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Council tax frozen for fifth year running

Published on 3rd March 2015

Council tax in Sandwell will not go up this year – for the fifth year in a row.

Mayor's invite to Big Night Out fundraising show

Published on 3rd March 2015

Sandwell's Mayor is inviting people to his Big Night Out variety show to raise money for Sandwell Women's Aid.

Tony Ward invested as honorary alderman

Published on 3rd March 2015

Long-serving councillor Tony Ward has been invested as an honorary alderman.

Views sought on new walking plan

Published on 3rd March 2015

Efforts to get more people in Sandwell to leave their cars behind and enjoy walking are being drawn up in a five-year master plan.

Volunteers sought to help organise horticultural show

Published on 3rd March 2015

Volunteers are being sought to help revive a horticultural show at Brunswick Park in Wednesbury.

Tipton film premiere

Published on 3rd March 2015

Fans of film are invited to the premiere of a mini-movie shot in Tipton staring residents sharing their memories of the town.

LGBT people urged to adopt

Published on 3rd March 2015

Sandwell Council is urging lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people to consider helping to meet the need for more adopters and foster carers.

Energy Switch residents urged to register for next scheme

Published on 2nd March 2015

Residents who changed their gas and/or electricity providers last year using Sandwell Energy Switch are now coming to the end of their current deal.

People's Orchestra in tune for third birthday

Published on 2nd March 2015

The People’s Orchestra celebrates its third birthday in style with a concert at West Bromwich Town Hall.

John new Friends group for Tividale Park

Published on 2nd March 2015

People are invited to set up a Friends of Tividale Park group to help improve and look after the beauty spot.

World Book Day at Sandwell libraries

Published on 27th February 2015

Libraries in Sandwell are gearing up to celebrate this year's World Book Day with a range of events.

December crime fall - including big drop in burglaries

Published on 26th February 2015

Recorded crime in Sandwell fell by nine per cent, representing 141 fewer crimes, in December 2014 compared with the year before.

Sports grants boost Sandwell clubs

Published on 26th February 2015

Sports groups have received grants from a special fund Sandwell Council set up to help them improve their facilities and equipment.

Clock fans turn back time

Published on 26th February 2015

Clock enthusiasts will be turning back time when they descend on a Smethwick landmark after discovering a rare timepiece in the town.

Make a friend at your local library

Published on 25th February 2015

Our libraries are a great place for people of all ages and tastes to get involved in social activities.

Support your library

Published on 25th February 2015

If you’re looking for a new challenge, why not join the growing number of volunteers at our libraries?

Volunteer for our school admissions appeal panel

Published on 25th February 2015

Volunteers are needed to serve on a Sandwell Council panel dealing with school admissions appeals.

Children's centres celebrating good Ofsted rating

Published on 18th February 2015

Four children's centres in Sandwell are celebrating getting 'Good' ratings in their recent Ofsted inspections.

Restoration works for Oak House

Published on 13th February 2015

Major repairs to Sandwell’s 500-year-old Oak House - including work to a rare viewing tower - are set to get under way in the spring.

Fireside Tales with Granddad at Sandwell Arts Cafe

Published on 13th February 2015

Enjoy Fireside Tales with Granddad when Sandwell Arts Café stages a unique puppet show.

Sandwell steps up anti-social behaviour action

Published on 13th February 2015

Sandwell is stepping up its drive against anti-social behaviour – with new powers coming into force to protect victims and nip problems in the bud.

New 1,200 place secondary school to open in Oldbury

Published on 12th February 2015

A new secondary school in Sandwell has been given the go ahead by the Department for Education. The school will be built on the former Langley High School site on Moat Road, Oldbury.

Tickets now on sale for Mayor's Big Night Out

Published on 12th February 2015

Talented musicians, dancers, a comedian and a magician will take to the stage at Wednesbury Town Hall for the Mayor’s Big Night Out to raise money for charity.

Bostin' Cafe food kitchen opens in Wednesbury

Published on 10th February 2015

A new food kitchen - called Bostin' Cafe - has opened at Wednesbury Town Hall.

Birchley Island improvement plans

Published on 9th February 2015

Sandwell Council have drawn up plans to improve traffic flow at Birchley Island in Oldbury.

Community Alcohol Partnership on streets in Tipton

Published on 6th February 2015

A special team of council officials, police and other partners took to the streets of Tipton to help raise awareness of young people’s alcohol misuse.

Praise for gritting crews

Published on 6th February 2015

A top Sandwell councillor has praised the council’s gritting team for keeping the roads clear through the recent weather problems.

Building work on track for Wednesbury Leisure Centre

Published on 6th February 2015

Construction work is on track at the £8.1 million Wednesbury Leisure Centre with steel structure now in place.

Lightwoods restoration begins

Published on 5th February 2015

Work is now under way on the £5.2 million restoration of Lightwoods Park and House.

New youth clubs in Friar Park

Published on 4th February 2015

Young people in Friar Park can have fun and stay safe at two new youth clubs, thanks to a £13,000 grant from Sandwell Council.