Important notice about payments (rent, council tax and other bills)

Due to essential maintenance, we won't be able to take payments over the phone or online between 12pm on Monday 16 July and 12pm on Tuesday 17 July. Cashiers desks at local offices will also be closed

Council news

Launch of new guidance on engaging with the public

Published on 20th June 2018

Sandwell Council is setting out a new vision for communicating with residents.

Mayor Councillor Joy Edis and Deputy Mayor Councillor Carol Goult

New mayoral team for Sandwell

Published on 23rd May 2018

Sandwell's new mayoral team will be raising money for two local health causes over the coming year.

Cheque presentation following Wednesbury Community Awards

Mayor's charities benefit from Wednesbury Communty Awards success

Published on 21st May 2018

The Mayor of Sandwell has thanked everyone who attended the Wednesbury Community Awards event for raising more than £350 for his charities.

Former councillor ordered to pay almost £140,000 over failed judicial review

Published on 9th May 2018

A former councillor has been ordered to pay costs of almost £140,000 after an unsuccessful legal battle against Sandwell Council ended up at the High Court.

Town plans to benefit all Sandwell people

Published on 8th May 2018

Dedicated plans are being drawn up for each of Sandwell’s six towns to keep improving public services and the quality of life for residents and businesses.

Sandwell councillors back resolution on standards

Published on 18th April 2018

Councillors have unanimously called for stronger powers to deal with elected members who abuse their position.

Wednesbury Community Awards

Wednesbury community heroes celebrated

Published on 21st March 2018

Congratulations to community heroes in Wednesbury who have received awards in recognition of their positive contributions to the town.

Letter for guidance around misconduct in public office to be reviewed

Published on 23rd February 2018

Sandwell Council’s audit and risk assurance committee is writing to the Home Secretary and Director of Public Prosecutions calling for guidance around misconduct in public office to be reviewed.

Review praises Sandwell Council's budget and vision

Published on 21st February 2018

An independent review of Sandwell Council has praised the authority for protecting frontline services through its budget planning and having a strong vision for the future of the borough.

Council gets Investors in People Silver award

Published on 2nd February 2018

Sandwell Council is proud to announce that it has been awarded the highly-prized Silver accreditation by Investors in People.

Cyrille Regis

Tributes paid to Cyrille Regis and long-serving community leaders

Published on 17th January 2018

Tributes were paid at the full council meeting last night to Cyrille Regis MBE – West Bromwich Albion legend and Freeman of Sandwell.

Dr Roy Richardson becomes a Freeman of Sandwell

Business legend Dr Roy Richardson receives Freedom of Sandwell honour

Published on 9th December 2017

Legendary Black Country developer and philanthropist Dr Roy Richardson was today made an Honorary Freeman of Sandwell.

Have your say - topics wanted for scrutiny boards

Published on 10th May 2017

Sandwell residents have the chance to suggest topics for the council's scrutiny boards to look at.

Council chiefs have backed a new three-year deal with Rights and Equality Sandwell to help promote good community relations and tackle hate crime and discrimination.

Cabinet backs new boost to promote good community relations

Published on 22nd March 2017

Council chiefs have backed a new three-year deal with Rights and Equality Sandwell to help promote good community relations and tackle hate crime and discrimination.

Mark Kevan, Ajman Ali and Cllr Richard Marshall survey the tonnes of rubbish

Clean-up of Black Patch Park to run into thousands

Published on 16th February 2017

The clean-up at Black Patch Park in Smethwick has begun after a group of travellers were evicted earlier this week.

Cut your energy bills in 2017

Published on 11th January 2017

Sandwell residents who have made a New Year resolution to review their finances are urged not to miss out on a cash-saving energy scheme which could save them money on their fuel bills.

Fly-tipped rubbish in Smethwick

Fly-tipper fined £1,000 plus costs for dumping rubbish in Smethwick

Published on 2nd December 2016

A court has ordered a man to pay £1,757 for illegally dumping black bags, garden waste, a suitcase and shoes in the Black Patch area of Smethwick.

Snow Champions

Snow Champions campaign back for a sixth year

Published on 23rd November 2016

Community-minded Snow Champions will be helping to keep Sandwell clear of ice and snow for the sixth year running.

Gum-bay Sunday comes to West Bromwich Town Centre

Published on 13th September 2016

Online sellers using eBay and Gumtree are being encouraged to take part in a new-style Sunday market in West Bromwich town centre.

Sandwell community pledges support for armed forces

Published on 29th July 2016

Sandwell Council has pledged its ongoing support for people who serve or have served in the armed forces and their families.

Councillors visiting homes affected by flooding in West Bromwich

Councillors visit flood-hit homes in West Bromwich

Published on 22nd July 2016

Sandwell councillors have this week visited residents affected by flash-flooding in West Bromwich.

Double success for Sandwell Council at construction awards

Published on 6th June 2016

Sandwell Council has won two major industry prizes at the prestigious Construction Excellence Awards – Celebrating Construction 2016.

Referrals made following Gowling report

Published on 3rd June 2016

Our latest statement following the publication of reports regarding land sales and other matters.

Publication of reports into land sales and other matters

Published on 20th May 2016

Sandwell Council is today publishing two reports, commissioned by the authority, into various allegations about land sales and other matters.

Mayor pays respects to Councillor Darren Cooper

Published on 29th March 2016

Sandwell Mayor, Councillor Barbara Price, today paid tribute to council leader Councillor Darren Cooper, who died suddenly on Saturday (26 March).

Council statement on the passing of Council Leader, Councillor Darren Cooper

Published on 27th March 2016

It is with great sadness that we confirm the death of the Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Darren Cooper who died last night (Saturday 26 March).

Smethwick Community Awards celebrate local heroes

Published on 21st March 2016

The inspirational work of people and organisations in Smethwick was celebrated at the town's annual community awards.

Join Commonwealth flag-raising ceremony in Sandwell

Published on 7th March 2016

People are invited to join a Commonwealth Flag-raising ceremony in Oldbury on Monday 14 March, as Sandwell joins more than 800 similar events across the globe.

In your neighbourhood session for Tipton

Published on 2nd November 2015

People in Great Bridge, Princes End and Tipton Green wards can have their say on neighbourhood issues at a drop-in session at the Jubilee Park bonfire event on Friday 6 November.

Last chance to register to vote

Published on 20th October 2015

Around 3,000 people will be removed from Sandwell’s electoral register if they fail to register within the next few weeks, officers warn.

Sandwell’s tribute to Adrian Evans and other victims of Tunisian killings

Published on 3rd July 2015

Sandwell paid a heartfelt tribute to victims of the Tunisian killings – and showed its determination to unite against terrorism.

Sign up for email updates from the council

Published on 24th June 2015

We've launched a new service to give residents advice, news and information about everything from roadworks to bin collections by email.