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Half-term fun at Sandwell libraries

Published on 17th October 2017

From witches and tech play to messy craft sessions, Sandwell libraries are offering a packed half-term programme of fun.

Living wage commitment for all council staff

Published on 19th October 2017

All Sandwell Council staff will be paid the Living Wage as a minimum from April 2018.

Library volunteers, friends and staff celebrated

Published on 19th October 2017

A special event has celebrated the work of volunteers and friends who help in Sandwell libraries.

Heather at Sandwell Valley by Molly Evans

Bloomin' Lovely artists celebrated

Published on 19th October 2017

Organisers of Sandwell’s Bloomin’ Lovely summer arts trail have praised the standard of pieces of art that were submitted by local artists. 

Tough policy to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published on 19th October 2017

Sandwell Council has approved an updated anti-social behaviour policy that will help the authority and its partners deal with public nuisance quickly and effectively.

Boy playing with plasticine

Half term fun for all the family in Wednesbury

Published on 18th October 2017

Families are invited to come and join in the fun at Wednesbury Town Hall on Monday 23 October, 11am to 2pm.

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Safer 6 campaign roadshow in Wednesbury

Published on 17th October 2017

Wednesbury town centre will play host to a Safer 6 campaign information and advice roadshow on Tuesday 24 October from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Domestic abuse project launch

Published on 17th October 2017

Free exercise classes for mums and play sessions for children have been lined up for victims of domestic abuse in Sandwell.

Bonfire events at Sandwell Parks

Published on 17th October 2017

Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich will be hosting Sandwell’s main bonfire and fireworks event on Saturday 4 November. Come along with family and friends and enjoy the display.

Support for care leavers

Published on 17th October 2017

Young people leaving care and living on their own in Sandwell won’t have to pay council tax until they are aged 22, if councillors approve plans to give discretionary relief.

£85K scheme to cut congestion at Great Barr junctions

Published on 16th October 2017

Work on an £85,000 scheme to improve traffic flow at two Great Barr road junctions starts this weekend.

Plans for £500 million investment in council homes and neighbourhoods

Published on 13th October 2017

Sandwell Council is set to invest nearly £500 million in the borough's housing stock during the next decade.

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Safer 6 event in West Bromwich town centre

Published on 13th October 2017

Litter picks, hate crime awareness and e-safety sessions for school children are among a host of Safer 6 events planned in West Bromwich.

Safer 6 team in Rowley Regis

Safer 6 success in Rowley Regis

Published on 13th October 2017

The results are in for the Safer 6 campaign’s first week, which had a special focus on Rowley Regis.

Fun family learning for all

Published on 12th October 2017

Come along to join Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) team to celebrate this year's Family Learning Festival.

Family learning festival remembers First World War

Published on 12th October 2017

Families will remember the 100th anniversary of the First World War as part of a learning festival lined up in Sandwell.

Changes to One Stop Shop

Published on 12th October 2017

A Saturday morning Sandwell Council service dealing with council tax, benefits and housing enquiries is ending due to a fall in demand.

Repairs under way at the Oak House

Published on 10th October 2017

Sandwell Council is working on repairs to the roof and tower of the Oak House Museum in West Bromwich in a comprehensive plan to preserve the historic mansion for posterity.

Successful pet funeral service praised

Published on 10th October 2017

A service giving families the option of a funeral for their beloved pet has now arranged 26 funerals since its launch.

Councillor Laura Hickley, Ruman Kaur Rai, Concillor Richard Marshall and Abbie-Jane Mansell at Moose Martial Arts Academy in West Bromwich

Sandwell karate kids fly the flag at European Championships

Published on 10th October 2017

Two of Sandwell’s up and coming Karate experts are competing at elite level and achieving fantastic results in their chose sport have been selected to represent England at the European Championships.

Tipton advice day for young people

Published on 10th October 2017

Young people can get advice on careers and personal safety and information about a wide range of services during a fun event at Victoria Park, Tipton, on Saturday 14 October.

Council set to bring in living wage for all staff

Published on 10th October 2017

Sandwell Council is set to pay all staff the Living Wage as a minimum from April 2018.

Back row (L-R) - Victoria Beasley, HLTA, Early Years Reading Interventions, Nicole Paskin, EYFS Phase Leader & Early Years English Leader, Cllr Simon Hackett, Headteacher Nicola Stanley. Children (L-R) Amelie, Raphael, Ethan and Cora

Library membership for all reception children in Sandwell

Published on 9th October 2017

There are now a record number of young children who are members of a Sandwell library.

Family fun day for Yew Tree and Tame Bridge

Published on 9th October 2017

A packed day of family sport, zorb football and carnival fun is lined up for Yew Tree and Tame Bridge on Saturday 14 October.

Visiting Heart of Sandwell day hospice

New day hospice praised by health and wellbeng chair

Published on 9th October 2017

Staff at a newly-opened hospice have been praised for the work they do by a leading councillor.

Hugh success for cleanup campaign

Published on 9th October 2017

More than 1,300 Sandwell volunteers worked on the Big Spring Clean Campaign to collect a staggering amount of rubbish from sites across the borough.

Customer Service Week

Councilllors on front line for Customer Service Week

Published on 6th October 2017

Councillors at Sandwell Council marked National Customer Service Week (2-6 October) by joining staff on the frontline.

Shireland Road fly-tipped rubbish

Fly-tipping crackdown success

Published on 5th October 2017

Twenty-seven fly-tippers have been issued with maximum £400 fines since Sandwell Council set up a new rapid enforcement team in May.

Launch of the new road safety game at Burnt Tree Primary School

Keeping children safe with new interactive road safety game

Published on 5th October 2017

An interactive road safety computer game is being rolled out across Sandwell schools. 

Sandwell Council leader Councillor Steve Eling and cabinet member for core council services Councillor Steve Trow officially launch the Sandwell Vision 2030

Sandwell's Vision for 2030

Published on 5th October 2017

Ambitious plans for how Sandwell will look in 2030 have been outlined at a special event in West Bromwich.