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Cyrille Regis

Tributes paid to Cyrille Regis and long-serving community leaders

Published on 17th January 2018

Tributes were paid at the full council meeting last night to Cyrille Regis MBE – West Bromwich Albion legend and Freeman of Sandwell.

Lightwoods House

Official opening of Lightwoods House following £5.2million restoration

Published on 22nd January 2018

The official opening of Lightwoods House in Bearwood will be celebrated this week.

Holocaust Memorial candle

Join us at Holocaust Memorial commemoration

Published on 19th January 2018

A survivor of the Auschwitz concentration camp will be speaking at a special Holocaust commemoration event in Sandwell to remember the millions of victims of genocide.

Launch of new alcohol and drug support service

Published on 18th January 2018

A newly-merged alcohol and drug service for Sandwell will launch on 1 February.

Taxi driver found guilty of refusing to take blind man and his Guide Dog

Published on 18th January 2018

A taxi driver has been found guilty of refusing to drive a visually impaired man and his Guide Dog into Birmingham.

Apprentices at new Smethwick housing development

Apprentices kickstart their careers on £32million Smethwick housing development

Published on 17th January 2018

Apprentices are building homes of the future in Smethwick working as plumbing and electrical apprentices.

BetterOff Sandwell

Money advice with BetterOff Sandwell

Published on 17th January 2018

People looking to manage their money better, avoid debt and look for jobs in 2018 are urged to check out the new BetterOff Sandwell website.

Just Play sessions

Fun football sessions coming soon

Published on 15th January 2018

Plans have been announced for more fun football sessions across Sandwell in 2018 to help people get more active.

Improvements planned for Wednesbury's historic centre

Published on 15th January 2018

Sandwell Council is working on a scheme to conserve Wednesbury’s Market Place area which is one of the Black Country’s most recognisable historic locations.

Sandwell Healthy Weight logo

Check out support to help tackle obesity

Published on 11th January 2018

It’s National Obesity Awareness Week – and there’s now a dedicated website to help people in Sandwell get free support and advice on losing weight.

Modern slavery conference

Tackling modern slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell

Published on 11th January 2018

Sandwell is marking Human Trafficking Awareness Day today with a high-profile conference to raise awareness and drive forward joint work to protect victims.

Sandwell councillor found to have breached code of conduct

Published on 10th January 2018

A Sandwell councillor accused of improper involvement in the sale of public toilets to someone he knew & getting his family’s parking tickets reduced or cancelled breached the members’ code of conduct

Car cruising injunction

Welcome for extension to car cruising ban

Published on 10th January 2018

Sandwell Council has welcomed the High Court’s decision to extend a ground-breaking injunction banning car cruising in the Black Country for a further three years.

Launch of Living Memory project

Living Memory project launched to record photo collections and life stories

Published on 10th January 2018

A major new project based around photography collections and life stories from the Black Country has been awarded an £85,200 National Lottery grant. 

Volunteers invited to help at Sandwell libraries

Published on 10th January 2018

Sandwell people looking for a new challenge this year are invited to sign up as volunteers at their local library.

Promoting Blue Monday events in Sandwell libraries

Banish Blue Monday at your local library

Published on 9th January 2018

Sandwell libraries are serving up a feast of activities for anyone who may need a bit of cheering up around Blue Monday, supposedly the most miserable day of the year.

Holocaust Memorial candle

Holocaust Memorial commemoration event in Sandwell

Published on 9th January 2018

Sandwell will remember the millions of victims of genocide at a special Holocaust commemoration event in West Bromwich.

Weigh2Go at Sandwell libraries

Weigh2GO at Sandwell libraries

Published on 9th January 2018

A new, free way to help people to monitor their weight has been introduced at Sandwell libraries.

Cycleathon at Central Library

Get fit with cycleathon at Central Library

Published on 8th January 2018

People can banish the winter blues and get fitter by joining in cycleathon sessions at Sandwell Central Library this month (January).

Community clean-up at school and cemetery

Published on 4th January 2018

Litter Watch volunteers have been praised for their efforts to clean up an area in Smethwick.

Make a new start in the New Year

Published on 2nd January 2018

Connexions Sandwell are hosting their annual New Year, New start event to help young people aged between 14 and 19 and looking for work, training or further education.

Sandwell Valley High Ropes set to re-open in the Spring

Published on 22nd December 2017

The highly-popular High Ropes adventure activity in the Sandwell Valley at West Bromwich is to re-open in the spring – when it is rebuilt following an arson attack.

Sandwell libraries success

Published on 22nd December 2017

Sandwell libraries are among the most popular and cost-effective in the country, a national survey of councils has confirmed.

Sandwell Park Farm tearooms plan

Published on 22nd December 2017

Visitors to Sandwell Valley Country Park will get free access to the award-winning tearooms at Sandwell Park Farm - in a pilot scheme to make visits more enjoyable. 

Disused West Bromwich office block to be demolished from March

Published on 22nd December 2017

A tired and out-of-date office block in West Bromwich has been approved for demolition to start in March.

Good progress on gas showroom demolition

Published on 22nd December 2017

Work to demolish the former West Bromwich Gas Showroom in the heart of West Bromwich is making good progress with the site set to be cleared by March 2018.

Unauthorised encampments fall 60% in Sandwell

Published on 22nd December 2017

Firm action to deal with unauthorised encampments has seen the number of groups setting up camp in Sandwell fall by 60% during 2017.

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Published on 21st December 2017

Residents are being reminded that there will be changes to their normal bin collection day over Christmas and New Year.

£170,000 parking scheme for Carters Green

Published on 21st December 2017

A section of pedestrian paving in West Bromwich High Street is set to be improved under a £170,000 refurbishment scheme.

New community and faith network to help keep people safe

Published on 21st December 2017

Community and faith groups in Sandwell have signed up to a new safeguarding network launched to help protect vulnerable children and adults.