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‘One stop shop’ for residents to open in Rowley Regis

Published on 12th November 2019

A new ‘one stop shop’ for residents in Rowley Regis with a wide range of services all under one roof is set to open next year in Blackheath town centre.

Christmas lights banner

Christmas lights celebrations in Sandwell

Published on 8th November 2019

Christmas is just around the corner and people in Sandwell can get in the festive spirit with a series of community events across the six towns.

Alcohol Awareness Week drop-in session

Published on 8th November 2019

Sandwell’s Public Health team will offer non-alcoholic drinks to people as part of Alcohol Awareness Week in a bid to highlight the benefits of reducing alcohol consumption.

Safer 6 campaign success

Published on 6th November 2019

Thousands of people across Sandwell’s six towns received safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice during this autumn’s Safer 6 campaign.

Town grant for mental health foundation

Grant for mental health foundation

Published on 6th November 2019

A Sandwell foundation group has been given a special grant to help them in their work with African Caribbean people suffering with mental health problems.

Itrust fun day

Knockout fun day in West Bromwich

Published on 6th November 2019

Year seven students from Phoenix Collegiate Academy and Shireland Collegiate Academy attended a special ‘It’s a Knockout’ themed fun day on Wednesday 30 October. 

The 'Between Women' group

'Between Women' sessions launched in Tipton

Published on 6th November 2019

New sessions to give Tipton women the chance to get involved in exercise, healthy living and stress relief skills are being run at a local library.

Legal order helping to improve safety in town centre

Published on 6th November 2019

Reports of anti-social behaviour and disorder have fallen significantly in the first year of a legal order introduced in West Bromwich town centre.

Young people got to grips with driving a car at special sessions aimed at helping them become better drivers when they pass their test.

Students take to the road on driving course

Published on 6th November 2019

Young people got to grips with driving a car at special sessions aimed at helping them become better drivers when they pass their test.

Friends of Oak House Museum

Town grant supports Friends of Oak House Museum

Published on 6th November 2019

The Friends group at the Oak House Museum in West Bromwich have been working to improve its gardens – with the help of tools bought with a town grant from the council.

Consultation to start on future of Brandhall Golf Course

Published on 6th November 2019

A six-week consultation on the future of Brandhall Golf Course in Oldbury will start tomorrow (Thursday 7 November).

Talk English Programme launched

Published on 5th November 2019

People in Sandwell are to get the chance to take part in a Talk English Programme and sign up to classes in Smethwick and West Bromwich.

Mesty Croft War Memorial now accessible to all

Published on 5th November 2019

A war memorial in Wednesbury is now fully accessible to local people after a fence was realigned to release it from school grounds. 

Ashley Road following a clean-up

Safer 6 campaign cleans up

Published on 1st November 2019

More than 11 tonnes of waste were cleared by offenders carrying out Community Payback and Sandwell Council’s estate maintenance team during this autumn’s Safer 6 campaign.

Have your say plans for 'theatre in the park' event

Published on 1st November 2019

Sandwell Council is planning to hold a 'theatre in the park' event in June 2020 and is currently carrying out some research to help put together the best possible show.

Raag and Rhythm launch

Raag & Rhythm classes start in Rowley Regis

Published on 1st November 2019

People in Rowley Regis are being given the opportunity to learn how to play Asian musical instruments with the aid of a local town grant from Sandwell Council.

Councillor Crompton with reception child at the park

A tree to be planted for every reception child

Published on 31st October 2019

Plans to plant a tree for every child starting reception have been approved by Sandwell Council's cabinet yesterday (Wednesday 30 October).

Yemeni Community Association and Sandwell Council representatives at the Queen's Award presentation

Yemeni Community Association collect Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

Published on 31st October 2019

A Sandwell group of volunteers who help new migrants and refugees settle in local communities have been presented with the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Last chance to buy tickets for fireworks and bonfire party

Published on 30th October 2019

It's your last chance to buy tickets for Sandwell’s annual fireworks and bonfire display at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich this Friday (1 November).

International council backs geopark bid

Published on 30th October 2019

The Black Country’s bid to become a world famous UNESCO Global Geopark has received international backing.

Circus poster

Roll up, roll up for circus event at Manor House Museum

Published on 28th October 2019

Roll up, roll up! Circus performers are coming to the Manor House in West Bromwich on Saturday (2 November).

Artist impression

Facelift for Oldbury high-rise and new council homes on the way

Published on 25th October 2019

A £14 million scheme to build new council homes and to give a tired and outdated block of flats in Oldbury a total facelift has been given the final go-ahead by Sandwell Council.

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New council homes taking shape in Tipton

Published on 24th October 2019

Work is progressing well on 63 new council homes which are being built in Tipton.

School children with Pat Newman and headteacher Lynne Paino

Long-serving Smethwick dinner lady retires

Published on 23rd October 2019

After 35 years of helping children at Crocketts Community Primary during lunch times, Pat Newman is retiring.

Councillor Hadley and Councillor Shaeen on-site

Work gets under way on £15 million extra care housing scheme

Published on 23rd October 2019

Sandwell Council and building contractor Speller Metcalfe are celebrating construction getting underway on a new 90 apartment extra care housing scheme in Rowley Regis.

Sandwell reception child Grace with Councillor Crompton

Plans to plant a tree for every reception child

Published on 23rd October 2019

Plans to plant 15,000 trees in Sandwell will be put to the council's cabinet on Wednesday 30 October.

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