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Sandwell to mark Holocaust Memorial Day

Published on 19th January 2022

Sandwell will mark Holocaust Memorial Day on Thursday 27 January.

Sandwell Council encourages people to continue to wear face coverings as Plan B measures lifted

Published on 20th January 2022

As England returns to COVID Plan A, Sandwell Council encourages residents, visitors and students to continue to wear face coverings in enclosed or crowded spaces.

People aged 16 or over are now eligible for their COVID booster jabs

Published on 19th January 2022

A booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available for everyone in Sandwell aged 16 and over who have had two doses of the vaccine at least three months ago.

Further grants and support available for Sandwell businesses

Published on 17th January 2022

Sandwell Council has announced plans to distribute new government grants and relief to support businesses in light of Covid-19 and the new Omicron variant.

Walk in to get your COVID-19 jabs – no appointment needed

Published on 13th January 2022

If you’re aged 12 and over you can ‘walk in’ to get your first, second or booster COVID-19 jab from one of Sandwell’s pop-up clinics – no appointment needed.

£1,441,897 funding awarded to the Black Country to build 2022 Commonwealth Games legacy

Published on 12th January 2022

New Sport England funding for the Black Country, including Sandwell Council, as part of wider investment into the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Suicide is not inevitable – have your say on Sandwell’s Suicide Prevention Strategy and Action Plan

Published on 7th January 2022

Sandwell Council with partner organisations is committed to meeting the ambition that by 2030 no-one will die of suicide in Sandwell and is asking for feedback on its draft Suicide Prevention Strategy

Gurcharan Singh Sidhu

Tributes paid to Alderman and former Mayor of Sandwell Gurcharan Singh Sidhu, who has died aged 88

Published on 7th January 2022

The former councillor passed away earlier this week.

Sandwell issues letter over concerns about lateral flow testing availability

Published on 5th January 2022

Sandwell Council leader, Councillor Kerrie Carmichael and Sandwell cabinet member for adults, social care and health, Councillor Suzanne Hartwell today issued an open letter to the Secretary of State.

Picture showing dumped rubbish on a  street. Text: Fined £400.  A Birmingham resident has been fined £400 for paying an unlicensed
waste carrier to take away rubbish that was later dumped
among this pile in Shenstone Road, Smethwick.

Birmingham householder fined after rubbish dumped in Sandwell

Published on 21st December 2021

A Birmingham householder who paid an unlicensed waste carrier to take away rubbish which was later dumped in Sandwell has been fined £400.

Sandwell announces result of Wednesbury HSHAZ and ATF consultation

Published on 21st December 2021

Sandwell Council is pleased to announce that the majority of respondents to the Wednesbury town centre High Street Heritage Action Zone public realm and Active Travel Fund consultation were in favour.

Sandwell celebrates record booster vaccine numbers

Published on 20th December 2021

Sandwell is celebrating two record-breaking days of giving vaccine boosters – and urging anyone who hasn’t yet had one to grab a jab.

No change to bin collection days in Sandwell over Christmas and New Year

Published on 20th December 2021

Sandwell residents are being reminded that there are no changes to bin collection days over Christmas and New Year.

Sandwell residents and businesses urged to take control of their energy costs

Published on 16th December 2021

Sandwell residents and businesses are being urged to register for free with Sandwell Energy Switch to see if they can reduce their gas and electricity bills.

Appointment of Independent Persons to the Ethical Standards and Member Development Committee

Published on 14th December 2021

Following a decision in September, Sandwell Council is looking to appoint a third Independent Person to sit on the council’s Ethical Standards and Member Development Committee.

Sandwell to issue free school meal vouchers to eligible families this festive season

Published on 14th December 2021

Parents and carers will soon be contacted through their child's school to receive vouchers to go towards the cost of food for this festive season.

Care home thanks to Sandwell's Covid Resilience Team

Published on 13th December 2021

One of Sandwell’s care home managers has praised the work of the council's Covid Resilience Team.

Public urged not to touch sick or dead birds – as avian influenza confirmed by Defra in Tipton

Published on 10th December 2021

The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) have confirmed there is avian influenza A(H5N1) in the wild bird population in Tipton.

Statements about External Audit Value for Money Governance Review

Published on 8th December 2021

Statements from Sandwell Council's Leader and Interim Chief Executive about External Audit Value for Money Governance Review.

Councillor Kerrie Carmichael, Leader of Sandwell Council

A strong community focus for new Leader of Sandwell Council

Published on 7th December 2021

Councillor Kerrie Carmichael was formally announced as the new Leader of Sandwell Council at tonight's Full Council Meeting (7 December).

Sandwell residents encouraged to save energy this winter

Published on 7th December 2021

Sandwell residents are being encouraged to think about how much energy is used to heat homes, in a bid to help reduce their energy bills and environmental impact.

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Renovation of Oldbury tower block on target

Published on 7th December 2021

Work on a £17 million scheme to build new council homes along with modernising and improving a sixty-year-old block of flats is progressing well.


Donate your unwanted furniture to someone who needs it

Published on 6th December 2021

Sandwell Council and its waste partner Serco are asking residents to consider donating household furniture and electricals items when clearing out their homes.   

Case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is confirmed in Sandwell

Published on 6th December 2021

One case of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has now been confirmed in Sandwell.

Sandwell residents urged to give feedback on pharmacies

Published on 6th December 2021

Health chiefs are urging Sandwell residents to tell them what they think about local pharmacy services to help develop services for the future.

Warning to people living in Friar Park - These areas are Covid-19 hotspots.
Infection rates are significantly higher than the rest of Sandwell.

Sandwell Council are warning of a recent rise in Covid-19 cases in Friar Park

Published on 3rd December 2021

The latest Covid-19 figures show that in the seven days to Wednesday 1 December there were 54 positive cases were reported in Friar Park, Wednesbury.

Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Richard Jones, having a sponsered head shave in honour of World AIDS Day

Deputy Mayor braves the shave for World AIDS Day

Published on 1st December 2021

The Deputy Mayor of Sandwell, Councillor Richard Jones, will on World AIDS Day (1 December) have his head shaved to show solidarity with people living with HIV, and raise funds for charities.

Canal side cemetery

Name of new cemetery revealed as work begins, 100 years after first burial at neighbouring cemetery

Published on 19th November 2021

Work has begun to create a brand-new cemetery and improve open space in Rowley Regis.

Sandwell’s Anti-Bullying Roadshow

Sandwell’s Anti-Bullying Roadshow

Published on 17th November 2021

Sandwell Council’s SHAPE Programme is delivering its annual Anti-Bullying Week roadshow. The programme is delivered in partnership with the council’s Youth Services and W Midlands Police.

Cllr rajbir singh

Rajbir Singh steps down as Sandwell Council Leader

Published on 16th November 2021

Rajbir Singh has resigned as Leader of Sandwell Council with immediate effect for personal reasons.

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