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Extended hours at Household Recycling Centre

Published on 20th March 2014

Sandwell residents have even more time to recycle their rubbish thanks to new longer opening hours at the borough's recycling centre in Oldbury.

Road closures for Vaisakhi parade

Published on 22nd April 2014

Motorists are being advised about rolling road closures in Smethwick during the annual Vaisakhi procession.

Easter bins information

Published on 17th April 2014

There are no changes to bin collections in Sandwell over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Easter donation for Sandwell children

Published on 17th April 2014

Generous shoppers at an Oldbury store have helped to make a mammoth Easter egg donation for local good causes - including Sandwell’s Looked After Children.

'Selfies' through history

Published on 16th April 2014

Sandwell museums staff are appealing for people to send in their own ‘selfies’ as part of a new exhibition charting the art of the portrait over the past 400 years.

Temporary road closures for St George's Day parade

Published on 14th April 2014

Motorists are being advised about rolling road closures in West Bromwich during the annual St George’s Day parade.

Save money this spring

Published on 14th April 2014

A popular cash-saving scheme is back in Sandwell this spring.

World Book Night on 23 April

Published on 14th April 2014

National World Book Night is to be celebrated at special events at West Bromwich and Wednesbury libraries.

Sandwell unites against rogue traders

Published on 11th April 2014

Sandwell Council's Trading Standards team joined other councils and police forces across central England this week for a day of action tackling doorstep crime.

Easter holiday fun at Sandwell's libraries

Published on 10th April 2014

A wide range of culture, craft and fun activities have been drawn up by Sandwell libraries for the children's Easter holiday programme.

Family fun for St George's Day

Published on 4th April 2014

Thousands of people are expected to flock to West Bromwich to celebrate St George’s Day with two events planned over the Easter weekend.

Smethwick community heroes recognised

Published on 4th April 2014

Smethwick celebrated the inspirational work of its local people and organisations at the town's communty awards event.

Sandwell to get West Midlands' first digital autopsy centre

Published on 4th April 2014

Sandwell Valley Crematorium in West Bromwich will be the base for the West Midlands’ first Digital Autopsy facility.

Kids' visits to leisure centres up 62% thanks to free swimming

Published on 4th April 2014

The number of children visiting Sandwell leisure centres is up 62%, thanks to free swimming for kids during school holidays.

Discover apprenticeships

Published on 4th April 2014

Young people from across Sandwell are being invited to attend a series of apprenticeship events over the Easter holidays.

Award-winning careers advice service

Published on 4th April 2014

Residents in Sandwell are being offered free help, advice and support to find employment and training opportunities from an award-winning careers service.

Social worker recruits join Sandwell

Published on 4th April 2014

A batch of five new recruits has started an intensive course in social work at Sandwell Council after swapping careers.

West Bromwich celebrates community heroes

Published on 3rd April 2014

West Bromwich celebrated “inspirational” people and organisations at the town's annual community awards.

Sandwell Council signs contract for Wednesbury leisure centre

Published on 3rd April 2014

Sandwell Council has signed a contract to build the new £7.1 million leisure centre and swimming pool in Wednesbury.

Pledge to looked after young people and care leavers

Published on 1st April 2014

Sandwell Council is breaking new ground by setting out the standards looked after young people and care leavers can expect from it.

Sandwell flies the flag for Black Country Day

Published on 25th March 2014

Sandwell will be celebrating Black Country Day with a host of events throughout July - including a bostin' Black Country day out at The Manor House.

Council wins Freedom of Information appeal

Published on 25th March 2014

Sandwell Council has hailed a landmark ruling ordering the government to fully explain why it axed a schools' modernisation programme.

Advice session for council election candidates

Published on 24th March 2014

An advice session for would-be candidates hoping to stand in the forthcoming local elections is being held by Sandwell Council.

Sandwell Council introduces employee benefits scheme

Published on 24th March 2014

Thousands of council workers are set to save hundreds of pounds each with the introduction of an employee benefits scheme at Sandwell Council.

'Camera car' planned to improve road safety

Published on 24th March 2014

Council chiefs in Sandwell are set to deploy a ‘camera car’ to help tackle illegal parking and improve road safety outside schools and on school routes.

Consultation on plans to transform Birchley Island in Oldbury

Published on 20th March 2014

We are hoping to transform the busy Birchley Island in Oldbury with a multi-million pound scheme to cut traffic congestion.

Travel passes no longer available at Sandwell Council House

Published on 20th March 2014

Bus Pass services are moving. From Tuesday 1 April 2014, Centro's Check and Send bus pass service will be moving to West Bromwich bus station.

West Bromwich development takes step forward

Published on 20th March 2014

Plans to bring a landmark building to West Bromwich town centre have taken a major step forward.

Young people praise libraries

Published on 20th March 2014

More than 90 per cent of young people who use Sandwell libraries were very satisfied with the services provided for them, a survey has revealed.

Last chance for nominations for Smethwick community recognition awards

Published on 19th March 2014

It’s the last chance to nominate people for a special award for going the extra mile in a bid to make Smethwick town great.