Council news

Get involved in Celebrate Sandwell 2018

Published on 23rd March 2018

Sandwell people and organisations are invited to take part in a special event in June to celebrate and promote local community groups.

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.

Register to vote deadline a month away

Published on 16th March 2018

Anyone who wants to vote in Sandwell’s local elections on 3 May has until mid-April to register to vote. 

MySandwell sessions at Tipton Library

MySandwell sessions under way at Sandwell libraries

Published on 13th March 2018

Sessions are under way at Sandwell libraries to help people learn how to access the council website and sign up for an online account.

Get online with MySandwell sessions in libraries

Published on 8th March 2018

Sessions are being held in Sandwell libraries to help people learn how to access the council website and sign up for an online account.

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.


Historic visit to Sandwell's twin town Amritsar

Published on 25th January 2018

A team of six Muslim, Sikh and Christian faith leaders together visited Amritsar in India earlier this month.

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.

West Bromwich Community Awards - winners and runners-up

West Bromwich community heroes recognised

Published on 18th December 2017

West Bromwich community heroes were celebrated at a special awards evening.

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.

LGC Awards logo

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.

Council pledges support to businesses dealing with unauthorised encampments

Published on 25th October 2017

Sandwell Council has pledged to support businesses when unauthorised encampments set up on private land.

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.

Mayor Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE and Deputy Mayor Councillor Susan Downing

New Mayoral team for Sandwell

Published on 16th May 2017

Sandwell has a new Mayoral team for the year ahead – with Councillor Ahmadul Haque MBE as Mayor and Councillor Susan Eaves as Deputy Mayor. 

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.