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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.

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.

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.

Home to school transport for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabled (SEND)

Published on 19th May 2022

Sandwell Council is inviting transport firms to provide home to school transport for eligible Special Educational Needs and Disabled (SEND) children and young people.

Sandwell leader announces new cabinet for 2022/23

Published on 18th May 2022

Sandwell Council’s leader Councillor Kerrie Carmichael has announced her cabinet for the municipal year of 2022/23.

Energy efficiency council award winner badge

Sandwell Council named as West Midlands Council of the Year at Energy Efficiency Awards

Published on 13th May 2022

Sandwell Council has been named as the Regional Council/Local Authority Body of the Year at the West Midlands Regional Energy Efficiency Awards 2022.

l-r - Sukhreet and Hozar show off their winning design

Crocketts Community Primary School students and Sandwell Council raise the banner for road safety

Published on 12th May 2022

Sandwell Council’s Road Safety team has helped reduce accidents in the borough by 16% from 2017 to 2019.

Sandwell residents encouraged to give feedback on consultation on pharmacies

Published on 11th May 2022

Health chiefs are encouraging Sandwell residents to tell them what they think about a recently published report on local pharmacy services to help develop services for the future.

Batonbearers Sadeh Graham and Blind Dave Heeley at Haden Hill Park, with Leader of Sandwell Council Councillor Kerrie Carmichael

Birmingham 2022 Queen’s Baton Relay to visit Sandwell as full England route revealed

Published on 11th May 2022

The Baton will visit Sandwell on Monday 25 July.

Domestic Abuse and Mental Health

Published on 10th May 2022

This Mental Health Awareness Week (Mon 9 – Sun 15 May 2022) Sandwell Council is highlighting the fact that domestic abuse can have a severe and lasting impact on mental health for adults and chldren.

Smoke Control Area graphic

Have your say on improving air quality in Sandwell

Published on 9th May 2022

Sandwell Council has today (9 May) launched a consultation asking residents and businesses what they think about a proposal to create a borough-wide smoke control area.

2022 Sandwell Council local election results

Published on 6th May 2022

The results of the local election in Sandwell are available on the council website, including a full breakdown of how people voted in each ward and the councillors elected.

Free car park near Market Place to help shoppers in Wednesbury town centre

Published on 6th May 2022

Sandwell Council has announced that a free car park will be provided to help shoppers and visitors, and to boost trade in Wednesbury town centre while works take place in and around Market Place.

John Wood Deputy Lieutenant and the Mayor of Sandwell

The Victorian Society’s West Midlands group’s Conservation Award presented to Sandwell Council

Published on 29th April 2022

The Deputy Lieutenant for the West Midlands, Mr John Wood, yesterday presented Sandwell Council with the Victorian Society’s Birmingham and West Midlands Group’s 2019 Conservation Award.

The photograph shows Jatinder Singh – President of the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick (centre) with members of Sandwell Council’s Public Health Team.

Gurdwara champions air quality in Smethwick

Published on 28th April 2022

President Jatinder Singh warmly welcomed officers from Sandwell Council’s Public Health Team to the Guru Nanak Gurdwara Smethwick in April, where they discussed ways of improving local air quality.

Shine a Light programme to highlight Sandwell’s rich and diverse culture

Published on 28th April 2022

In the build-up to and during the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games, Sandwell Council will ‘Shine a Light’ on Sandwell’s rich, diverse culture.

Number of schools used as polling stations reduced for Sandwell local elections

Published on 26th April 2022

Voters in Sandwell are urged to check their poll card ahead of next week's local elections, after Sandwell Council reduced the number of schools used as polling stations.

National Stalking Awareness Week 2022

Published on 21st April 2022

Every year National Stalking Awareness Week seeks to raise awareness about stalking. This year’s Awareness Week takes place from Monday 25 to Friday 29 April 2022.

maisie summers newton ian reid daniel goodfellow ellie simmonds tony mcgovern and will perry at the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Birmingham 2022 celebrates 100 days to go at completed Sandwell Aquatics Centre as tickets go back on sale 

Published on 19th April 2022

Construction at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre has been completed 100 days before the start of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Sandwell residents asked to remain alert in battle against Covid-19

Published on 13th April 2022

Although free Covid-19 testing has ended for most people, Sandwell Council reminds residents that the pandemic is not over and urges them to remain vigilant against Covid-19 and act to help limit it.


Successful Connexions New Year New Start Careers Fair 2022

Published on 31st March 2022

Over 1,200 young people and parents gave up their Saturday morning to attend the Connexions New Year New Start Careers Fair held at The Hawthorns on 26 March.

Men urged to join mental health support group in Wednesbury

Published on 28th March 2022

Men are being urged to join a mental health peer-to-peer support group that runs on Wednesdays at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

At Thimblemill Library’s Library+ official launch – left to right, library user Claire MacRorie, Amie Byrne from ASIRT charity and Ellie Shaw from New Baby Network CIC

Convenience of Library+ scheme praised by visitors and community groups

Published on 24th March 2022

Residents and community groups have given the thumbs-up to a pilot scheme at Thimblemill Library which uses new technology to allow them to access the library at times outside of normal opening hours.

Sandwell council s cabinet with new litter equipment and bin trucks

Keeping Sandwell clean with new high-tech equipment

Published on 24th March 2022

New high-tech equipment will be keeping the streets of Sandwell clean under a new pilot by Sandwell Council.

Cabinet backs new community safety strategy

Published on 24th March 2022

Councillors in Sandwell have backed a new partnership community safety plan to help keep people safe and make sure vulnerable people are supported.

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

Published on 24th March 2022

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

Bowls club

Grant boost for community projects in Wednesbury

Published on 24th March 2022

Sandwell Council has funded a further three community projects as part of its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

Safer Streets artwork at #LetUsBe event

#LetUsBe event celebrates young women and promotes safety

Published on 24th March 2022

An event in Sandwell celebrating young women’s voices and promoting safety has been hailed a “great success”.


Sandwell Valley unveils rainbow crossing and benches

Published on 24th March 2022

An eye-catching rainbow crossing and several rainbow benches have been unveiled at Sandwell Valley Country Park to celebrate diversity and send a message of love, hope and inclusivity.