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Safer 6 launch in Rowley Regis, 2018

Busy Rowley Regis week as Safer 6 swings into action

Published on 22nd October 2018

An action-packed programme of clean-ups, safety patrols and crime prevention sessions across Rowley Regis helped kick off Sandwell’s annual autumn Safer 6 campaign.

£9,600 court bill for Smethwick restaurant owner following mice infestation

Published on 22nd October 2018

A Sandwell restaurant owner has been ordered to pay more than £9,600 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to four food hygiene charges.

Beat the Burglar

Beat the Burglar roadshow in Newton, Great Barr and Yew Tree

Published on 22nd October 2018

The Beat the Burglar roadshow will be in Newton, Great Barr and Yew Tree on Saturday 27 October.

Councillor Shirley Hosell and Councillor Syeda Khatun at Moose Martial Arts

New kit for martial arts group

Published on 22nd October 2018

A West Bromwich karate club which teaches people self-defence skills and trains athletes for major championships has been awarded a grant by a special Sandwell Council fund.

Debbie Smallman and Deb Slater

Go Purple campaign raises money for refuges

Published on 19th October 2018

Staff at Sandwell Council have helped to raise more than £600 to back the Go Purple campaign to help and support victims of domestic abuse.

Sandwell remembers 100 years on - remembrance services and parades

Published on 18th October 2018

Remembrance Sunday services and parades will be taking place across Sandwell on Sunday 11 November – exactly 100 years on from the Armistice that ended the First World War.

Appeal for pallets for bonfire night

Published on 17th October 2018

Sandwell Council is appealing for firms to donate any unwanted pallets to ensure a big blaze at its bonfire and fireworks event next month.

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West Bromwich balti house fined almost £3k over "peanut-free" meal which contained peanuts

Published on 17th October 2018

The owners of a West Bromwich balti house where a meal advertised as "peanut-free" contained enough of a trace to give an allergic person an anaphylactic reaction have been ordered to pay almost £3,00

Latest taxi checks reveal vast majority pass the test

Published on 16th October 2018

The latest spot checks on taxis operating in Sandwell found 17 out of 20 vehicles met all legal requirements.

Beat the Burglar roadshow in Charlemont

Published on 16th October 2018

The Beat the Burglar roadshow will be in Charlemont, West Bromwich, on Saturday 20 October.

Safer 6 roadshow in West Bromwich

Published on 16th October 2018

Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign team will be holding an information roadshow in West Bromwich town centre on Monday 22 October.

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Calling private landlords - advertise good quality properties for free on new website

Published on 16th October 2018

Private landlords who rent out good-quality homes in Sandwell are being urged to sign up to a new website where they can promote their properties free of charge.

Volunteers provide make-over at care home

Published on 15th October 2018

A Smethwick care home for people with dementia has enjoyed a make-over thanks to the generosity of council staff and local contractors and suppliers.

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Autumn wedding fair at Lightwoods House

Published on 15th October 2018

Couples are invited to an autumn wedding fair at Lightwoods House in Bearwood.

Vote now for Tipton photo competition winner

Published on 12th October 2018

Voting is now open in a photo competition celebrating Tipton’s parks and green spaces.

Disused West Bromwich office block under demolition

Published on 11th October 2018

The demolition of a tired and out-of-date West Bromwich office block is well underway.

An exhibition celebrating the pioneering Windrush generation who came to Britain from the Caribbean has opened at Central Library, West Bromwich as part of Black History Month programme in Sandwell.

Celebrating Black History Month at Sandwell libraries

Published on 9th October 2018

An exhibition celebrating the pioneering Windrush generation who came to Britain from the Caribbean has opened at Central Library, West Bromwich as part of Black History Month programme in Sandwell.

More help for vulnerable people in Sandwell

Published on 8th October 2018

Sandwell Council has given the go-ahead to plans to work with a local charity in providing furniture and white goods to the most vulnerable people living in the borough.

World Mental Health day at Oldbury Library

Published on 8th October 2018

Sandwell Libraries are holding a special Mental Health Day at their Oldbury library to help people get more insight into the advice available to local families.

St Giles Church, Rowley Regis

Sandwell marks National Customer Service Week

Published on 5th October 2018

An ambitious programme of community work in Sandwell used the skills of council staff and volunteers to do much-needed improvement work at local centres.

National recognition for anti-slavery work

Published on 5th October 2018

Sandwell Council’s efforts to fight modern slavery and human trafficking have been recognised by a national awards scheme.

Cllr Bill Gavan, Clare Harbinson (mom), Ellie Harbinson, Jayden Harbinson, Rick Dubidat (trainer)

Champion kickboxers from Wednesbury win gold

Published on 5th October 2018

Two Sandwell kickboxers are celebrating after winning gold medals and English titles at a recent competition. 

Tickets go on sale for Dartmouth Park bonfire night

Published on 5th October 2018

Tickets have gone on sale for Sandwell’s annual bonfire and fireworks display at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich on Friday 2 November 2018.

Volunteers urged to join conservation projects at Sandwell Valley

Published on 4th October 2018

Staff working on important conservation schemes in Sandwell's Local Nature Reserves are seeking new volunteers to help them with practical work on improvements to paths, ponds and other projects.

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All age groups invited to careers event - Tuesday 30 October

Published on 2nd October 2018

Anyone looking for advice or support on finding work, starting an apprenticeship or getting on a training course is invited to an event at Sandwell Council House on Tuesday 30 October.

Tipton cemetery

Flying the Green Flag for Tipton Cemetery

Published on 28th September 2018

Tipton Cemetery is celebrating being awarded a Green Flag for the seventh year in a row.

Recycling Right campaign launches

Published on 26th September 2018

A special “Recycle Right” campaign has been launched in Sandwell tying in with this year’s national Recycle Week (24-30 September).

Dignity champions

Carers leading the way with Dignity Programme

Published on 26th September 2018

Care staff from across Sandwell have been recognised for the work they are doing to promote the importance of treating the elderly with dignity.

Council continues investment in council homes

Published on 25th September 2018

Sandwell’s cabinet members have approved nearly seven million pounds worth of investment in its council housing stock.

Don't forget to vote for your Green Flag favourite

Published on 25th September 2018

There's still time to vote for your favourite Sandwell green space in a national poll.