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'Camera car' helps tackle dangerous parking

Published on 18th December 2014

Our new 'camera car' is helping tackle dangerous parking – fining nearly 600 motorists in its first two months.

New Year start for Lightwoods restoration

Published on 17th December 2014

Work is due to start at the end of January on the £5.2 million restoration of Lightwoods Park and House.

New Youth Police & Crime Commissioner elected for Sandwell

Published on 15th December 2014

A Phoenix Collegiate Academy student is flying the flag for safety after being elected Sandwell’s new Youth Police & Crime Commissioner.

Join the Tri-Albion Challenge with Blind Dave and Baggies' legends

Published on 15th December 2014

People are being urged to gear up and get into the saddle for a three-day cycle challenge with Sandwell’s Blind Dave Heeley.

Young people 'Ready for Sport' with new scheme

Published on 15th December 2014

Free sports sessions are on offer for young people in Sandwell thanks to an exciting new scheme being launched in January.

Libraries offer dementia help

Published on 15th December 2014

Sandwell library staff are working with volunteers on ways to help people with dementia.

Help with New Year health resolutions

Published on 15th December 2014

Making your New Year health resolutions?

Game on in Sandwell libraries!

Published on 15th December 2014

Our libraries are now offering gaming and film clubs following a survey with young people.

Church toys donation

Published on 12th December 2014

Sandwell’s Looked After Children are getting the benefit of a donation of toys in the run up to Christmas, thanks to the generosity of Great Barr Methodist Church.

Christmas at the Manor House

Published on 12th December 2014

For the perfect way to spend the festive season, make sure you come along to the Manor House museum this Christmas, and enjoy all the special events leading up to the big day.

Young people help shape the future

Published on 12th December 2014

Young people in Sandwell were given the chance to have their say about the borough’s future at a council event.

New laws on food allergies

Published on 11th December 2014

People with food allergies will have a right to more info when they eat out.

Centre's Christmas community spirit

Published on 8th December 2014

Sant Nirankari Mission, Wednesbury, will be hosting its annual Christmas lunch for older people in the community on Saturday 13 December at 12 noon.

Great Bridge Christmas Extravaganza

Published on 8th December 2014

All are welcome at Great Bridge's Christmas Extravaganza on Friday 12 December.

Report illegal sales and scams confidentially

Published on 8th December 2014

Sandwell Council trading standards are calling on residents to give them any information they may have about the sale of illegal goods, misleading claims or scams.

Plea for gift donations to women's refuge this Christmas

Published on 5th December 2014

We've launched an appeal to help around 50 Sandwell children and 44 women who will spend Christmas in a refuge away from their homes this year.

Christmas cheer and lots more at Sandwell libraries

Published on 4th December 2014

With Christmas fast approaching there’s plenty going on at Sandwell libraries this month.

Christmas 'Spend and Save' campaign to avoid debt

Published on 3rd December 2014

With less than 25 days until Christmas, it’s estimated that more than one in three will take on debt to pay for Christmas.

Free weekend parking in council car parks for Christmas shoppers

Published on 2nd December 2014

Shoppers can park for free in Sandwell Council car parks on the three Saturdays before Christmas.

Safer 6 results for Smethwick are announced

Published on 28th November 2014

The results are in for Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign's final week, which had a special focus on Smethwick.

Christmas at Sandwell Valley

Published on 27th November 2014

People can enjoy a traditional Christmas fair, including a band, carol singers and seasonal gifts when Sandwell Park Farm hosts its festive weekend.

Appeal for Christmas decorations

Published on 27th November 2014

Sandwell community organisers are appealing for help to build and decorate a grotto for Santa.

Sandwell civic Christmas carol concert

Published on 20th November 2014

Tickets are on sale for Sandwell's annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert which will be hosted by the Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Derek Rowley.

Sandwell Valley maze eaten by animals

Published on 20th November 2014

Large specialist farm equipment normally seen in the countryside was in action at a visitor attraction in West Bromwich.

CCTV camera boost will help keep crime down in Sandwell

Published on 20th November 2014

An update to the technology of CCTV cameras in Sandwell will help to cut anti-social behaviour and crime.

West Bromwich Safer 6 results are in!

Published on 18th November 2014

Here are the results for Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign's fifth week, which had a special focus on West Bromwich.

Make a date in your garden for 2015

Published on 18th November 2014

New garden waste calendars will be delivered to Sandwell residents later this month (NOV).

Metro Plaza officially opened

Published on 18th November 2014

The Metro Plaza scheme which gives commuters and shoppers a much-improved entrance and safer links to West Bromwich town centre has been officially opened.

100 litter busting businesses sign pledge

Published on 18th November 2014

More than 100 Smethwick businesses have pledged to join the fight on litter and keep the areas around their premises clean and tidy.

Top award for Sandwell social worker

Published on 18th November 2014

A Sandwell Council social worker is celebrating after scooping a national award for supporting her colleagues with their professional learning and development.