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Virtual forum for private landlords and letting agents

Published on 23rd November 2020

Private landlords and letting agents in Sandwell are being urged to sign-up for a ‘virtual’ landlords meeting being held tomorrow – Tuesday 24 November.

Sandwell Council Events Team receives welcome grant from Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund

Published on 24th November 2020

The Sandwell Council events team has been awarded £97,277 as part of the Government’s £1.57 billion Culture Recovery Fund (CRF).

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Pupils tackle dangerous parking at West Bromwich primary school

Published on 20th November 2020

Children at a West Bromwich school are urging parents and carers to park safely at drop off and pick up times – or risk a fine.

Help keep children safe online with free safety sessions for parents

Published on 20th November 2020

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

Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week – ‘See something, do something’

Published on 19th November 2020

It’s everyone’s responsibility to prevent adult abuse and this Safeguarding Adults Week (16 – 22 Nov), Sandwell residents are urged to ‘See something, do something’.

Five non-essential businesses closed in Sandwell during police and council enforcement operation

Published on 19th November 2020

Five non-essential Sandwell businesses that were open despite Covid-19 restrictions have been ordered to close during a day of enforcement action by Sandwell Council and West Midlands Police.

Alcohol Awareness Week – Alcohol and Mental Health

Published on 17th November 2020

Alcohol Awareness Week this year (Monday 16 – Sunday 22 November), focuses on the relationship between drinking and mental health.

Businesses forced to close can now apply for grants in Sandwell

Published on 16th November 2020

Sandwell Council has launched the application process for businesses to apply for support grants if they have been forced to closed due to the latest national government restrictions.

Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week – stopping abuse is everyone’s responsibility

Published on 16th November 2020

Sandwell's Safeguarding Adults Awareness Week is getting under way today (16 – 22 November) to support National Safeguarding Adults Week 2020.

Carters Green improvement scheme shortlisted for prestigious planning award

Published on 13th November 2020

A major £1.1 million regeneration and safety scheme which has revitalised the Carters Green area in West Bromwich has been shortlisted for a prestigious Planning Excellence award.

Sandwell Council to set up new equalities commission

Published on 11th November 2020

Sandwell Council is to set up a new commission to celebrate rich and diverse communities across its six towns and promote fairness and equality across the council and the borough.

Shop safely call from council

Published on 11th November 2020

Sandwell Council today called for people to shop safely and respect COVID-19 rules.

Plea to celebrate Diwali safely

Published on 11th November 2020

Diwali takes place this weekend, and people who will be marking the festival of lights - also known as Bandi Chhor Divas and celebrated by Sikhs worldwide - are being urged to take extra care because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Observe Armistice Day safely

Published on 10th November 2020

Civic leaders are asking people in Sandwell to observe Armistice Day in safety tomorrow – staying at home if possible and avoiding gatherings.

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Virtual exhibition of proposed Birchley Island improvements

Published on 10th November 2020

A new virtual exhibition has been created to showcase proposed improvements to Birchley Island in Oldbury which links Sandwell to the M5 motorway.


Stay safe plea from council as virus death toll rises

Published on 9th November 2020

Sandwell Council leaders today once again pleaded for safe behaviour from the public – as figures for October reported a sharp rise in COVID-19 related deaths across the West Midlands.

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Public health heroics hailed by profession

Published on 9th November 2020

Heroics by a Sandwell Council public health officer have won prestigious national recognition.

Tributes paid on Remembrance Sunday in Sandwell

Published on 8th November 2020

The Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Doctor Ann Jaron, took part in a private ceremony for Remembrance Sunday at the war memorial in Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich.

Sandwell Council gearing up to support clinically extremely vulnerable residents

Published on 5th November 2020

Sandwell Council has made a commitment to support those in need of help during November following government national restrictions that have come into force this week.

We need to look after each other with infection rates dangerously high, says Council chief

Published on 4th November 2020

Sandwell is facing a fresh government lockdown instruction with COVID-19 infection rates dangerously high and rising exponentially.

Mayor of Sandwell pays respects in remembrance of the fallen

Published on 3rd November 2020

The Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Doctor Ann Jaron, has made a video to remember members of the armed forces who fell and died in times of war.

Latest data shows COVID-19 surge in West Bromwich

Published on 30th October 2020

Sandwell Council is warning people in West Bromwich to be especially careful as data revealed a large surge in COVID-19 cases in the area.

Enforcement action on Smethwick banqueting suite by council and police under coronavirus regulations

Published on 29th October 2020

A Smethwick venue caught repeatedly flouting COVID-19 laws by hosting large events could face an unlimited fine if it ignores a health protection Direction served by Sandwell Council.  

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Safer 6 – Sandwell Council signs anti-hate crime pledge

Published on 29th October 2020

Sandwell's Deputy Leader Councillor Maria Crompton has joined with the Safer Sandwell Partnership by signing up to an anti-hate crime pledge to 'Say No To Hate' as part of the Safer 6 campaign.

Major milestone reached on the Sandwell Aquatics Centre site

Published on 29th October 2020

This month marks a huge milestone at the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

New walk-through testing site open in Tipton

Published on 28th October 2020

A new walk-through testing site is open in Tipton to help people get a free test as quickly as possible if they notice symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Safer 6 – Residents are urged to ‘Lock up and Lights on’

Published on 28th October 2020

Safer Sandwell Partnership and West-Midlands Police have issued a number of tips to ensure residents in the borough stay safe during the winter months.

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Sandwell Council reveals images of new Rowley Regis cemetery

Published on 23rd October 2020

Artist’s impressions of Sandwell’s new Rowley Regis cemetery have been revealed for the first time.

Major regeneration starts in West Bromwich town centre

Published on 23rd October 2020

Demolition work began today in West Bromwich town centre, signalling the start of major regeneration – despite the challenges of coronavirus restrictions.

Garden waste winter break starts soon

Published on 22nd October 2020

The collection of green bins will continue until 27 November, breaking over winter and restarting next spring.