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Harold Colley VC

Parade and service to honour Smethwick war hero

Published on 14th August 2018

A parade and service will be held in Smethwick for First World War Victoria Cross recipient Sergeant Harold Colley – 100 years to the day since his heroic sacrifice on the Western Front.

Support for Sandwell young people getting exam results

Published on 15th August 2018

Young people in Sandwell who are due to get exam results this summer can get expert advice on what to do next.

Summer fun at Sandwell museums

Published on 14th August 2018

Families in Sandwell get the chance to enjoy scores of events at local museums during the school holidays - ranging from crafts and musical events to heritage, cartoons and sporting activities.

Warning on Measles

Published on 14th August 2018

Health bosses at Sandwell council are urging young adults to check whether they have had their MMR vaccine following a recent outbreak of disease across the country.

Success for new Wednesbury car boot sale

Published on 13th August 2018

Wednesbury's first Saturday car boot has been hailed a success. More than 30 car booters and traders turned up for the first of the new Saturday selling opportunities at the town's market over the wee

Summer Library events

School holiday entertainment in full swing at Sandwell libraries

Published on 10th August 2018

Children and young people are enjoying a packed programme of hundreds of super summer activities, with much more still to come throughout the rest of the school holidays.

Adult Social Care wins RoSPA president's award

Published on 9th August 2018

Sandwell Council’s Adult Social Care, Health and Wellbeing (ASCHW) service has achieved a prestigious President’s Award from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

Councillor Hackett with children at nursery

Parents urged to apply for free childcare

Published on 8th August 2018

Working parents and carers of three and four-year-olds in Sandwell are being urged to claim 30 hours of free childcare.

New Saturday car boot sale comes to Wednesbury

Published on 6th August 2018

A new Saturday car boot sale comes to Wednesbury starting this weekend (11 August).

Don't lose your right to vote - look out for your voter registration letter

Published on 3rd August 2018

Sandwell residents are being warned not to lose their right to vote - by completing their annual canvass form and returning it to the council as soon as possible.

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Vote for your favourite Hidden Treasures

Published on 1st August 2018

Art lovers can vote for their favourite exhibits in the borough’s Hidden Treasures competition at Sandwell's museums.

Sue Redmond Ann Shackleton

New chair appointed to Sandwell Safeguarding Adults Board

Published on 30th July 2018

The key partnership board that leads on safeguarding adults in Sandwell has appointed a new chair person.

Federation of small

Council win awards for help to small businesses

Published on 30th July 2018

Sandwell Council has won two awards at the Federation of Small Businesses' Staffordshire and West Midlands Local Authority 'Small Business Friendly Awards' 2018.

Youth workers Andy Turvey, Stuart Jones, Jayne Norton and Russell Allen with Cllr Simon Hackett and young people Briony and Brandon 

Catch the Youth Bus this summer

Published on 30th July 2018

Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays Sandwell's Youth Bus and climbing wall will making visits across Sandwell.

Welcome for legal order to boost town centre

Published on 27th July 2018

A new legal order to help prevent and tackle anti-social behaviour in West Bromwich town centre is set to help make the area safer and boost trade.

Summer fun at the Valley farms

Published on 27th July 2018

Children and families can enjoy meeting chicks, goats and cows and having a go at craft activities at Sandwell Valley's fun farm days throughout the summer holidays.

Oxford Road

Bungalows at supported living scheme prove popular

Published on 26th July 2018

Thirty-five new bungalows at a supported living scheme in West Bromwich have been snapped up by tenants.

Hamstead Junior School Council

School praised for 'Literature Week' initiative

Published on 26th July 2018

Pupils at a Great Barr school have been celebrating their favourite books as part of a special ‘Literature Week’ event promoting the love of reading.

Council backs scheme to restore orangery at arts centre

Published on 25th July 2018

Sandwell Council is backing a £1 million-plus scheme to restore a 17th century orangery at Ingestre Hall to improve facilities for thousands of schoolchildren who enjoy cultural sessions there.

Evie with Sandwell Mayor, Joy Edis

Evie says littering is rubbish!

Published on 25th July 2018

For six-year-old Sandwell schoolgirl Evie, there is no doubt littering is rubbish!

Cllr Hackett, Oliver and Cllr Khatun with breakfast at Stone Cross

Books with breakfast at Sandwell libraries

Published on 25th July 2018

Children will be getting breakfast with their books during the summer holidays at several local libraries as the popular scheme returns to Sandwell. 

Bishop Asbury

Learn more about our famous Bishop Asbury!

Published on 25th July 2018

Visitors are getting a rare chance to see inside the childhood home of one of the founding fathers of the USA as part of a special open day – and yes, it's right here in the Black Country!

Reading Well launch

Reading Well scheme encourages good mental health

Published on 24th July 2018

A scheme which aims to help people understand and manage their mental health and wellbeing through reading has been launched at Oldbury Library.

Restaurant boss fined for food hygiene breaches

Published on 24th July 2018

A Sandwell restaurant owner has been ordered to pay almost £3,500 in fines and costs after pleading guilty to three food hygiene charges.

Essex Avenue Community TRA

Children and families tackle plastics litter at Essex Avenue

Published on 24th July 2018

Children and families are to work to clear up litter on their West Bromwich estate – after being inspired by discussions about the effects of plastics on wildlife on a trip to Sky News Studios.

Record amount of illegal tobacco seized

Published on 24th July 2018

More than seven million illegal cigarettes and nearly 500kg of hand rolling tobacco have been seized by local trading standards within the Central England Trading Standards Authorities (CEnTSA). 

Throwing junk food in the bin

West Bromwich school swaps junk food for healthy food

Published on 23rd July 2018

Children in a West Bromwich primary school are swapping their unhealthy junk food in favour of fruit and healthy snacks this month in a bid to eat more healthily.

Sandwell Council calls for urgent Government action on Midland Metropolitan Hospital

Published on 23rd July 2018

Councillors in Sandwell have urged the Government to commit the money needed and get work started again as soon as possible on the Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick.

Summer of fun in Sandwell

Published on 23rd July 2018

There are more than 300 events in Sandwell over the summer holidays across Sandwell with most of them being free.

Celebrating school holiday activities with the Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries

Friends boost school holiday activities at Sandwell libraries

Published on 19th July 2018

Children and families can enjoy a wide range of entertaining activities at Sandwell libraries during the school holidays thanks to support from The Federation of Friends of Sandwell Libraries.