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St George at Oak House

St George's Day fun in Sandwell

Published on 17th April 2018

There are lots of fun ways to celebrate St George's Day – and Shakespeare Day –  in Sandwell.

Sandwell councillors back resolution on standards

Published on 18th April 2018

Councillors have unanimously called for stronger powers to deal with elected members who abuse their position.

Building excellence recognised at prestigious awards

Published on 18th April 2018

Building projects and building professionals working in Sandwell have been recognised at a prestigious awards scheme after being nominated by Sandwell Council's Building Control team.

Wedding fair returns to Lightwoods House this weekend

Published on 16th April 2018

A wedding fair returns to Lightwoods House this weekend after being postponed by snow in March.

Highest percentage get top choice school place

Published on 16th April 2018

Almost 90 per cent of parents have been offered a place at their first choice of primary school - the highest percentage ever in Sandwell.

BorrowBox comes to Sandwell libraries

Published on 13th April 2018

Users of Sandwell libraries can now take advantage of BorrowBox, a brand new service offering the best in eBooks and eAudiobooks.

Artist impression of what the new school could look like

New secondary school in West Bromwich

Published on 12th April 2018

A new 750 place secondary school in West Bromwich has been given the go ahead by the Department for Education.

Powers used against unauthorised encampment in Smethwick

Published on 11th April 2018

Council and police officers have again used powers to ban unauthorised encampments from the borough after a group set up camp on Galton Bridge station’s car park.

Review praises Sandwell's adult safeguarding work

Published on 11th April 2018

Sandwell Council’s safeguarding work to protect and care for vulnerable adults has been praised in a report by top experts in the field.

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Fly-tippers caught "pink-handed" by trail of paint leading to their back gate

Published on 11th April 2018

A trail of pink paint led Sandwell Council officers to the door of fly-tippers in Smethwick.

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CCTV installed after fly-tipping cleared at Forge Lane

Published on 10th April 2018

Two tonnes of rubbish has been collected from the Sandwell side of Forge Lane in West Bromwich after extensive fly-tipping was cleared from the side of the road.

Standards committee to publish annual report

Published on 9th April 2018

The annual report of the committee dealing with standards matters at Sandwell Council will be published tomorrow (Tuesday).

Left to right are Michael Fox, Mohammed Arsib, Jason Tustin, Javed Iqbal who are shortlisted in this year’s National Recycling Awards 

Lifesaving bin crew nominated for award

Published on 6th April 2018

A recycling bin collection team who saved the life of a resident who suffered a stroke are shortlisted in this year’s National Recycling Awards.

Successful Department for Education visit praises special needs support

Published on 6th April 2018

Significant progress has been made to ensure children and young people in Sandwell with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are getting the right support.

Sandwell Council's taxi licensing team - Paul Arnold, Martyn Davidson, with Ch Supt David Sturman, Stephen Beresford and Stephen Potter.

Award for council taxi licensing team

Published on 5th April 2018

Sandwell Council’s taxi licensing team has picked up an award from West Midlands Police.

Road closure this weekend to clear fly-tipping

Published on 5th April 2018

Forge Lane in West Bromwich will be closed this Sunday (8 April) while extensive fly-tipping is cleared from the side of the road.

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More than 50 fly-tippers fined as crackdown continues

Published on 3rd April 2018

Sandwell Council has now issued more than 50 £400 fines to fly-tippers after a new enforcement team started patrols.

Smarty Pants Nursery

Lightwoods nursery children take on Muddy Puddle Walk

Published on 29th March 2018

Tiny tots are getting ready to take on muddy puddles at a special Peppa Pig sponsored walk next month.

Easter eggs at West Bromwich indoor market

Easter eggs for children in poverty

Published on 29th March 2018

Generous market traders and their customers have donated 142 Easter eggs for children living in poverty.

Charlie Grigg exhibition to launch at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Published on 29th March 2018

A special exhibition celebrating the work of Sandwell-born cartoon artist Charlie 'Chas' Grigg as an illustrator for The Beano and The Dandy is to be launched in Wednesbury.

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Calling all artists...Sandwell's Hidden Treasures competition is now open

Published on 27th March 2018

Local artists are being encouraged to enter Sandwell's Hidden Treasures competition, which is open to all amateur artists, schools and community groups.

A £5,000 make-over to Wednesbury's historic clock tower is now complete.

Wednesbury clock tower make-over completed

Published on 26th March 2018

A £5,000 make-over to Wednesbury's historic clock tower is now complete.

Illegal encampment dealt with quickly in West Bromwich

Published on 26th March 2018

Council and police officers acted quickly to deal with an unauthorised encampment of more than 12 vehicles that broke onto land in West Bromwich yesterday.

Friardale Close

New shops and homes plan for Friar Park

Published on 26th March 2018

Exciting plans are moving forward to transform the Carrington Road and School Road areas in Friar Park, Wednesbury.

Work has started on a £7.5 million scheme which will see 50 new council homes being built in Wednesbury.

Work starts on 50 new council homes

Published on 26th March 2018

Work has started on a £7.5 million scheme which will see 50 new council homes being built in Wednesbury.

Staying safe online sessions for parents and pupils

Published on 26th March 2018

Parents and carers of Sandwell secondary school pupils are invited to attend Clickwise sessions to learn about keeping safe online.

Howzat! Trio of new cricket pitches in Sandwell

Published on 26th March 2018

Budding cricketers will be taking wickets on three brand new cricket pitches this spring.

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Off-plan scheme sees 38 new council homes for Smethwick

Published on 26th March 2018

Keys to nine new council homes at a Smethwick estate have been handed over to Sandwell's housing boss.

Winners with the Mayor and Chief Superintendent Richard Baker and Chief Inspector Rebecca Barnsley

Pupils shine in public speaking contest

Published on 23rd March 2018

Pupils from Wednesbury primary schools took part in a public speaking contest in the Council Chamber at Sandwell Council House today.

Christmas tree fly-tipper is first to receive on-the-spot £400 fine

Published on 23rd March 2018

Sandwell Council's enforcement team caught a fly-tipper red-handed as they tried to dump a number of Christmas trees in a Smethwick street.