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Government commissioners report early improvements at Sandwell Council

Published on 1st December 2022

The Government has today (1 December) published a report by the commissioners appointed to support Sandwell Council and help to resolve historic issues in the way the council is run.

Leader and mayor with presents in oldbury library landscape

Donate Christmas gifts at libraries in Sandwell

Published on 2nd December 2022

The Mayor of Sandwell is appealing for donations of Christmas presents for Santa's Black Country Toy Appeal.

Green Spaces Strategy sees major investment across Sandwell’s parks and open spaces

Published on 1st December 2022

Sandwell Council is delivering nearly £4.5million of improvements this financial year to parks and green spaces across the borough’s six towns.

Supporting World AIDS Day and the fight against HIV and AIDS

Published on 30th November 2022

Sandwell Council’s Public Health Team is joining forces with Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust colleagues this World AIDS Day (1 Dec) on board a special World AIDS Day bus touring the borough.

Get in the mood for Christmas at Sandwell Parks

Published on 29th November 2022

Sandwell has some of the region’s most scenic parks and there are three fantastic festive events coming up in the next few weeks.

Find your nearest Warm Space in Sandwell

Published on 28th November 2022

Anyone who needs a safe and warm place for a cuppa and a chat is being urged to use one of Sandwell’s Warm Spaces.

Alice Davey, Cllr Danny Millard and Cllr Kerrie Carmichael

Sandwell Council signs pledge to stamp out domestic abuse

Published on 25th November 2022

Sandwell Council has signed a new Domestic Abuse Pledge to work with partner organisations to ensure that all forms of abuse will not be tolerated in Sandwell.

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Sandwell Council appoints new Chief Operating Officer for leisure facilities

Published on 24th November 2022

Sandwell Council has appointed leisure and wellbeing industry expert Mark Braithwaite as the Chief Operating Officer for its new leisure services management company.

Harvest view ribbon cutting

Harvest View now open – helping people to live well and age well

Published on 24th November 2022

Harvest View – Sandwell’s new flagship social care and health facility and the first of its kind in the West Midlands – is now open.

Illegal and dangerous articles seized

Illegal and dangerous articles seized

Published on 24th November 2022

Sandwell Council Trading Standards working alongside Licensing, Police and West Midlands Fire Service continue to seize illegal and dangerous articles around Sandwell.

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Sandwell residents can now get cost of living advice on WhatsApp

Published on 18th November 2022

Sandwell residents can now get cost of living advice through WhatsApp on their mobile phone.

Councillor Ann Shackleton

Tributes paid to committed and dedicated Councillor Ann Shackleton

Published on 18th November 2022

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a committed and dedicated senior Sandwell councillor who has died.

Council prepares for challenging budget as Chancellor unveils Autumn Statement

Published on 17th November 2022

Sandwell Council will work to protect local services as far as possible through the cost of living crisis – as the authority prepares for its most challenging budget since 2010.

Sandwell Council confirms decision to redevelop former Brandhall Golf Course

Published on 16th November 2022

Cabinet has today confirmed its July 2022 decision to provide a new primary school, around 190 new homes and the first new public park in Sandwell’s history at the former Brandhall Golf Course.

Councillor Zahoor Ahmed, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for environment services, with Frozie Lawrence

Winter gritting plan

Published on 16th November 2022

Sandwell Council’s team of gritting staff are ready for cold weather, with drivers prepared to keep Sandwell moving, night and day.

Sandwell Council issues health and wellbeing advice as winter approaches

Published on 16th November 2022

Sandwell Council is urging residents to follow health and wellbeing advice this winter.

Councillor Simon Hackett, Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for children and education (centre) with members of the council’s SHAPE and youth service teams, West Midlands Police and pupils from Crocketts Lane Community Primary School.

Anti-bullying roadshow underway

Published on 15th November 2022

Sandwell Council’s SHAPE programme is delivering its annual Anti-Bullying Week roadshow this week (Monday 14 November to Monday 21 November).

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Safer 6 campaign targets illegal sale of fireworks

Published on 14th November 2022

Sandwell Council’s Trading Standards working with West Midlands Police carried out an undercover test purchasing operation for fireworks as part of its Safer 6 campaign.

Cllr Suzanne Hartwell, Simon Wollaston and Mayor Cllr Richard Jones with educational materials outside HRV

New Van Bringing Drug & Alcohol Treatment Support to the Streets of Sandwell

Published on 14th November 2022

Sandwell residents have begun seeing a new addition to the boroughs roads in the form of a van which will support people address any issues they may have with their use of alcohol or other drugs.

Sandwell lights up for Christmas 2022

Published on 14th November 2022

Nothing signifies the approach of Christmas like the glow of seasonal lights.

Partners visited Sandwell Aquatics Centre to see progress on the legacy phase

Legacy phase well under way at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 11th November 2022

Exciting plans to deliver the legacy phase of the Sandwell Aquatics Centre – and to give Sandwell one of the best community leisure facilities in the country – are taking a huge step forward.

Councillor Simon Hackett, cabinet member for children and education with young people from Coneygre Arts Centre

Sandwell Celebrates Youth Work Week

Published on 11th November 2022

Sandwell Council is celebrating Youth Work Week 2022 the theme of which is A Festival of Youth Work.

Sandwell Council to consider charging for garden waste collection

Published on 10th November 2022

Sandwell Council is set to consider proposals to start charging £35 a year for garden waste collections from 2023.

Headteacher of Ferndale Primary, Ruth Gillett and Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for children and education celebrate with pupils

Good with Outstanding – Ferndale Primary School just keeps getting better

Published on 9th November 2022

Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for children and education, Councillor Simon Hackett today joined with teachers and pupils to celebrate Ferndale Primary School latest Ofsted report

Friar Park

Phase 2 public consultation launches for regeneration of Friar Park

Published on 9th November 2022

The public are being invited to have their say on the regeneration of one of the largest brownfield sites in the region.

Sandwell Council issues energy saving advice as temperatures drop

Published on 9th November 2022

Sandwell Council is urging residents to follow energy saving advice to help cut bills this winter.

Update on Sandwell's election cycle

Published on 9th November 2022

Following a public consultation earlier this autumn, Sandwell Council has approved a motion to retain the Council’s current election cycle in thirds at this time.

Shokat Lal

Sandwell Council appoints new permanent Chief Executive

Published on 8th November 2022

Sandwell Council has approved the appointment of Shokat Lal as its new permanent Chief Executive.

Work starts to improve canal towpaths across Rowley Regis

Published on 8th November 2022

Waterways and wellbeing charity, Canal & River Trust, working in partnership with Sandwell Council, is improving the towpath and access points to several canals.

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Sandwell celebrates apprenticeship success

Published on 8th November 2022

Sandwell Council is celebrating a double success for its apprenticeship programme.