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Careers advice in Wednesbury and West Bromwich 

18 Sep

Young people age 16 to 29 are invited to come to careers advice sessions to get free advice from experts.


New project to help tackle litter 

17 Sep

A new community volunteer project has been launched to help tackle litter in Sandwell.


Environmental health team promotes Gas Safety Week 

17 Sep

Sandwell Council’s environmental health officers are warning about the dangers of faulty oven ignition switches as part of Gas Safety Week.


Apply for school places now 

17 Sep

Parents and carers can now apply for school places if their child is due to start high school or reception in September 2019.


Two unauthorised encampments moved on from Sandwell 

14 Sep

Council and police officers moved on two unauthorised encampments in Sandwell yesterday (Thursday) – within five hours of them arriving.


Roald Dahl Day celebrated in Sandwell 

13 Sep

Children from St Francis Xavier Catholic Primary School in Oldbury have been treated to a special performance to mark Roald Dahl Day on 13 September.


Proposal to double capacity at primary school in Smethwick 

12 Sep

Plans to double the capacity of a primary school in Smethwick are set to be discussed by Sandwell Council's cabinet next week (Wednesday 19 September).


Cycle links to stations proposed 

12 Sep

Sandwell Council has unveiled plans to improve cycling links to local railways and tram stations across the borough.


Free healthy lifestyle sessions for children 

12 Sep

Sandwell’s School Nursing Service is offering free healthy lifestyle drop-in sessions for young people.


Sandwell wins praise from Government over dealing with unauthorised encampments 

11 Sep

Sandwell Council has won praise from the Government for dealing with unauthorised encampments.


Advice service helps hundred of young people after exams 

11 Sep

Hundreds of young people are on their way to a better future after their exams, thanks to Sandwell Council’s Connexions service.


Vote now for your favourite Sandwell ‘hidden treasure’ 

10 Sep

Vote now for your favourite piece of art in the final of Sandwell’s Hidden Treasures art competition.


Re-enactment at Haden Hill to remember Great War soldiers 

10 Sep

A special re-enactment display is to be held at Haden Hill House Museum in Cradley Heath to mark 100 years ago since the end of the First World War.


Medieval mayhem at the Manor House 

7 Sep

Sandwell museums staff are preparing to welcome Buckingham's Retinue historical interpretation group to West Bromwich to bring to life the Wars of the Roses.


New memorial bench marks WW1 centenary in Wednesbury 

6 Sep

The people of Wednesbury are remembering 100 years since the armistice that ended the First World War - with a new commemorative bench in the centre of the town.


Sandwell’s talented young people impress ITV’s ‘The Voice Kids’ 

5 Sep

Producers from the popular ITV series The Voice Kids rolled into Sandwell for a showcase of talented youngsters from the SHAPE Your Talent contest.


Landlords reminded of change to HMO licensing 

4 Sep

Landlords are being reminded that the law affecting houses of multiple of occupation changes next month (1 October).


Kids to get fruit at swimming 

3 Sep

Children attending Sandwell’s free swimming sessions are being offered fruit to help them achieve their five a day targets and promote healthier snack options.


Vote for your favourite Sandwell green space 

3 Sep

Residents can vote for their favourite green space in a national poll - with 10 Sandwell sites in the running.


Have you responded to our letter about being registered to vote? 

30 Aug

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


Sandwell pupils get top GCSE results 

23 Aug

Young people across Sandwell have been getting their GCSE results today.


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FOI requests »

Job Evaluation – Re-evaluation 

18 Sep

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Dave Walwyn on 18 September 2018 .


Sandwell Council’s management of Canada geese for 2018 

17 Sep

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Ms Wilkes on 17 September 2018 .


Agency supply spend 2017-2018 

17 Sep

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Hannah Massey on 17 September 2018 .


Sandwell Council’s management of Canada geese for 2018 

16 Sep

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Ms Wilkes on 16 September 2018 .


Playing Fields correspondence 

15 Sep

Follow up sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Joshua Snape on 15 September 2018 .


Infrastructure Asset Management Software 

13 Sep

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Jodie Filer on 13 September 2018 .


Infrastructure Asset Management Software 

13 Sep

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Jodie Filer on 13 September 2018 .


Current job roles “Asset Management & Maintenance” based at Roway Lane, Oldbury B69 3ES 

10 Sep

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Dave Walwyn on 10 September 2018 .


Business Manager – Voids maintenance & Building supplies Job description 

10 Sep

Response by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council to Dave Walwyn on 10 September 2018 .


Current job roles “Asset Management & Maintenance” based at Roway Lane, Oldbury B69 3ES 

7 Sep

Request sent to Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council by Dave Walwyn on 7 September 2018 .


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FixMyStreet »

Broken open black bags in road, 11th June 

11 Jun

At the end of st johns road, victoria road end, a black household rubbish bag has burst openj in the road, food etc spending out across the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 65 St Johns Road...


Travellers camp Stony Lane park, 10th June 

10 Jun

Travellers have set up camp on the back field of Stony Lane park.


Impassible pavements Greenfield Road, 10th June 

10 Jun

Every night, large areas of pavement are unusable to pedestrians due to bins, badly parked cars and vans, overgrown hedges, rubbish, building waste etc.


Overgrown grass, 10th June 

10 Jun

Overgrown grass at top of alleyway .


Litter in bus shelter, 10th June 

10 Jun

There is a large amount of litter (chip wrappers/pizza boxes/drinks cans etc.


Overhanging bushes, 10th June 

10 Jun

When you come from asda to join the main road when you look to the right the bushes overhang into your line of vision that the oncoming vehicles are hard to spot with out you pulling out into carriage way and risk collision.


Illegally parked, 8th June 

8 Jun

Car keeps parking in path on white line and caused an obstruction Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Castle Road East, Oldbury Report on FixMyStreet...


Lamp 15 on at noon, 8th June 

8 Jun

Lamp 15, on the Eastern side of Whitecrest, at its junction with Queslett Road, is burning, at noon.


Potholes, 7th June 

7 Jun

Needs filling/resurfacing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): M5, Lyng Report on FixMyStreet...


Pavement re done after electric work in road January hole now appeared in in pavement in front of No 33, 7th June 

7 Jun

Hole appeared in pavement this is new Tarmac only done couple of months ago outside No 33 Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 22 Jill Avenue, Great Barr Report on FixMyStreet...


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Westminster »

Child Sexual Abuse Independent Panel Inquiry | Home Office | Written Answers 

6 Aug

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2015 to Question 5979, whether any files relating to child abuse have been destroyed by the intelligence and security services since 1 September...


Offences against Children: Victim Support Schemes | Home Office | Written Answers 

4 Aug

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, if she will place in the Library copies of the assessment criteria used to determine applications received to the (a) Sexual Abuse Fund and (b) the Child Abuse Inquiry Support Fund since...


Afghanistan: Armed Conflict | Ministry of Defence | Written Answers 

24 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2015 to Question 5927, if he will commission a lessons learned post-Afghanistan review to inform future military strategy.


Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

20 Jul

Will the Secretary of State tell the House on what date he authorised the first embed with US forces in Syria...


Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

20 Jul

Will the Secretary of State tell the House on what date he authorised the first embed with US forces in Syria...


Counter-ISIL Coalition Strategy | Oral Answers to Questions – Education | Commons debates 

20 Jul

Will the Secretary of State tell the House on what date he authorised the first embed with US forces in Syria...


USA: Military Bases | Ministry of Defence | Written Answers 

14 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether the US has sought permission from his Department to use US bases in the UK in connection with airstrikes in (a) Libya, (b) any other country in North Africa and (c) Yemen.


Enterprise Zones: Derelict Land | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

14 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what his policy is on prioritising the development of Enterprise Zones on existing brownfield sites.


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NHS »

Local health organisation named as best in country – for the second time in three years 

19 Nov

The NHS organisation responsible for planning and buying health services for the residents of Sandwell and West Birmingham is celebrating after scooping a national award – repeating its success from 2013.


Got diabetes? Get the flu jab! It’s World Diabetes Day 

12 Nov

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab, say doctors in Birmingham.


Nominations open: put forward your health champions for the Equality Awards 2016 

15 Oct

Local groups and organisations that make a difference by reducing health inequalities in their community are being urged to enter Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group’s (CCG) Equality Awards 2016.


Listen up: final week to have your say on GP services in Sandwell and West Birmingham 

12 Oct

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham only have one more week to share their views and opinions of local GP services with their local healthcare commissioner.


Have your say on GP services in Sandwell and West Birmingham 

22 Sep

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to give their views on GP services at two public meetings this month.


Local people encouraged to have their say on GP services 

1 Sep

Patients in Sandwell and West Birmingham are being urged to share their experiences of local GP services.


Bank Holiday advice from health commissioner to avoid a hospital stay 

28 Aug

By taking a little extra care over the Bank Holiday, you can stay well and enjoy the extended weekend avoiding an unnecessary trip to hospital, say doctors at Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


August Bank Holiday – GPs and Community Pharmacies open on Bank Holiday Monday, and how to access dental care over the weekend 

27 Aug

GP PRACTICES Practices will close at their normal closing time on Friday, 28 th August, 2015, and open at their normal opening time on Tuesday, 1 st September, 2015.


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