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Walsall TradeerRegister helps fight fly tipping 

15 Sep

Walsall Council’s trading standards is calling upon residents to use the Walsall Trader Register and help fight the bad practices of rogue traders.


Virtual tour of Walsall Active Living Centres 

3 Aug

Residents get chance at virtual tour of Walsall Active Living Centres...


Green Flag success for Walsall parks 

29 Jul

Willenhall Memorial Park, Palfrey Park and Merrions Wood receive Green flag status.


Active Living Centres opening date announced 

20 Jul

The eagerly awaited opening date for both Oak Park and Bloxwich Active Living Centres became reality this week when the keys for both centres were handed over by contractors.


Walsall Arboretum Environment Day 9 July 

6 Jul

The annual free family ‘Environment Day’ is taking place on Saturday 9 July between noon – 5pm providing a range of awareness activities for all ages and a music stage on till 8pm.


Fun at Goscote Greenacres family music festival 

24 Jun

Walsall residents will have the chance to continue the summer music festival vibe for free on 17 July between 1 -5pm when Goscote Greenacres hold their annual family fun day.


Final phase of road improvement scheme is opened 

24 Jun

The opening of Bentley Mill Way marks the completion of a £26m highways improvement scheme started in 2013 that has brought together infrastructure improvements to four sites.


100 Organisations Celebrate Community Aspirations 

23 Jun

The ‘Aspire to Engage’ event on Monday 27 June will bring together 100 organisations from across the borough at one of the largest community showcase events ever held in the borough.


Fun sized band Dinky at Bands on the Beacon 

23 Jun

Local band Dinky to appear at Bands on the Beacon on 3 July, after a successful show last year, following launch of their album ‘Falling Satellites’ which was released at the end of 2015.


West Midlands Combined Authority formally launched 

20 Jun

West Midlands Combined Authority formally launched...


More Walsall Council news


FixMyStreet »

Virgin contractors left 12 large cones in Cecil St after recent works, 21st September 

21 Sep

They need collecting and removing Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 14 Cecil Street, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Unroadworthy car causing pathway obstruction, 21st September 

21 Sep

Past couples.


Bed base, 21st September 

21 Sep

There is a bed been put out side gates of garage its been there a long time and is starting to rot.


Good to see the speed bumps out. Now for the rest., 20th September 

20 Sep

Well I'm glad that it looks like the council might actually be listening to the 1000 people who want to see these speed bumps ripped out.


Car continuously parked too close to T junction leading onto Wallace Rd, 20th September 

20 Sep

Car is constantly parked at the top of Wallace Road immediately after turning left from Pelsall Road.


Car parked on grass area opposite houses, advertising for sale, 19th September 

19 Sep

Cars left on grass area advertising it is for sale dangerous near main road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Road needs to be 2 lanes yet you put a island in the middle of this road instead, why?, 19th September 

19 Sep

The layout of this road was already inadequate due to the sheer number of cars turning right and traffic is almost always queuing back beyond Queen street all day every day.


Drain cover, 17th September 

17 Sep

This cover has been removed and replaced crooked, this means that part of it protrudes about 2 inches.


More FixMyStreet


Freedom of information requests »

Post-19 LDA to ECHP transfer 

23 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Christina Savage on 23 September 2016 .


Social Media Policy 

22 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to J White on 22 September 2016 .


School Office Staff Agency Spends 

22 Sep

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Rebecca Brookes on 22 September 2016 .


Social Services Management Structure 

19 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Aaron Boffey on 19 September 2016 .


Care/Nursing Homes Safeguarding concerns, investigations and substantiated cases of abuse/neglect 

15 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Anahita Behrooz on 15 September 2016 .


ORG Chart Information 

14 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Helen Carver on 14 September 2016 .


Post-19 LDA to ECHP transfer 

14 Sep

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Christina Savage on 14 September 2016 .


ORG Chart Information 

13 Sep

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Helen Carver on 13 September 2016 .


Maintenance division 

13 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ashfaq Ibrahim on 13 September 2016 .


Empty Homes 

12 Sep

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Devinder Dhallu on 12 September 2016 .


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




LocalGov blogs »
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    24 Sep 16
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  • As public cuts leave people destitute, it's charity workers like me who pick up the pieces
    24 Sep 16
    When I became an outreach worker ten years ago there was still some vestige of a welfare state. The indignity and devastation I see now is astonishing Related: I’m a DWP call handler and have no time to care about your disability claim I don…
  • Introduction to the new induction
    23 Sep 16
    Rapid hiring and too few induction sessions led to a backlog for new starters, so here’s how we updated the induction process.
  • What’s new with the Service Manual?
    23 Sep 16
    It’s been a few months since we last posted here about the Service Manual, the best place to find guidance and tools for government service teams. Here’s an update.
  • It takes 2: how we use pair writing
    22 Sep 16
    A content designer’s job is to write in the simplest way to help our users do things that are often complex. To make sure the words we use are both clear and accurate, we often need input from experts in a particular area. We’ve found that …
  • Understanding how suppliers get paid by government: the discovery
    22 Sep 16
    Why are we doing this discovery? The Digital Marketplace has encouraged many small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to start providing cloud technology and digital services to government.To manage their cashflow and growth, these businesses need…
  • The Digital Marketplace vision: part 2
    22 Sep 16
    In my previous blog post about the Digital Marketplace vision, I re-introduced the 6 broad themes about how we’re helping the public sector buy what it needs to deliver great digital services, and why these are important. Part 1 focussed …
  • Stuck in the country: it's not just cities that need decent transport
    22 Sep 16
    Cuts to rural transport have hit buses, trains and cycling. Communities and councils are rallying round, but it’s an uphill task Seventeen year old Elise Harbud lives in a small rural village, and travels daily into Cambridge to attend her…
  • Margaret Hodge is right – Whitehall needs reform. But will it happen?
    21 Sep 16
    Changing civil service culture is now in the hands of May’s new ministers, but achieving this as well as Brexit is a tall order Last April, I found myself in Azerbaijan, at the third global Baku forum on shared societies – an event stuffed…
  • Listening to our users to help us develop G-Cloud 9
    19 Sep 16
    We’ve been working on a discovery for the next iteration of G-Cloud, exploring how we can make the service work better for buyers and suppliers. In July, suppliers were invited to take part in a workshop hosted in partnership with …
  • Viewpoint: Are older people paying the price for social care cuts?
    19 Sep 16
    The problems of the NHS do not exist in a vacuum. Older people are getting caught between the cogs of a complex and under-resourced system that is struggling to offer the right care, in the right place and at the right time. A new report from…






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