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Tribute crowd

Sandwell holds tribute to the life and work of Sir David Amess MP

Published on 20th October 2021

Following the tragic death of Sir David Amess MP who was fatally stabbed in his Essex constituency last week, the Mayor Councillor Mushtaq Hussain today led a tribute in Sir David’s memory

Sandwell announces full reopening of libraries

Published on 21st October 2021

Sandwell Council plans to have all libraries return to full opening hours by Monday 1 November 2021.

Pumpkin and sunflower field

Frighteningly Fun Pumpkin Picking at Forge Mill Farm

Published on 19th October 2021

Sandwell Council’s Forge Mill Farm is offering families the chance to pick their own pumpkin right up until Halloween.

Safer 6 & WMFS

West Midlands Fire Service supports Sandwell’s Safer 6 campaign with advice sessions and home visits

Published on 18th October 2021

WMFS is supporting Sandwell’s six-week autumn Safer 6 campaign again this year – with a range of activities including fire safety advice sessions and more than 200 visits to homes already carried out.

Sandwell issues free school meal vouchers to eligible families this October half-term

Published on 18th October 2021

Parents and carers will be contacted through their child's school and will receive vouchers to go towards the cost of food for the week break.

Time is running out to apply for school places

Published on 15th October 2021

Parents in Sandwell can now apply for school places if their child is due to start high school, reception or junior school in September 2022.

‘Don’t drop your guard’: Sandwell businesses reminded to remain cautious about Covid-19

Published on 14th October 2021

As we head towards winter, Sandwell Council thanks local businesses for their continuing caution in preventing the spread of coronavirus – and sets out safety reminders for the months to come.

Sandwell retains 14 prestigious Green Flag Awards

Published on 14th October 2021

Sandwell is today (Thursday 14 October) celebrating retaining prestigious Green Flags for 14 sites across the borough.

Borough-wide Smoke Control Area proposed to improve air quality and health for Sandwell residents

Published on 14th October 2021

Councillors will be asked to approve plans for a public consultation on declaring the whole of Sandwell a single ‘Smoke Control Area’ (SCA).

Sandwell Council calls on UK Government to rethink removal of Universal Credit uplift

Published on 13th October 2021

Sandwell Council’s Leader Councillor Rajbir Singh is writing to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, calling on the Government to reconsider its removal of the £20 uplift to Universal Credit.

Take part in an online survey to shape community safety priorities in Sandwell

Published on 12th October 2021

Sandwell residents, workers and students are being asked to share their thoughts, feelings and concerns about community safety, as part of Safer Sandwell Partnership’s online consultation.

Sandwell Council proposes renewal of West Bromwich Public Space Protection Order

Published on 12th October 2021

Sandwell Council’s cabinet will decide on Wednesday 20 October on a proposal to renew the West Bromwich Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

Week 3 Hate Crime Awareness Week

Safer 6 campaign - Let’s end hate crime together

Published on 11th October 2021

The Sandwell Safer Partnership is taking a stand against hate crime as part of the Safer 6 campaign for Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021.

Mason and his design

Corngreaves Academy and Sandwell Council celebrate successful Road Safety campaign

Published on 11th October 2021

Following recognition of an increasing amount of traffic in Plant Street at the start and end of every day, Sandwell Council invited Corngreaves Academy to take part in a Road Safety Campaign.

Leader announces launch of MySandwell App

Published on 11th October 2021

Sandwell Council leader, Councillor Rajbir Singh today (Monday 11 October) announced the launch of a new MySandwell App on his 100th day in office as leader.

Edgmond hall visit

Vision 2030 and Stanley’s Youth Club point Sandwell’s young people to a better future

Published on 11th October 2021

Stanley’s Youth Club is celebrating the work of its volunteers and group members supporting each other as we look towards a post-pandemic future.

Sandwell Council Leader launches crackdown on nuisance vehicles

Published on 11th October 2021

Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Rajbir Singh today (Monday 11 October) announced a crackdown on illegal vehicles on Sandwell’s streets.

Beyond the stigma

Beyond the Stigma campaign marks World Mental Health Day

Published on 10th October 2021

West Midlands-based charity Changing Our Lives, in association with Sandwell Council, will mark World Mental Health Day on Sunday 10 October with the launch of the Beyond the Stigma campaign.

Council investing £370,000 to improve mental health and wellbeing in Sandwell

Published on 8th October 2021

Sandwell Council has been awarded £370,000 from Public Health England’s Prevention & Promotion Fund for Better Mental Health to invest in improving mental health and wellbeing among residents.

Sandwell library to pilot national BookTrust reading scheme

Published on 8th October 2021

Stone Cross library in West Bromwich has been named by BookTrust as one of the 10 libraries across the country to trial new ideas to get families reading more.

Providing real, practical help to rough sleepers in Bearwood, Smethwick and West Bromwich

Published on 8th October 2021

Sandwell Council’s Housing Solutions Service will be providing advice and information about housing support and other services to rough sleepers in Bearwood, Smethwick and West Bromwich.

Queen s baton relay

Leader represents Sandwell at Buckingham Palace launch of Commonwealth Games Queen’s baton relay

Published on 8th October 2021

Yesterday (Thursday 7 October 2021), the Queen held her first major event at Buckingham Palace since the pandemic began, launching her Commonwealth Games 2022 baton on to the first step of its global

Sandwell Falls Prevention Service

Published on 8th October 2021

A free falls prevention service will offer strength and balance physical activity sessions and risk assessments.

Key messages issued to protect Sandwell people from Covid-19 this autumn

Published on 7th October 2021

Reminder to residents, workers and students about the key Covid-19 messages.

Westminster Road fined

West Bromwich householder fined £400 after rubbish dumped by "man with a van"

Published on 7th October 2021

A West Bromwich woman who paid a “man with a van” to take away rubbish which was later dumped has been fined £400.

School vaccination roll out underway in Sandwell

Published on 7th October 2021

The roll-out of Covid-19 vaccine jabs for 12-15 year-olds across Sandwell is now well underway.

From left to right: Mary Bailey, Addictive Behaviours Programme Manager, Public Health; Councillor Suzanne Hartwell, and Dawn Maycock, Alcohol Project Manager, Public Health, at the community allotment project at Victoria Park.

Enjoying the fruits of creativity, gardening and social contact

Published on 5th October 2021

Councillor Suzanne Hartwell highlights the physical and mental health benefits of social contact.

Safer 6: Help keep children safe online with a free Online Safety (Extremism) and Prevent webinar for parents and adult community members

Published on 4th October 2021

If you are a parent or carer, do you know what your children are doing online?

Sandwell Council and HSE join forces for Covid-19 spot checks on businesses

Published on 1st October 2021

Sandwell Council is working with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to ensure Sandwell businesses have Covid-19 measures in place to allow them to operate safely.

Save time, do it online with MySandwell

Published on 1st October 2021

Residents are invited to drop in to Sandwell Council House reception next week to find out how they can use MySandwell to manage their dealings with the council.

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