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Armed Forces Day in Sandwell

Armed Forces Day at Dartmouth Park this Saturday

Published on 25th June 2019

A military parade and a host of family fun and entertainment are being lined up to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Sandwell this Saturday (29 June).

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Space Week at Oak House celebrates 50th anniversary of Moon landing

Published on 26th June 2019

A planetarium show and a series of family fun activities are being lined up at Oak House Museum in West Bromwich to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

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Volunteer to help improve public access for walking and cycling

Published on 25th June 2019

People can join a volunteer group to help improve public access to land and sites across Sandwell for walking and cycling.

Events at Tipton libraries commemorate 100 years of peace treaty

Published on 25th June 2019

Libraries in Tipton are commemorating 100 years since the signing of the peace treaty at the end of the First World War.

Free summer festival for young people at Sandwell Valley

Published on 24th June 2019

A giant, free event for children and young people is Sandwell is taking place on Saturday 13 July at Sandwell Valley Country Park.

Sophi Rose De-Bear with the mayor

Young stars win Sandwell talent show

Published on 21st June 2019

Talented young people are celebrating after winning the Sandwell SHAPE Your Talent contest.

Councillor Jackie Taylor, cabinet member for sustainable transport with Sandwell's electric cars 

Sandwell's fleet cars going electric

Published on 19th June 2019

Sandwell Council has announced it will be replacing diesel vehicles with electric cars or hybrids.

Proposed consultation on selective licensing

Published on 19th June 2019

Sandwell Council is set to launch a major consultation on  proposals to introduce a selective licensing scheme for private landlords in parts of West Bromwich.

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New music school to be built in West Bromwich

Published on 19th June 2019

A brand-new music school will be built in West Bromwich with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) and Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust.

Consultation for new indoor market set to go ahead

Published on 18th June 2019

Sandwell Council is set to launch a major consultation to draw up plans for the redevelopment of a new indoor market in West Bromwich to attract more traders and shoppers and regenerate the area.

Businesses set to get cash for apprenticeships

Published on 18th June 2019

Sandwell Council is set to help local companies take on new staff – by sharing funding aimed at boosting the number of people doing apprenticeships.

Grants sought to reclaim land and kick-start housing schemes

Published on 18th June 2019

Sandwell Council is seeking special funding from the Black Country Local Enterprise Partnership to reclaim brownfield sites in Smethwick and Wednesbury for the building of much-needed homes.

Celebrate Sandwell event – discover community and voluntary organisations

Published on 17th June 2019

Come along to the Celebrate Sandwell event in West Bromwich on Friday 28 June to find out what community groups and organisations have to offer you and your family.

Clean Air Day

Leader committed to cleaner air in Sandwell

Published on 14th June 2019

Sandwell Council is backing the national campaign to reduce air pollution across the country by highlighting the work that is being done to improve the quality of air. 

Thimblemill library host LGBTQI+ festival

Published on 14th June 2019

Thimblemill Library in Smethwick is to become the first library in Sandwell and the Black Country to host an LGBTQI+ festival for all ages.

Company boss found guilty over "patchwork quilt"

Published on 14th June 2019

A man who runs a Wednesbury roof company which charged £11,500 for a “patchwork quilt” roof by using inappropriate tiles has been found guilty of three charges at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Unauthorised encampment moved on within two hours in Wednesbury

Published on 13th June 2019

Ten caravans have been moved on from a trading estate in Wednesbury within two hours, thanks to Sandwell Council’s powers to deal with unauthorised encampments.

Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

Thousands expected at Ola Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

Published on 11th June 2019

Thousands are expected at the UK’s biggest Asian music festival for a weekend of family entertainment with Bollywood stars.

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Safer Sandwell Partnership Domestic Homicide Review - Published 11 June 2019

Published on 11th June 2019

The Safer Sandwell Partnership Local Police and Crime Board published a domestic homicide review today (11 June 2019).

Afternoon tea at Wednesbury Town Hall

Good old songs for Dementia Action Week event

Published on 10th June 2019

Staff at Sandwell Council put on an afternoon tea event for people with dementia and their carers as part of Dementia Action Week.

Westminster School students at Buckingham Palace

A royal visit for inspirational Rowley Regis students

Published on 7th June 2019

Children from a Rowley Regis school celebrated at achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at Buckingham Palace.

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Views wanted on Sandwell's highways and transport services

Published on 7th June 2019

Residents across Sandwell are being asked for their views on highways and transport services as part of a national survey.

New council homes set to be built in Rowley Regis

Published on 7th June 2019

Senior Sandwell councillors have given the go-ahead for 27 much-need new council homes to be built on a site In Rowley Regis as part of its plans to provide more affordable homes for local people.

The CCTV control room

Big praise for council's CCTV and concierge system

Published on 7th June 2019

Sandwell Council’s CCTV and concierge service has been praised for its huge contribution to improving community safety by helping police and other agencies to fight crime and anti-social behaviour – a

Information event for parents of children with special educational needs

Published on 7th June 2019

Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are invited to an information event.

Sandwell Council's cabinet member for Sustainable Transport Councillor Jackie Taylor with contractors and council staff installing the new lights.

New smart streetlights coming to Sandwell

Published on 6th June 2019

Sandwell’s streets and pavements are being lit up by thousands of new smart streetlights that will save cash and cut carbon emissions.

Top 100 - The School Leavers Awards 2019

Top 100 spot for Sandwell Council

Published on 5th June 2019

Sandwell Council has been recognised by being given a spot in the Top 100 of Employers for school leavers in the UK.

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£1.1 million scheme to improve Carters Green in West Bromwich gets under way later this month

Published on 5th June 2019

A major improvement scheme in Carters Green - with new paving, seating and street lighting along with trees and the creation of a new public square and events area - gets under way later this month.

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Oldbury red route installed to keep children safe

Published on 4th June 2019

Children in Oldbury are being kept safe thanks to a major safety scheme outside their schools.

Sandwell Council is overhauling how utility companies and developers apply for permission to do roadworks, in a bid to cut congestion and disruption on the roads.

Bid to cut congestion with changes to roadworks arrangements

Published on 3rd June 2019

Sandwell Council is overhauling how utility companies and developers apply for permission to do roadworks, in a bid to cut congestion and disruption on the roads.