Sandwell Council House reception will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May

The main reception at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May due to Annual Council. The reception will re-open as normal at 9am on Wednesday 22 May. Access council services online →

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Mental Health Awareness Week

Events to mark Mental Health Awareness Week

Published on 10th May 2019

Sandwell is marking Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) with a series of events for people to find out more about support services available.

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.

Businesses invited to free event in West Bromwich

Published on 13th May 2019

Black Country businesses are invited to a free conference where they can learn more about how Sandwell Council Regulatory Services can help and support them.

Open day at Sandwell Valley Crematorium

Published on 10th May 2019

A special open day is to be held at the Sandwell Valley Crematorium at West Bromwich, as part of Dying Matters Awareness Week.

Dying Matters Let's Talk About It

Dying Matters events in Sandwell

Published on 9th May 2019

Events are being held in and around Sandwell next week in support of national Dying Matters Awareness Week (Monday 13 - Sunday 19 May).

Council gets 'good' rating for care service

Published on 8th May 2019

The Short-Term Assessment and Reablement service run by Sandwell Council to support people in their home has achieved a “good” inspection report from the Care Quality Commission. 

Community invited to launch of £5.2 million restoration of West Smethwick Park

Published on 7th May 2019

The £5.2 million restoration of West Smethwick Park will be officially launched at a community event.

Pete Burling

This Oldbury lollipop man is keeping pedestrians safe - 53 years after being knocked over on the same road

Published on 1st May 2019

An Oldbury man who almost died after being knocked over on the Wolverhampton Road as a child is helping keep pedestrians safe – as a lollipop man.

Sports grants on offer in Sandwell

Published on 29th April 2019

Sports clubs and gifted local athletes are being urged to apply for special Sandwell Council grants.

Life, death and sticky toffee pudding

Published on 29th April 2019

A special storytelling comedy concert about death is booked for a Smethwick library – with the promise of a “loving and joyously alive” show for everyone.

Young Planner of the Year winner Jenna Langford from Sandwell Council receives her award from David Cowans, Chief Executive at Places for People and Trustee of the Julie Cowans Trust.

Sandwell's Jenna wins young planner of the year award

Published on 29th April 2019

A Sandwell Council planning officer is celebrating being named the UK’s Young Planner of the Year.

Awards boost for council staff

Published on 23rd April 2019

Staff at Sandwell Council are celebrating after the authority was shortlisted and commended in more categories of a national awards scheme than any other Council.

Kiernan Blick

Remote control car event comes to Lightwoods Park

Published on 17th April 2019

Lightwoods skatepark in Bearwood will see remote control cars riding the ramps for the first time - after the idea was dreamed up by a local schoolboy.

Lesley Hagger, Executive Director, Children's Services and Frances Craven, Chief Executive, Sandwell Children's Trust

A cracking effort - Easter egg donations

Published on 17th April 2019

Sandwell Council staff and councillors have been generously donating Easter eggs for local disadvantaged children and young people. 

safer driving

Safer driving sessions for older people declared a success

Published on 16th April 2019

Older people across the Black Country are driving safely thanks to sessions hosted by councils and partners.

Primary school places offered in Sandwell

Published on 16th April 2019

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

Man who punched enforcement officer over parking ticket given suspended sentence

Published on 16th April 2019

A man who assaulted a Sandwell Council civilian enforcement officer for putting a parking ticket on his van has been handed a suspended jail sentence.

Luke Perry with children from Meadows Special School

Sculpture for Oldbury school memorial garden

Published on 15th April 2019

Children from The Meadows Special School in Oldbury have been to visit a sculpture that will soon be placed in the school's memorial garden.

aquatics centre

Aquatics Centre gets go-ahead

Published on 9th April 2019

The £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been given the final go-ahead by councillors.

Reminder for employers during Child Employment Awareness Month

Published on 8th April 2019

Employers in Sandwell are being reminded they need permits to employ 13 to 16-year-olds in part-time jobs such as paper rounds and shop work.

Sandwell gets academy place for young people

Published on 5th April 2019

Sandwell Council has been selected for a special Early Years support scheme to give children and young people at risk in the borough a better chance in life.

Group photo from the session

Successful event in Rowley Regis to tackle knife crime

Published on 3rd April 2019

St Michael’s Church of England high school is using innovative ways to tackle youth violence and knife crime in Sandwell. 

Fun new season at Sandwell museums

Published on 2nd April 2019

Sandwell museums have reopened to general visitors this week, with exciting family activities lined up for the spring, including Easter and the May bank holidays weekends.

International Rangoli artist exhibition comes to Sandwell

Published on 1st April 2019

An exhibition of work by international Rangoli artist Ranbir Kaur opens at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery this week.

£500K cash and illegal cigarettes found in raids

Published on 28th March 2019

Raids on premises in Sandwell have led to the discovery of around £300,000 of illegal cigarettes and a stash of £500,000 in cash.

Freedom of the borough award for David Manners

Businessman David Manners awarded Freedom of the Borough

Published on 25th March 2019

A top Oldbury businessman and charity supporter was made an Honorary Freeman of Sandwell at a special ceremony on Saturday.

New phone numbers for Sandwell libraries

Published on 25th March 2019

Phone numbers at Sandwell's libraries will change from Monday 1 April.

Depot to be demolished for housing in Oldbury

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council is demolishing a former depot site in Oldbury to provide land for much-needed housing.

Big Spring Clean

£57,000 boost for litter volunteers

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council has secured £57,000 to clean- up town centres and encourage people to take pride in where they live.