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New phone numbers for key council services

Published on 30th June 2015

Phone numbers for several key Sandwell Council services will be changing from tomorrow (Wednesday 1 July).

Libraries get behind Black Country

Published on 30th June 2015

Scores of family-friendly events to celebrate the Black Country Festival are being held at Sandwell Libraries throughout July.

Major step forward for £5million West Smethwick Park improvements

Published on 30th June 2015

West Smethwick Park has come a step closer to a major makeover, after plans for the park scooped £337,350 from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

First birthday for museum's barns

Published on 26th June 2015

The Oak House Museum in West Bromwich will be celebrating the one year anniversary of the barns visitor centre on Sunday July 5 with a free family and community fun day.

Slim your bin challenge success

Published on 26th June 2015

National Recycling Week was a big success at New Square, West Bromwich on Thursday 25 June.

Connexions Sandwell win top award

Published on 26th June 2015

Sandwell Connexions has been awarded the prestigious matrix Standard award for the careers information, advice and guidance it provides to young people in Sandwell.

Summer jazz and blues in Sandwell

Published on 26th June 2015

With free live Jazz and Blues music and opportunities to showcase local talent, Sandwell's libraries are looking to create a cool and relaxed vibe this summer.

Lay members needed for adult safeguarding board

Published on 26th June 2015

Sandwell's Safeguarding Adults Board is looking for two lay members to help empower and protect adults with care and support needs.

Children's services staff go green with electric car

Published on 25th June 2015

Our staff in children’s services now have an electric car and two bicycles they can use when they go out to visit families.

Sign up for email updates from the council

Published on 24th June 2015

We've launched a new service to give residents advice, news and information about everything from roadworks to bin collections by email.

A new way of helping young people

Published on 24th June 2015

To reduce the risk of young people going into care or custody Sandwell Council and Dudley Council are introducing a new way of working.

Sandwell wins six RoSPA safety awards

Published on 23rd June 2015

Sandwell Council is celebrating winning six prestigious RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards.

Fun for all at Tividale Summer Festival

Published on 23rd June 2015

The free Tividale Summer Festival returns on Saturday 27 June.

Book in for jazz night at Great Barr library

Published on 22nd June 2015

Library staff hope a night of jazz music with a fish and chip supper will prove just the ticket when they take part in this year’s Birmingham Jazz and Blues Festival.

Tenants set to benefit from £3 million window scheme

Published on 22nd June 2015

Thousands of Sandwell's council tenants are set to feel warmer in their homes following the council awarding a £3 million double-glazing contract.

Oyez, oyez Sandwell town crier tops the lot

Published on 22nd June 2015

Oyez, oyez Sandwell’s official town crier Adrian Holmes has lots to shout about after notching up a trophy haul in a series of national town crying competitions.

A new taskforce to tackle FGM in the West Midlands

Published on 22nd June 2015

A new task force – the first of its kind in the West Midlands – to bring an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) is being launched today (Monday 22 June).

Vintage fairs at Haden Hill and Manor House museums

Published on 18th June 2015

More than 50 stalls selling all things vintage are lined up at fairs hosted by two Sandwell historic houses.

Finalists compete in SHAPE Your Talent Grand Final

Published on 16th June 2015

For anyone who is missing Britain's Got Talent, Sandwell young people are competing in the final of a talent show on Friday 26 June.

Sandwell librarian gets Queen's Honour

Published on 16th June 2015

A long-serving Sandwell librarian has spoken of her shock and joy at being named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Tributes paid to Blackheath Councillor Malcolm Bridges

Published on 16th June 2015

Tributes were today paid to a long-serving Sandwell councillor who passed away following a battle with cancer.

Call for volunteers for Sandwell Arts Festival

Published on 11th June 2015

Volunteers are needed to help out this summer at Sandwell Arts Festival 2015.

Performers wanted to rock the park!

Published on 10th June 2015

The hunt is on for musicians, bands, dancers and comedians to take to the stage in a one-day music show in the park at Sandwell’s Haden Hill House.

Young people alcohol safety patrol in Tipton

Published on 8th June 2015

Police and local organisations patrolled parks and streets in Tipton on a Friday evening to chat to young people about the dangers of underage drinking.

Danish homes team visits Sandwell housing schemes

Published on 5th June 2015

Delegates from a Danish housing association visited two of Sandwell’s newest housing regeneration schemes as part of a UK tour to see examples of best practice for building homes in town centres.

Sandwell backing National Foster Care Fortnight

Published on 5th June 2015

Sandwell Council’s children's services is backing the National Foster Care Fortnight campaign to raise awareness of the urgent need for more people to step forward and become foster carers.

Ofsted report on our children's services

Published on 5th June 2015

Ofsted have today published their report about Sandwell's children's services. Here's what we've said.

By-election announced for Newton ward in Sandwell

Published on 4th June 2015

A by-election will be held in the Newton ward of Sandwell this summer.

Sandwell volunteers are up for awards

Published on 1st June 2015

Sandwell volunteers are set to receive awards for their hard work at a celebration event in West Bromwich.

Trading standards prosecution over lamb kebabs made of sheep and chicken meat

Published on 27th May 2015

Two bosses at a West Midlands food manufacturer have been handed fines and costs totalling more than £16,000 after selling "lamb kebabs" made of sheep meat and chicken.