 2019

Lightwoods skatepark in Bearwood will see remote control cars riding the ramps for the first time - after the idea was dreamed up by a local schoolboy.

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Safer driving sessions for older people declared a success

Published on 16th April 2019

Older people across the Black Country are driving safely thanks to sessions hosted by councils and partners.

Primary school places offered in Sandwell

Published on 16th April 2019

Almost 90 per cent of parents have been offered a place at their first choice of primary school - the highest percentage ever in Sandwell.

Man who punched enforcement officer over parking ticket given suspended sentence

Published on 16th April 2019

A man who assaulted a Sandwell Council civilian enforcement officer for putting a parking ticket on his van has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

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Sandwell gears up for St George's Day

Published on 15th April 2019

Sandwell is gearing up for St George's Day.

Luke Perry with children from Meadows Special School

Sculpture for Oldbury school memorial garden

Published on 15th April 2019

Children from The Meadows Special School in Oldbury have been to visit a sculpture that will soon be placed in the school's memorial garden.

Easter holiday activities in Sandwell

Published on 10th April 2019

Staff at Sandwell’s museums, libraries and Sandwell Valley Country Park are gearing up for a busy Easter school holiday period with a host of activities for all the family.

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Aquatics Centre gets go-ahead

Published on 9th April 2019

The £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been given the final go-ahead by councillors.

'Do You See What I See?' exhibition at libraries

Published on 8th April 2019

A special 'Do You See What I See?' exhibition is being hosted at two Sandwell libraries this month (April) to showcase a collection of paintings and photographs by people with learning disabilities.

Reminder for employers during Child Employment Awareness Month

Published on 8th April 2019

Employers in Sandwell are being reminded they need permits to employ 13 to 16-year-olds in part-time jobs such as paper rounds and shop work.

Sandwell gets academy place for young people

Published on 5th April 2019

Sandwell Council has been selected for a special Early Years support scheme to give children and young people at risk in the borough a better chance in life.

Group photo from the session

Successful event in Rowley Regis to tackle knife crime

Published on 3rd April 2019

St Michael’s Church of England high school is using innovative ways to tackle youth violence and knife crime in Sandwell. 

Fun new season at Sandwell museums

Published on 2nd April 2019

Sandwell museums have reopened to general visitors this week, with exciting family activities lined up for the spring, including Easter and the May bank holidays weekends.

International Rangoli artist exhibition comes to Sandwell

Published on 1st April 2019

An exhibition of work by international Rangoli artist Ranbir Kaur opens at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery this week.

£500K cash and illegal cigarettes found in raids

Published on 28th March 2019

Raids on premises in Sandwell have led to the discovery of around £300,000 of illegal cigarettes and a stash of £500,000 in cash.

Freedom of the borough award for David Manners

Businessman David Manners awarded Freedom of the Borough

Published on 25th March 2019

A top Oldbury businessman and charity supporter was made an Honorary Freeman of Sandwell at a special ceremony on Saturday.

New phone numbers for Sandwell libraries

Published on 25th March 2019

Phone numbers at Sandwell's libraries will change from Monday 1 April.

Depot to be demolished for housing in Oldbury

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council is demolishing a former depot site in Oldbury to provide land for much-needed housing.

Big Spring Clean

£57,000 boost for litter volunteers

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council has secured £57,000 to clean- up town centres and encourage people to take pride in where they live.

Town grant for homework club

Town grant for homework club

Published on 22nd March 2019

A new homework club will be helping young people to learn in West Bromwich, thanks to a town grant from Sandwell Council.

More than £5.5million invested in Sandwell roads

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council has repaired the equivalent of almost 70 football pitches-worth of roads over the past financial year – investing £5.5million in 2018/19.


PIC: Sandwell Council’s Deputy Leader Councillor Syeda Khatun and Rowley Regis Town Lead Councillor Susan Eaves with Agewell’s Rowley  Forum members, who have benefitted from a town grant.

Town grant funds dancing and craft sessions for older people

Published on 22nd March 2019

Older people in Rowley Regis are staying happy and in shape, thanks to a town grant from Sandwell Council.

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£25million bid to improve West Bromwich town centre

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council has put in a £25 million bid to the Government’s Future High Streets Fund to help acquire and demolish sites to make huge improvements to West Bromwich town centre.

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New look for Oldbury school's library

Published on 22nd March 2019

An Oldbury school is helping children celebrate their love of reading thanks to a new-look library.

Plan approved for Weddell Wynd to become a nature conservation site

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council's cabinet has approved plans for an open space in Tipton to become a nature conservation site.

Town grant helps tackle isolation

Published on 22nd March 2019

A project tackling isolation among South Asian women by encouraging them to get together has been awarded a Sandwell Council grant to help it expand.

New homes for Rowley Regis

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council is planning to build ten new homes for affordable rent on land at the former Britannia High School in Rowley Regis.

St George's Day parade to go ahead following £1,000 council grant

Published on 22nd March 2019

The Stone Cross St George’s parade and event in Dartmouth Park will go ahead – after Sandwell Council stepped in with a £1,000 grant.

Big Spring Clean

Big Spring Clean is back for 13th year

Published on 21st March 2019

Sandwell’s Big Spring Clean community campaign is back for 2019.