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Reception children from Jubilee Park Academy and Joseph Turner Primary School

Trees planted in Tipton for National Tree Week

Published on 2nd December 2019

Reception children have been planting trees as part of Sandwell Council's huge tree planting programme.

Outstanding care home in Sandwell

Published on 11th December 2019

A West Bromwich Extra Care court for people over the age of 55 has been rated ‘Outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) following an inspection this month.

Mayor with Sandra Carter, Pauline Lawley and Ruth Wilkins

Exhibition tribute to local author at West Bromwich Town Hall

Published on 5th December 2019

A special exhibition has been opened in West Bromwich Town Hall in memory of and to show off the highly-praised community work of late local historian Anne Wilkins.

Santa at the Valley poster

Tickets now on sale for Santa at the Valley

Published on 3rd December 2019

Santa will be bringing his magic to Sandwell Valley this December.

Sandwell Council Workplace Nursery staff collecting Outstanding Ofsted award

Sandwell's annual childcare awards

Published on 3rd December 2019

Hundreds of Sandwell childcare professionals attended a special award ceremony evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and high level of childcare in Sandwell.

Liam Louf

Enjoy Christmas at Sandwell's museums

Published on 29th November 2019

Sandwell Museums staff have organised a joyful Yuletide programme to ensure families can enjoy a world of festive fun and winter wonder in the run-up to Christmas,

Blue Light project wins second national award

Published on 29th November 2019

A much-praised scheme to help dependent drinkers in Sandwell while easing the pressure on emergency services has won a top national award, the second in two months.

Evidence used at the trial

Headteacher and secretary jailed over school fraud following Sandwell Council investigation

Published on 28th November 2019

A headteacher and secretary were this week jailed for defrauding their Smethwick school of more than half a million pounds.

reading challenge

Join the Winter Mini Reading Challenge for a sled-load of reading fun!

Published on 25th November 2019

Sandwell Libraries are promoting a brrr-illiant mini reading challenge for children. 

Tina's Story raises awareness of domestic abuse

Published on 25th November 2019

The sister of a murdered Sandwell woman has made a short film to raise awareness of domestic abuse and the support that is available for victims and their families.


Performers for Mayor's Christmas concert announced

Published on 22nd November 2019

The line-up for this year's civic Christmas carol concert in Sandwell has been announced.

Maxine Dixon with David Kidney and Lisa McNally

National public health award for Maxine

Published on 22nd November 2019

A Sandwell Council employee has won a national award for her working in helping hundreds of people in the borough to lose weight.

Put security at the top of your list

Published on 21st November 2019

Help us keep everyone safe this Christmas and festive season.

Launch of the Sandwell Better Lives Dementia strategy

Published on 20th November 2019

A new Dementia Strategy is set to launch in Sandwell following months of collaboration between Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG, Sandwell Council and Sandwell Dementia Action Alliance.

Children with staff who delivered the workshops

Anti-bullying week marked with school workshops

Published on 20th November 2019

Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Programme has delivered another successful Anti-bullying Week (Monday 11 November to Friday 15 November) roadshow in partnership with youth services and West Midlands Police.

Tickets now on sale for annual Mayor's Christmas carol concert

Published on 15th November 2019

Tickets are now on sale for this year’s Civic Christmas Carol Concert hosted by Sandwell Mayor, Councillor Dr Ann Jaron.

West Bromwich company fined for poor standards of cleanliness

Published on 15th November 2019

Sandwell Council environmental health staff have welcomed a £5,000-plus court bill for a local confectionery company and its owner after inspectors found poor standards of cleanliness.

Council welcomes prosecution for poor hygiene standards

Published on 14th November 2019

A Smethwick butcher has been prosecuted for failing to meet minimum food hygiene standards.

Council seeks WMCA grant to demolish eyesore car park and kickstart redevelopment in town centre

Published on 13th November 2019

Sandwell Council is seeking to secure a £1.3 million grant from the West Midlands Combined Authority to enable it to demolish a West Bromwich car park to enable the future redevelopment of the site.

Sandwell aquatics centre

Building work to begin on £73 million Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 13th November 2019

Major construction will begin on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in the New Year.

‘One stop shop’ for residents to open in Rowley Regis

Published on 12th November 2019

A new ‘one stop shop’ for residents in Rowley Regis with a wide range of services all under one roof is set to open next year in Blackheath town centre.

Safer 6 campaign success

Published on 6th November 2019

Thousands of people across Sandwell’s six towns received safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice during this autumn’s Safer 6 campaign.

Town grant for mental health foundation

Grant for mental health foundation

Published on 6th November 2019

A Sandwell foundation group has been given a special grant to help them in their work with African Caribbean people suffering with mental health problems.

Itrust fun day

Knockout fun day in West Bromwich

Published on 6th November 2019

Year seven students from Phoenix Collegiate Academy and Shireland Collegiate Academy attended a special ‘It’s a Knockout’ themed fun day on Wednesday 30 October. 

The 'Between Women' group

'Between Women' sessions launched in Tipton

Published on 6th November 2019

New sessions to give Tipton women the chance to get involved in exercise, healthy living and stress relief skills are being run at a local library.

Legal order helping to improve safety in town centre

Published on 6th November 2019

Reports of anti-social behaviour and disorder have fallen significantly in the first year of a legal order introduced in West Bromwich town centre.

Friends of Oak House Museum

Town grant supports Friends of Oak House Museum

Published on 6th November 2019

The Friends group at the Oak House Museum in West Bromwich have been working to improve its gardens – with the help of tools bought with a town grant from the council.

Consultation to start on future of Brandhall Golf Course

Published on 6th November 2019

A six-week consultation on the future of Brandhall Golf Course in Oldbury will start tomorrow (Thursday 7 November).

Talk English Programme launched

Published on 5th November 2019

People in Sandwell are to get the chance to take part in a Talk English Programme and sign up to classes in Smethwick and West Bromwich.

Mesty Croft War Memorial now accessible to all

Published on 5th November 2019

A war memorial in Wednesbury is now fully accessible to local people after a fence was realigned to release it from school grounds.