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Supporting White Ribbon Day 2016

Sandwell tackling domestic violence and abuse

Published on 25th November 2016

Sandwell safety chiefs are marking White Ribbon Day (25 November) with a renewed pledge to tackle domestic violence and support victims.

Join in the Christmas fun at Sandwell libraries

Published on 2nd December 2016

With Christmas fast approaching there's something for everyone at Sandwell libraries this month.

Fly-tipped rubbish in Smethwick

Fly-tipper fined £1,000 plus costs for dumping rubbish in Smethwick

Published on 2nd December 2016

A court has ordered a man to pay £1,757 for illegally dumping black bags, garden waste, a suitcase and shoes in the Black Patch area of Smethwick.

Adult and family learning service Christmas event

Published on 2nd December 2016

A special “Christmas Fun” session is being run by the Sandwell Adult and Family Learning Service team in West Bromwich this Saturday (3 December).

Deputy Mayor Councillor Susan Downing receives mince pies donation at Asda Great Bridge, with Brandhall Scouts

All set for Mayor's Civic Christmas Concert

Published on 2nd December 2016

All's set for the Mayor of Sandwell's 127th Civic Christmas Concert on Saturday 3 December at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Sandwell Council’s crematorium service has donated more than £4,300 to a charity supporting families who have lost babies to stillbirth and neonatal death.

Council helps raise thousands for Sands charity

Published on 2nd December 2016

Sandwell Council’s crematorium service has donated more than £4,300 to a charity supporting families who have lost babies to stillbirth and neonatal death.

The winning photograph - The mist beyond the path

Local photographer wins national competition

Published on 2nd December 2016

Local amateur photographer Simon Lea has snapped-up a top BBC Countryfile's 'Autumn colours' photo contest with his stunning photograph of Warley Woods.

Book your tickets for Christmas at the Valley

Published on 1st December 2016

Tickets are selling fast for Christmas at the Valley with limited availability on the weekends. Don’t miss out – book your tickets now!

Improvements to pavements

Published on 1st December 2016

A £130,000 Sandwell Highways programme to improve uneven pavements in West Bromwich is nearing completion.

Shoo in for bookworms

Published on 1st December 2016

Nearly 3,000 children joined in this year's Big Friendly Read challenge - and top author and illustrator Shoo Rayner is set to meet some of them next week.

Council phone numbers are changing on Monday 12 December

Published on 30th November 2016

Phone numbers for some Sandwell Council services will change on Monday 12 December.

From L - R Leonardis Gavriel, Pauline Hatton - library supervisor, Savannah Martin, Grace Smith, Josh Avey and Councillor Simon Hackett

Booktastic at Wednesbury school

Published on 30th November 2016

Reception children at The Priory Primary in Friar Park have been treated to a visit from Sandwell libraries to sign them up to the Booktastic scheme.

Latest news on children's trust

Published on 29th November 2016

The new trust that will provide children’s social care services in Sandwell could be up and running by summer 2017 it has been revealed.

Councillor Simon Hackett with Childminderof the year Lisa Brookes

Childcare professionals celebrated at awards ceremonies

Published on 28th November 2016

Hundreds of Sandwell childcare professionals attended a special presentation evening to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work and high level of childcare in the borough.

Offenders clear 23 tonnes in Safer Six campaign

Published on 25th November 2016

A whopping 23 tonnes of rubbish was cleared from Sandwell streets and parks by supervised offenders working in Community Payback teams during the borough’s annual Safer 6 campaign.

Councillor Richard Marshall, Scott Hadley, Gifted & Talented,

Gifted and Talented, and making waves

Published on 25th November 2016

Scott Hadley is not a young man who gives up easily. In fact 18-year-old Scott from Tipton is making waves as one of the top emerging disabled swimmers in the country.

New local history book to launch in Wednesbury

Published on 24th November 2016

A new book is to be launched at Wednesbury Library in December to commemorate an old Black Country favourite publication which was on local Christmas present lists for many years.

Snow Champions

Snow Champions campaign back for a sixth year

Published on 23rd November 2016

Community-minded Snow Champions will be helping to keep Sandwell clear of ice and snow for the sixth year running.

Festive fun at Sandwell Museums this Christmas

Published on 22nd November 2016

Staff and volunteers at Sandwell museums are working hard behind the scenes to transform buildings to prepare for a season of fabulous festive fun and winter wonder.

Crackdown on sub-letting council houses

Published on 22nd November 2016

Fraudsters who were sub-letting Sandwell Council houses have been caught out - saving the authority up to £400,000.

Council to issue urgent works notice on fire-hit Smethwick college site

Published on 21st November 2016

Sandwell Council is to issue an urgent works notice to the owners of fire-hit college buildings in Smethwick.

Cllr Hackett with Stacey Taylor , PC Treasure and children from Wednesbury Oak Academy

Thumbs up to Anti-bullying Week workshops

Published on 21st November 2016

Hundreds of children have been learning how to look after themselves and others in a bid to stamp out bullying in Sandwell schools.

Safer 6 West Bromwich team

Safer 6 Week Four sees clean-ups and crackdown on knives, speeding and anti-social behaviour

Published on 18th November 2016

The results are in for the Safer 6 campaign’s fourth week, which had a special focus on West Bromwich.

Foster carers appreciation day success

Published on 18th November 2016

Councillor Simon Hackett, Cabinet Member for Children's Services has hailed the success of a Foster Carers Appreciation Day.

Nominate your Tipton community heroes

Published on 18th November 2016

The search is on for the most helpful people in Tipton to be nominated for community awards.

Mince pies treat for Mayor's Christmas concert

Published on 18th November 2016

Asda Great Bridge has kindly donated 300 mince pies for the Mayor’s upcoming Christmas Carol Concert on Saturday 3 December.

New £400 fines for fly-tipping in Sandwell

Published on 17th November 2016

Litter louts who illegally dump waste and rubbish in Sandwell face a £400 fixed penalty fine under new measures agreed by Sandwell councillors.

Continental-style market coming to West Bromwich

Published on 17th November 2016

Sandwell's first-ever mini continental festive market is coming to West Bromwich in the run-up to Christmas.

Welcome for new housing zones for Wednesbury and Smethwick

Published on 16th November 2016

An announcement that could speed up plans for up to 700 new homes in Wednesbury and up to 900 in Smethwick has been welcomed by Sandwell Council regeneration bosses.

Time to Discover Sandwell!

Published on 16th November 2016

A brand new website showcasing the very best that Sandwell has to offer has been launched.