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Sandwell Visually Impaired celebrates new offices

New offices for Sandwell Visually Impaired

Published on 16th August 2017

Sandwell Visually Impaired (SVI) officially opened its new offices at West Bromwich Town Hall with a special launch event.

Health event raises awareness of female genital mutilation (FGM)

Published on 16th August 2017

Around 150 members of the public attended a health and wellbeing event in Smethwick that had a special focus on raising awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM).

Apprentices receive awards

Green-fingered apprentices celebrate success

Published on 16th August 2017

Green-fingered apprentices from Sandwell are celebrating after being rewarded for their achievements by their horticultural college.

Madison age 9, Elliott age 4, Holly age 8, Councillor Simon Hackett, Eliza age 1 Henry age 12, Taylor age 8 and Cassidy age 3 

Activities for children and young people in parks

Published on 16th August 2017

Sandwell Council's Youth Service is half way through their summer activities in parks which are attracting hundreds of young people.

Car salesman suspended prison sentence

Published on 15th August 2017

A 28-year-old Wednesbury car salesman was given a suspended prison sentence and ordered to pay more than £800 in fines and costs after admitting selling dangerous and unsafe cars.

Taxi crackdown takes illegal drivers off the road

Published on 15th August 2017

Taxi drivers who break the rules are being taken off the road, thanks to the work of Sandwell Council’s taxi licensing enforcement team.

Skate Park poster

Summer Skate Jam comes to Lightwoods Park this weekend!

Published on 15th August 2017

A summer Skate Jam comes to Lightwoods Park’s skate park in Bearwood this Saturday 19 August.

A group of 38 young people on a cultural exchange, organised by the Lions Club International Youth Centre, spent an afternoon at the council house and met councillors as well as the mayor, Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE

International youth debate in Sandwell Council chamber

Published on 14th August 2017

Young people from as far afield as Brazil, China and Australia enjoyed the chance to debate issues in Sandwell Council’s chamber.

Trailblazing scheme changes lives by supporting children from abroad

Published on 14th August 2017

September means a new school year for most children.

Sandwell health visitors on target

Published on 14th August 2017

Health visitors in Sandwell are hitting top targets for visiting families with new born babies, figures out today reveal.

Get involved in Community Safety Week in Soho & Victoria

Published on 11th August 2017

A week of community safety events including a litter pick are lined up in Smethwick.

TechPlay at Central Library West Bromwich

TechPlay takes off at Sandwell libraries

Published on 11th August 2017

More than 550 young people have flocked to innovative TechPlay craft sessions at Sandwell's libraries – with more to come throughout the summer holidays.

Cereal Readers

Still time to become a Cereal Reader this summer

Published on 11th August 2017

Nearly 200 free breakfasts were served by volunteers at two local libraries in the first week of Sandwell’s Cereal Readers project.

Smethwick Swimming Pool Work Delayed

Published on 10th August 2017

Maintenance work due to start on Monday (14 August) at Smethwick Leisure Centre has been postponed until further notice.

Punch and Judy

Summer festival at Sandwell Valley

Published on 10th August 2017

Sandwell Valley Country Park is set to host a summer festival over the August bank holiday.

Off-road bikes

Police and council tackle off-road motorbike nuisance

Published on 10th August 2017

Police and council teams in Sandwell are targeting anti-social off-road motorbikes and plan to use the Black Country's ground-breaking 'car cruising' injunction to help tackle the problem.

Young people with Cllr Simon Hackett at their market stall in West Bromwich

Young people raise awareness for dementia

Published on 10th August 2017

Young people took over market stalls in West Bromwich to raise awareness about dementia.

Members of Rowley Stroke Support Group with organisers Wendy and Paul Foster (in purple shirts) Matthew Hill, (kneeling) community activity network development officer and Wendy Hall, Portway fitness instructor

New home for stroke support group

Published on 10th August 2017

Stroke survivors in Sandwell have been given a new meeting place and the chance to get helpful exercise sessions.

Sign up for RunforJoel at Sandwell Valley

Published on 10th August 2017

Runners are being urged to join a fun run in Sandwell Valley to raise money for the charity set-up in memory of Joel Richards and his uncle and grandfather who died in the Tunisia terror attack.

Free swimming for Big Sleuth explorers

Free swim for bear trail explorers

Published on 9th August 2017

Sandwell’s Big Sleuth bears are making a splash – and if you visit all six of them, you can win a free swim!

Beauty and the Beast

Movies at the museum

Published on 8th August 2017

Sandwell Museums have teamed up with Black Country Touring and BFI Neighbourhood Cinema to bring visitors a summer of movies to Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery as part of a festival of family fun.

Parkrun planned for Sandwell

Published on 8th August 2017

Parkrun is heading to Sandwell and the hunt is on for volunteers and runners to step in and make it a hit.

Sprinkle some magic at Sandwell Valley

Published on 8th August 2017

Fairy tale magic will spread across Sandwell Valley at a free open air dance show.

New shed for Great Barr community project

Published on 8th August 2017

Keen Sandwell woodworkers and volunteers are shedding light on community projects thanks to a new home – in a shed.

Ox-eye daisies

Wildflower meadows at Sandwell Valley

Published on 7th August 2017

Volunteer workers in the Sandwell Valley have been praised for their work in introducing wildflower meadows into the West Bromwich beauty spot.

Sandwell Arts Café at the seaside

Published on 7th August 2017

Seaside fun is a short hop away this summer thanks to Sandwell Arts Café.

Tom Watson MP and Councillor David Hosell in Friar Park

Have your say on proposed 20mph zone in Friar Park

Published on 7th August 2017

Sandwell Council is asking people for their views on a proposed 20mph zone in Friar Park ward.

European passport return service now available at register office

Published on 7th August 2017

Sandwell's Register Office is now offering a European passport return service for European Economic Union and Swiss nationals applying to live and work in the UK.

Record time for evicting travellers

Published on 3rd August 2017

Two traveller evictions have been carried out in record time by Sandwell Council officers and police using new injunction powers.

Healthy schools event in Wednesbury

Local children present ideas on healthy schools

Published on 3rd August 2017

Young leaders from primary schools in the Wednesbury Learning Community are aiming to make their schools healthier and happier places to learn.