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Street racing banned in the Black Country

Councils and police seek extended street racing injunction

Published on 26th January 2023

The four Black Country councils will appear before the High Court next month to apply for an extension to the interim injunction which bans 'street racing', also known as ‘car cruising’, in the area.

Residents reminded to sign up for WhatsApp service to receive cost of living advice on their phones

Published on 30th January 2023

Sandwell Council is reminding residents to sign up to its new WhatsApp service to receive messages containing advice and tips on saving money, reducing bills and how to seek help if they need it. 

Sandwell announces apprenticeship and careers event

Published on 27th January 2023

Sandwell Council has announced that it will hold an apprenticeship and careers event on Tuesday 7 February to mark National Apprenticeship Week.

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Cold weather advice as Level 3 cold weather alert issued

Published on 26th January 2023

A Level 3 cold weather alert has been issued for the West Midlands.

Exciting New Improvements Planned for Lightwoods House and Park

Published on 26th January 2023

Lightwoods House and Park, located in the Bearwood area of Smethwick, is undergoing some exciting new refurbishments and enhancements to its offer this year. 

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GreenSquareAccord secures approval for 147 new affordable homes in West Bromwich 

Published on 26th January 2023

GreenSquareAccord has been given the go ahead to transform a former National Grid site in West Bromwich into a thriving living space comprised of 100 per cent affordable homes.

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Crowds Flock to Sandwell’s Connexions New Year New Start Careers Fair 

Published on 25th January 2023

A record 1,807 young people and parents attended Sandwell Council’s annual Connexions New Year New Start Careers Fair at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich on Saturday 21 January. 

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Granddaughter of Auschwitz victim to lead Sandwell’s Holocaust Memorial Day service

Published on 24th January 2023

A former Mayor of Sandwell, Dr Ann Jaron, will be the keynote speaker at a special service to mark Holocaust Memorial Day at 11am on Friday 27 January 2023 at Highfields House, West Bromwich.

Sandwell receives funding for Haden Hill Leisure Centre redevelopment

Published on 20th January 2023

Sandwell Council is delighted to receive confirmation that its bid to secure £20million from the Levelling Up Fund towards a redevelopment of Haden Hill Leisure Centre has been confirmed.

Cradley Heath satellite education hub

Sandwell Council to consider plans for a Satellite Education Hub in Cradley Heath

Published on 20th January 2023

Planning permission is being sought by Sandwell College to set up a new Satellite Education Hub on Lower High Street in Cradley Heath to serve young people and adults.

Council approves continued investment in housing stock

Published on 19th January 2023

Thousands of Sandwell Council tenants are set to benefit following Sandwell’s Cabinet approving nearly £45 million pounds worth of investment in their homes over the next five years.

Sandwell Entrepreneurs: Seize the Opportunity for Funded Training and Support 

Published on 19th January 2023

Sandwell entrepreneurs, are you ready to take the next step in starting your own business?

The Hawthorns Football Ground to be listed as an Asset of Community Value

Published on 19th January 2023

The Hawthorns Football Ground to be listed as an Asset of Community Value

Sandwell residents need photo ID to vote at elections in May

Published on 18th January 2023

For the first time, residents in Sandwell will need to show photographic ID to vote at this year’s local elections.

Groundworks at Sandwell MEC begin

Ground works to prepare for construction of new Sandwell College campus begin

Published on 16th January 2023

Preparatory ground works for the construction of the £4.8 million Sandwell Civil and Mechanical Engineering Centre (Sandwell MEC) on West Bromwich High Street have begun.

Sandwell to mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2023

Published on 13th January 2023

Sandwell Council will be marking Holocaust Memorial Day on Friday 27 January 2023 with a special service to be held at 11am in the Memorial Gardens at Highfields House, High Street, West Bromwich.

Supporting Sandwell residents on "Blue Monday" - and every day

Published on 13th January 2023

This Monday (16 January) is known as Blue Monday, as it is said by some to be the most depressing day of the year.

Street racers fail jail for breaching High Court injunction 

Published on 12th January 2023

Would-be ‘street racers’ and ‘car cruisers’ are being warned they could face a prison sentence if they breach a High Court injunction which is now in force across the Black Country.

New Year New job - careers events coming up

Supporting Sandwell people into work – New Year, New Job 

Published on 11th January 2023

Sandwell Council supports residents into new jobs throughout the year, but at this time of year many more people may be looking to change. Sandwell is here to help.

Blackheath interchange aerial view

Sandwell Council to consult on proposals for Blackheath Bus Interchange project

Published on 10th January 2023

Sandwell Council is inviting people to have their say on its proposals to create a central bus interchange and new public space around Blackheath Market Place.

Sandwell launches Suicide Prevention Strategy 

Published on 5th January 2023

Sandwell Suicide Prevention Partnership has launched its Suicide Prevention Strategy and accompanying Action Plan following input from residents and community groups.

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MBE for Sandwell Aquatics Centre project director Chris Jones

Published on 31st December 2022

Chris Jones – Sandwell Council’s project director for the Sandwell Aquatics Centre – has been awarded an MBE in the New Year Honours List.

Text messaging service launched to signpost residents to health and wellbeing support 

Published on 23rd December 2022

Sandwell residents can get health and wellbeing advice as well information about other support on offer thanks to a new interactive text messaging service launched by Sandwell’s Public Health team.

Feeling lonely, low or anxious? Support is available 

Published on 23rd December 2022

Support is available in Sandwell for anyone who is feeling lonely, low or anxious this winter.

Street racing banned in the Black Country

Street racing banned in Black Country by High Court

Published on 22nd December 2022

The High Court has granted a temporary injunction banning ‘street racing’, also known as ‘car cruising’, across the Black Country.

Mohammed Al-Hasan from Wednesbury, and Olivia Gall from Tividale, representing Sandwell and its young people, at the House of Commons.

Sandwell Youth Parliament Members take part in debates at House of Commons 

Published on 22nd December 2022

Sandwell’s two UK Youth Parliament Members have been taking part in debates about vital issues affecting young people at the House of Commons in London.

Auditors report ‘significant improvements’ at Sandwell Council

Published on 21st December 2022

Sandwell Council’s external auditors have determined the council has made ‘significant improvements’ during the first six months of government intervention.

102 years young and leading the front of the Christmas Conga! 

Published on 20th December 2022

A video shows Summerhill Primary School in Tipton visited local care home Walker Grange Extra Care Service for a festive sing song and dance this week.

At Britannia Park, Cllr Peter Hughes, Cllr Laura Rollins and Adrian Eggington

Towns Fund project improvements under way at Britannia Park

Published on 19th December 2022

Work is now under way to bring major improvements to Britannia Park in Rowley Regis.

Farley fountain

First phase of the Urban Greening Project in West Bromwich is complete

Published on 16th December 2022

The first phase of works on the Town Fund Urban Greening Project, to improve green spaces and boost the physical and mental wellbeing of local people is now complete.