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Consultation proposed on future of Brandhall Golf Course

Published on 22nd October 2019

The first new major public park in Sandwell’s 45-year history could be created in Oldbury alongside a new school and new homes.

At Bleakhouse Library, promoting half-term activities

Holiday activities at Sandwell libraries thanks to funding support

Published on 22nd October 2019

Half-term fun at Sandwell libraries next week will include entertaining activities funded by a special grant secured by the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries.

Award-winning team

Blue Light scheme wins national award

Published on 22nd October 2019

A much-praised scheme to help dependent drinkers in Sandwell while easing the pressure on emergency services has won one of the country’s top public health awards.

Volunteers help improve facilities at The Bridge Centre

Published on 22nd October 2019

A group of volunteers and contractors worked together to decorate rooms and corridors at The Bridge Centre in St Marks Road, Tipton, with materials provided by suppliers.

Award-winning teams

Award success for apprenticeship work

Published on 21st October 2019

Sandwell Council has won top national recognition for its much-praised work with apprenticeships and school leavers

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Half-term Halloween fun in Sandwell

Published on 21st October 2019

There are more than 300 fun activities, sessions and events to keep families entertained in Sandwell this October half-term holiday.

WMCA/Sandwell Council Friar Park annoucement

WMCA and Sandwell Council deal unlocks biggest brownfield housing site in region

Published on 21st October 2019

A huge swathe of former industrial land in Sandwell is to be turned into homes after lying derelict for decades.

Road safety award for Great Barr primary school

Road safety award for Great Barr primary school

Published on 18th October 2019

A Great Barr school has scooped an award for improving road safety for pupils, parents and the community.

The Mayor with planting the tree at Crocketts Community Primary school

Ten year anniversary at Smethwick primary school

Published on 17th October 2019

Staff, parents and special guests were joined by the Mayor of Sandwell to celebrate ten years since the school site first opened.

New mobile library

New mobile library launched

Published on 17th October 2019

A new mobile library has been officially launched to provide books and other services to Sandwell people who cannot get to their local library.

Transport advice for autumn and winter 

Published on 17th October 2019

Sandwell Council's cabinet member for sustainable transport, Councillor Jackie Taylor, is issuing advice for road users this autumn to help traffic move more freely across the borough.

Students from two Sandwell high schools learned more about democracy this week when they attended a full council meeting.

Students attend council meeting as part of National Democracy Week

Published on 17th October 2019

Students from two Sandwell high schools learned more about democracy this week when they attended a full council meeting.

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Live entertainment announced for fireworks night in Sandwell

Published on 15th October 2019

A great line-up of live entertainment has been announced for this year’s fireworks display and bonfire party at Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich, on Friday 1 November.

St Matthew's Primary new building

Extension nearly complete for primary school in Smethwick

Published on 11th October 2019

Building works are nearing completion to double the capacity of a Smethwick Primary School.

With the Friends of West Smethwick Park

Community activities coming up at West Smethwick Park

Published on 11th October 2019

A series of free activities as part of the community programme at West Smethwick Park are being held over the next two weeks.

Support for rough sleepers as Sandwell marks World Homeless Day

Published on 10th October 2019

Housing officers at Sandwell Council are working with a local Sikh charitable organisation to help the homeless.

Sessions for people who want to get online

Published on 9th October 2019

Sandwell Council is participating in a national digital campaign to help more people to get online and learn new digital skills.

Sandwell Council leads the way on housebuilding

Published on 9th October 2019

Sandwell Council is leading the way on housebuilding, with hundreds of much-needed council properties being built across the borough.

Launch of pilot scheme to help vulnerable homeless people

Published on 9th October 2019

A pilot scheme to help some of the most vulnerable homeless people has been launched in Sandwell.

All the Fun of the Fair arts trail banner

Vote now for All the Fun of the Fair competition finalists

Published on 8th October 2019

People can vote now for their favourite pieces of work by Sandwell artists in the final of the All the Fun of the Fair competition.

Advice line reminder for people facing homelessness

Published on 8th October 2019

Residents in Sandwell are being reminded that the council offers help to anyone at risk of homelessness or in need of benefit advice.

Chance for budding authors to get Skrawling!

Published on 7th October 2019

Everyone has one novel in them, so the saying goes – and budding authors in Sandwell are being given the chance to unleash their creative side.

Grassroots community arts festival

Community fridge touring Sandwell

Published on 4th October 2019

Sandwell Council is developing an Inclusive Economy Deal, which will be among the first in the country. 

Christian Youth & Community Service and Krunch UK are the first to benefit from the Sandwell Community Fund

Dormant funds helping boost projects for children and young people

Published on 4th October 2019

Sandwell Council has passed cash in dormant charity funds to the Heart of England Community Foundation to help local charities to run activities for young people.

Lisa McNally, director of public health, with some of the Blue Light Project team

National recognition for scheme helping dependent drinkers

Published on 3rd October 2019

A scheme helping dependent drinkers in Sandwell while easing the pressure on emergency services has been nominated for another top national award.

Beat It Percussion at Wednesbury Library

Making music sessions in Wednesbury

Published on 1st October 2019

A special series of music-making sessions are to be held at Wednesbury Library to help people experiencing memory loss or living with dementia.

GAP Centre event

Town grants support fun in the sun

Published on 30th September 2019

Town grants for groups amounting to more than £3,000 helped to finance two events in West Bromwich to encourage local people to get together in their communities.

Tipton Cemetery award

Gold national award for Tipton Cemetery

Published on 27th September 2019

The much-praised Tipton Cemetery has won a highly-coveted gold award in a national competition.

Mansi, Zaara and Martin from Ferndale Primary with their winning designs

Children tackle dangerous parking at Ferndale Primary

Published on 27th September 2019

Children at Ferndale Primary in Great Barr have launched a campaign to make the roads safer around their school.

Tipton Townswomen's Guild trip

Townswomen's Guild trip thanks to town grant

Published on 27th September 2019

Members of a Townswomen’s Guild in Sandwell who are celebrating the group's 70-year anniversary went on a special celebratory trip to a Shropshire beauty spot.