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Council set to explore trailblazing heat networks

Published on 17th February 2020

Sandwell Council is set to explore a trailblazing scheme to pipe hot water direct to buildings that can cut carbon emissions and energy bills.

A special town grant has been awarded to Tividale Academy to help them to increase access to sport, mentoring, physical and social development for young girls.

Tividale Academy gets grant for girls' football sessions

Published on 17th February 2020

A special town grant has been awarded to Tividale Academy to help them to increase access to sport, mentoring, physical and social development for young girls.

New cycling and walking plan for Sandwell

Published on 17th February 2020

Sandwell Council has approved a new cycling and walking plan - to get more people active and healthier and help tackle pollution and reduce congestion on the roads.

oung drivers are being warned “don’t hurt the one you love” this Valentine’s Day.

Road safety campaign takes to college on Valentine’s Day

Published on 14th February 2020

Young drivers are being warned “don’t hurt the one you love” this Valentine’s Day.

Councillor Ian Jones visits the project

Arts and gardening project boosted by town grant

Published on 13th February 2020

People in Tipton have been getting involved in arts and gardening activities thanks to support from a council town grant.

Fake tobacco found in raid in Oldbury

Published on 13th February 2020

More than 350 packets of suspected counterfeit tobacco products worth more than £7,000 were discovered in a raid on an Oldbury premises.

Big Plans for a Great Place for the People of Sandwell – Sandwell Council’s new corporate plan unveiled

Published on 12th February 2020

Sandwell Council is set to unveil “Big Plans for a Great Place for the People of Sandwell” as the authority launches its plans and priorities for the next ten years.

Library activities this February half-term

Published on 11th February 2020

Sandwell Libraries offer a wide range of free activities for children during school holiday and the February half-term holiday will not disappoint.

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Half-term fun at Sandwell Park Farm

Published on 10th February 2020

There's lots happening at Sandwell Park Farm in West Bromwich this February half-term.

Award winners Edward, Rebecca and Olivia with Councillor Millard

Apprentices celebrated during National Apprenticeship Week

Published on 10th February 2020

Sandwell Council has been celebrating apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week 2020 (3 – 9 February).

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Mental health award for Cradley Heath woman

Published on 10th February 2020

A Sandwell mental health champion has picked up a regional award.

Businesses and voluntary groups to give views on spending

Published on 5th February 2020

Company bosses and voluntary groups are to be given the chance to talk to council chiefs on how money is spent on local authority services.

Thinking of buying a puppy or kitten?

Published on 5th February 2020

People thinking of buying a puppy or kitten in Sandwell have been urged to be aware of new rules before buying a new pet.

Careers advisors Simon Jennings and Donna Dean from Work Pays with Mayor of Sandwell Councillor Dr Ann Jaron

Huge turnout to careers fair

Published on 4th February 2020

More than 1,500 young people and parents from Sandwell flocked to a careers fair held at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury.

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Burst water main in Tipton

Published on 4th February 2020

Park Lane West in Tipton is closed due to a burst water main.

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Tributes paid to Councillor Bob Lloyd

Published on 3rd February 2020

Tributes have been paid to Councillor Bob Lloyd’s life-long commitment to the people of Wednesbury, Tipton and Sandwell after he died suddenly over the weekend.

Proposals put forward to make Sandwell more prosperous

Published on 31st January 2020

Ambitious plans to improve wealth across Sandwell and boost the local economy have been announced.

Action to combat slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell is receiving national recognition.

Sandwell shortlisted for international Stop Slavery Award

Published on 28th January 2020

Work to combat slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell has been shortlisted for an international Stop Slavery Award.

Householders face £400 fines for irresponsibly disposing of waste

Published on 28th January 2020

New £400 fines for residents who irresponsibly dispose of household waste are to be introduced on 1 March.

Adopt A Street launch

Adopt A Street litter campaign launches

Published on 28th January 2020

Litter-conscious people in Sandwell will get a chance to help keep their areas free of rubbish by joining in a new Adopt A Street campaign.

Budget plans to protect services and invest in Sandwell’s future

Published on 28th January 2020

Sandwell Council’s finance chiefs have unveiled a budget for the coming financial year which they say will protect frontline services and invest in the future.

Sight loss support sessions in your town

Published on 27th January 2020

Help for blind or partially sighted people is coming to your town soon.

Consultation launched on licensing schemes for private landlords in West Bromwich

Published on 27th January 2020

Sandwell Council has launched a 10-week consultation on proposals to introduce two new licensing schemes for private landlords in parts of West Bromwich to the improve the area and living conditions for tenants.

Sandwell Council steps in on St George's Day event

Published on 23rd January 2020

Sandwell Council will step in to make a St George’s Day event happen this year, councillors have confirmed.

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Sandwell Valley to host MADE 2020 Festival

Published on 23rd January 2020

Sandwell Valley Country Park has been announced as the host venue for the 2020 MADE festival.

Wates appointed as main contractor for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 23rd January 2020

Wates Construction has been confirmed as the main contractor for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

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Live at the Library events

Published on 21st January 2020

Sandwell Libraries & Archives are thrilled to announce a line-up of Live at the Library events.

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Consultation begins on climate change and air quality in Sandwell

Published on 20th January 2020

An eight-week consultation on climate change and air quality issues in Sandwell started on Monday (20 January). 

Get the latest update on construction of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 20th January 2020

Sandwell Council is providing residents with an update on construction work taking place on the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

Pupils from Brickhouse Primary School with Sandwell Mayor, Councillor Dr Ann Jaron

Pupils name new extra care housing scheme in Rowley Regis

Published on 15th January 2020

Imaginative primary school pupils in Rowley Regis have named a new £15 million extra care housing scheme for people aged 55 and over being built near their school.