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Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 10th December 2018

Designs for the new £60m state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been unveiled and are out for public consultation.

Hamper prize giving at Rowley Regis Local

Prize draw raises money for Motor Neurone Disease Association

Published on 18th December 2018

The annual Christmas prize draw at Rowley Regis Local office has raised £300 for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Little Nippers

New skills for Little Nippers thanks to town grant

Published on 18th December 2018

A group that works to improve the team building and social skills of Tipton children has received a special Sandwell Council grant.

Road safety project at Pennyhill Primary School

Road safety project at Pennyhill Primary

Published on 17th December 2018

Pupils at a West Bromwich school are working with teachers in a bid to improve road safety by stopping motorists parking on zig-zag markings outside the school gates.

Councillors with Tividale Active Retirement Group

Retirement group thanks for town grant support

Published on 17th December 2018

Active older people in Tividale have said a big "thank you" to Sandwell Council for a grant that funded a special day out and a Christmas buffet.

Christmas and New Year bin collections

Published on 17th December 2018

Residents are being reminded of some changes to bin collections in Sandwell over Christmas and New Year.

Cllr Hackett with Mrs Gee and pupils

Fond farewell to one of Sandwell’s longest-serving teachers

Published on 17th December 2018

Staff and pupils at Sacred Heart Primary School in Tipton will bid their headteacher a very fond farewell when she retires at the end of term in December.

Ambitious plans for social care and health centre move forward

Published on 17th December 2018

A plan for a new £10 million social care and health centre in Sandwell has been approved by the council's cabinet - in a new bid to tackle increasing 'bed-blocking' problems at local hospitals.

Cllr Hackett with children from Christchurch C of E Primary

Sandwell marks Christmas jumper day

Published on 14th December 2018

School children in Sandwell have been dressing festively today (14 December to acknowledge Christmas jumper Day - a national initiative to raise money for charity Save the Children.

Warning over council tax cold calling scams

Published on 13th December 2018

Residents are being warned not to give out their bank details over the phone following reports of council tax cold calling scams.

Councillor Costigan, and Councillor Hackett with children, the cook and headteacher from All Saints Primary

School food set to be even better in Sandwell schools

Published on 12th December 2018

School meal providers in Sandwell have pledged to go further than the government's School Food Standards.

Rogue trader fined for tricking vulnerable woman

Published on 10th December 2018

A rogue trader who saw an opportunity to take advantage of a vulnerable woman has been prosecuted by Sandwell trading standards.

Jaydon

Wednesbury's Jaydon is a tumbling world champion

Published on 10th December 2018

Wednesbury tumbling sensation Jaydon Paddock is head over heels with success – after becoming a World Champion in Russia.

Sandwell supports new campaign to tackle loan sharks

Published on 10th December 2018

Sandwell Trading Standards officers are supporting a new campaign to tackle loan sharks launched by the national Illegal Money Lending Team.

Orchestra grant

‘Something magical' this Christmas for vulnerable people

Published on 7th December 2018

Socially-isolated people will get to enjoy a magical Christmas concert from The People’s Orchestra for free thanks to a town grant from Sandwell Council.

Tipton memories project launch

Dementia project helps to capture memories

Published on 7th December 2018

A project aiming to capture the memories of people experiencing Dementia and their families in Tipton has been awarded a grant by a special Sandwell Council fund.

Cllr Shirley Hosell with Christmas characters

Christmas joy for Yew Tree

Published on 6th December 2018

A Friends group in the Yew Tree area have been given a special grant to ”bring the magic of Christmas” to local people.

New primary school for Smethwick

Published on 6th December 2018

Planners have given the green light for a brand new primary free school in Smethwick – due to open in September 2019.

Safer 6 roadshow in Wednesbury town centre

Safer 6: Nuisance motorbikes and dumped rubbish targeted in Wednesbury

Published on 6th December 2018

Tackling nuisance motorbikes and clearing tonnes of dumped rubbish were top of the list during a week of Safer 6 campaign action in Wednesbury.

Mayor Joy Edis accepting mince pies from Asda Great Bridge

Mince pies served up for Mayor's carol concert

Published on 6th December 2018

Asda Great Bridge has kindly donated 300 mince pies for the Mayor's upcoming Christmas Carol Concert this Saturday, 8 December at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Enjoy Christmas through the ages at Sandwell's historic houses

Published on 5th December 2018

Visitors to two of Sandwell’s historic houses can enjoy a real taste of Christmas down through the ages at two special festive candlelit events.

Safer 6 group in West Bromwich

Safer 6: Clean-ups and crime prevention in West Bromwich

Published on 4th December 2018

Clean-ups saw 2.3 tonnes of waste cleared and more than 100 bags of litter collected as Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign hit the streets of West Bromwich.

Christmas trees

Pickup a real Christmas tree at Sandwell Valley

Published on 3rd December 2018

Visitors to Sandwell Valley can pick up a real Christmas tree for just £20.

Tips on how to buy online

Published on 30th November 2018

Sandwell Council is backing a national campaign to highlight possible problems of buying goods online in the busiest shopping time of the year.

CCTV at Mesty Croft playing fields

CCTV to help tackle off-road bike nuisance

Published on 29th November 2018

Sandwell Council and police officers are working to reduce 'noisy and dangerous' off-road motorbike nuisance on playing fields in the Wednesbury area.

Home testing kits for STIs available in Sandwell

Published on 29th November 2018

Sexual health services in Sandwell have been redesigned, making it quicker and easier for people to access support and look after their sexual health.

Mince pies served up for Mayor's Christmas carol concert

Published on 29th November 2018

Asda Great Bridge has kindly donated 300 mince pies for the Mayor's upcoming Christmas Carol Concert next Saturday, 8 December at West Bromwich Town Hall.

Councillor Elaine Costigan and Mark Beesley from trading standards with seized items

Safer 6 raids lead to illicit tobacco seizures

Published on 29th November 2018

Illicit tobacco and cigarettes with a street value of more than £40,000 were seized from shops in Sandwell during raids carried out by trading standards and police.

Gnawed chocolate at Koi's restaurant, Tipton

Tipton restaurant hit with £18K+ fine for rat infestation

Published on 28th November 2018

The boss of a Tipton buffet restaurant where food was kept in a rat-infested shipping container has narrowly avoided being jailed and been ordered to pay nearly £20,000.

Democracy talk

Democracy workshop provides inspiration

Published on 28th November 2018

Sandwell Council hosted a special inspiration and democracy workshop for a group of 20 women from Birmingham and Bradford.