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Evening and weekend crews to provide extra support with bin collections

Published on 16th April 2021

Sandwell Council and Serco have agreed a plan to further support waste and recycling crews to help make sure bins are collected on the scheduled day and keep any delays to a minimum.

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Sandwell voters urged to register to vote in time to have their say in May

Published on 16th April 2021

On Thursday 6 May, residents in Sandwell will have their say on who represents them at the local, Police and Crime Commissioner and Combined Authority Mayoral elections.

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Targeted testing in parts of Smethwick and Cape Hill as variant found

Published on 14th April 2021

Extensive surveillance of Covid-19 has identified a case in the Smethwick/Cape Hill area of the variant first discovered in South Africa.

Twice-weekly rapid tests now available to all

Published on 12th April 2021

As rapid ‘lateral flow’ testing access opens to all, Sandwell Council is reminding people to always follow up positive results with a PCR test to confirm the result.

Sandwell service remembers Duke of Edinburgh

Published on 12th April 2021

A Service of Civic Commemoration was held yesterday in Sandwell to celebrate the life and public service of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh.

Coronavirus variant that first emerged in South Africa identified in Smethwick

Published on 11th April 2021

Sandwell Council and Public Health England have announced a confirmed case of the COVID-19 variant known as VOC-20Dec-02 (first identified in South Africa).

Our condolences to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family on the passing of His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Published on 9th April 2021

The people of Sandwell are deeply saddened at the news of the death of the Duke of Edinburgh

Sandwell markets fully reopen as non-essential restrictions lifted

Published on 9th April 2021

Sandwell Council's markets will re-open fully from Monday 12 April following the easing of government restrictions.

Last chance for businesses to sign-up for free Covid-19 tests for employees

Published on 8th April 2021

Businesses now have until Monday 12 April to register for the government scheme to increase workplace testing in sectors open during lockdown.

Businesses reminded to check water systems as they prepare to reopen

Published on 8th April 2021

Businesses planning to reopen in Sandwell during the coming weeks are being reminded to check on the maintenance of their premises, including the safety of water systems to prevent Legionella risks.

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Sandwell customers urged to "vote with their feet" and avoid unsafe shops and pubs

Published on 8th April 2021

Shoppers and pub goers are being urged to vote with their feet and avoid businesses not following Covid-19 guidance.

People in Greets Green & Lyng, and Newton areas warned to take extra care as Covid-19 cases increase

Published on 8th April 2021

People living and working in the Greets Green & Lyng and Newton areas of West Bromwich are warned to be extra cautious as Covid-19 rates rise sharply once again.

Sandwell Council confirms Oldbury tip is for Sandwell residents only

Published on 7th April 2021

Sandwell Council has confirmed that the Household Recycling Centre at Shidas Lane in Oldbury can only be used by Sandwell residents.

Thank you to Oldbury/Tipton border area residents after targeted Covid-19 testing ends

Published on 1st April 2021

Targeted Covid-19 testing in the Oldbury/Tipton border area ended yesterday (Wednesday, 31 March).

People urged to stay safe and follow the rules over Easter

Published on 1st April 2021

People in Sandwell are urged to take extra care over the Easter weekend and keep following the latest Government rules to help avoid a big spike in Covid-19 infections.

Remember to fill in your census this Easter

Published on 1st April 2021

There has been a great response to Census 2021.

People in Hateley Heath, Newton and Tividale areas warned to take extra care as Covid-19 cases increase

Published on 31st March 2021

People in the Hateley Heath and Newton areas of West Bromwich, along with Tividale in Oldbury are being warned to be extra cautious over the Easter weekend – as Covid-19 rates increase.

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Warning as Covid-19 infection rates double local average in Hateley Heath ward

Published on 26th March 2021

People living and working in the Hateley Heath area of West Bromwich are being warned to take extra care – as Covid-19 rates in the ward increase.

Please be careful and follow the rules at Sandwell Valley and other parks

Published on 25th March 2021

People are reminded not to meet in large groups at Sandwell Valley Country Park, other parks and open spaces across the borough's six towns to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Businesses urged to register for free workplace testing

Published on 25th March 2021

Businesses across Sandwell are using free Covid-19 workplace testing to keep staff safe – and any businesses that have yet to register for the programme are urged to do so before 31 March.

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Tributes paid to Councillor Sandra Hevican

Published on 22nd March 2021

Tributes have been paid to Councillor Sandra Hevican who has sadly passed away.

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Covid infections rocket back up in West Bromwich areas of Newton and Greets Green & Lyng

Published on 22nd March 2021

Today’s latest Covid-19 data shows a surge in infection rates in the West Bromwich areas of Newton and Greets Green & Lyng.

Unpaid carers in Sandwell urged to get Covid-19 jab

Published on 19th March 2021

Unpaid carers in Sandwell are being reminded to get their life-saving Covid-19 vaccination as soon as they can.

Residents at risk of losing their home urged to seek help sooner not later

Published on 19th March 2021

People in Sandwell  at risk of losing their home – whatever the reason – are being urged to contact the council’s Housing Solutions Service for help.

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Bin crew helps school boy ambition become reality 

Published on 19th March 2021

Alan Williams and Stephen Whitehouse, who work for Sandwell Council’s environment partner Serco, delighted a Tividale school boy who dreams of becoming a ‘bin man’ when he’s older.

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Two derelict Black Country industrial sites to be transformed with new homes

Published on 19th March 2021

Two derelict Black Country industrial sites to be transformed into hundreds of new homes.

Work continues to help rough sleepers

Published on 19th March 2021

Sandwell Council continues to do everything it can to support people sleeping rough in the borough.

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Construction work begins on new community pavilion

Published on 18th March 2021

Construction work on a new community pavilion has begun at West Smethwick Park.

New online housing services for Sandwell Council tenants

Published on 18th March 2021

The range of online services offered to Sandwell Council housing tenants has been increased in a bid to make it easier for them to report issues and request information about their council tenancy.

New way to help rough sleepers in Sandwell

Published on 18th March 2021

Alternative giving campaign Change Into Action launched today in Sandwell, offering practical, positive help for rough sleepers.