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'Camera car' helps tackle dangerous parking

Published on 18th December 2014

Our new 'camera car' is helping tackle dangerous parking – fining nearly 600 motorists in its first two months.

Housing staff raise £300 for cancer charity

Published on 19th December 2014

Generous staff at Blackheath housing office have raised more than £300 for Macmillan Cancer Care by selling raffle tickets for a Christmas food hamper.

Fire safety campaign hailed a success

Published on 19th December 2014

Housing bosses have hailed as a success a joint campaign with West Midlands Fire Service.

Annual Christmas carol concert raises cash for Mayor's charity

Published on 19th December 2014

The annual Christmas carol concert at West Bromwich Town Hall was a great success raising money for the Mayor’s charity.

Christmas hampers for families in need

Published on 19th December 2014

Training experts BCTG got into the Christmas spirit by giving away food hampers to a dozen families in West Bromwich.

Dog fouling crackdown continues

Published on 19th December 2014

Council chiefs have vowed to keep up their dog fouling crackdown in 2015 - and thanked responsible dog owners for helping keep parks and streets clean.

Council staff Christmas donation to food banks

Published on 18th December 2014

Staff from Sandwell Council have donated tins and packets to families in need this Christmas.

Council tenants need to check status of new lodgers

Published on 18th December 2014

Council tenants who share their homes with lodgers are being reminded about recent new legislation which could see them face fines if their lodgers are illegal immigrants.

Sandwell Community Offer launched

Published on 18th December 2014

A innovative project which aims to transform health and care services in Sandwell by forging a new partnership with local voluntary and community groups has been launched.

Top marks for Sandwell's online learning service

Published on 18th December 2014

A Sandwell Council team which helps people learn new skills or gain qualifications to get a job has passed an inspection with flying colours.

Landlord 'right to rent checks' introduced for West Midlands landlords

Published on 18th December 2014

Landlords and homeowners with tenants or lodgers in Sandwell are now required to check that potential tenants have the right to live in the UK, before letting a property to them.

Sainsbury's boost for looked after children

Published on 18th December 2014

Sainsbury's Oldbury store has come up trumps for Sandwell’s Looked After Children by arranging a donation of toys from staff.

Energy switch is back

Published on 18th December 2014

A popular cash-saving energy scheme for Sandwell residents is back.

Restaurant makes donation to Mayor's charity

Published on 18th December 2014

The owner of a recently opened Rowley Regis restaurant has donated more than £325 to the Mayor of Sandwell's charity appeal.

Car park cleaned up in Smethwick

Published on 18th December 2014

Rubbish dumped by fly tippers at a car park in Smethwick has been cleaned up by a Sandwell Council cleansing team - after a call for action from local residents.

New Year start for Lightwoods restoration

Published on 17th December 2014

Work is due to start at the end of January on the £5.2 million restoration of Lightwoods Park and House.

New Youth Police & Crime Commissioner elected for Sandwell

Published on 15th December 2014

A Phoenix Collegiate Academy student is flying the flag for safety after being elected Sandwell’s new Youth Police & Crime Commissioner.

Join the Tri-Albion Challenge with Blind Dave and Baggies' legends

Published on 15th December 2014

People are being urged to gear up and get into the saddle for a three-day cycle challenge with Sandwell’s Blind Dave Heeley.

Young people 'Ready for Sport' with new scheme

Published on 15th December 2014

Free sports sessions are on offer for young people in Sandwell thanks to an exciting new scheme being launched in January.

Libraries offer dementia help

Published on 15th December 2014

Sandwell library staff are working with volunteers on ways to help people with dementia.

Help with New Year health resolutions

Published on 15th December 2014

Making your New Year health resolutions?

Game on in Sandwell libraries!

Published on 15th December 2014

Our libraries are now offering gaming and film clubs following a survey with young people.

Church toys donation

Published on 12th December 2014

Sandwell’s Looked After Children are getting the benefit of a donation of toys in the run up to Christmas, thanks to the generosity of Great Barr Methodist Church.

Christmas at the Manor House

Published on 12th December 2014

For the perfect way to spend the festive season, make sure you come along to the Manor House museum this Christmas, and enjoy all the special events leading up to the big day.

Young people help shape the future

Published on 12th December 2014

Young people in Sandwell were given the chance to have their say about the borough’s future at a council event.

New laws on food allergies

Published on 11th December 2014

People with food allergies will have a right to more info when they eat out.

Centre's Christmas community spirit

Published on 8th December 2014

Sant Nirankari Mission, Wednesbury, will be hosting its annual Christmas lunch for older people in the community on Saturday 13 December at 12 noon.

Great Bridge Christmas Extravaganza

Published on 8th December 2014

All are welcome at Great Bridge's Christmas Extravaganza on Friday 12 December.

Report illegal sales and scams confidentially

Published on 8th December 2014

Sandwell Council trading standards are calling on residents to give them any information they may have about the sale of illegal goods, misleading claims or scams.

Plea for gift donations to women's refuge this Christmas

Published on 5th December 2014

We've launched an appeal to help around 50 Sandwell children and 44 women who will spend Christmas in a refuge away from their homes this year.