Latest news

Prince Edward visits Sandwell to open sixth form college

Published on 1st October 2014

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex has officially opened Sandwell College’s new Central Sixth campus in West Bromwich town centre.

Community Alcohol Project to launch

Published on 1st October 2014

A new scheme to tackle underage drinking is being launched in Sandwell with backing from local licensees and retailers.

Library hosts Voice finalist

Published on 30th September 2014

Tom Jones is a fan – and staff at a Sandwell library hope others will agree when they host one of the finalists from The Voice.

New sexual health service opens for Sandwell young people

Published on 29th September 2014

Young people’s sexual health charity Brook and Sandwell Council are delighted to announce that new premises for Brook West Bromwich are now open.

Sandwell youth job guarantee launched

Published on 25th September 2014

A trailblazing partnership between Sandwell Council and businesses to provide guaranteed jobs for up to 4,000 young people was launched at the HQ of a leading UK food supplier.

Sandwell teen nominated for apprentice award

Published on 23rd September 2014

A teenager who became a painter and decorator after her dream of playing top flight sport was dashed by injury has been nominated for an apprentice award.

Have your say on taxi and private hire vehicle proposals

Published on 23rd September 2014

Sandwell Council is seeking people's views on proposed changes to Hackney Carriage and private hire vehicle licensing policies in the borough.

Brickhouse Festival - fun for all the family

Published on 22nd September 2014

Organisers of this year's Brickhouse Festival are keeping their fingers crossed for good weather when the rearranged event goes ahead on Sunday 28 September.

Safer 6 campaign is back for fifth year

Published on 22nd September 2014

Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign is back for 2014 – six weeks of targeted action and community safety work across the borough’s six towns.

Late Alderman Fred Perry honoured at walkway

Published on 22nd September 2014

The late Sandwell Alderman Fred Perry MBE was honoured when a Great Bridge walkway is renamed in his honour.

Big thanks to Big Spring Clean volunteers

Published on 22nd September 2014

The hard-working 2,000 volunteers who took part in Sandwell’s annual Big Spring Clean campaign have been praised for their efforts and successes.

Book your electric blanket test

Published on 19th September 2014

Sandwell residents can sleep safely in their beds thanks to free electric blanket checks lined up by trading standards officers.

BINgo food waste recycling scheme launches

Published on 17th September 2014

Sandwell residents will be full of bingo lingo when a new food recycling scheme hits the streets with top prizes for the most used brown bins.

Mayor visits Community Week at Glebefields

Published on 15th September 2014

Parents and pupils at a Tipton school celebrated all things community during a week-long event promoting good citizenship and neighbourliness.

Tenants urged to check gas appliances

Published on 15th September 2014

Council tenants in Sandwell are being reminded about their annual gas safety inspection as part of Gas Safety Week - (15-22 September).

Library cards for primary school starters

Published on 15th September 2014

Sandwell Council is seeking to encourage a lifelong love of reading by giving library cards to more than 4,000 primary school starters this year.

'Goldbury' salutes Commonwealth Games heroes

Published on 15th September 2014

Oldbury turned 'Goldbury' for the day when hundreds of people turned out to celebrate and cheer on Sandwell’s Commonwealth Games stars.

Late Alderman honoured at walkway renaming

Published on 12th September 2014

The late Sandwell Alderman Fred Perry MBE will be honoured when a Great Bridge walkway is renamed in his honour.

Work starts to transform Rowley Regis Crematorium Chapel

Published on 12th September 2014

Work is starting on the £1.3m modernisation at a crematorium in the Black Country ready for the New Year.

Fire safety campaign targets low-rise tenants

Published on 12th September 2014

Sandwell Council is joining forces with West Midlands Fire Serviceto raise fire safety awareness among its tenants and leaseholders who live in the borough's 5,000 low-rise properties.

Benefit fraudster must pay - or go to jail

Published on 11th September 2014

Benefit fraudster Rashpal Kaur has been ordered to repay Sandwell Council almost £225,000 within six months - or face up to 32 months in prison.

Sandwell Valley history tour

Published on 11th September 2014

Visitors to Sandwell Valley are being offered the chance to find out more about the park's history in a special tour on Sunday 21 September.

Behind the scenes at Sandwell museums

Published on 10th September 2014

People are being offered a chance to see some amazing sights when they go behind the scenes at Sandwell's museums.

Libraries host local authors day

Published on 8th September 2014

Local authors are being put in the spotlight at a Sandwell Libraries event celebrating their work.

New teams support Sandwell families

Published on 8th September 2014

A new support service for young people and families has been launched in Sandwell’s six towns.

New leisure centre back on track

Published on 8th September 2014

Plans for a multi-million pounds new leisure centre and swimming pool in Wednesbury are back on track after a fire at the sports hall.

Sniffer dogs uncover illicit tobacco

Published on 8th September 2014

Sniffer dogs found counterfeit and smuggled tobacco worth more than £40,000 in a crackdown in Sandwell.

Oldbury turns 'Goldbury' for Commonwealth stars

Published on 3rd September 2014

People are being urged to turn out in force and celebrate Sandwell’s Commonwealth Games stars when they attend a civic reception – in ‘Goldbury’.

A play with its finger on the pulse

Published on 28th August 2014

Thimblemill Library becomes a theatre.

New camera car taking to Sandwell's streets to improve road safety

Published on 28th August 2014

A new ‘camera car’ will be taking to the streets of Sandwell to help tackle illegal parking and improve road safety, especially outside schools and on school routes.