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By-election in Wednesbury South ward on 27 October

Published on 22nd September 2022

A by-election will be held in the Wednesbury South ward of Sandwell on Thursday 27 October 2022.

Sandwell’s Environment Response Team cleans up

Published on 21st September 2022

Following a successful pilot scheme, Sandwell Council has announced that it will continue its Environment Response Team to tackle significant hot spots of fly-tipping and overgrowth.

PHOTO Caption: Left to Right - Back row - Natalie Jones (parent) Ashleigh Woolley (parent) Cllr Hackett and Headteacher Jamie Barry. Front row Kadie

Supporting local community and environment at Yew Tree Primary School

Published on 21st September 2022

A Sandwell primary school is working with Sandwell Council and the local community to tackle poverty issues – while also celebrating all things green.

Go Play Sandwell partners, children and Councillor Simon Hackett

Sandwell play partnership shortlisted for national award

Published on 21st September 2022

The Go Play Sandwell Partnership has been shortlisted for a prestigious ‘Children & Young People Now’ award.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Public proclamation of His Majesty King Charles III in Sandwell on Sunday (11 September)

Published on 9th September 2022

Following the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, a ceremony to proclaim His Majesty King Charles III the new Sovereign will take place outside Sandwell Council House in Oldbury on Sunday.

Our condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Published on 9th September 2022

The people of Sandwell are deeply saddened at the news of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Healthy living

Rowley Regis youngster’s book encourages healthy living

Published on 6th September 2022

A kind-hearted Rowley Regis youngster is on a mission to inspire his local community by writing a book for primary school children showing in a fun and relatable way the importance of healthy living

Last chance to have your say on community consultation on future elections in Sandwell

Published on 6th September 2022

Sandwell Council’s community consultation on potential changes to its election cycle will close on Friday 16 September.

Boost of £1m to support young people with mental health concerns

Published on 5th September 2022

A project led by Sandwell Council children's services has boosted help and support available to children and young people with mental health concerns.

Companies given new contracts for home to school transport

Published on 5th September 2022

New contracts are being issued to transport firms to take children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) to and from school.

Parking consultation under way

Published on 2nd September 2022

Sandwell Council has launched a consultation on proposed changes to its parking charges.

Wodensborough - Weronika Lubkowska and Leah Clark

GCSE results celebrated in Sandwell

Published on 25th August 2022

Students across Sandwell picked up their GCSE results today (Thursday 25 August).

Sandwell Council’s consultation on its budget will close shortly.

Published on 25th August 2022

Members of the public and interested organisations are being asked for their feedback on the budget consultation which will close on Sunday 28 August.

Don’t lose your vote – Sandwell residents urged to check voter registration details

Published on 24th August 2022

Sandwell residents are being urged to check their electoral registration details or risk losing their chance to vote on decisions that affect them. 

Wood Green Academy students with their results

Students across Sandwell celebrate on results day

Published on 18th August 2022

Students across Sandwell have been receiving their A Level and post-16 results today (Thursday 18 August).

(l-r Cllr Simon Hackett, Children’s Service Manager Rachel Jesson, Harry and mum Natasha)

Sandwell to receive £4M to support development of Family Hubs

Published on 18th August 2022

Sandwell has been named as one of 75 local authorities that will receive a share of the Government’s £300m Family Hubs and Start for Life funding for the period 2022-25.

The photograph shows partners attending the Digital Den launch.

Digital Den: minimising digital exclusion, maximising employment and training opportunities

Published on 17th August 2022

The Digital Den – the first complete Sandwell Towns Fund project – launched yesterday (16 August) in West Bromwich, provides online digital access for children, adults and older people.

West Smethwick Park facelift celebrated with free community event

Published on 16th August 2022

A £5.1 million transformation of West Smethwick Park is being celebrated with a free community event for local residents next Sunday, 21 August.

Urban Greening Project starts in West Bromwich – enhancing green spaces in the town centre

Published on 16th August 2022

Work is set to begin on the first phase of the Urban Greening Project in West Bromwich town centre, which will improve green spaces and boost the physical and mental wellbeing of local people.

Wednesbury in Bloom graphic - wording and flower imagery.

Wednesbury in Bloom winners announced

Published on 15th August 2022

Keen gardeners in Wednesbury have been recognised for their green-fingered creativity when the results of Wednesbury in Bloom were announced at the Wednesbury Summer Fete on Saturday, 13 August.

Sandwell Council wins government funding to make Smethwick streets safer

Published on 11th August 2022

Sandwell Council has been awarded over £200K from the Home Office’s Safer Streets Fund to target neighbourhood crime, violence against women and girls, and anti-social behaviour in Smethwick.

Wednesbury in Bloom graphic - wording and flower images

Wednesbury in Bloom – community comes together to celebrate town’s gardens

Published on 11th August 2022

Proud, green-fingered residents and businesses are in the running to win one of Wednesbury In Bloom’s four accolades when the results are announced at Wednesbury Summer Fete on Saturday, 13 August.

Drug misuse deaths less than half the national average in Sandwell

Published on 8th August 2022

The latest data from the ONS has revealed that Sandwell has the lowest rate of drug related deaths in the West Midlands and less than half the rate of the England average. 

STRICTLY NO barbecues in our parks

Strong reminder issued - no barbecues in Sandwell's parks

Published on 5th August 2022

Sandwell Council is issuing a strong reminder to residents that barbecues and portable cookers are not allowed in their parks and open spaces.

Children with bubbles

Thousands enjoy Sandwell's National Playday celebration

Published on 4th August 2022

More than 5,000 people turned up to celebrate National Playday on Wednesday 3 August at Sandwell Valley Country Park.

Have your say on future elections in Sandwell

Published on 1st August 2022

Sandwell Council is running a community consultation on a potential change to its election cycle.

FLOW Festival branding = word with bird images.

FLOW Festival – get creative and have fun in a shipping container

Published on 1st August 2022

Join artists and natural play experts at Bromwich Hall from 3-17 August for the FLOW Festival of bold and imaginative arts and culture made with, by and for children in Sandwell and Birmingham.

Enjoy live music and art at Sandwell’s free livestreaming of the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony

Published on 27th July 2022

Be transfixed and immerse yourself in the free livestreaming of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games opening ceremony and two art installations at Sandwell Valley Country Park on Thursday 28 July.

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Sandwell retains prestigious 14 Green Flag awards

Published on 26th July 2022

Sandwell is today (Tuesday 26 July) celebrating retaining prestigious Green Flags for 14 sites across the borough.

Nicola Churchill and Catherine Melnik get ready for a souful summer at Wednesbury Museum and Art Gallery.

Celebrate summer with Sandwell Museums

Published on 22nd July 2022

Families are being invited to celebrate summer with Sandwell Museums and Arts Service during the school holidays, with a packed programme of activities for all ages.