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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.

Budget consultation – Have your say

Published on 1st August 2022

Sandwell Council has launched a consultation on how it spends its money and options for future savings so that it can continue investment in crucial services.

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.

Green Flag award  photos and logo

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.

Queen's Baton Relay graphic with image of Batonbearer and list of six town on Baton route.

Sandwell ready to welcome Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday

Published on 22nd July 2022

Excitement is building as Sandwell prepares to welcome the Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday 25 July. People are urged to check the full list of activities and celebration events – more have been added.

The photograph shows West Midlands Police officers with some of the goods seized in Great Bridge.

Sandwell’s Day of Action results in seizure of £64,000+ worth of illegal vaping and tobacco products

Published on 21st July 2022

A Trading Standards ‘Day of Action’ has resulted in the seizure of more than £64,000 worth of illegal and dangerous vaping and illicit tobacco products from shops in Great Bridge and Smethwick.

New school, homes and first new public park in Sandwell’s history to be provided at Brandhall

Published on 20th July 2022

Sandwell's Cabinet has approved plans to provide a brand-new primary school, around 190 new homes and the first new public park in Sandwell’s 48-year history at the former Brandhall Golf Course.

Eligible children will get free school meal vouchers during the summer holiday.

Free school meal vouchers for this six-week holiday

Published on 20th July 2022

Free school meal vouchers will again be distributed to eligible families in Sandwell for the summer six-week holiday.

The photograph shows Mrs Burnell with students from Tividale Community Primary School.

Tividale school thanks headteacher as she leaves for future adventures

Published on 18th July 2022

Pupils, teachers and the whole school community at Tividale Community Primary School thank headteacher, Mrs Emma Burnell, as she leaves the school for the next stage of her career.

Recruitment drive for new social care and health centre in Rowley Regis

Published on 18th July 2022

Sandwell Council and Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust are working together to recruit to over 90 positions for the new Harvest View social care and health centre in Rowley Regis.

Queen's Baton Relay graphic with image of Batonbearer and list of the six towns to be visited on 25 July.

Still time to sign up for special community parade to celebrate the Queen’s Baton Relay in Sandwell

Published on 15th July 2022

There’s still time for groups to get involved in a special community parade to mark the culmination of Sandwell’s historic day hosting the Queen’s Baton Relay on Monday 25 July.

Sandwell letting agents reminded of their duties ahead of regional project checking compliance

Published on 14th July 2022

Letting agents failing to comply with the law on protecting tenants’ and landlords’ money, or other legal requirements, could face fines of up to £30,000.

14 July 2022: National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage

Published on 14th July 2022

Sandwell will today (14 July) observe the National Day of Remembrance for Victims of Honour-Based Abuse and Forced Marriage.

Cabinet to decide future of former Brandhall Golf Course site

Published on 12th July 2022

Sandwell Council’s Cabinet will consider five different options for the future of the former Brandhall Golf Course site in Oldbury when it meets on 20 July.

(l-r Qudamah , Sai  and Antika )

Sandwell Council delivers vital road safety messages

Published on 12th July 2022

Sandwell Council’s Road Safety team held a series of events at St. Matthews CE Primary School in Windmill Lane, Smethwick to encourage pupils and their parents to use crossings safely.

Queen's Baton Relay graphic with image of a Batonbearer and the list of the towns to be visited on 25 July.

Book your free tickets for Sandwell’s six special events at the Queen’s Baton Relay

Published on 11th July 2022

The Queen’s Baton Relay is coming to each of Sandwell’s six towns on Monday 25 July, and you can experience the buzz of the day by booking free tickets for six special events along the route.

Sandwell shops fail underage vapes sale test

Published on 11th July 2022

Out of six shops visited by Sandwell Council Trading Standards on 25 June, two shops failed an underage sales test purchase by selling vape pens to a young volunteer.