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Lesley Hagger, Director of Children's Services and Councillor Simon Hackett make their pleadge on CSE Awareness Day

Pledge to stop abuse on CSE awareness day

Published on 18th March 2019

People in Sandwell are being urged to unite against child sexual exploitation (CSE) and make a personal pledge to help tackle the abuse.

Sandfield House refurbished

Outdated bedsits transformed into new flats

Published on 20th March 2019

An outdated block of bedsits in West Bromwich has been transformed into new flats after a million pound refurbishment by Sandwell Council.

All the Fun of the Fair arts trail banner

Enter All the Fun of the Fair arts competition

Published on 20th March 2019

Amateur artists, schools and community groups are all invited to enter Sandwell's All the Fun of the Fair arts trail competition.

Councillors visit Sandwell Air Scouts

Town grant boost for Sandwell Air Scouts

Published on 19th March 2019

A new Wednesbury-based air scouts group has received a £1,250 Sandwell Council grant to support the group.

Photo caption: Deputy Sandwell Council Leader Councillor Syeda Khatun meets the team at St John's Community Centre, Smethwick

Kitchen grant for St John's Community Centre in Smethwick

Published on 19th March 2019

A Smethwick community centre has received a special council grant to buy new kitchen appliances to help groups that use the facilities.

Unveiling the plaque at Angle Ring, Tipton

James Watt plaque unveiled at Angle Ring, Tipton

Published on 19th March 2019

A special heritage plaque commemorating the work of iconic engineer James Watt has been unveiled at a Tipton factory – the site of his first commercial steam engine.

Seized minibus

Untaxed minibus seized for fly-tipping in Smethwick

Published on 19th March 2019

An untaxed minibus will be crushed after it was seized for being used in a fly-tipping offence.

Town grant for angling club

Town grant boost for angling club

Published on 18th March 2019

An angling society has hooked a special Sandwell Council grant to help older people enjoy healthier and happier lives.

Councillor Ann Jaron at Brushstrokes

Brushstrokes celebrates town grant

Published on 18th March 2019

A special £3,000 grant has been made to a Smethwick charity group to help fund the training and development of volunteers for a community café.

Vigil outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury

Vigil held in Oldbury after New Zealand terrorist attack

Published on 15th March 2019

A peaceful vigil has taken place outside Sandwell Council House, Oldbury, this afternoon (Friday) following the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand.

Council tax bills – find out what you will pay

Published on 15th March 2019

Sandwell residents can now check how much their council tax bills will be from 1 April.

Erroll wins award

Top careers award for Erroll

Published on 15th March 2019

A Sandwell Council careers advice manager has scooped a national award.

Improving air quality in Sandwell

Published on 15th March 2019

Sandwell Council is to launch a public consultation this summer for people across the six towns to have their say on plans to improve air quality.

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.

Val Wiseman with Sandwell's mayor

Val Wiseman back at Central Library this Saturday to launch literature festival

Published on 14th March 2019

West Bromwich-born jazz legend Val Wiseman will be returning to the town for a special concert this Saturday (16 March) to launch Sandwell libraries' first literature festival.

Gritter

Ice one, Cyrille, Spread Zeppelin and The Greatest Snow Van – meet our newly-named gritting trucks

Published on 14th March 2019

Sandwell Council’s gritting trucks have been given new names – drawing inspiration from local legends Cyrille Regis, Dame Julie Walters and Josie Lawrence.

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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.

PSPO helping to make West Bromwich town centre safer

Published on 13th March 2019

A new legal order is helping the council and police make West Bromwich town centre safer, with reports of disorder cut by more than half.

A message regarding concerns about the fire at the former Manor High School site, Wednesbury

Published on 12th March 2019

We know some people have been concerned about the fire at the former Manor High School site in Friar Park Road, Wednesbury.

Plans for new special primary school backed by government

Published on 12th March 2019

Sandwell Council has been given government backing for a new special school for primary children.

£3k court bill for restaurant over peanuts in peanut-free dishes

Published on 11th March 2019

A Sandwell restaurant owner has been ordered to pay more than £3,000 in fines and costs after serving food that should have been peanut-free but that contained peanuts. 

Sports grants

Sports grants available to all

Published on 7th March 2019

Sports clubs and gifted local athletes can once again apply for special grants from Sandwell Council as part of its Cash for Sports Clubs or Gifted and Talented grant schemes.

World Book Day at Blackheath Library

Thousands dress up to mark World Book Day

Published on 7th March 2019

World Book Day (7 March) has been celebrated in libraries and schools across Sandwell with children and grown-ups dressing up to mark the day. 

Image of Aquatics Centre

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.

Free energy visits for Sandwell residents

Published on 6th March 2019

Sandwell Council is backing a scheme to help local residents save money and energy in their homes.

Councillor Steve Trow elected as new Leader of Sandwell Council

Published on 6th March 2019

Councillor Steve Trow was elected as Leader of Sandwell Council at a full council meeting last night.

Jimmy, one of Sandwell's apprentices at Sandwell Museums

More than 500 apprentices employed by Sandwell Council

Published on 5th March 2019

Sandwell Council has employed more than 500 apprentices since their scheme was introduced in 2012.

Mr Bubbles

Mr Bubbles fined for health and safety and food hygiene offences

Published on 1st March 2019

A Sandwell business has been ordered to pay just over £24,500 in court fines and costs after pleading guilty to health and safety and food hygiene charges.

On the building site of West Bromwich Collegiate Academy

Biggest year group given secondary school places

Published on 1st March 2019

Nearly 5,000 children have been allocated a secondary school place in Sandwell.

National praise for "significant progress" at Sandwell Council

Published on 1st March 2019

Sandwell Council has made “significant progress” in a year, according to an independent review.