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Queen’s Baton Relay: an amazing opportunity to celebrate Sandwell’s rich, diverse culture

Published on 24th June 2022

On Monday 25 July, Sandwell’s communities will experience the buzz of the Queen’s Baton Relay with events along the route, as part of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Sandwell cleans up

Published on 29th June 2022

Everyone hates to see dog mess and Sandwell Council is doing something about it.

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Sandwell to host summer jazz festival

Published on 29th June 2022

Sandwell Council will once again be supporting the Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival this year.

Licensing sub-committee revokes premises licence for Cradley Heath venue

Published on 29th June 2022

A Cradley Heath events venue has had its premises licence revoked following noise complaints.

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Sandwell Council hands over Sandwell Aquatics Centre for Birmingham 2022

Published on 28th June 2022

Sandwell Council officially handed the keys to the Sandwell Aquatics Centre over to Birmingham 2022 yesterday (Monday 27 June) ahead of the Commonwealth Games.

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£25m West Bromwich Towns Fund projects approved by government – securing £67.5m total for Sandwell

Published on 24th June 2022

The three remaining West Bromwich Towns Deal projects were approved by the government this week.

Levelling Up Fund bids: delivering projects that will make a positive difference in Sandwell

Published on 24th June 2022

Sandwell Council’s Cabinet has approved plans to submit four bids to the government’s Levelling Up Fund to help create new homes, facilities and jobs in the borough.

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Thank you to our Armed Forces

Published on 22nd June 2022

A special ‘thank you’ to the Armed Forces community is being held at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich on Saturday (25 June).

New homelessness and rough sleeping strategy will make a real difference for the people of Sandwell

Published on 22nd June 2022

Sandwell Council’s new cabinet will set a clear course of action when it considers a new homelessness and rough sleeping strategy at its meeting today (22 June).

Landlords in West Bromwich reminded to check if they need housing licence under new scheme

Published on 16th June 2022

Private landlords who rent out properties in Central West Bromwich are being reminded to check if they need to apply for a licence under a new scheme being introduced by Sandwell Council from 1 July.

Sandwell Council announces £3.4million cost of living boost for residents 

Published on 16th June 2022

Sandwell Council will distribute £3.4million to pensioners on low incomes and families with children as the cost of living continues to rise.

Graphic: Proud to be part of Sandwell’s Towns Fund Partnership. Logos: Sandwell Council; Greets Green Community Enterprise Centre; Canal & River Trust; Sandwell College; Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust; HM Government.

Sandwell achieves another regeneration milestone: £19m secured for Rowley Regis Towns Fund

Published on 15th June 2022

Sandwell’s Towns Fund Programme has taken a leap forward this week, with £19m funding for five regeneration projects in Rowley Regis being approved by the government.

SHAPE Summer Fest is back at Sandwell Valley Country Park

Published on 15th June 2022

Sandwell Council today announces that the SHAPE Summer Fest 2022 will take place at Sandwell Valley Country Park on Saturday 16 July between 11am - 6pm.

Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Richard Jones and Mayor’s Consort,  Councillor Richard McVittie with Tiffany Sparkle and Miss Bianca

Sandwell welcomes thousands to its free Pride Picnic

Published on 14th June 2022

Around 5,000 people visited Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich on Saturday 11 June to attend both Sandwell Council’s Pride Picnic to celebrate Pride Month in Sandwell, and its evening Shine a Light event.

Have your say on Sandwell Council’s Adult Social Care Contributions Policy

Published on 14th June 2022

Sandwell Council is currently reviewing the charging model for community-based and respite adult social care services.

Graphic of buildings emitting smoke. The text states: Improving local air quality. Have Your say. Smoke Control Area consultation. What do you think about Sandwell Council’s proposal to create a boroughwide Smoke Control Area.

Sandwell residents and businesses: there’s still time to have your say on improving air quality

Published on 9th June 2022

There’s still time for Sandwell residents and businesses to have their say on improving air quality in the borough by taking part in the Smoke Control Area consultation, which ends on 20 June.

Sandwell Council marks Carers Week

Published on 9th June 2022

Sandwell Council is marking Carers Week 2022 by thanking all unpaid carers for the vital work they do.

Pride Picnic graphic: free entry; Dartmouth Park; Sat 11 June 11am-3pm; Little Mix & Kylie tribute acts; fairground rides; community walk; live drag performances; Shine a Light Festival logo; Sandwell Council logo.

Celebrate Pride Month in Sandwell with a free picnic and entertainment at Dartmouth Park

Published on 9th June 2022

Come along to our free Pride Picnic at Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich, on Saturday, 11 June, from 11am-3pm, and celebrate Pride Month in Sandwell.

The people of Sandwell urged to challenge and prevent elder abuse on 15 June

Published on 9th June 2022

On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (15 June), people in Sandwell will be urged to join global communities to raise awareness about the increasing problem of elder abuse and to prevent it happening.

Wednesbury town centre improvements ‘on track’

Published on 7th June 2022

The first phase of works to improve public spaces in Wednesbury town centre is on track to be completed by the end of July.

Sandwell Council refers itself to Social Housing Regulator

Published on 6th June 2022

Sandwell Council has referred itself to the Regulator of Social Housing and initiated an improvement plan.

There’s No Pride in Domestic Abuse

Published on 1st June 2022

Demonstrate your support for the LGBTQ+ community during Pride Month and show there is no pride in domestic abuse by joining Sandwell’s ‘Pride Picnic in the Park’ event at Dartmouth Park on 11 June.

Sandwell Council Leader Cllr Kerrie Carmichael with Young Boxer Amaan Ghulam

Young Warley boxer hits number one ranking

Published on 26th May 2022

Warley boxer Amaan Ghulam has seen his dedication and talent pay dividends, reaping national success at a young age.

(Andy Mellor – Carnegie Centre Of excellence Mental health in Schools, L-R – Willow, Rosie, Robin, Lilly-Mai, Jessica, Abigail, Lily)

St Michael’s High School praised for innovative 21st Century Child Programme

Published on 26th May 2022

St Michael’s Church of England High School Student Voice recently showcased its 21st Century Child Programme at the Schools and Academies Show 2022 Safeguarding and Wellbeing Stage in London.

Eligible children will get free school meal vouchers during the half-term holiday

Free school meal vouchers for this half-term holiday

Published on 25th May 2022

Free school meal vouchers will again be distributed to eligible families in Sandwell this half-term holiday.

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Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 at Wednesbury’s free family fun day

Published on 25th May 2022

Celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee 2022 and enjoy entertainment at a free family fun day in Wednesbury on Tuesday, 31 May, from 12 noon to 4pm.

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor with their consorts

Introducing Sandwell’s new mayoral team

Published on 24th May 2022

Councillor Richard Jones (Old Warley ward) is the new Mayor of Sandwell following a ceremony in the council chamber today (Tuesday 24 May). His consort is his partner Councillor Richard McVittie.

Forging ahead: government go-ahead for Smethwick Towns Fund’s £23.5m regeneration projects

Published on 24th May 2022

Sandwell’s ambitious Towns Fund Programme has taken a huge step forward, with £23.5m funding for all five Smethwick regeneration projects given the go-ahead by the government.

Sandwell Digital Donations narrows the ‘digital divide’

Published on 23rd May 2022

Sandwell Council, the Black Country Housing Group (BCHG) and social enterprise Repc Ltd have together launched Sandwell Digital Donations to help narrow the ‘digital divide’.

Jagjeet Padam, Chair of Governors (left), and Head Teacher, Elaine Williams (right), with pupils from Pennyhill Primary School.

Pennyhill Primary School celebrates 'good' Ofsted rating

Published on 20th May 2022

Pupils and staff at Pennyhill Primary School in West Bromwich are celebrating after being rated ‘good’ by Ofsted for the first time.