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The press office

For media enquiries, please email 

Our office hours are 9am to 5pm on weekdays. Outside office hours, the email inbox will be checked periodically.

If you have an urgent media enquiry outside normal office hours, please call our emergency phone on 07920 027723. Please note this number is only for urgent media enquiries.

Attendance by media at the Local Election count

Sandwell's Local Election count takes place overnight on Thursday 4 May/Friday 5 May 2023 at Tipton Sports Academy.

All media attending the count must have proof of assignment from accredited broadcast media outlets or registered mainstream media outlets. To attend, email You must return completed paperwork no later than 4pm on Monday 24 April. No applications will be considered after this deadline.

Filming requests 

If you have a request for filming, find out how to submit your request.

Photography, filming and recording

We often take photos, video and sometimes audio recordings at council buildings and events.

If you feature in any such photos, videos or recordings, you will be asked for your consent. If you are under 18, your parent or legal guardian will need to consent on your behalf.

We use these images, videos and recordings for:

  • Council publicity, advertising and exhibition materials;
  • Council and partner organisation websites, social media channels and digital communications; and
  • Other news media including print, radio, television and online.

Images and audio are stored electronically in accordance with Data Protection laws, including and without exception the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) and the Data Protection Act 2018, and may be used for up to five years from the date of signing a consent form.

If you have a query about a photograph, video or recording that the council has taken or made, or wish to withdraw your consent to be featured in these photographs or recordings, please call the press office using the contact details above or write to Communications Unit, Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 3DE.

Use of the council logo

Find out who can use the council logo.

The communications team

Find out more about the communications team.