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Team effort to keep hospital beds free this winter

Published on 13th December 2017

Health and council social care staff are working around the clock to keep hospital beds available during the busy winter period.

Fly-tipping in Rushmere Road, Tipton

More fly-tipping fines as crackdown continues

Published on 15th December 2017

Thirty-four fly-tippers have now been issued with maximum £400 fines as Sandwell Council's crackdown continues.

Advice ahead of 'Booze Black Friday'

Published on 15th December 2017

Sandwell health bosses are encouraging local people to take care with how much they drink ahead of Booze Black Friday.

Dudley Port regeneration plan takes a step forward

Published on 13th December 2017

Proposals to improve a ‘regeneration corridor’ from Oldbury to Tipton are moving forward after backing from Sandwell Council’s Cabinet.

Football matches on council pitches cancelled

Published on 13th December 2017

Football matches on Sandwell pitches are cancelled this weekend (Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December) due to the weather.

New protocol to fight scams

Published on 13th December 2017

The launch of a new banking protocol to help people from becoming victims of scams and doorstep frauds has been welcomed by councillors and trading standards bosses in Sandwell.

Council house scheme proposed for Hamstead, Great Barr

Published on 12th December 2017

Nearly 50 new council homes could be built in Great Barr, if housing bosses can secure government funding to help build them.

Councillor Hackett at Fireflies nursery in Smethwick

Free childcare take-up in Sandwell among best in the country

Published on 11th December 2017

More than 800 children are now benefiting from 30 hours of free childcare across Sandwell.

Dr Roy Richardson becomes a Freeman of Sandwell

Business legend Dr Roy Richardson receives Freedom of Sandwell honour

Published on 9th December 2017

Legendary Black Country developer and philanthropist Dr Roy Richardson was today made an Honorary Freeman of Sandwell.

Improvements to parking around Wednesbury Town Hall

Published on 8th December 2017

Improvements to the area around Wednesbury Town Hall are planned following the demolition of the town’s former adult education centre. 

Circus cast

Roll up, roll up for the Christmas circus at Sandwell Valley

Published on 6th December 2017

Christmas at the Valley is receiving a record number of visitors this year with ticket sales up by more than 25 per cent compared to last year.

Latest cash saving energy scheme launched

Published on 6th December 2017

Sandwell residents are urged not to miss out on the latest round of a cash-saving energy scheme which could save them hundreds of pounds on their fuel bills.

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Free Saturday parking for Christmas shoppers

Published on 6th December 2017

Shoppers can park for free in Sandwell Council’s town centre car parks on the two Saturdays before Christmas.

Demolition bid for West Bromwich multi-storey car park

Published on 5th December 2017

An ageing multi-storey car park in West Bromwich faces demolition to make way for new development.

Mayor Cllr Ahmadul Haque and Asda Great Bridge store manager Darren Powell

Mince pies served up for Mayor's carol concert

Published on 5th December 2017

Asda Great Bridge has kindly donated 300 mince pies for the Mayor's upcoming Christmas Carol Concert on Saturday 9 December at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Warning on measles

Published on 5th December 2017

Sandwell parents are being urged to check that they, their children and teenagers have had two doses of MMR vaccine following confirmation of cases of measles in the West Midlands region.

Let's Talk Turkey - food safety advice for Christmas

Published on 5th December 2017

With two thirds of UK households choosing to have roast turkey for their Christmas dinner, the Food Standards Agency (FSA) is offering tips on how to safely prepare turkey at home.

Eat out, eat well award winners

Eat out, eat well awards launched in Sandwell

Published on 4th December 2017

Five food businesses in Sandwell have been recognised by Sandwell Council for offering healthier food options to their customers.

Christmas performances at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Published on 4th December 2017

Staff at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery are preparing for a Christmas season for all ages with some fabulous live performances lined up.

Cabinet approves anti-slavery policy

Published on 1st December 2017

Sandwell Council has made a new anti-slavery pledge to help protect people who are vulnerable to violence and exploitation.

Night watch

Christmas at the Oak House

Published on 30th November 2017

Christmas is coming to the Oak House in West Bromwich.

Stay Well image

Stay well this winter

Published on 30th November 2017

Sandwell Council is supporting the national Stay Well This Winter campaign to help elderly people and those with long-term conditions prepare for colder temperatures.

Christmas at the Valley poster

Top marks for Sandwell Valley from Visit England

Published on 29th November 2017

The wide range of facilities and the work of staff at Sandwell Valley Country Park and Farm have been highly praised by Visit England inspectors.

Plans to improve cycle links in Oldbury and Blackheath

Published on 29th November 2017

Work is set to start on a new cycle route linking Blackheath town centre and Rowley Regis train station.

Councillor Simon Hackett with Headteacher Phillip Butcher and school children Alarna - Chair of School Council, Alfie - Lead Buddy, Ellie-May – Head Girl and Dylan - Head Boy

Safeguarding day at Wednesbury Primary School

Published on 28th November 2017

Experts from Sandwell Council and West Midlands police have been giving children at Priory Primary School tips on staying safe.

Safer Sandwell team promote White Ribbon Day

White Ribbon Day – Sandwell stands against violence

Published on 24th November 2017

Organisations in Sandwell have renewed their pledge to do everything within their power to eradicate violence against women and girls.

Roslyn Close path before and after

Offenders clear nearly 15 tonnes in Safer 6 campaign

Published on 24th November 2017

Supervised offenders doing unpaid Community Payback cleared nearly 15 tonnes of rubbish from Sandwell’s neighbourhoods as part of the Safer 6 campaign.

Safer 6 group in Smethwick

Action-packed Smethwick rounds off Safer 6 campaign

Published on 24th November 2017

The final week of the Safer 6 campaign saw an action-packed programme promoting road and fire safety and tackling bogus callers and grot spots.

Sandwell Children's Trust appoints new chief executive

Published on 23rd November 2017

Frances Craven has been appointed as the Chief Executive of Sandwell Children’s Trust.

Councillor Paul Moore with Santa and his elves

Tickets for Christmas at the Valley selling fast

Published on 23rd November 2017

Sandwell Council's popular Christmas at the Valley is back and tickets are selling fast.