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Extra bin crews out collecting missed bins

Published on 26th February 2021

Sandwell Council, along with our environment partner Serco, has arranged for extra teams to help catch up with the current delays to bin collections caused by Covid-19-related staff absences. 

People in West Bromwich warned about dangerous coronavirus variant

Published on 26th February 2021

Sandwell has seen a large fall in Covid-19 cases recently.

Working together to deliver a successful Census 2021 in Sandwell

Published on 26th February 2021

Sandwell Council is working with the Office for National Statistics which runs Census 2021 to deliver a successful census and help local services to fully meet future needs.

Officers carry out Covid-19 inspections in Sandwell shops

Published on 25th February 2021

More than 1,200 inspections have been carried out across supermarkets and food shops in Sandwell.

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Sandwell residents encouraged to get Covid-19 tests when feeling unwell

Published on 24th February 2021

People who live in Sandwell are being invited to take a ‘PCR’ Covid-19 test if they are feeling unwell, even if they are not displaying the three key symptoms.

Tipton Sports Academy supports NHS by becoming a Covid-19 vaccination centre

Published on 22nd February 2021

Tipton Sports Academy has been chosen as a vaccination centre to serve the people of the Black Country and West Birmingham as part of the Government’s roll out of the UK coronavirus vaccine programme.

Community faith leaders in Sandwell urge everyone to take up Covid-19 vaccine

Published on 22nd February 2021

Sikh, Muslim, Christian and Hindu leaders in Sandwell have urged everyone to have the Covid-19 vaccine when it's their turn, to help protect people and save lives.

Centres for reporting hate crime and supporting victims relaunched in Sandwell

Published on 22nd February 2021

Centres where victims and witnesses of hate crime can report offences and get support have been relaunched in 23 locations across Sandwell.

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Baggies legend Graham Williams backs lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine

Published on 19th February 2021

Baggies legend Graham Williams has encouraged people to get the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine.

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Tipton fly-tipper fined £400 for dumping rubbish

Published on 19th February 2021

A Tipton man has been fined £400 for fly-tipping eight black bags of household waste on a Tipton car park.

Sandwell Aquatics Centre is creating a legacy for Sandwell people

Published on 19th February 2021

Sandwell Council is building the Sandwell Aquatics Centre which will leave a legacy for people and businesses in Sandwell and the wider region. 

Dog fouling and nuisance drinking PSPO orders set to be renewed

Published on 17th February 2021

Two public spaces protection orders (PSPOs) that help tackle dog fouling and nuisance drinking in Sandwell are set to be renewed. 

Council set to extend grant to charity tackling domestic abuse

Published on 17th February 2021

Sandwell Council’s Cabinet is set to extend a vital grant in a bid to provide continuing support to people experiencing domestic abuse and sexual violence in Sandwell.

Taxi licensing standards consultation - have your say

Published on 15th February 2021

Drivers and operators of taxis and private hire vehicles in Sandwell – and those who use them – are urged to have their say as part of a council consultation around government licensing standards.

Sandwell Aquatics Centre is creating job opportunities for young people in Sandwell

Published on 12th February 2021

Sandwell Council is building the new state-of-the-art Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick which is providing opportunities for local people in Sandwell to gain new skills and employment.

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Dive tower completed at Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Published on 12th February 2021

Another significant milestone has been reached at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick.

Garden waste bin collections to return in March

Published on 12th February 2021

Sandwell's garden bin collections will begin between Monday 15 and Friday 26 March this year, slightly later than usual.

Covid-19 fixed penalty notices given to Sandwell carpet and furniture shop

Published on 10th February 2021

A Sandwell carpet and furniture shop owner has been issued with three Fixed Penalty Notices totalling £4,000 for failing to comply with Covid-19 restrictions.

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This isn’t love – love shouldn’t hurt

Published on 9th February 2021

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, Sandwell Council’s Domestic Abuse team want to raise awareness of abusive relationships and let victims know there’s help available.

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Local school promotes Covid-19 safety

Published on 5th February 2021

A West Bromwich primary school has installed new banners to help share key Covid-19 public health messages.

Sandwell to fund nearly 2,000 laptops for young children

Published on 4th February 2021

Nearly 2,000 laptops will be provided by Sandwell Council for children ages five, six and seven.

West Bromwich Masterplan moves forward

Published on 4th February 2021

Ambitious plans to regenerate and revitalise West Bromwich Town Centre are moving forward.

Self-isolation saves lives - help stop the spread of Covid-19

Published on 3rd February 2021

An urgent reminder has been issued to people in Sandwell of the need to self-isolate if they develop COVID-19 symptoms, test positive or have been in contact with an infected person.

Minute's silence in tribute to Captain Sir Tom Moore

Published on 2nd February 2021

Sandwell councillors will hold a minute’s silence at their meeting tonight in memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore who has sadly died today.

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Blind Dave Heeley urges people to take Covid-19 seriously after revealing his own battle with the virus

Published on 2nd February 2021

Legendary local marathon runner Blind Dave Heeley OBE has urged people to take Covid-19 seriously and get vaccinated – after revealing his own battle with the virus.

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Sandwell Council says #ItsNotOk to Sexual Abuse and Violence

Published on 2nd February 2021

#It’sNotOK is the message that Sandwell Council will be spreading this week as we show our support to the latest campaign against Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week from 1 – 7 February.

Covid-19 Domestic abuse - how employers can help an employee or colleague

Published on 1st February 2021

Measures to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak have drastically altered people’s day to day lives.

Sandwell residents urged to shop safely

Published on 1st February 2021

Residents in Sandwell are being urged to shop safely to reduce the risk of becoming infected by Covid-19.

Free school meals for February half-term from Sandwell Council

Published on 29th January 2021

Sandwell Council will be funding free school meals to those families who are eligible during the February half-term holidays.

Support to promote Covid-19 vaccine take-up

Published on 29th January 2021

Sandwell Council has launched a series of projects with community and health partners to encourage as many people as possible to have the lifesaving Covid-19 vaccine.