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Celebrating Green Flag Awards at Haden Hill Park

Green Flag success for Sandwell's parks and green spaces

Published on 18th July 2017

Eleven parks and green spaces in Sandwell have today been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as among the very best in the country.

Councillor Steve Melia with the returned trophy

Wednesbury Flower Show trophy comes home

Published on 21st July 2017

A silver trophy presented to lady winners in the Wednesbury Horticultural Society flower shows has come home.

Warnings for the 'careless' generation

Published on 21st July 2017

Trading standards officers are warning young people - especially those aged 18-25 years - to be on their guard against falling victim to fraud.

Residents moved from privately-owned West Bromwich apartments

Published on 21st July 2017

Residents have been moved from West Bromwich apartments declared a potential fire hazard – thanks to a joint operation between Sandwell Council, West Midlands Fire Service and West Midlands Police. 

Apply for secondary school places in Sandwell

Published on 19th July 2017

Parents and carers in Sandwell can now apply for secondary school places if their child is due to move to high school in September 2018.

Summer Reading Challenge launch at Smethwick Library

Summer Reading Challenge launched in Sandwell libraries

Published on 19th July 2017

This year's Summer Reading Challenge is now under way – with Sandwell children urged to help clever Animal Agents crack a case at their local library over the six-week school holidays.

Keep the kids occupied this summer in Sandwell

Published on 19th July 2017

There are more than 500 fun activities and events lined up to keep children in Sandwell entertained during the summer holiday.

'Fast Forward' to an apprenticeship

Published on 19th July 2017

The Fast Forward programme provides support and help for young people in Sandwell who want to apply for an apprenticeship or job.

Compost

Lidl donates compost for Sandwell's parks and allotments

Published on 18th July 2017

Lidl’s new distribution centre in Wednesbury has donated more than two tonnes of compost to Sandwell Council which will be used at local parks and allotments.

Jazz

Still more Jazz to come all this week!

Published on 17th July 2017

Jazz musicians are entertaining crowds across Sandwell, with plenty more concerts to follow this week as part of a major international festival.

Being a teen in the 21st century

Published on 17th July 2017

Students and parents at a Sandwell school attended a special “very successful” evening event to discuss problems facing teenagers in the modern world.

West Smethwick Park

National Lottery grant of £4.5 million for West Smethwick Park

Published on 17th July 2017

Sandwell Council has been awarded a £4.5 million National Lottery grant to help restore the many historic features in West Smethwick Park.

'Beat the burglars' event in Great Barr

Published on 14th July 2017

A special 'Beat the Burglars' event is being held in the Great Barr area tomorrow (Saturday 15 July) after concerns about break-ins in the area.

Dudley Port

Garden City plans for Dudley Port

Published on 14th July 2017

The Dudley Port area of Tipton has been earmarked as a key site for new housing, employment growth and improved transport links.

SHAPE competition winners 2017

Sandwell's youth talent showcased at SHAPE final

Published on 13th July 2017

Six talented young Sandwell people have won prizes in this year’s SHAPE Your Talent competition held at St. Michael’s C of E High School, in Rowley Regis.

Park Hill Primary

Success for school safeguarding days

Published on 13th July 2017

More than 10,000 school children across Sandwell have attended special safeguarding days.

SAFL awards

SAFL awards evening

Published on 13th July 2017

Learners, their tutors and volunteers have been recognised for their achievements and commitment to adult learning in Sandwell.

Digby Fairweather

Sandwell launch – Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival 2017

Published on 13th July 2017

Legendary jazz musician Digby Fairweather will join the Mayor of Sandwell for the launch of the Birmingham, Solihull & Sandwell Jazz Festival in West Bromwich tomorrow (Friday).

Start of the Sandwell Sleuth 10k

Runners take on the Sandwell Sleuth 10K

Published on 12th July 2017

An intrepid band of runners took on a 10K bear hunt today – running the distance between Sandwell’s six Big Sleuth bears.

wimbledon slt

Serve like a Wimbledon star in Sandwell

Published on 12th July 2017

With Wimbledon fever in the air there are many opportunities to play tennis in Sandwell.

Children can become Animal Agents at libraries this summer

Published on 12th July 2017

Sandwell children can help clever Animal Agents crack a case at their local library over the six-week school holiday as part of this year’s Summer Reading Challenge.

Black country flag

Black Country Festival celebrated in Sandwell libraries

Published on 12th July 2017

Sandwell libraries are celebrating Black Country Day on Friday 14 July with events across the six towns.

Cllr Simon Hackett chats to young people at the event

Hundreds turn out for apprenticeship event

Published on 12th July 2017

More than 200 young people attended an event to find out more about apprenticeships with Sandwell Council.

Bentley The Bearwood Bear in Warley Woods

Launch of The Big Sleuth in Sandwell with six grrrrr-eat bears!

Published on 11th July 2017

Sandwell’s Big Sleuth trail kicked off yesterday (Monday) with the Mayor visiting every bear in the borough for a selfie.

Wildflowers

Wildflowers spring up on fields and verges across Sandwell

Published on 11th July 2017

A sea of colourful wildflowers is springing up at open spaces and grass verges across Sandwell.

CHildren from St Matthews CofE Primary who held a Kids Court for speeding drivers

Smethwick schoolchildren hold "Kids Court" to warn speeding drivers to slow down

Published on 7th July 2017

Speeding drivers caught outside a Sandwell school have been urged to slow down – by being put before a “Kids Court” where they faced questions from schoolchildren.

Damaged bridge, Rabone Lane

Rabone Lane in Smethwick is open to traffic, footpath and towpath remains closed

Published on 7th July 2017

Rabone Lane in Smethwick is now open to traffic.

Plans for holiday lunch clubs and 'Cereal Readers'

Published on 7th July 2017

Sandwell Council is to pilot summer holiday lunch clubs in Smethwick and Tipton and a small area of West Bromwich, to make sure children at risk of going hungry receive a nutritious meal.

Black Country Impact banner with logos

Teenagers invited to Sandwell careers event

Published on 7th July 2017

Teenagers aged between 14 and 19 are invited to a careers event in Oldbury to help them decide what they want to do after school and college.

Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project

School health ambassadors celebrate five years of success

Published on 6th July 2017

Children from schools across Sandwell got together at West Bromwich Town Hall to celebrate another year of the Sandwell School Nurse Ambassador Project (SSNAP).