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Drone view of Carters Green

Improvements to Carters Green area well under way

Published on 18th September 2019

A major improvement scheme at Carters Green, West Bromwich, to install new paving, seating and street lighting along with more trees and a new public square and events area is well under way.

Fireworks display and party to celebrate 50th anniversary of Moon landings and The Beatles' Abbey Road

Published on 20th September 2019

The 50th anniversary of two iconic moments from the 60s will be celebrated at a fireworks display and party at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich.

Celebrate Black History Month at Sandwell libraries

Published on 20th September 2019

A hard-hitting play based on a controversial General Election and the famous visit of American civil rights leader Malcolm X to Smethwick is part of Black History Month in Sandwell.

Heritage fund cash for Wednesbury town centre improvements

Published on 20th September 2019

Sandwell Council has welcomed the news that plans to restore the historic centre of Wednesbury are set to go ahead thanks to a Government cash grant.

Haden Hill House and Haden Old Hall

Still more to discover at Heritage Open Days

Published on 19th September 2019

There’s still lots to enjoy at Sandwell museums as part of this month’s Heritage Open Days.

Apply for school places in Sandwell

Published on 19th September 2019

Parents in Sandwell can now apply for school places if their child is due to start high school or reception in September 2020.

Safer 6 launch photo

Safer 6 roadshows in Tipton and Smethwick

Published on 18th September 2019

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is in full swing – with information roadshows in Tipton and Smethwick in the coming days for people to get safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice.

Rangoli photo exhibition at Sandwell libraries

Rangoli photo exhibition at Sandwell libraries

Published on 17th September 2019

International Rangoli artist Ranbir Kaur is opening a new photographic exhibition of her work at Sandwell libraries to tell the story of her journey in colour.

Holly and friends

Caring Tipton girl teams up with council to stage fun run following social media search

Published on 13th September 2019

A caring Tipton girl who was tracked down on social media after her letter touched the hearts of council bosses is planning a fun run in aid of Save The Children.

Sugar Smart Sandwell

Sugar Smart Sandwell launched

Published on 12th September 2019

The Sugar Smart Sandwell campaign was launched today with the aim of helping people reduce the amount of sugar in their diet.

Action sees illegal and dangerous private homes shut down

Published on 12th September 2019

Fifteen illegal and dangerous private properties let out in Sandwell have been shut down by a special housing team over the past year as part of a wider blitz on crimes linked to poor housing.

Big Spring Clean superheroes from National Citizen Service

Praise for Big Spring Clean volunteers

Published on 12th September 2019

More than 1,600 Sandwell volunteers helped out in this year's Big Spring Clean campaign to collect a staggering amount of rubbish from sites across the borough.

Connexions support to Sandwell young people

Published on 11th September 2019

The Connexions Sandwell team that helped hundreds of young people to continue their studies after GCSE and A-level results has been praised for the support it has offered.

Firms urged to take on apprentices

Published on 11th September 2019

Local companies are being offered the opportunity to develop and upskill their staff free of charge with support from Sandwell Council’s Apprenticeship Levy Fund.

Dog

Housing teams win PawPrints Award

Published on 10th September 2019

Housing staff in Sandwell have won a top national award for their work on dealing with pet issues and protecting animals.

Action to combat slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell is receiving national recognition.

National recognition for Sandwell's anti-slavery work

Published on 6th September 2019

Action to combat slavery and human trafficking in Sandwell is receiving national recognition.

Sandwell team 'thrilled' to be finalists

Published on 5th September 2019

Sandwell Council's SHAPE Team have been announced as finalists in the Annual Children & Young People Now Awards 2019.

New school in Sandwell welcomes first students

New school in Sandwell welcomes first students

Published on 4th September 2019

West Bromwich Collegiate Academy welcomed its first pupils today (Wednesday 4 September).

Supported living scheme shortlisted for national award

Published on 4th September 2019

An innovative Sandwell Council supported-living scheme in West Bromwich has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

Children and families enjoyed fun on the Youth Bus, advice and entertainment at the launch of a new project to help young people in the transition to secondary school.

Fun at launch of new youth scheme

Published on 4th September 2019

Children and families enjoyed fun on the Youth Bus, advice and entertainment at the launch of a new project to help young people in the transition to secondary school.

Fun activities set for autumn at West Smethwick Park

Published on 4th September 2019

People are invited to join the first volunteers' day at West Smethwick Park later this month to help with conservation work.

Councillor Yvonne Davies and partners promote the Stop Loan Sharks campaign

Action against loan sharks

Published on 3rd September 2019

Sandwell Council alongside a number of voluntary sector partners has signed up to the Stop Loan Sharks campaign in bid to protect people from illegal moneylenders who prey on those seeking cash deals.

Green Flag awards

Vote for Sandwell's parks and green spaces in national competition

Published on 3rd September 2019

People can vote now to help find the nation’s favourite parks – with 12 Sandwell green spaces in the running.

At Carisbrooke Road with councillors and representatives from Sandwell Council and Seddon

Council presses ahead with building more new council homes

Published on 3rd September 2019

Sandwell Council is pressing ahead with its plans to build hundreds of much-needed new council homes.

Chance Glass

Exhibition on famous Chance Brothers glass

Published on 2nd September 2019

An exhibition highlighting the work of the famous Chance Brothers glass factory in Smethwick has been launched at a Sandwell museum.

Vikings at Haden Old Hall

Heritage Open Days at Sandwell museums

Published on 2nd September 2019

Staff and volunteers at Sandwell museums are getting ready for National Heritage Open Days this month - when visitors get free admission visits to places of interest.

Fundraisers with Mayor

Mayor congratulates fundraising family

Published on 30th August 2019

The family of a Tipton-born man have raised more than £8,600 in his memory in a series of sponsored activities – including a charity bike ride from Gosport, Hampshire to his former home in Owen Street, Tipton.

Principal George Faux outside West Bromwich Collegiate Academy

First look at Sandwell's newest secondary school  

Published on 30th August 2019

Finishing touches are taking place at West Bromwich Collegiate Academy in readiness for the start of term.

Housing repairs service set to join the MySandwell online portal

Published on 30th August 2019

Sandwell Council is continuing its digital transformation with housing repair services set to join the MySandwell portal.

Cllrs Davies and Crompton with Rebecca Eaves and Matt Nott front Oliver,Drew and Alex

Town grant for school uniform scheme

Published on 29th August 2019

A £490 grant has been given to the Oak Tree Centre organisation to help them to set up a uniform bank to help people on low incomes to provide school clothing for children.