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Planning for new and improved M6 Junction 10 

11 Sep

Planning submitted for new and improved M6 Junction 10...


Ofsted inspection – Children’s Services 

4 Sep

Outcome of Ofsted inspection of Children’s Services 2017...


One week until Walsall’s largest ever jobs fair 

30 Aug

Hundreds of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities will be up for grabs as Walsall Council prepares to hold their largest ever interactive jobs fair next week.


Council obtains injunction to evict travellers 

25 Aug

Walsall Council has successfully obtained a court injunction to evict an unauthorised encampment in Walsall Wood...


Walsall Council to launch new website 

24 Aug

The council will soon be launching its new website.


Four new restaurants for Walsall Waterfront scheme 

21 Aug

Kier Property, the development arm of the Kier Group has announced four popular food outlets have signed up to be part of Walsall’s £65m Waterfront development scheme.


Prison sentence for flytipper after court case win 

18 Aug

A prolific flytipper and uninsured white van driver from Blakenall has received a prison sentence for his crimes.


Walsall jobs fair to help capture future careers 

18 Aug

Hundreds of jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities will be up for grabs as Walsall Council prepares to hold their largest ever interactive jobs fair.


Demolition due to start on JW Bonser Building 

17 Aug

On Monday August 21 works will begin on the demolition of the former JW Bonser factory within Walsall town centre.


Issue with incoming telephone calls 

16 Aug

Issue with incoming telephone calls...


More Walsall Council news


FixMyStreet »

Large quantity of tyres, 20th September 

20 Sep

The fence to the nature reserve has been broken and a large amount of big tyres dumped down the bank, across the path and into the woodland.


Tree hanging over fence on cycle path leading to moorside gardens, 19th September 

19 Sep

Tree hanging over fence onto cycle path Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 36 Moorside Gardens, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Street Lamp not working, 19th September 

19 Sep

First street light in Lazy Hill Road coming up the hill from Chester Road is not working ( been like this for a few weeks) Needs sorting out please.


Street light No 17 outside No 115 Lit 24/7, 19th September 

19 Sep

For more than a week this lamp has been lit day and night - needs sorting out please.


Fly tipped, 17th September 

17 Sep

Several large tyres and 2 sofas Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Heath Road, Darlaston Report on FixMyStreet...


Flytipping, 16th September 

16 Sep

Various large lorry tyres and fridges Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Heath Road, Darlaston Report on FixMyStreet...


Trees obscuring width of bridge, 16th September 

16 Sep

On the Lichfield road lies navvies bridge.


No entry sign, 16th September 

16 Sep

The no entry sign on road is not very clear and cars are using it as two way traffic,which is going to cause accidents,a lot of delivery people do this taking it as a short cut.


More FixMyStreet


Freedom of information requests »

Children’s Services structure 

21 Sep

Request to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Amelia Sowden .


Car Clocking 

18 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Mr.


Car Clocking 

16 Sep

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Mr.


Car Clocking 

13 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Mr.


Delivering Goods and Services 

13 Sep

Internal review request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by phil spring on 13 September 2017 .


Car Clocking 

12 Sep

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Mr.


Learning Disability Placements 

8 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to N Matojo on 8 September 2017 .


Learning Disability Placements 

7 Sep

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by N Matojo on 7 September 2017 .


Supply Teachers 

7 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Sarah Jones on 7 September 2017 .


Cost of managing asbestos in schools 

7 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Lucie Stephens on 7 September 2017 .


More Freedom of information requests


NHS »

NHS Walsall CCG appoints new Chair 

24 Mar

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Anand Rischie as the organisation’s new Chair as of the 1st April 2016, following recent elections to the Governing Body involving local GP practices...


Don’t be caught out by severe weather 

4 Feb

Doctors across Walsall are urging people – especially elderly family members and neighbours – to make sure they are stocked-up with medicines and supplies as weather forecasters predict unsettled weather and cold snaps.


New Walsall Urgent Care Centre building officially opened 

4 Feb

The new £1m building for Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre (Community Site) at the Saddlers Centre, Bridgeman Street, was officially opened today (28 January).


Childhood cold or flu – do you know the difference? 

20 Jan

It’s the time of year when colds and flu are doing the rounds in schools and nurseries across Walsall.


Residents give Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre thumbs-up 

14 Jan

Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre received the seal of approval from local community members who visited the new site this week, to get a first-look at the newly-renovated building located at the Saddler’s centre.


Keep Warm, Keep Well This Winter 

14 Jan

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is reminding residents to keep warm and keep well over the next few weeks as the country braces itself for the arrival of winter weather.


Get well soon without antibiotics 

6 Jan

Don’t go straight for antibiotics if you are feeling ill – that’s the warning from GPs across Walsall.


Walsall’s new Urgent Care Centre building Prepares to Open 

21 Dec

The new building for Walsall’s Urgent Care Centre at the Saddlers Centre is almost complete, with renovations on schedule.


More local NHS services than ever available this Christmas and New Year 

21 Dec

NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is advising Walsall residents that there are more local NHS services than ever if they fall ill or need health advice over Christmas and New Year.


Walsall schools to take part in pilot to improve mental health services for children 

15 Dec

Hundreds of children across Walsall will benefit from improved access to local mental health services, following the Government’s announcement that Walsall has been chosen to be part of a new national pilot scheme.


Get your flu jab now. It’s free because you need it! 

29 Oct

Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, so it’s really important we take the time to look after ourselves, and one of the best things we can do is get the flu jab.


Shoppers encouraged make a pledge to stay well this winter 

27 Oct

Shoppers in Wolverhampton will be urged to “stay well this winter” using a series of large pledge cards at events in the city this weekend (30 and 31 October).


More NHS


Westminster »

Speed limit and traffic calming on Monmouth Road in Walsall | Petitions | Commons debates 

21 Jul

Thank you very much, Mr Speaker.


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

20 Jul

If the Secretary of State wants agreement across the House, he seems to be going the wrong way about it.


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

20 Jul

If the Secretary of State wants agreement across the House, he seems to be going the wrong way about it.


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

20 Jul

If the Secretary of State wants agreement across the House, he seems to be going the wrong way about it.


Summer Adjournment | Bill Presented – Criminal Cases Review Commission (Supplementary Powers) Bill | Commons debates 

16 Jul

There is a travel subsidy, but because it is over-subscribed, I think it is for those outside the M25.


NHS Reform | Business of the House | Commons debates 

16 Jul

The Secretary of State has not outlined what steps should be taken to recruit, train and retain front-line staff who are key to patient safety.


Burma | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

Will the Minister raise with the United Nations the possibility of Ban Ki-Moon leading a delegation to Rakhine state to ensure humanitarian access...


Burma | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

Will the Minister raise with the United Nations the possibility of Ban Ki-Moon leading a delegation to Rakhine state to ensure humanitarian access...


Business of the House | Commons debates 

9 Jul

Millions of people will lose out as a result of the Budget, but, regarding other business next week, is the Leader of the House aware that despite all his denials, there will be a dishonest attempt to legalise foxhunting? A 90-minute debate...


Electronic Government | Cabinet Office | Written Answers 

9 Jul

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, how members of the public can access Government-commissioned reports on the gov.


More Westminster




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    21 Sep 17
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    21 Sep 17
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  • Birmingham refuse collectors win high court case against city council
    20 Sep 17
    Judge rules in favour of Unite union against city council’s redundancy plans, arguing it acted unlawfully Birmingham’s long-running bin strike has been suspended following a high court injunction preventing the city council from making refuse…
  • Viewpoint: London Ventures
    20 Sep 17
    London Ventures is a partnership between London Councils, the umbrella body for London local government, and EY, overseen and sponsored by the Capital Ambition Board.
  • Tackling council cuts in Scotland through community action | Jane Dudman
    20 Sep 17
    In East Ayrshire, community action plans are showing how cash-strapped Scottish councils may be able to keep public services running On a coolish Thursday in September, three residents of the small Scottish town of New Cumnock are enjoying…
  • Government must get better at valuing the costs and benefits of infrastructure
    19 Sep 17
    The Government’s use of cost benefit analysis must improve if crucial investments in the country’s infrastructure are to succeed, argues a new report. Published today by the Institute for Government, How to value infrastructure: Improving …
  • Local government services to start using GOV.UK Pay
    19 Sep 17
    So far, GOV.UK Pay has only been available to central government bodies, but we’re now ready to start offering GOV.UK Pay to local government.
  • We must revisit the role of local government
    18 Sep 17
    There is always a beginning of term feeling to September, but this year it feels more acute than usual, writes Jonathan Carr-West.






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