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Sandwell residents warned of "deadly" decision not to get Covid-19 vaccines

Published on 16th September 2021

Sandwell residents are being urged to get their Covid-19 vaccines, after figures revealed the deadly risks of not getting vaccinated.

Bollards to be removed from Sandwell cycle route following trial

Published on 17th September 2021

Work will begin on Monday (20 September) to remove temporary bollards on a cycle route between West Bromwich and Oldbury following a trial.

Sandwell residents urged to get a Covid-19 PCR test when feeling unwell

Published on 17th September 2021

People who live in Sandwell are being urged to get a PCR Covid-19 test if they are feeling unwell, even if they are not displaying the three traditional symptoms.

Officers uncover counterfeit tobacco in a salt bin

Sandwell Council seizes £4,000 of counterfeit tobacco

Published on 16th September 2021

An inspection by Sandwell Council Trading Standards, supported by West Midlands Police, uncovered large amounts of suspected counterfeit tobacco with an estimated retail value of around £4,000

Sandwell Council leader urges business to explore £100m Richardson Enterprise Fund

Published on 16th September 2021

Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Rajbir Singh along with interim CEO Kim Bromley Derry recently attended a Business Leaders Investment Breakfast hosted by the Richardson company at the Hawthorns

Road closures during festival weekends at Sandwell Valley

Published on 16th September 2021

Visitors, businesses and residents are being reminded of the measures in place to minimise disruption ahead of two weekends of entertainment at Sandwell Valley Country Park.

Chase and Cllr Jones

Deputy Mayor opens Rainbow Diner at Perryfields Primary

Published on 15th September 2021

Deputy Mayor Councillor Richard Jones recently visited Perryfields Primary School to open its newly named Rainbow Diner.

Information for residents and visitors to Sandwell Valley over festival weekends 18th 19th and 25th 26th September

Published on 15th September 2021

Sandwell Valley Country Park is hosting a number of weekend events in September and measures have been put in place to minimise disruption for visitors, local residents and businesses close to the par

Narrowing the digital divide: Sandwell businesses urged to donate unwanted PCs and laptops

Published on 14th September 2021

A new Sandwell partnership is urging local businesses to donate unwanted PCs, laptops and tablets to people in need.

Sandwell Council tenants can now request repairs online through MySandwell

Published on 10th September 2021

Sandwell Council tenants can now request repairs online and choose an appointment time to suit them.

Brunswick park

Council leader makes first official visit to internationally recognised arboretum at Brunswick Park

Published on 9th September 2021

Sandwell Council Leader Councillor Rajbir Singh this week visited Brunswick Park in Wednesbury to mark the park being given international recognition as an arboretum.

Plans to open up council housing for younger people welcomed

Published on 9th September 2021

Proposals by Sandwell Council to open up access to housing for young people by removing the age restrictions on some of its flats have been welcomed by councillors.

Sandwell Council welcomes honours bestowed on community heroes

Published on 9th September 2021

Three people from Sandwell are to receive prestigious British Empire Medals at a ceremony on Wednesday, 15 September.

Sandwell Children's Trust logo

Significant improvements made as Ofsted praises Sandwell Children’s Trust

Published on 8th September 2021

Significant improvements have been made to Sandwell Children's Trust Fostering Service and it is now rated as 'Good' by Ofsted.

The photograph shows Councillor Rajbir Singh (left) with other guests at the opening.

Grand opening of Bristnall Hall Academy development

Published on 6th September 2021

The Leader of Sandwell Council marked the completion of a major development at Bristnall Hall Academy on Friday, 3 September.

Council Leader announces new Cabinet

Published on 6th September 2021

Sandwell Council Leader Councillor Rajbir Singh has announced his new Cabinet.

(l-r) Walk leader Lorraine, Cllr Hartwell and some of the Sandwell Striders.

Councillor puts best foot forward on Sandwell Stride to mark investment in healthy outdoor activity

Published on 6th September 2021

Sandwell Council has announced it will be investing £140k over the next two years to expand the range of healthy activities being provided in our local parks and green spaces.

Cllr Margaret James & Cllr Brian James

Tributes paid to Margaret James, Honorary Alderman and former Deputy Mayor of Sandwell

Published on 3rd September 2021

Tributes have been paid to Honorary Alderman of Sandwell and former Deputy Mayor Margaret James, who has died aged 85.

Seized goods

Sandwell tackles the illegal sale of knives and counterfeit goods

Published on 2nd September 2021

An inspection by Sandwell Trading Standards supported by West Midlands Police uncovered large amounts of suspected counterfeit goods with an estimated retail value of around £1m at a Smethwick shop.

Garden waste bin collections to resume after strike action suspended

Published on 2nd September 2021

Strike action proposed by the GMB Union during September has been suspended after successful talks with Sandwell Council’s waste partner, Serco.

Back to school with twice weekly tests!

Published on 31st August 2021

Sandwell’s secondary school students will be asked to take Covid-19 tests as they return to school for the Autumn term.

Blind Dave highlights dangers of ‘Long COVID’

Published on 27th August 2021

A well-known Sandwell resident has spoken out about the severe impact of ‘Long COVID’ on his life.

Temporary service changes to bin collections next week due to strike action

Published on 27th August 2021

Sandwell residents are being made aware that some employees at Serco, Sandwell Council’s waste service provider, will be taking strike action next week Tuesday (31 August).

Mayor John Sullivan with Mayoress Maureen Kerton in 1992

Tributes paid to Honorary Freeman and former Mayor of Sandwell

Published on 26th August 2021

Tributes have been paid to Honorary Freeman of Sandwell and former Mayor John Sullivan, who has died aged 90.

Keep Sandwell’s parks litter-free or face a fine

Published on 25th August 2021

Sandwell Council is asking local people not to leave litter behind or start barbeques in parks or open spaces.

Fly-tipped tyres

Sandwell calls on residents to help catch fly-tippers

Published on 20th August 2021

Residents of Blakedon Road in Wednesbury were dismayed by the criminal behaviour of fly-tippers last week.

(Sandwell Council Leader Councillor Rajbir Singh with Steve McGuigan, Project Lead for Speller Metcalfe)

Sandwell Council leader visits Willow Gardens

Published on 19th August 2021

Sandwell Council leader, Councillor Rajbir Singh recently visited Willow Gardens, Sandwell’s new £15 million state-of-the-art extra care scheme.

Campaign bites back against loan sharks in Sandwell

Published on 18th August 2021

The England Illegal Money Lending Team (IMLT) is working in partnership with Sandwell Council and Riverside Housing to raise awareness of the dangers of loan sharks.

Consultation on Black Country Plan launches

Published on 16th August 2021

People can now have their say on major housing plans to help shape developments across Sandwell borough for the next two decades.

Wodensborough Ormiston Academy - Mehtab Kaur and Ghavina Bhandal

GCSE results across Sandwell are celebrated

Published on 12th August 2021

Sandwell school pupils have today achieved record-breaking GCSE and BTEC results.