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Roger Horton during his mayoral term

Tributes paid to Freeman of the Borough - Roger Horton

Published on 29th November 2021

Heartfelt tributes have been paid to Freeman of the Borough Roger Horton - a former long-serving councillor and Mayor of Sandwell - whose death has been announced.

Sandwell Council House lights up for World AIDS Day

Published on 26th November 2021

World AIDS Day, observed each year on 1 December, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV and AIDS by increasing awareness, tackling prejudice and improving education.

Museum assistant Jan Casserley prepares for candlelit evenings

Enjoy a candlelit Christmas experience with Sandwell Museums

Published on 25th November 2021

Staff at Sandwell Museums are busy preparing for three evenings of winter wonder as they open their doors this festive season for a series of candlelight Christmas events.

Message of thanks as Covid-19 infection rate in Rowley falls following warning

Published on 25th November 2021

People in Sandwell’s Rowley ward have been praised for their efforts in helping to reduce Covid-19 infection rates in the area.

Elected members, leadership team representatives and partners wearing white ribbons outside the Council House.

16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse – keeping everyone safe

Published on 25th November 2021

From today (25 November) local people and community groups in Sandwell will be observing ‘16 Days of Action Against Domestic Abuse’ across the borough.

Garden waste winter break starts soon

Published on 24th November 2021

The collection of garden waste bins will continue until Friday 10 December, breaking over winter and restarting next Spring 2022.

Let’s get festive down at the farm

Let’s get festive down at the farm

Published on 24th November 2021

Let’s get in the festive mood down at the farm.

Wednesbury residents and workers reminded there’s still time to give views on town centre proposals

Published on 24th November 2021

Residents and workers in Wednesbury still have time to give their views on proposals to revitalise the town’s historic centre and improve its walking and cycling infrastructure.

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Christmas tree light switch-ons in Sandwell

Published on 23rd November 2021

Christmas is just around the corner and people in Sandwell can get in the festive spirit with Christmas tree light switch-ons which get underway this week and next.

New service delivers support to those living with the effects of dementia

Published on 23rd November 2021

A new service has been launched in Sandwell that provides advice, information and support across the borough for anyone living with the effects of dementia or a memory concern.

There’s still time for the community to give their views on plans for former Brandhall Golf Course

Published on 19th November 2021

Local people still have time to take part in the public consultation on future plans for the former Brandhall Golf Course in Oldbury.

Bird keepers urged to take extra precautions over ‘bird flu’

Published on 19th November 2021

Sandwell residents with captive birds are being asked to take extra precautions to keep them safe from avian influenza.

UKHSA, Sikh community and Sandwell Council launch COVID-19 support programme for festival

Published on 19th November 2021

A new COVID-19 support programme helps families celebrate Guru Nanak Dev Ji today

Name of new cemetery revealed as work begins, 100 years after first burial at neighbouring cemetery

Published on 19th November 2021

Work has begun to create a brand-new cemetery and improve open space in Rowley Regis.

Sandwell Council cabinet members celebrate with residents of Walker Grange care home, and their families.

Care home residents and families praised for "commitment and engagement" on future of Walker Grange care home in Tipton

Published on 18th November 2021

Residents of Walker Grange care home and their families worked with Sandwell Council to consult on possible options for the future of the home.

Become the voice of Sandwell's young people – apply to become a Member of Youth Parliament!

Published on 18th November 2021

Sandwell Council is encouraging residents aged between 11-18 years old to put themselves forward to represent the young people of Sandwell in the House of Commons.

Sandwell’s Anti-Bullying Roadshow

Sandwell’s Anti-Bullying Roadshow

Published on 17th November 2021

Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Programme is delivering its annual Anti-Bullying Week roadshow. The programme is delivered in partnership with the council’s Youth Services and W Midlands Police.

Pupils who won a competition to see their road safety designs put on lamp posts around Perryfields Primary.

Road safety measures at Oldbury primary school

Published on 16th November 2021

Road safety measures have been implemented at an Oldbury school to keep pupils safe at drop-off and pick-up times.

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Rajbir Singh steps down as Sandwell Council Leader

Published on 16th November 2021

Rajbir Singh has resigned as Leader of Sandwell Council with immediate effect for personal reasons.

Rowley Regis residents urged to stay safe and reduce COVID-19 infection rates

Published on 16th November 2021

COVID-19 rates in Sandwell are among the lowest in the region, but infection rates remain high in Rowley Regis, particularly in the Rowley and Blackheath wards.

Get tested: play your part to reduce the spread of COVID-19

Published on 16th November 2021

COVID-19 remains a risk to Sandwell residents, workers and students as it’s still possible to catch and spread the virus, even if you are fully vaccinated.

Have your say on the regeneration of Sandwell’s canal district!

Published on 15th November 2021

Sandwell Council is holding a public consultation on the Smethwick to Birmingham Regeneration Corridor Area Framework and Grove Lane Masterplan.

Repairs to Wednesbury Clock Tower set to begin

Published on 15th November 2021

Repair and restoration works will begin on the historic Clock Tower at the heart of Wednesbury, following the completion of a detailed ecological survey this winter.

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Former training centre makes way for temporary homeless accommodation

Published on 15th November 2021

Sandwell Council has completed the refurbishment of a former training and enterprise centre it owned to create much-needed temporary housing accommodation.

Face-to-face opportunities for Wednesbury HSHAZ and Active Travel Fund consultation

Published on 15th November 2021

Face-to-face consultation sessions to revitalise Wednesbury’s historic centre.

Rob Moore, business unit director and Ron James, project manager both from Seddon with Councillor Zahoor Ahmed, cabinet member for housing and Councillor Iqbal Padda, cabinet member for regeneration and economy

Ninety new council homes for Sandwell

Published on 12th November 2021

An additional 90 new-build council homes are being added to Sandwell Council’s housing stock at two sites, one in Rowley Regis, and the other in Tipton.

Sandwell Breathes: clean air event at Balaji Temple

Published on 12th November 2021

The Balaji Temple, with support from Sandwell Council, will be hosting an event called ‘Sandwell Breathes’ this Saturday (13 November) to promote clean air quality.

Week of action to make Sandwell’s roads safer for all our communities

Published on 12th November 2021

In the first week of November Sandwell Council, in partnership with enforcement agents Penham Excel, carried out a successful ‘lift and shift’ operation to tackle untaxed vehicles in the borough.

Council Leader hits back over criticism about Levelling Up Fund bids

Published on 11th November 2021

Councillor Rajbir Singh, Leader of Sandwell Council, has hit back over criticism of the council's decision to apply for the second round of the government's Levelling Up Fund.

Councillor Ahmad Bostan and Jack Marshall of M and J Electrical Contractors Ltd, with one of the solar photo-voltaic panels being installed at the Council House.

Preparing Sandwell for the effects of climate change

Published on 11th November 2021

Sandwell Council has set out its initial plans to contribute towards global efforts to tackle climate change within the borough in a report to its cabinet (3 November).

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