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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.


£53m provided to clean up brownfield sites 

17 Mar

Developers and landowners supported to transform brownfield sites such as those within the Black Country Enterprise Zone into useable land...


Walsall Arboretum needs votes for new rangers club 

16 Mar

Walsall Arboretum has reached the shortlist to bag a cash boost through the Tesco ‘Bags of Help’ initiative to support new Junior Rangers Club.


Chief Executive announces retirement 

16 Mar

Walsall Council Chief Executive Paul Sheehan has announced his intention to retire later this year.


Prosecution success at Walsall Mini Market 

8 Mar

The owner of Bucuresti Mini Market, that was closed by environmental health in May last year after finding an extensive mouse infestation, has been ordered to pay £4,477.50.


New Design for M6J10 10 gets go ahead 

14 Feb

New Circular Design for Junction 10 gets go ahead...


New Design for M6J10 10 gets go ahead 

9 Feb

New Circular Design for Junction 10 gets go ahead...


‘For My Girlfriend’ road safety campaign 

9 Feb

Walsall Council is launching a road safety campaign which reminds young drivers of the potentially catastrophic consequences of inappropriate driving behaviour...


Cabinet agree to Budget proposals 

9 Feb

Walsall Council’s Cabinet met last night (Wednesday 8 February) to endorse recommendations for the Authority’s four year Budget plan...


More Walsall Council news


FixMyStreet »

Flood blocked drain, 22nd March 

22 Mar

Flooded for past week now Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Bridgeman Street, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Big potholes the full length of Buchanan ave, 20th March 

20 Mar

This road is used a rat run from the Melish road.


More fly tipping, 19th March 

19 Mar

Large amount of refuse at the back of Old hall estate on the disused rail way track.


Large pothole, 19th March 

19 Mar

Pothole in middle of the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 26 Freeth Road, Brownhills Report on FixMyStreet...


Cleaning, 15th March 

15 Mar

There is a lot of litter rubbish and leaves all over pavements, you can barely walk down one side without going into the road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 School Street, Willenhall Report...


Short delay on lights chaning, 15th March 

15 Mar

Please increase the delay for the traffic lights switching between Lichfield Road and Spring Road/Mill Road.


Road defects, 15th March 

15 Mar

On this road there are many potholes that have been there a while and causing damage to vehicles.


Mattress and carpet dumped, 14th March 

14 Mar

Dirty mattress and carpet dumped at the side of a house in booth case danger of been set on fire.


More FixMyStreet


Freedom of information requests »

CLASP school data – Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council 

23 Mar

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by G Reed on 23 March 2017 .


Reduced overall benefit cap- numbers and average benefit deduction 

21 Mar

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Robert Claridge on 21 March 2017 .


Walsall – Council Tax Arrears 

21 Mar

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Pat James on 21 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

21 Mar

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by J Taylor on 21 March 2017 .


Walsall Council – Vehicle Provision 

21 Mar

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Pat James on 21 March 2017 .


Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

20 Mar

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Adam A on 20 March 2017 .


Walsall Council – Vehicle Provision 

20 Mar

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Pat James on 20 March 2017 .


Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

16 Mar

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Adam A on 16 March 2017 .


Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

14 Mar

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Adam A on 14 March 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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    22 Mar 17
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    22 Mar 17
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    21 Mar 17
    How GDS worked with Public Health England to train their staff in writing effectively.
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    21 Mar 17
    Defra’s new online fishing rod licence service recently moved from private to public beta. Head of Digital at Defra, Sally Meecham, explains why it’s so simple, a child can use it.
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    21 Mar 17
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    21 Mar 17
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    20 Mar 17
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    20 Mar 17
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    20 Mar 17
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    16 Mar 17
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