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Holocaust Memorial Day event this Sunday

Published on 21st January 2019

Members of the public are invited to remember the millions of victims of genocide at a Holocaust Memorial Day event in West Bromwich this weekend.

Tracy Wheatley from Sandwell libraries launching the Blue Monday events with Councillor Syeda Khatun

Banish Blue Monday with your local Sandwell Library

Published on 17th January 2019

So you've finished all the chocolates, the weather is terrible, Christmas ended up being more expensive than expected and most of us are back to the daily routine.

Artist impression of new homes

New homes for older people in Rowley Regis

Published on 17th January 2019

Plans for a new facility for older people in Rowley Regis have been given the go-ahead by Sandwell councillors.

Gurcharan Singh Sidhu,  Honorary Alderman with Mayor Cllr Joy Edis

Former councillor honoured at ceremony

Published on 15th January 2019

Former councillor Gurcharan Singh Sidhu has been made an honorary alderman after 32 years in public office. has been made an honorary alderman by Sandwell Council after 32 years in public office.

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Holocaust Memorial Day event in West Bromwich

Published on 10th January 2019

Members of the public are invited to remember the millions of victims of genocide at a Holocaust Memorial Day event in West Bromwich.

Business rates payers consulted on budget

Published on 9th January 2019

Business owners are being invited to have their say on how they want their rates to be spent on in Sandwell.

Apprentices at Sirus Automotive Ltd

Apprentices thrive in automotive company in Wednesbury

Published on 8th January 2019

Apprentices are thriving at Sirus Automotive Ltd in Wednesbury with support from Sandwell Council.

Knife arch touring secondary schools in Sandwell

Published on 7th January 2019

As part of our pledge to keep the people of the West Midlands safe, Sandwell Police are taking a metal detection arch into all secondary schools in the borough.

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Still time to have your say on design of the new aquatics centre

Published on 4th January 2019

There’s still time for residents to have their say on the design of Sandwell’s state-of-the-art Aquatics Centre.

PC Hughie Treasure MBE, Neesha Patel, Tariq Karim and Chief Superintendent Richard Baker

Inspirational council staff win police award 

Published on 2nd January 2019

Two Sandwell Council employees have won a top award for their inspirational work in giving Sandwell young people the opportunities to fulfill their potential in life.

Corporal Mick Horton and Knobby Clarke at the Royal British Legion stand at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury

Advice sessions for former armed forces personnel

Published on 2nd January 2019

Advice is available for former service personnel and their families in Sandwell at weekly sessions run by Royal British Legion Oldbury.

Ugly buildings demolished in West Bromwich

Published on 21st December 2018

Sandwell’s regeneration boss today welcomed the news that two derelict empty properties on West Bromwich High Street have been demolished – to make space for a new development on the site.

Val Wiseman with Sandwell's mayor

Jazz legend Val pens poem to remember special homecoming concert

Published on 21st December 2018

Jazz legend Val Wiseman enjoyed her homecoming concert in West Bromwich so much this year that she has written a Christmas greetings poem inspired by her return to the town. 

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Supported living scheme officially opened in West Bromwich

Published on 20th December 2018

A much-anticipated new supported living scheme has been officially opened in West Bromwich.

Demolished office block site set to provide housing

Published on 20th December 2018

A tired and out-of-date West Bromwich office block has now been demolished.

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New council homes taking shape on Friar Park

Published on 20th December 2018

Work is progressing well on 50 new council homes which are being built in Wednesbury.

Wednesbury Baptist Church

Community project boosts health

Published on 20th December 2018

A town grant is helping people take up health activities across Sandwell’s six towns.

Safer 6 group in Smethwick

Action week in Smethwick targets rubbish and crime

Published on 20th December 2018

A week of action in Smethwick saw more than two tonnes of rubbish and weeds cleared, 50 bags of litter collected and hundreds of people equipped with safety and crime prevention tips.

Baggies players open nusery

Baggies stars officially open West Bromwich nursery

Published on 19th December 2018

West Bromwich Albion players Ahmed Hegazi and Bakary Sako took time out of their busy training schedule to officially open Moorlands Little Learners Nursery in West Bromwich.

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.

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.

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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.

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.