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Half-term fun at Sandwell libraries

Published on 17th October 2017

From witches and tech play to messy craft sessions, Sandwell libraries are offering a packed half-term programme of fun.

Nominations open for West Bromwich Community Awards

Published on 23rd October 2017

Nominations are open for the West Bromwich Community Awards – a chance to celebrate local heroes who have gone the extra mile for the town.

Celebrating Black History Month in West Bromwich

Published on 23rd October 2017

The Mayor of Sandwell will be among special guests at an event in West Bromwich this Friday (27 October) to celebrate Black History Month.

Time is running out to apply for secondary school places

Published on 23rd October 2017

The deadline for applying for a school place for children starting secondary school in Sandwell next year is  fast approaching.

Safer 6 team in Oldbury

Safer 6 campaign highlights in Oldbury

Published on 20th October 2017

The results are in for Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign's second week, which had a special focus on Oldbury.

Safer 6 roadshow comes to Smethwick

Published on 20th October 2017

Smethwick will play host to a Safer 6 campaign information and advice roadshow on Monday 30 October from 11.30am to 1.30pm.

Great Barr Health Centre

Step forward for Great Barr health centre plans

Published on 20th October 2017

Plans to redevelop vacant council-owned land in Great Barr as a new health centre for the local community have moved one step closer.

Hill Top Community Centre

Popular community centre gets make over

Published on 20th October 2017

A popular community centre and local landmark building is undergoing a makeover.

Living wage commitment for all council staff

Published on 19th October 2017

All Sandwell Council staff will be paid the Living Wage as a minimum from April 2018.

Library volunteers, friends and staff celebrated

Published on 19th October 2017

A special event has celebrated the work of volunteers and friends who help in Sandwell libraries.

Heather at Sandwell Valley by Molly Evans

Bloomin' Lovely artists celebrated

Published on 19th October 2017

Organisers of Sandwell’s Bloomin’ Lovely summer arts trail have praised the standard of pieces of art that were submitted by local artists. 

Tough policy to tackle anti-social behaviour

Published on 19th October 2017

Sandwell Council has approved an updated anti-social behaviour policy that will help the authority and its partners deal with public nuisance quickly and effectively.

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Safer 6 campaign roadshow in Wednesbury

Published on 17th October 2017

Wednesbury town centre will play host to a Safer 6 campaign information and advice roadshow on Tuesday 24 October from 10.30am to 12.30pm.

Domestic abuse project launch

Published on 17th October 2017

Free exercise classes for mums and play sessions for children have been lined up for victims of domestic abuse in Sandwell.

Bonfire events at Sandwell Parks

Published on 17th October 2017

Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich will be hosting Sandwell’s main bonfire and fireworks event on Saturday 4 November. Come along with family and friends and enjoy the display.

Support for care leavers

Published on 17th October 2017

Young people leaving care and living on their own in Sandwell won’t have to pay council tax until they are aged 22, if councillors approve plans to give discretionary relief.

£85K scheme to cut congestion at Great Barr junctions

Published on 16th October 2017

Work on an £85,000 scheme to improve traffic flow at two Great Barr road junctions starts this weekend.

Plans for £500 million investment in council homes and neighbourhoods

Published on 13th October 2017

Sandwell Council is set to invest nearly £500 million in the borough's housing stock during the next decade.

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Safer 6 event in West Bromwich town centre

Published on 13th October 2017

Litter picks, hate crime awareness and e-safety sessions for school children are among a host of Safer 6 events planned in West Bromwich.

Safer 6 team in Rowley Regis

Safer 6 success in Rowley Regis

Published on 13th October 2017

The results are in for the Safer 6 campaign’s first week, which had a special focus on Rowley Regis.

Fun family learning for all

Published on 12th October 2017

Come along to join Sandwell Adult and Family Learning (SAFL) team to celebrate this year's Family Learning Festival.

Family learning festival remembers First World War

Published on 12th October 2017

Families will remember the 100th anniversary of the First World War as part of a learning festival lined up in Sandwell.

Changes to One Stop Shop

Published on 12th October 2017

A Saturday morning Sandwell Council service dealing with council tax, benefits and housing enquiries is ending due to a fall in demand.

Repairs under way at the Oak House

Published on 10th October 2017

Sandwell Council is working on repairs to the roof and tower of the Oak House Museum in West Bromwich in a comprehensive plan to preserve the historic mansion for posterity.

Successful pet funeral service praised

Published on 10th October 2017

A service giving families the option of a funeral for their beloved pet has now arranged 26 funerals since its launch.

Councillor Laura Hickley, Ruman Kaur Rai, Concillor Richard Marshall and Abbie-Jane Mansell at Moose Martial Arts Academy in West Bromwich

Sandwell karate kids fly the flag at European Championships

Published on 10th October 2017

Two of Sandwell’s up and coming Karate experts are competing at elite level and achieving fantastic results in their chose sport have been selected to represent England at the European Championships.

Tipton advice day for young people

Published on 10th October 2017

Young people can get advice on careers and personal safety and information about a wide range of services during a fun event at Victoria Park, Tipton, on Saturday 14 October.

Council set to bring in living wage for all staff

Published on 10th October 2017

Sandwell Council is set to pay all staff the Living Wage as a minimum from April 2018.

Back row (L-R) - Victoria Beasley, HLTA, Early Years Reading Interventions, Nicole Paskin, EYFS Phase Leader & Early Years English Leader, Cllr Simon Hackett, Headteacher Nicola Stanley. Children (L-R) Amelie, Raphael, Ethan and Cora

Library membership for all reception children in Sandwell

Published on 9th October 2017

There are now a record number of young children who are members of a Sandwell library.

Family fun day for Yew Tree and Tame Bridge

Published on 9th October 2017

A packed day of family sport, zorb football and carnival fun is lined up for Yew Tree and Tame Bridge on Saturday 14 October.