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New restrictions on Sandwell households meeting as Covid-19 cases rise

Published on 11th September 2020

New restrictions on households mixing in each other’s homes have been announced in a bid to reduce the rates of coronavirus in Sandwell.

Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in West Bromwich

Published on 15th September 2020

Public and environmental health experts from Public Health England (PHE) Midlands, the Health and Safety Executive and Sandwell Council are jointly investigating an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease.

Joint statement on hospitality sector from Birmingham, Sandwell & Solihull councils

Published on 14th September 2020

A joint statement from the leaders of Birmingham, Sandwell and Solihull councils about how hospitality businesses (and their customers) can keep the three areas safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jobs and Skills in Sandwell

Success of careers event continues

Published on 11th September 2020

Sandwell Council’s recent Jobs and Skills event proved popular with more than 250 residents signing up to take part.

Sandwell business challenge from council, police and public health chiefs

Published on 10th September 2020

Sandwell Council has teamed up with West Midlands Police and Public Health England to challenge local businesses to be COVID responsible.

Pupils brighten lives of care home residents during pandemic

Published on 9th September 2020

Pupils at a Wednesbury primary school have been involved in a cross-generational project, building relationships with residents at a nearby care home, Dovedale Court.

Housing boss thanks tenants for patience

Published on 9th September 2020

Sandwell’s housing boss has thanked council tenants for their patience in waiting for non-urgent repairs to be carried out during the coronavirus pandemic.

Smethwick food company closes voluntarily following COVID-19 outbreak

Published on 9th September 2020

Scheff Foods Ltd in Smethwick has closed voluntarily for 14 days after 16 workers tested positive for COVID-19.

Sandwell Libraries still going strong

Published on 7th September 2020

Sandwell Libraries has seen a huge increase in new members and use of its online services.

Adopt A Street steps up in fight against litter

Published on 4th September 2020

More people are being invited to help keep their neighbourhood litter-free following Sandwell's Adopt A Street scheme being extended.

Free bike checks for children in Sandwell

Published on 2nd September 2020

The council's youth services has received a £3,000 grant from Cycling UK as part of the Big Bike Revival initiative.

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Brand-new, innovative primary school unveiled in Smethwick

Published on 2nd September 2020

Sandwell Council welcomed completion of the new Shireland Technology Primary School in Waterloo Road, Smethwick on 14 August 2020, which will open to pupils this September.

Response to outbreak among staff at Asda supermarket in Cape Hill, Smethwick

Published on 2nd September 2020

Sandwell Council and Public Health England (PHE) Midlands are working with management at the Asda supermarket in Cape Hill, Smethwick, after eight workers tested positive for COVID-19.

Coronavirus outbreak among staff at Asda supermarket in Cape Hill

Published on 31st August 2020

Coronavirus outbreak among staff at Asda supermarket in Cape Hill

Shoppers, drinkers and diners urged to avoid unsafe businesses

Published on 27th August 2020

Shoppers and pub goers are being urged to vote with their feet and avoid businesses not following Covid-19 guidance.

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New arrangements for a new term in Sandwell

Published on 26th August 2020

The school term is due to start on Tuesday 1 September in Sandwell.

Temporary cycle lane set to be installed in Smethwick

Published on 26th August 2020

A temporary cycle lane is set to be installed in Smethwick to improve links for cyclists between the town centre and local stations.

Remembering the HMT Empire Windrush generation and first Commonwealth arrivals

Published on 25th August 2020

Sandwell Museums are launching a project to remember the first Commonwealth arrivals to the UK. 

Householders reminded to check who's taking their waste away

Published on 25th August 2020

Householders in Sandwell are being reminded to check who they are paying to take away their waste – or they could face a £400 fine.

Free swimming continues in Sandwell

Published on 25th August 2020

Free swimming for over 60s and children aged 16 and under will continue at Sandwell leisure centres.

Highways Improvement Works Begin for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 21st August 2020

Sandwell Council will shortly be starting highways improvement work surrounding the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

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Call for action as Covid-19 cases rise in Smethwick

Published on 21st August 2020

People in Smethwick are being urged to take action to stop the spread of Covid-19 – as local infection rates reach a very high level.

GCSE results day celebrated in Sandwell

Published on 20th August 2020

Sandwell students have been receiving their GCSE results today (Thursday 20 August).

Sandwell helps nearly 2,700 tenants with housing payments

Published on 20th August 2020

Nearly 2,700 Sandwell tenants have received additional housing payments worth more than £1.5 million to help them sustain their tenancy through difficult times.

Back to school help and advice

Sandwell Council offers back to school advice and support

Published on 19th August 2020

With children due back to school in a few weeks, Sandwell Council has a set up a dedicated website for parents and young people.

Our Sandwell Our Heroes – a day to celebrate

Published on 19th August 2020

Sandwell Council has announced an annual celebration of NHS and key workers – to formally recognise them as heroes of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Domestic abuse - how employers can help an employee or colleague

Published on 18th August 2020

Measures to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak have drastically altered people’s day to day lives. Many organisations have been preparing for a resulting increase in domestic abuse.

Working together to manage COVID-19 outbreak at parcel delivery company

Published on 14th August 2020

Sandwell Council and Public Health England are working with parcel delivery company DPD UK after members of staff at its Oldbury site tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

Sandwell pubs and restaurants urged to operate safely or risk closure

Published on 13th August 2020

Sandwell pubs, bars and restaurants are being urged to keep their customers safe and limit the spread of Covid-19.

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Sandwell students praised for A Level results

Published on 13th August 2020

Thousands of students across Sandwell have today been getting their A Level and BTEC results.