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Councillors and children on the site of West Bromwich Collegiate

Brand new school building underway in West Bromwich

Published on 14th November 2018

Work on-site has started for the new West Bromwich Collegiate Academy off Kelvin Way.


Published on 16th November 2018

Sandwell health bosses are encouraging residents to be more vigilant around their use of antibiotics – in a new bid to help people to become resistant to them.

Workshop at Sandwell Valley School

Anti-bullying workshops for hundreds of Sandwell children

Published on 15th November 2018

As part of Anti-bullying Week (Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November) Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Programme, youth services and West Midlands Police have delivered workshops to children and young peop

Council's regulatory services support local business

Published on 15th November 2018

Sandwell Council has linked up with a local manufacturer to form a special agreement which guarantees them legal advice and assistance from the council's regulatory services team.

Praise in Parliament for Sandwell's approach to dealing with unauthorised encampments

Published on 14th November 2018

Sandwell’s approach to dealing with unauthorised encampments has been praised in Parliament for the second time in months.

Children from Bristnall Hall school holding kids court.

Kids shame speeding drivers into slowing down

Published on 14th November 2018

Drivers caught speeding outside an Oldbury school have been shamed into slowing down – by being hauled in front of a court of schoolchildren.

Tickets on sale for annual Civic Christmas Carol Concert

Published on 14th November 2018

Sandwell residents are being invited to join in the Christmas spirit and raise money for this year’s Mayoral charities at a concert being hosted by Sandwell Mayor, Councillor Joy Edis.

Beat the burglar roadshow visits Tipton

Published on 12th November 2018

The final Beat the Burglar roadshow for this year will be in Tipton on Saturday 17 November.

Fly-tipping fines hit 100

Published on 9th November 2018

More than 100 fly-tippers have been issued with maximum £400 fines in Sandwell over the past 18 months as the council battles to fight the illegal dumping of rubbish across the borough.

Warning over HMRC scam as victim loses thousands of pounds

Published on 9th November 2018

Sandwell Council’s Trading Standards team is warning residents about fake HMRC telephone scammers - after one man lost £4,000.

Monument to animals gets a facelift in time for war centenary

Published on 9th November 2018

A special war monument in a Wednesbury park to remember the huge number of animals that served or died in wars has been given a facelift to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

Soldier silhouette at Dartmouth Park

War grave tributes and soldier silhouettes as Sandwell remembers

Published on 8th November 2018

War heroes are being remembered at cemeteries, green spaces and other landmarks as Sandwell commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Black Patch Park improvement plan

Published on 8th November 2018

Scores of new houses and much-needed improvements to the local park are planned for the run-down Black Patch district in Smethwick in a bid to breathe new life and community spirit into the area.

Sandwell housing scheme up for national award

Published on 8th November 2018

A housing scheme built in Sandwell has won through to the finals of a prestigious national building awards scheme.

Oldbury high-rise set for refurbishment

Published on 8th November 2018

Ambitious plans which will see a tired and outdated block of flats in Oldbury undergo a massive £12 million facelift have been unveiled by housing bosses.

Poppy mosaic poster - billboard

Sandwell people remember with poppy mosaic posters

Published on 8th November 2018

Posters featuring mosaic images of poppies made up of the faces of Sandwell people have gone on display to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Site on High Street under demolition set for redevelopment

Published on 7th November 2018

Sandwell’s regeneration boss has welcomed the news that two longstanding empty and derelict properties on West Bromwich High Street are being demolished.

Enforcement teams reorganised to respond to residents' concerns

Published on 7th November 2018

Sandwell Council is set to refocus the action of its special enforcement teams to deal with the growing problems facing local people – including fly-tipping, illegal encampments and the increasing problems of illegal sales of alcohol and tobacco.

Chance to have your say on improvements for Carters Green

Published on 6th November 2018

Residents, business and visitors are being urged to have their say on new proposals to transform the Carters Green area of West Bromwich.

Jenna Langford

Jenna wins young planner of the year

Published on 5th November 2018

A Sandwell planning officer has won the Young Planner of the Year award in this year’s West Midlands Awards for Planning Excellence.

RSPCA Pawprints award for Sandwell

Published on 5th November 2018

Housing staff in Sandwell have won a top national award for their work on dealing with pet issues in the borough.

Children in Need scam

Warning over bogus Children in Need collectors

Published on 5th November 2018

Generous residents are being warned against giving money to unlicensed charity collectors in the run up to Children in Need.

Lions of the great war unveiling

Unveiling of Lions of the Great War statue

Published on 4th November 2018

A 10-foot high bronze statue of a Sikh soldier was unveiled in Smethwick High Street today (Sunday 4 November) to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Christmas lights

Christmas light switch-ons making Sandwell sparkle

Published on 2nd November 2018

Sandwell's towns and communities will be celebrating the lead up to Christmas with a series of light switch-on events.

Children's boss welcomes 'Good' rating for youth offending service

Published on 1st November 2018

Sandwell's youth offending service has been praised by government inspectors and received an overall rating of 'Good' following their recent visit to the service.

Mental health pledge

Council signs mental health pledge

Published on 31st October 2018

Sandwell Council has committed to making the mental health wellbeing of its staff a top priority.

Safer 6 Tipton launch

Clean-ups, crime prevention and youth safety workshops for Tipton Safer 6 week

Published on 31st October 2018

Major clean-ups, crime prevention events and safety workshops for young people were among the many highlights of the Safer 6 campaign’s second week, which had a special focus on Tipton.

Sandwell libraries and archives remember

Published on 31st October 2018

A host of creative sessions, school workshops, tea parties and coffee mornings are being held across Sandwell’s libraries to mark Remembrance and 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Children having breakfast with the Mayor and councillors

Cereal Readers in Sandwell libraries

Published on 30th October 2018

Children can get breakfast with their books during the half-term holidays at several local libraries as the popular scheme returns to Sandwell. 

Sandwell top rated at tackling 'bed blocking'

Published on 30th October 2018

Sandwell Council is one of the top performing local authorities in the country in dealing with 'bed-blocking' problems at local hospitals.