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Council offices and contact centres are closed on Saturday 27 May and Monday 29 May. Your bins will be collected as normal on Bank Holiday Monday. Libraries are closed on Monday 29 May only.

Latest news

Mayor Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE and Deputy Mayor Councillor Susan Downing

New Mayoral team for Sandwell

Published on 16th May 2017

Sandwell has a new Mayoral team for the year ahead – with Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE as Mayor and Councillor Susan Eaves as Deputy Mayor. 

Sandwell Arts Cafe showcases local artistic talent

Published on 23rd May 2017

A summer season of art is set to go on show at Sandwell Arts Café showcasing local creative talent.

New antenatal classes for Sandwell

Published on 23rd May 2017

Special free antenatal course for parents-to-be in the borough are being offered by Sandwell Public Health.

Residents capture unauthorised encampment breaking on to West Bromwich playing fields on film

Published on 19th May 2017

An unauthorised encampment has been removed from a West Bromwich playing field after criminal damage was committed to break onto the site.

Encouraging young people to register to vote at Health Futures UTC, West Bromwich

Campaign encourages young people to register to vote

Published on 18th May 2017

Students at schools and colleges in Sandwell are being encouraged to register to vote and participate in democracy under a scheme to get young people interested in both politics and civic leadership.

Last year's Sandwell Families Big Picnic

Annual family picnic in West Bromwich

Published on 18th May 2017

Families are invited to a fantastic day out at the Sandwell Families Big Picnic this half-term.

Man V Fat

MAN v FAT football game kicks weight into touch

Published on 17th May 2017

Fat-fighting men on a weight-loss football scheme scored a great goal – losing a whopping 61 stones, the equivalent of 61 FA cups, between them.

Green Man day at Oak House

Published on 16th May 2017

All things Green Man are coming to Sandwell’s historic Oak House as part of traditional spring celebrations.

Everybunny dance

Everybunny Dance! National Bookstart Week comes to Sandwell

Published on 15th May 2017

Libraries in Sandwell are hosting special events to celebrate books and reading to mark National Bookstart Week (June 5-11).

Half-term fun at Haden Hill House

Published on 15th May 2017

From magic tricks to exploring the jungle, lots of fun is lined up at a Sandwell historic house to keep children entertained during half-term.

Bloomin' art deadline

Published on 15th May 2017

Artists are being reminded about the looming deadline for a Sandwell arts trail showcasing how bloomin' lovely wildlife, flowers and nature in the borough are.

Underage sales clampdown

Published on 11th May 2017

A clampdown on selling alcohol and cigarettes to minors in Sandwell is driving the number of illegal sales down, say trading standards officers.

Have your say - topics wanted for scrutiny boards

Published on 10th May 2017

Sandwell residents have the chance to suggest topics for the council's scrutiny boards to look at.

Lead actors Henry Cunningham (aged 8) and Evie Mills (aged 10) from Leicestershire, at the launch of 'Giants'

Big launch for 'Giants'

Published on 10th May 2017

A new short film about fostering, called ‘Giants’, has been launched to mark the start of Foster Care Fortnight (8 – 21 May) across the Midlands.

Ceramic Garden

Sandwell's Ceramic Garden to bloom at Malvern Spring Festival

Published on 8th May 2017

A display of 1,200 beautiful hand-made ceramic flowers and 500 mini beasts, made as part of a Sandwell arts project, will receive national attention at a top gardening show.

ACEs

An ACE too many – working to prevent adverse childhood experiences

Published on 8th May 2017

An event aimed at helping to prevent adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and supporting children and adults who have experienced them is being held in Sandwell.

High-rise refurbishment shortlisted for RICS awards

Published on 5th May 2017

A transformation scheme which has seen three high-rise blocks in Smethwick benefit from an £11 million makeover has been shortlisted for two prestigious industry awards

Forge Lane parking

Red route to stamp out bad parking in Cradley Heath

Published on 5th May 2017

Bad parking is being stamped out in Cradley Heath with a new red route banning parking and stopping at any time.

Tipton's libraries honoured by Royal British Legion

Published on 5th May 2017

Tipton library staff, friends and volunteers have been recognised for the support they have given to their local Royal British Legion branch.

Lightwoods House

Top awards for Sandwell buildings

Published on 4th May 2017

Sympathetic restoration work to a Grade II listed Sandwell house has been recognised in a building excellence award.

Planning committee backs temporary transit site for travellers

Published on 4th May 2017

A plan to create a temporary transit site for travellers in Sandwell has been approved for a period of three years.

Doll's House pub demolition

Published on 4th May 2017

An eyesore former pub which has been targeted by arsonists will be demolished after its owners failed to comply with a legal notice served by Sandwell Council.

Tales of King Arthur at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery

Published on 2nd May 2017

Tales about legendary King Arthur are the theme of spring half-term at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery as the attraction hosts two themed activity days.

Film premiere launch for new Midlands fostering film

Published on 28th April 2017

A ground-breaking new short film highlighting the need for foster carers who can help keep brothers and sisters in care together is being launched in Birmingham on Wednesday 03 May.

Mrs Wendy Priest and headteacher Mr Phillip Butcher with pupils (L-R)  Joanne, Trinity, Avie-Tru and Shia-Leigh.

Wednesbury nursery teacher retires after 33 years

Published on 27th April 2017

After 33 years of service, nursery teacher Mrs Wendy Priest is saying farewell to The Priory Primary in Wednesbury.

Illicit Tobacco Haul

Illicit tobacco haul seized

Published on 25th April 2017

Sandwell trading standards officers seized 61,000 cigarettes, 10 kg of hand-rolling tobacco and 15kg of shisha tobacco worth more than £35,000 in retail value as part of an illicit tobacco operation.

Sandwell by the sea at half-term

Published on 25th April 2017

It’s just a short hop to the seaside in landlocked Sandwell when a historic house hosts a beach for some half-term fun.

3,000 people more active in Sandwell

Published on 21st April 2017

Sandwell's public health team is celebrating another successful year of its Community Activity Network Delivery Officers (CANDOs), with big increases in the number of people getting active.

Enjoy Shakespeare in Sandwell

Published on 21st April 2017

An all-male cast is performing Shakespeare’s comedy The Merry Wives of Windsor when it stops off in Sandwell as part of a national tour.

Oldbury Writing Group launches World War Two anthology

Published on 21st April 2017

A collection of poems and short stories inspired by World War ll and written by the Oldbury Writing Group is being launched this Saturday, 22 April at Oldbury Library.