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Payment Services Available 

26 May

Payment Services Available...


Issue with online and telephone payments 

25 May

Issue with online and telephone payments...


Banking Hall Closure 

24 May

As part of the on-going budget savings the Banking Hall is to close.


Make sure you know how to have your say on 8 June 

18 May

Voters are being reminded to make sure they are ready to take part in the General Election on Thursday 8 June...


Essential ICT maintenance 

18 May

Due to essential security maintenance access to Walsall.


Have you tried contacting us by email lately? 

16 May

If you sent an email to Walsall Council between 9pm on Friday 12th May and 12pm on Monday 15th May, please note that your email has not been received.


New film to keep fostered siblings together 

28 Apr

Walsall Council is one of 12 local authorities to have helped produce a film that tells the story of a brother and sister in foster care who want to stay together...


Public Spaces Protection Order Walsall Town Centre 

28 Apr

Walsall Council is inviting local people to take part in a consultation on a potential Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) to create a safer and cleaner environment in Walsall.


Volunteers refresh grounds at Goscote Greenacres 

22 Mar

A team of 40 volunteers from A.


‘Why I became a social worker’ – by Steve Langford 

21 Mar

A blog by Steve Langford, Adult Social Care – Duty Team on World Social Work Day 2017.


More Walsall Council news


FixMyStreet »

Flytipping, 26th May 

26 May

Flytipping in road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Bradford Road, Brownhills Report on FixMyStreet...


Flytipping, 25th May 

25 May

Loads of black bags tipped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Winterley Lane, Rushall Report on FixMyStreet...


CA05 silver car been abandoned?, 18th May 

18 May

This vehicle appears to have been abandoned and it is near pub car park, a bus stop and parked right opposite Launceton road junction causing traffic problems for vehicles turning right.


Issues in Dalkeith Street and Old Birchills Road, 17th May 

17 May

On Dalkeith Street there are so many cars on the highway and parked on the curbs that it's almost impossible to navigate up and down the road and causes problems during the week as we are close to the town centre people tend to use the street...


Dalkeith fly tipping, 17th May 

17 May

Fly tipping on the street as soon as it's cleared its dumped again and the praise to the clean and green team for cleaning up the horrid mess but definitely needs addressing again Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated...


Truck wheels, 15th May 

15 May

20 truck wheels down the bank Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 61 Vernon Way, Willenhall Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly tipping, 15th May 

15 May

Truck wheels down the bank Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 61 Vernon Way, Willenhall Report on FixMyStreet...


Matress left on side of road and general rubbish all along the lane, 14th May 

14 May

I have been emailing about general rubbish and litter dropped around willenhall academy streets for months.


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Freedom of information requests »

SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

26 May

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Christina Savage on 26 May 2017 .


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

25 May

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Christina Savage on 25 May 2017 .


PFI PPP Safety Audit 

22 May

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Megan Ingles on 22 May 2017 .


Lists of Accessible Taxis under S167 Equality Act 2010 

21 May

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Doug Paulley on 21 May 2017 .


PFI PPP Safety Audit 

19 May

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Megan Ingles on 19 May 2017 .


Food Hygiene Interventions 

11 May

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Geoff Quick on 11 May 2017 .


Use of Agency Social Workers 

11 May

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Jim Ward on 11 May 2017 .


Tender Decision for a Social Care Case Management System in 2014/15 

9 May

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Anita Bushell on 9 May 2017 .


Tender Decision for a Social Care Case Management System in 2014/15 

9 May

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Anita Bushell on 9 May 2017 .


Council DoLS Service Provision. 

9 May

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to A.


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).


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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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