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Staying safe online sessions for parents and children

Published on 20th November 2017

Parents and carers of young people who attend Sandwell secondary schools are being invited to attend Clickwise sessions to learn about keeping safe online.

Santa Dash 2017 promo pic

Still time to sign up for Sandwell Valley Santa Dash

Published on 20th November 2017

There's still time to take part in the Sandwell Santa Dash through Sandwell Valley Country Park to get an early slice of festive fun in the run-up to Christmas.

Great Barr A34 speed sign

New warning sign cuts speeding outside Great Barr school

Published on 20th November 2017

A speed activated sign which flashes up the registration number of speeding vehicles is one of the latest measures to keep schoolchildren safe in Great Barr.

Performers announced for Sandwell Mayor's annual carol concert

Published on 20th November 2017

The programme for this year’s Civic Christmas Carol Concert has been announced.

Appeal for refuge items to help victims of domestic violence

Published on 20th November 2017

Staff at Sandwell Libraries are seeking donations to help local refuges and to commemorate the work to eliminate violence against women.

Keep Antibiotics Working campaign launched

Published on 17th November 2017

Public Health England has launched a major new campaign in Sandwell to help ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ to help get the message over to the public.

Better Off events

Finance advice sessions a success

Published on 16th November 2017

Sessions aimed at helping people look after their money have been held across Sandwell to mark National Financial Capability Week.

Outside the Manor House

We want your Manor House memories

Published on 15th November 2017

Sandwell museums are inviting the local community to take part in a project based on the Manor House building in West Bromwich.

Christmas at the Valley

Christmas at the Valley is back

Published on 15th November 2017

Christmas at the Valley is back and set to be even better than last year - with loads of fun for families including a Christmas circus.

Poppy garden

Ceramic poppy garden unveiled at Tipton library

Published on 15th November 2017

A ceramic poppy garden has been unveiled at Tipton library.

Warning on unlicensed charity collectors

Published on 14th November 2017

Generous residents are being warned against giving money to unlicensed charity collectors.

Safer 6 team in West Bromwich

Safer 6 successes in West Bromwich

Published on 14th November 2017

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

Students, staff and Cllr Hackett at OSCA

Anti-bullying workshops for hundreds of Sandwell children

Published on 14th November 2017

As part of Anti-bullying Week (Monday 13 November to Friday 17 November) Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Programme and West Midlands Police will be delivering workshops to children in schools.

Blue badge scam warning

Published on 14th November 2017

Disabled people are being warned of a scam that claims to help them get Blue Badge parking passes.

Alcohol

Advice sessions for Alcohol Awareness Week

Published on 14th November 2017

National Alcohol Awareness Week is under way, with advice sessions in Sandwell to help raise awareness of harmful drinking levels.

Laura Nash, Emma Serrano, Zafar Siddique, Emma Whiting and Cllr Syeda Khatun  

The Black Country has appointed new Assistant Coroners 

Published on 13th November 2017

Assistant coroners were sworn in at an official ceremony at the Coroners Court in Jack Judge House, Oldbury.

Plans announced for new pedestrian links to Bescot

Published on 13th November 2017

Sandwell Council has announced plans for a new walking scheme to improve the existing public rights of way in the Bescot area.

Q3 Academy Langley

Building works on track at new school in Oldbury

Published on 13th November 2017

Building works at an Oldbury school are on track and expected to be fully completed by September 2019.

housing enforcers

Housing team on TV with Matt Allwright

Published on 10th November 2017

Members of Sandwell Council’s Housing Quality Team are appearing on the BBC One programme The Housing Enforcers every day next week.

Fun in the snow

Snow Champions are back for the seventh year - request some salt now

Published on 10th November 2017

Thousands of community-minded Snow Champions will be keeping Sandwell moving for the seventh year this winter.

We Are Brontë at Thimblemill Library

Published on 10th November 2017

Comedy and theatre lovers have the chance to enjoy a much-praised We Are Brontë performance in Smethwick on 19 November.

Cabinet set to approve anti-slavery policy

Published on 10th November 2017

Sandwell Council is set to make a new anti-slavery pledge to help protect people who are vulnerable to violence and exploitation.

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Facing the Future programme shortlisted finalist for top national award

Published on 10th November 2017

Sandwell Council’s Facing the Future programme has been selected as a shortlisted finalist in the Business Transformation category in the 2018 LGC Awards.

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Business Growth Team shortlisted for award

Published on 9th November 2017

Sandwell Council's Business Growth Team has been shortlisted in the Business Transformation category at next year's Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards. 

Network Rail volunteers with pupil Aran

Garden in Oldbury school transformed by volunteers from Network Rail

Published on 8th November 2017

A special school in Oldbury is thrilled to be benefiting from volunteers from Network Rail who have transformed their school grounds.

Dudley Uber driver arrested after safety checks

Published on 8th November 2017

Safety checks on taxis in Sandwell led to a Dudley Uber driver being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs last week.

Advice sessions to help you save money

Published on 8th November 2017

A series of sessions to provide Sandwell people with advice on saving money will be held for National Financial Capability Week.

Taxi driver prosecuted for fraud

Published on 8th November 2017

A taxi driver caught working in Birmingham after applying for a taxi licence in Sandwell has received a suspended sentence and community service.

Court action for anti-social motorcyclist

Published on 7th November 2017

An anti-social motorcyclist from Wednesbury has received a suspended prison sentence after being caught on council CCTV cameras riding a motorbike and doing ‘wheelies’ in breach of an injunction.

Skate event at Britannia Park

Young people's ideas sought at Britannia Park

Published on 7th November 2017

Young people have been consulted about their ideas to improve the facilities in Britannia Park in Rowley Regis.