Crime prevention and emergencies news
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.
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.
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.
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 29th September 2017
People have the chance to get safety and security advice when Sandwell's Safer 6 campaign comes to Oldbury Civic Square on Tuesday 3 October.
Published on 20th September 2017
The number of unauthorised encampments in Sandwell has fallen by more than 50% in just one year, thanks to tough measures by the council and police.
Published on 15th September 2017
Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign is back – and launches with an action-packed open day for all the family at Haden Cross Community Fire Station on Saturday 23 September.
Published on 11th September 2017
Staff from Sandwell Council are set to appear on Channel 5's Caught on Camera in the fight against crime.
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 16th August 2017
Around 150 members of the public attended a health and wellbeing event in Smethwick that had a special focus on raising awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM).
Published on 10th August 2017
Police and council teams in Sandwell are targeting anti-social off-road motorbikes and plan to use the Black Country's ground-breaking 'car cruising' injunction to help tackle the problem.
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 26th June 2017
Safety chiefs in Sandwell are urging people to report all hate crimes so victims can receive the support they need.
Published on 13th June 2017
Sandwell Council, supported by West Midlands Police, has secured an injunction banning a travelling family from setting up unauthorised encampments anywhere in Sandwell.
Published on 8th March 2017
There are now more ways to report hate crime in Sandwell.
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).