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Professor Marian Gieszczykiewicz at Auschwitz

Mayor remembers murdered grandfather and all victims of genocide at Holocaust Memorial event

Published on 20th January 2020

The Mayor of Sandwell will talk about her Polish grandfather who was murdered at Auschwitz at a special Holocaust memorial event in West Bromwich.

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.

Town Crier Adrian Holmes

Town crier talk at Langley Library

Published on 16th January 2020

Oyez! Oyez! Oyez! A talk by Sandwell Town Crier Adrian Holmes is to be held at Langley Library, Oldbury, on Monday (20 January) afternoon.

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.

Smethwick Local Pantry launch to help families

Published on 15th January 2020

A community 'local pantry' food store has opened in Smethwick to throw a lifeline to people struggling to feed their families properly.

David Stevens, Chief Executive, Sandwell Council

Sandwell Council appoints chief executive

Published on 14th January 2020

David Stevens has been appointed as Chief Executive of Sandwell Council.

Roger Horton during his mayoral term

Former councillor nominated for Freeman

Published on 14th January 2020

A former Mayor of Sandwell and one of the most dedicated local councillors has been nominated for the honour of  Freeman of the Borough.

Celebrating more active young people with the #MoveMoreSandwell partnership

Published on 10th January 2020

A host of organisations have been working together for the last year as the #MoveMoreSandwell partnership to encourage people in Sandwell to take more physical exercise.

Careers in Sandwell banner

Find a career in Sandwell

Published on 10th January 2020

A careers event will be held at Sandwell Council House in Oldbury on Tuesday 4 February, showcasing the wide range of jobs and apprenticeships available in Sandwell.

west smethwick park pool

Amateur photographers invited to enter West Smethwick Park calendar competition

Published on 8th January 2020

Amateur photographers are being invited to get out their cameras for a competition to mark the 125th anniversary of West Smethwick Park.

Volunteers thanked for supporting Christmas food and advice sessions

Published on 7th January 2020

Council staff volunteers who worked through Christmas week to help rough sleepers and people at risk of homelessness in Sandwell have been praised for their sterling efforts.

Rent report to be discussed by Cabinet

Published on 30th December 2019

Rents on council homes in Sandwell are set to rise from April 2020 as the council seeks extra cash to invest in properties and build more new homes.

Extra powers proposed to tackle fly-tipping

Published on 30th December 2019

Sandwell Council is stepping up its fight against fly-tipping with proposals to bring in £400 fines for householders who irresponsibly dispose of waste.

Sandwell to launch consultation on climate change

Published on 30th December 2019

Sandwell Council is to publish its Climate Change Strategy and an Air Quality Action Plan in the New Year.

Making it easier to report anti-social behaviour

Published on 30th December 2019

Sandwell Council has launched a new online form to help people report anti-social behaviour.

Arts Council funding boosts live jazz and blues at Sandwell libraries

Published on 30th December 2019

Live jazz and blues will be heard at Sandwell's libraries throughout 2020 following a successful bid for funding to Arts Council England.


Indian restaurant fined £175k after chef burned in gas explosion

Published on 20th December 2019

The former bosses of a Cradley Heath Indian restaurant have been handed suspended prison sentences and the company fined £175,000 after a chef suffered serious burns from a dangerous tandoor oven.

Town grant support for Wednesbury group's Christmas meal

Published on 20th December 2019

Members, relatives, carers and friends at a Wednesbury community group got together for a Christmas meal with support from a Sandwell Council town grant.

Tom Stanton and Billy Spakemon

Sandwell libraries thank volunteers and friends groups

Published on 20th December 2019

Sandwell libraries held a special event to thank their friends groups and volunteers.

Bloomfield Christmas

Town grant boost for Christmas meal for Bloomfield's Over 50s Club

Published on 19th December 2019

Volunteers and members at Bloomfield's Over 50s Club in Tipton enjoyed a Christmas meal and entertainment with support from a Sandwell Council town grant.

Staff from Sandwell Council and Sandwell Children's Trust with presents

Generous council staff donate Christmas presents

Published on 19th December 2019

Sandwell Council staff have donated hundreds of presents for to be distributed to care leavers across the borough.

Holocaust Memorial candle

Holocaust memorial commemoration urges everyone to Stand Together

Published on 19th December 2019

People in Sandwell will get the chance to remember the victims of genocide at a special Holocaust memorial event in West Bromwich.

Prize winner

Rowley Regis Christmas hamper raffle raises money for charity

Published on 17th December 2019

Charity-conscious staff at a council office in Rowley Regis have raised money for the Multiple Sclerosis Society by organising a Christmas hamper prize draw for staff and visitors.

Performers at this year's Civic carol Concert

Mayor says thank you to concert goers

Published on 13th December 2019

Sandwell’s Mayor has expressed her thanks to everyone who got in to the Christmas spirit by attending this year’s Civic Carol Concert at West Bromwich Town Hall last Saturday (7 December).

Mayor with Sandra Carter, Pauline Lawley and Ruth Wilkins

Exhibition tribute to local author at West Bromwich Town Hall

Published on 5th December 2019

A special exhibition has been opened in West Bromwich Town Hall in memory of and to show off the highly-praised community work of late local historian Anne Wilkins.

Sandwell Council Workplace Nursery staff collecting Outstanding Ofsted award

Sandwell's annual childcare awards

Published on 3rd December 2019

Hundreds of Sandwell childcare professionals attended a special award ceremony evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and high level of childcare in Sandwell.

Reception children from Jubilee Park Academy and Joseph Turner Primary School

Trees planted in Tipton for National Tree Week

Published on 2nd December 2019

Reception children have been planting trees as part of Sandwell Council's huge tree planting programme.

Liam Louf

Enjoy Christmas at Sandwell's museums

Published on 29th November 2019

Sandwell Museums staff have organised a joyful Yuletide programme to ensure families can enjoy a world of festive fun and winter wonder in the run-up to Christmas,

Blue Light project wins second national award

Published on 29th November 2019

A much-praised scheme to help dependent drinkers in Sandwell while easing the pressure on emergency services has won a top national award, the second in two months.

Evidence used at the trial

Headteacher and secretary jailed over school fraud following Sandwell Council investigation

Published on 28th November 2019

A headteacher and secretary were this week jailed for defrauding their Smethwick school of more than half a million pounds.