Sandwell Council House reception will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May

The main reception at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, will be closed from 1pm on Tuesday 21 May due to Annual Council. The reception will re-open as normal at 9am on Wednesday 22 May. Access council services online →

Leisure, parks and events news

Sports grants on offer in Sandwell

Published on 29th April 2019

Sports clubs and gifted local athletes are being urged to apply for special Sandwell Council grants.

Life, death and sticky toffee pudding

Published on 29th April 2019

A special storytelling comedy concert about death is booked for a Smethwick library – with the promise of a “loving and joyously alive” show for everyone.

Fun new season at Sandwell museums

Published on 2nd April 2019

Sandwell museums have reopened to general visitors this week, with exciting family activities lined up for the spring, including Easter and the May bank holidays weekends.

Call to military organisations to get in touch

Published on 15th March 2019

A Sandwell councillor is urging military and uniformed services groups to get in contact so they can be told about local support and advice for their members.

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Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 13th March 2019

Plans for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been given the green light.

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Latest images released for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 6th March 2019

The latest images have been released as part of plans for the new state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

Jazz legend Val pens poem to remember special homecoming concert

Published on 21st December 2018

Jazz legend Val Wiseman enjoyed her homecoming concert in West Bromwich so much this year that she has written a Christmas greetings poem inspired by her return to the town. 

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New skills for Little Nippers thanks to town grant

Published on 18th December 2018

A group that works to improve the team building and social skills of Tipton children has received a special Sandwell Council grant.

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Designs unveiled for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 10th December 2018

Designs for the new £60m state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been unveiled and are out for public consultation.

Winning photo of Sheepwash by Angela Gibson

Snowy Sheepwash scene wins Tipton photo competition

Published on 27th November 2018

Congratulations to Angela Gibson, the winner of the Tipton photo competition with her lovely winter landscape at Sheepwash Local Nature Reserve.

Monument to animals gets a facelift in time for war centenary

Published on 9th November 2018

A special war monument in a Wednesbury park to remember the huge number of animals that served or died in wars has been given a facelift to mark the centenary of the end of the Great War.

War grave tributes and soldier silhouettes as Sandwell remembers

Published on 8th November 2018

War heroes are being remembered at cemeteries, green spaces and other landmarks as Sandwell commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

Festival of Remembrance marks centenary of First World War Armistice

Published on 23rd October 2018

Tickets are now available for Sandwell's annual Festival of Remembrance service which will be held at West Bromwich Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday 10 November - the eve before Remembrance Sunday.

Councillor Shirley Hosell and Councillor Syeda Khatun at Moose Martial Arts

New kit for martial arts group

Published on 22nd October 2018

A West Bromwich karate club which teaches people self-defence skills and trains athletes for major championships has been awarded a grant by a special Sandwell Council fund.

Volunteers urged to join conservation projects at Sandwell Valley

Published on 4th October 2018

Staff working on important conservation schemes in Sandwell's Local Nature Reserves are seeking new volunteers to help them with practical work on improvements to paths, ponds and other projects.

Don't forget to vote for your Green Flag favourite

Published on 25th September 2018

There's still time to vote for your favourite Sandwell green space in a national poll.

Vote for your favourite Sandwell green space

Published on 3rd September 2018

Residents can vote for their favourite green space in a national poll - with 10 Sandwell sites in the running.

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Memorial bench for Ryan Lester

Published on 17th August 2018

A memorial bench has been placed in memory of a 25 year-old Wednesbury man who died of a rare form of cancer – paid for by money raised by his friends and family in a range of fund-raising activities.

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Get back in the saddle at new Lightwoods cycling club

Published on 17th August 2018

Want to learn to ride a bike or get back into cycling? A new community cycling club based at Lightwoods Park in Bearwood is looking for budding cyclists and volunteers to run sessions.

Celebrating school holiday activities with the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries

Friends boost school holiday activities at Sandwell libraries

Published on 19th July 2018

Children and families can enjoy a wide range of entertaining activities at Sandwell libraries during the school holidays thanks to support from The Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries.

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Green flag success for Sandwell's parks and green spaces

Published on 17th July 2018

Ten parks and green spaces in Sandwell have been recognised by the Green Flag Scheme as among the very best in the country.

Dartmouth Park volunteer gardeners

Grant for Dartmouth Park volunteer gardeners

Published on 6th July 2018

Super-keen community volunteer gardeners are helping to put more colour into the flower beds at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich.

Lightwoods app launch

New guided tour app for Lightwoods Park

Published on 11th June 2018

Visitors can now take a guided tour of Lightwoods Park using their smartphones or tablets – thanks to an audio guide app.

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Sons of Rest revamp to help local community in Wednesbury

Published on 23rd March 2018

A popular Sons of Rest building in Wednesbury is to be refurbished to help increase the range of activities for the local community.

Free swimming scheme extended

Published on 21st March 2018

Sandwell Council has extended its popular free swimming scheme for young people and those aged 60-plus.

Seven green spaces set for conservation list

Published on 12th September 2017

Seven green areas across Sandwell are set to be added to a list of nature conservation sites.