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Vaccination clinic at Baggies again this Friday and Saturday

Published on 30th July 2021

‘Grab a jab’ is back at the Baggies this Friday (30 July), and Saturday (31 July).

Councillor Maria Crompton, Sandwell Council’s Cabinet Member for Strong & Resilient Communities, and Councillor Rajbir Singh, Leader of Sandwell Council, with Love Parks Week banner

Love, Protect and Respect Sandwell parks during Love Parks Week 2021

Published on 30th July 2021

We can Love, Respect and Protect Sandwell’s parks during the annual Love Parks Week.

Have your say on life in Sandwell through residents’ survey

Published on 30th July 2021

The enormous impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been felt across the borough in many different ways. It's why we are keen to hear what you think.

COVID-19: You must self-isolate if you test positive

Published on 30th July 2021

It is still a legal requirement to self-isolate if you test positive for COVID-19, or are told to self-isolate by NHS Test and Trace.

Residents urged to look out for voter registration details from Sandwell Council

Published on 29th July 2021

Sandwell residents are being warned not to lose their voice on decisions that affect them by making sure their electoral registration details are up to date

Sandwell Council finalists in prestigious health awards

Published on 29th July 2021

Sandwell Council’s Public Health Team named as a finalist in the Outstanding Contribution to Infection Prevention and Control Award in Royal College of Nursing Awards.

Reminder for voluntary organisations and faith groups on collecting rapid Covid-19 tests

Published on 29th July 2021

Sandwell Council is reminding voluntary sector organisations and faith groups that they can still collect rapid Covid-19 testing kits from West Bromwich Town Hall.

Sikh Helpline bike ride

Cyclists will use pedal power to ride from Scotland to Sandwell, West Midlands to raise funds for Sikh Helpline

Published on 27th July 2021

The Sikh Helpline registered charity based in Sandwell offers free and confidential support to anyone in need.

Sandwell businesses urged to follow Robinson Brothers’ example to protect employees and the community from COVID-19

Published on 23rd July 2021

How are local businesses adjusting to living with the virus, after step four of the government’s roadmap? Robinson Brothers are showing the way to keep up safety measures.

Artist impression 2 – Showing how new public spaces could look between Duchess and Princess Parades with new green link to the Metro

Consultation for West Bromwich Masterplan/Interim planning statement launches

Published on 22nd July 2021

Residents and businesses are being asked for their views to help shape the future regeneration of West Bromwich.

People deserve to feel safe where they live: supporting Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week

Published on 22nd July 2021

Sandwell Council is supporting Anti-Social Behaviour Awareness Week.

Charity for young widows to receive £10,000 donation after Sandwell Council nomination

Published on 22nd July 2021

Sandwell Council has nominated a charity to receive this year’s Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management (ICCM) donation.

‘Grab a jab’ is back at the Hawthorns

Published on 22nd July 2021

‘Grab a jab’ is back at the Baggies this Friday (23 July), and Saturday (24 July).

Creating a safer Sandwell: council’s iTrust Programme shortlisted for prestigious award

Published on 16th July 2021

Sandwell Council’s iTrust Programme is a finalist in the MJ Achievement Awards 2021.

Places of worship and community centres backing vaccination drive in Sandwell

Published on 16th July 2021

Hundreds more people in Sandwell have ‘grabbed a jab’ this week, as more pop-up clinics appear around the borough as part of the on-going vaccination drive.

Learn how to help to keep children and others safe from extremism online by joining our free online safety session

Published on 16th July 2021

Join Sandwell Council’s Prevent Team on Thursday, 29 July, from 5:30pm-6:15pm, for a short, interactive Microsoft Teams webinar for online safety in relation to extremism and Prevent.

Sandwell Council providing food vouchers to help parents and children during summer holidays

Published on 16th July 2021

Sandwell Council is providing food vouchers during the summer holidays to help families whose children would usually be eligible for free school meals during term time.

Phew: what a scorcher – things you can do to stay cool and healthy during hot weather

Published on 16th July 2021

With temperatures in the West Midlands forecast to hit 28°C this weekend, public health chiefs in Sandwell have issued advice to help people keep cool during the hot weather.

Connexions Sandwell awarded international quality standard

Published on 16th July 2021

Connexions Sandwell has been awarded the prestigious matrix Standard.

Eight actions to reduce the risks of Covid-19

Published on 16th July 2021

Sandwell Council reminds residents that they should act carefully and remain cautious while managing the risks of Covid-19.

Be more active and healthier with Sandwell’s free swimming for the under-16s and over -60s

Published on 16th July 2021

Free swimming is back at Sandwell leisure centres for residents aged under 16 and over 60.

Get the vaccine: 16-24-year-old carers urged to protect themselves and those they care for

Published on 15th July 2021

Those aged between 16 and 24 years, who care for a disabled or ill family member, are urged to take up the opportunity to get vaccinated.

We’re welcoming visitors back to Sandwell Park Farm

Published on 14th July 2021

Sandwell Park Farm re-opens from 10am on Monday, 19 July.

Protecting the borough from climate change

Published on 8th July 2021

Sandwell Council’s Climate Change Plan will help tackle climate change in the borough.

Park path with drawings of flames and the words The Floor is Lava

A Summer of Fun across Sandwell for all children and young people

Published on 7th July 2021

Sandwell Council and our partners are busy planning a whole range of exciting activities for children, young people and families who live in Sandwell.

Improving and protecting our electricity supply: lane closures and temporary traffic signals in Oldbury-Tividale from 15 July to 3 September

Published on 7th July 2021

Traffic management measures being put in place from 15 July-3 September as part of a major scheme to upgrade the electricity network in the Oldbury-Tividale area.

Update on preliminary review of tender process – SEND passenger transport contracts for 2021-25

Published on 6th July 2021

A preliminary review of the tender process followed in relation to Sandwell’s special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) passenger transport contracts for 2021-25 has been completed.

£3,000 fines for organisers of Smethwick wedding attended by 300+ people

Published on 2nd July 2021

The organisers of a wedding attended by more than 300 people at a Sandwell banqueting suite have been fined £3,000.

blackheath covid graphic

Warning of Covid-19 danger over high case rates in three Sandwell hotspots

Published on 1st July 2021

People living and working in the Cradley Heath and Old Hill, Blackheath and St Paul's areas of Sandwell are being warned to take extra care due to very high rates of Covid-19.

Sandwell Pop-Up Vaccine Clinics

Published on 29th June 2021

Sandwell Council, in partnership with Black Country and West Birmingham CCG and local community organisations, is setting up pop-up vaccination clinics across the borough.