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Events to celebrate Learning Disability Week in Sandwell

Published on 17th June 2019

Learning Disability Week 2019 gets under way today (Monday 17 June) – and activities are being held around Sandwell to encourage everyone to get involved.

Celebrate Sandwell event – discover community and voluntary organisations

Published on 17th June 2019

Come along to the Celebrate Sandwell event in West Bromwich on Friday 28 June to find out what community groups and organisations have to offer you and your family.

Clean Air Day

Leader committed to cleaner air in Sandwell

Published on 14th June 2019

Sandwell Council is backing the national campaign to reduce air pollution across the country by highlighting the work that is being done to improve the quality of air. 

Join the Great Get Together at Sandwell libraries

Published on 14th June 2019

All libraries across Sandwell's six towns will be taking part in the annual Great Get Together.

Thimblemill library host LGBTQI+ festival

Published on 14th June 2019

Thimblemill Library in Smethwick is to become the first library in Sandwell and the Black Country to host an LGBTQI+ festival for all ages.

Company boss found guilty over "patchwork quilt"

Published on 14th June 2019

A man who runs a Wednesbury roof company which charged £11,500 for a “patchwork quilt” roof by using inappropriate tiles has been found guilty of three charges at Wolverhampton Crown Court.

Unauthorised encampment moved on within two hours in Wednesbury

Published on 13th June 2019

Ten caravans have been moved on from a trading estate in Wednesbury within two hours, thanks to Sandwell Council’s powers to deal with unauthorised encampments.

Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

Thousands expected at Ola Sandwell & Birmingham Mela

Published on 11th June 2019

Thousands are expected at the UK’s biggest Asian music festival for a weekend of family entertainment with Bollywood stars.

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Safer Sandwell Partnership Domestic Homicide Review - Published 11 June 2019

Published on 11th June 2019

The Safer Sandwell Partnership Local Police and Crime Board published a domestic homicide review today (11 June 2019).

Afternoon tea at Wednesbury Town Hall

Good old songs for Dementia Action Week event

Published on 10th June 2019

Staff at Sandwell Council put on an afternoon tea event for people with dementia and their carers as part of Dementia Action Week.

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A royal visit for inspirational Rowley Regis students

Published on 7th June 2019

Children from a Rowley Regis school celebrated at achieving their Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award at Buckingham Palace.

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Views wanted on Sandwell's highways and transport services

Published on 7th June 2019

Residents across Sandwell are being asked for their views on highways and transport services as part of a national survey.

New council homes set to be built in Rowley Regis

Published on 7th June 2019

Senior Sandwell councillors have given the go-ahead for 27 much-need new council homes to be built on a site In Rowley Regis as part of its plans to provide more affordable homes for local people.

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Big praise for council's CCTV and concierge system

Published on 7th June 2019

Sandwell Council’s CCTV and concierge service has been praised for its huge contribution to improving community safety by helping police and other agencies to fight crime and anti-social behaviour – a

Information event for parents of children with special educational needs

Published on 7th June 2019

Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are invited to an information event.

Sandwell Council's cabinet member for Sustainable Transport Councillor Jackie Taylor with contractors and council staff installing the new lights.

New smart streetlights coming to Sandwell

Published on 6th June 2019

Sandwell’s streets and pavements are being lit up by thousands of new smart streetlights that will save cash and cut carbon emissions.

Top 100 - The School Leavers Awards 2019

Top 100 spot for Sandwell Council

Published on 5th June 2019

Sandwell Council has been recognised by being given a spot in the Top 100 of Employers for school leavers in the UK.

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£1.1 million scheme to improve Carters Green in West Bromwich gets under way later this month

Published on 5th June 2019

A major improvement scheme in Carters Green - with new paving, seating and street lighting along with trees and the creation of a new public square and events area - gets under way later this month.

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Oldbury red route installed to keep children safe

Published on 4th June 2019

Children in Oldbury are being kept safe thanks to a major safety scheme outside their schools.

Sandwell Council is overhauling how utility companies and developers apply for permission to do roadworks, in a bid to cut congestion and disruption on the roads.

Bid to cut congestion with changes to roadworks arrangements

Published on 3rd June 2019

Sandwell Council is overhauling how utility companies and developers apply for permission to do roadworks, in a bid to cut congestion and disruption on the roads.

Volunteers wanted for Blackheath Town Centre litter pick

Published on 3rd June 2019

Sandwell Council and local charity organisation Litter Watch have organised a litter pick in Blackheath Town Centre, Rowley Regis.

A Sandwell group of volunteers who help new migrants and refugees settle in local communities have been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Sandwell's Yemeni Community Association wins Queen's Award

Published on 3rd June 2019

A Sandwell group of volunteers who help new migrants and refugees settle in local communities have been awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

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Exciting times as work set to begin on Sandwell's multi-million pound aquatics centre

Published on 3rd June 2019

Work to prepare the site of the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre will start this month (JUNE).

George Mills when he attended Remembrance Day Parade

Appeal to find family of D-Day hero

Published on 29th May 2019

Sandwell Council is working with the Royal British Legion to find family members of war hero George William Ambrose Mills.

Bus lane enforcement to start in Oldbury and West Bromwich

Published on 29th May 2019

Two Sandwell bus lanes will become operational from next week – in a bid to speed-up bus transport in the Oldbury and West Bromwich areas.

Join us for Armed Forces Day

Published on 24th May 2019

A military parade and a host of family fun and entertainment are being lined up to celebrate Armed Forces Day in Sandwell on Saturday 29 June.

Cabinet 2019/20

Meet the new Leader of the Council, her Cabinet and the new Mayor and Deputy Mayor

Published on 22nd May 2019

Sandwell Council’s new Leader has pledged to “improve the lives of the people of Sandwell”.

Mayor of Sandwell 2012 Councillor Keith Davies

New Mayoral team for Sandwell

Published on 22nd May 2019

Sandwell has a new mayoral team, which will be raising money for two local charities over the coming year.

Fizz Free success at RSA Academy

Fizz Free campaign a success in Sandwell schools

Published on 15th May 2019

Four Sandwell schools are receiving special awards for their efforts to avoid sugary fizzy drinks in the Fizz Free February campaign.

Significant improvements for children with special needs and disabilities in Sandwell

Published on 14th May 2019

A re-inspection of Sandwell's services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities has highlighted significant improvements.