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St George's Day parade to go ahead following £1,000 council grant

Published on 22nd March 2019

The Stone Cross St George’s parade and event in Dartmouth Park will go ahead – after Sandwell Council stepped in with a £1,000 grant.

Freedom of the borough award for David Manners

Businessman David Manners awarded Freedom of the Borough

Published on 25th March 2019

A top Oldbury businessman and charity supporter was made an Honorary Freeman of Sandwell at a special ceremony on Saturday.

New phone numbers for Sandwell libraries

Published on 25th March 2019

Phone numbers at Sandwell's libraries will change from Monday 1 April.

Depot to be demolished for housing in Oldbury

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council is demolishing a former depot site in Oldbury to provide land for much-needed housing.

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£57,000 boost for litter volunteers

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council has secured £57,000 to clean- up town centres and encourage people to take pride in where they live.

Town grant for homework club

Town grant for homework club

Published on 22nd March 2019

A new homework club will be helping young people to learn in West Bromwich, thanks to a town grant from Sandwell Council.

More than £5.5million invested in Sandwell roads

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council has repaired the equivalent of almost 70 football pitches-worth of roads over the past financial year – investing £5.5million in 2018/19.

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PIC: Sandwell Council’s Deputy Leader Councillor Syeda Khatun and Rowley Regis Town Lead Councillor Susan Eaves with Agewell’s Rowley  Forum members, who have benefitted from a town grant.

Town grant funds dancing and craft sessions for older people

Published on 22nd March 2019

Older people in Rowley Regis are staying happy and in shape, thanks to a town grant from Sandwell Council.

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£25million bid to improve West Bromwich town centre

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council has put in a £25 million bid to the Government’s Future High Streets Fund to help acquire and demolish sites to make huge improvements to West Bromwich town centre.

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New look for Oldbury school's library

Published on 22nd March 2019

An Oldbury school is helping children celebrate their love of reading thanks to a new-look library.

Plan approved for Weddell Wynd to become a nature conservation site

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council's cabinet has approved plans for an open space in Tipton to become a nature conservation site.

Business Growth Team shortlisted for two industry awards

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council’s Business Growth Team has been shortlisted in two categories in the 2019 West Midlands Celebrating Construction Awards.

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Town grant helps tackle isolation

Published on 22nd March 2019

A project tackling isolation among South Asian women by encouraging them to get together has been awarded a Sandwell Council grant to help it expand.

New homes for Rowley Regis

Published on 22nd March 2019

Sandwell Council is planning to build ten new homes for affordable rent on land at the former Britannia High School in Rowley Regis.

Big Spring Clean

Big Spring Clean is back for 13th year

Published on 21st March 2019

Sandwell’s Big Spring Clean community campaign is back for 2019.

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Partnership action making a safer town centre

Published on 21st March 2019

Businesses in West Bromwich have welcomed reductions in anti-social behaviour in the town centre following work by the council, police and partner organisations.

Councillors join members of Warley Baptist Church where they are enjoying new gardening equipment, thanks to a town grant

Community garden boost thanks to town grant

Published on 21st March 2019

A Sandwell church has been awarded a £751 town grant by the council to provide equipment for young and elderly people to work in a community garden in their grounds.

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Oldbury schoolkids urge parents to park elsewhere

Published on 21st March 2019

Children at an Oldbury school are asking parents to “show you care and park elsewhere” to make their journeys to and from school safer.

Sandfield House refurbished

Outdated bedsits transformed into new flats

Published on 20th March 2019

An outdated block of bedsits in West Bromwich has been transformed into new flats after a million pound refurbishment by Sandwell Council.

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Enter All the Fun of the Fair arts competition

Published on 20th March 2019

Amateur artists, schools and community groups are all invited to enter Sandwell's All the Fun of the Fair arts trail competition.

Councillors visit Sandwell Air Scouts

Town grant boost for Sandwell Air Scouts

Published on 19th March 2019

A new Wednesbury-based air scouts group has received a £1,250 Sandwell Council grant to support the group.

Photo caption: Deputy Sandwell Council Leader Councillor Syeda Khatun meets the team at St John's Community Centre, Smethwick

Kitchen grant for St John's Community Centre in Smethwick

Published on 19th March 2019

A Smethwick community centre has received a special council grant to buy new kitchen appliances to help groups that use the facilities.

Unveiling the plaque at Angle Ring, Tipton

James Watt plaque unveiled at Angle Ring, Tipton

Published on 19th March 2019

A special heritage plaque commemorating the work of iconic engineer James Watt has been unveiled at a Tipton factory – the site of his first commercial steam engine.

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Untaxed minibus seized for fly-tipping in Smethwick

Published on 19th March 2019

An untaxed minibus will be crushed after it was seized for being used in a fly-tipping offence.

Town grant for angling club

Town grant boost for angling club

Published on 18th March 2019

An angling society has hooked a special Sandwell Council grant to help older people enjoy healthier and happier lives.

Councillor Ann Jaron at Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes celebrates town grant

Published on 18th March 2019

A special £3,000 grant has been made to a Smethwick charity group to help fund the training and development of volunteers for a community café.

Lesley Hagger, Director of Children's Services and Councillor Simon Hackett make their pleadge on CSE Awareness Day

Pledge to stop abuse on CSE awareness day

Published on 18th March 2019

People in Sandwell are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation (CSE) and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse.

Vigil outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury

Vigil held in Oldbury after New Zealand terrorist attack

Published on 15th March 2019

A peaceful vigil has taken place outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, this afternoon (Friday) following the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Council tax bills – find out what you will pay

Published on 15th March 2019

Sandwell residents can now check how much their council tax bills will be from 1 April.

Erroll wins award

Top careers award for Erroll

Published on 15th March 2019

A Sandwell Council careers advice manager has scooped a national award.