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Holly and friends

Still time to sign up for Holly's Race in Tipton this weekend

Published on 14th October 2019

There's still time to register to take part in a fun run in aid of Save The Children in Tipton this weekend.

St Matthew's Primary new building

Extension nearly complete for primary school in Smethwick

Published on 11th October 2019

Building works are nearing completion to double the capacity of a Smethwick Primary School.

With the Friends of West Smethwick Park

Community activities coming up at West Smethwick Park

Published on 11th October 2019

A series of free activities as part of the community programme at West Smethwick Park are being held over the next two weeks.

Support for rough sleepers as Sandwell marks World Homeless Day

Published on 10th October 2019

Housing officers at Sandwell Council are working with a local Sikh charitable organisation to help the homeless.

Sessions for people who want to get online

Published on 9th October 2019

Sandwell Council is participating in a national digital campaign to help more people to get online and learn new digital skills.

Sandwell Council leads the way on housebuilding

Published on 9th October 2019

Sandwell Council is leading the way on housebuilding, with hundreds of much-needed council properties being built across the borough.

Launch of pilot scheme to help vulnerable homeless people

Published on 9th October 2019

A pilot scheme to help some of the most vulnerable homeless people has been launched in Sandwell.

All the Fun of the Fair arts trail banner

Vote now for All the Fun of the Fair competition finalists

Published on 8th October 2019

People can vote now for their favourite pieces of work by Sandwell artists in the final of the All the Fun of the Fair competition.

Advice line reminder for people facing homelessness

Published on 8th October 2019

Residents in Sandwell are being reminded that the council offers help to anyone at risk of homelessness or in need of benefit advice.

Safety and health advice for West Bromwich at Safer 6 roadshow

Published on 8th October 2019

Safety, crime prevention and healthy living advice will be available in West Bromwich on Monday 14 October when the Safer 6 campaign roadshow comes to the town centre.

Chance for budding authors to get Skrawling!

Published on 7th October 2019

Everyone has one novel in them, so the saying goes – and budding authors in Sandwell are being given the chance to unleash their creative side.

Bid to extend cemetery to go before councillors

Published on 7th October 2019

Councillors will be asked to back plans to extend a Rowley Regis cemetery at a meeting next week.

Grassroots community arts festival

Community fridge touring Sandwell

Published on 4th October 2019

Sandwell Council is developing an Inclusive Economy Deal, which will be among the first in the country. 

Christian Youth & Community Service and Krunch UK are the first to benefit from the Sandwell Community Fund

Dormant funds helping boost projects for children and young people

Published on 4th October 2019

Sandwell Council has passed cash in dormant charity funds to the Heart of England Community Foundation to help local charities to run activities for young people.

Lisa McNally, director of public health, with some of the Blue Light Project team

National recognition for scheme helping dependent drinkers

Published on 3rd October 2019

A scheme helping dependent drinkers in Sandwell while easing the pressure on emergency services has been nominated for another top national award.

Beat It Percussion at Wednesbury Library

Making music sessions in Wednesbury

Published on 1st October 2019

A special series of music-making sessions are to be held at Wednesbury Library to help people experiencing memory loss or living with dementia.

GAP Centre event

Town grants support fun in the sun

Published on 30th September 2019

Town grants for groups amounting to more than £3,000 helped to finance two events in West Bromwich to encourage local people to get together in their communities.

Tipton Cemetery award

Gold national award for Tipton Cemetery

Published on 27th September 2019

The much-praised Tipton Cemetery has won a highly-coveted gold award in a national competition.

Mansi, Zaara and Martin from Ferndale Primary with their winning designs

Children tackle dangerous parking at Ferndale Primary

Published on 27th September 2019

Children at Ferndale Primary in Great Barr have launched a campaign to make the roads safer around their school.

Tipton Townswomen's Guild trip

Townswomen's Guild trip thanks to town grant

Published on 27th September 2019

Members of a Townswomen’s Guild in Sandwell who are celebrating the group's 70-year anniversary went on a special celebratory trip to a Shropshire beauty spot.

Make a pledge for a prosperous Sandwell

Published on 26th September 2019

Sandwell Council is reaching out to its communities and asking them to help make the borough the best it can be.

Inside the new school

Brand-new primary school opens in Smethwick

Published on 25th September 2019

The first brand-new primary school in Sandwell in more than 40 years opened its doors in Smethwick in September. 

Lightwoods Primary Road Safety

Kids' designs urge drivers to park safely outside Oldbury school

Published on 23rd September 2019

Creative kids got out their colouring pens to encourage people to park safely outside their school.


Fireworks display and party to celebrate 50th anniversary of Moon landings and The Beatles' Abbey Road

Published on 20th September 2019

The 50th anniversary of two iconic moments from the 60s will be celebrated at a fireworks display and party at Dartmouth Park in West Bromwich.

Celebrate Black History Month at Sandwell libraries

Published on 20th September 2019

A hard-hitting play based on a controversial General Election and the famous visit of American civil rights leader Malcolm X to Smethwick is part of October's Black History Month in Sandwell.

Heritage fund cash for Wednesbury town centre improvements

Published on 20th September 2019

Sandwell Council has welcomed the news that plans to restore the historic centre of Wednesbury are set to go ahead thanks to a Government cash grant.

Apply for school places in Sandwell

Published on 19th September 2019

Parents in Sandwell can now apply for school places if their child is due to start high school or reception in September 2020.

Drone view of Carters Green

Improvements to Carters Green area well under way

Published on 18th September 2019

A major improvement scheme at Carters Green, West Bromwich, to install new paving, seating and street lighting along with more trees and a new public square and events area is well under way.

Rangoli photo exhibition at Sandwell libraries

Rangoli photo exhibition at Sandwell libraries

Published on 17th September 2019

International Rangoli artist Ranbir Kaur is opening a new photographic exhibition of her work at Sandwell libraries to tell the story of her journey in colour.

Holly and friends

Caring Tipton girl teams up with council to stage fun run following social media search

Published on 13th September 2019

A caring Tipton girl who was tracked down on social media after her letter touched the hearts of council bosses is planning a fun run in aid of Save The Children.