Crime prevention and emergencies news
Published on 13th July 2018
Beat the Burglar sessions are being rolled out across Sandwell to help residents protect their homes and property.
Published on 6th July 2018
Drivers caught speeding outside a Great Barr school were shamed into slowing down – by being hauled in front of a court of schoolchildren.
Published on 4th July 2018
An unauthorised encampment has again been moved on from a Tipton park in a matter of hours, thanks to powers held by Sandwell Council and the police.
Published on 28th June 2018
Sandwell's trading standards team is continuing its on-going crackdown on local shops which sell alcohol and tobacco products to minors, that is people under the age of 18.
Published on 22nd June 2018
A Tipton man has been jailed after breaching the Black Country-wide car cruising injunction order by racing in Sandwell’s streets.
Published on 14th June 2018
Sandwell Council and West Midlands Police have yet again moved on an unauthorised encampment within hours of it arriving in Sandwell.
Published on 11th June 2018
A crackdown on unauthorised encampments in Sandwell has seen the time that travelling groups spend in the borough – and the cost of dealing with them - cut by 95%.
Published on 5th June 2018
A travelling family have been banned from setting up unauthorised encampments in Sandwell for five years – while the head of the family is now banned from the whole borough for a decade.
Published on 30th May 2018
Sandwell Council is seeking to extend an injunction banning a traveller family from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Sandwell.
Published on 30th May 2018
A tough new zero tolerance policy is being launched by Sandwell Council and its waste partner Serco in a bid to reduce the increasing number of verbal or physical assaults by members of the public.
Published on 29th May 2018
A new taskforce tackling everything from dog fouling and litter to untaxed vehicles and anti-social behaviour has been launched in Sandwell.
Published on 8th May 2018
Sandwell Council’s trading standards team is warning residents to be on their guard against rogue traders and bogus callers.
Published on 4th May 2018
Police and council teams in Sandwell are targeting nuisance being caused by off-road motorbikes this spring.
Published on 10th April 2018
Two tonnes of rubbish has been collected from the Sandwell side of Forge Lane in West Bromwich after extensive fly-tipping was cleared from the side of the road.
Published on 5th April 2018
Sandwell Council’s taxi licensing team has picked up an award from West Midlands Police.
Published on 3rd April 2018
Sandwell Council has now issued more than 50 £400 fines to fly-tippers after a new enforcement team started patrols.
Published on 21st March 2018
Sandwell Council, with partners, is continuing the fight against Child Sexula Exploitation (CSE) by raising awareness in the community.
Published on 10th January 2018
Sandwell Council has welcomed the High Court’s decision to extend a ground-breaking injunction banning car cruising in the Black Country for a further three years.
Published on 24th November 2017
Supervised offenders doing unpaid Community Payback cleared nearly 15 tonnes of rubbish from Sandwell’s neighbourhoods as part of the Safer 6 campaign.
Published on 24th November 2017
The final week of the Safer 6 campaign saw an action-packed programme promoting road and fire safety and tackling bogus callers and grot spots.
Published on 22nd November 2017
The Sandwell Safer 6 team brought safety advice, crime prevention and litter clean-ups to Wednesbury during the fifth week of the autumn campaign.
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.
Published on 7th November 2017
The results are in for the Safer 6 campaign's third week, which had a special focus on Tipton.
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.
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.
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.
Published on 1st September 2017
Bosses at Sandwell Council are warning of the dangers of using nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas.
Published on 27th July 2017
More than 5.5 million illegal cigarettes and 645 kg of hand rolling tobacco were seized by local trading standards within the Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA) in 12 months.
Published on 25th July 2017
Sandwell trading standards officers have helped in the seizure of more than 500,000 illegal cigarettes with an estimated street value of more than £250,000.
Published on 8th December 2016
The results are in for the Safer 6 campaign’s fifth week, which had a special focus on Oldbury.
Published on 14th October 2016
A drive to make sure people recognise hate crime and know how to report it is under way in Sandwell.
Published on 4th August 2016
People have six weeks – from 1 August to 9 September – to have their say about a move to bring in a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) in West Bromwich Central and Princes End, Tipton.
Published on 19th May 2016
Sandwell trading standards officers seized 33,750 cigarettes and 1.9kg of hand-rolling tobacco worth more than £15,800 in retail value as part of a national illicit tobacco operation.
Published on 26th October 2015
A new knife surrender bin was unveiled in West Bromwich High Street today (Monday 26 October) for people to voluntarily give up weapons and help save lives.
Published on 10th August 2015
Trading Standards officers in Sandwell have joined a Midland-wide campaign to stamp out rogue traders in the home security market.
Published on 22nd June 2015
A new task force – the first of its kind in the West Midlands – to bring an end to female genital mutilation (FGM) is being launched today (Monday 22 June).