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Civic Centre Services affected 

16 Jan

Council Civic Centre building in Darwall Street affected by water damage, with some frontline services affected...


Make a difference in 2017: You could foster. 

13 Jan

Walsall Council's Fostering Team urgently needs more caring, supportive fostering families to look after children of different ages and backgrounds...


Rejected plans for HMO upheld by Inspector 

13 Dec

The Planning Inspectorate has upheld a decision taken by Walsall Council to reject plans to convert a former chapel into a HMO in Willenhall...


Jobs boost for regeneration partnership 

9 Dec

A real estate company has been awarded a major contract to help Walsall Council breathe new life into a number of key development sites in the vicinity of the M6 motorway around Junction 10...


Remembrance Day Parades Proposals 

8 Dec

Walsall Council’s Cabinet meets next week and will be considering the Council’s future approach for financial support to Remembrance Day Parades...


Understand your rights as a Consumer 

25 Nov

Walsall consumers urged to know their rights when purchasing goods from retailers this Christmas...


Leader gives full facts on Gallery proposals 

18 Nov

The Leader of Walsall Council has made a statement on the proposals for the New Art Gallery Walsall...


Walsall Local History Centre celebrates 30 years 

15 Nov

Walsall Local History Centre will be celebrating its 30th anniversary on 23 November...


Walsall mentor to receive Anti-Bullying award 

15 Nov

A Walsall behaviour mentor is set to receive a national award for his efforts in helping pupils deal with issues such as bullying, relationships, family life and mental health...


Walsall launches 6 week planning consultation 

15 Nov

Walsall Council has just launched a new six week consultation on ‘Pre-Submission Modifications’ to plans for future development in the borough...


More Walsall Council news


FixMyStreet »

Branches overhanging road hitting high vehicles, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Branches overhanging road hitting high vehicles, this is impacted by the fact that there are islands which make vehicles pass close to the kerb.


Broken manhole, 23rd January 

23 Jan

The manhole cover makes a loud noise as cars go over it , the whole frame is moving as you step on it so it could collapse in any time.


Loads of bags of rubbish dumped, 23rd January 

23 Jan

Flhtipping Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Skip Lane, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly Tipping, 22nd January 

22 Jan

Neighbours keeping dumping rubbish near by the side of our house, along the garden fence.


Japanese knotweed, 20th January 

20 Jan

Japanese knotweed has not been treated this year despite many reports which is enabling it to spread ever closer to the housing on Reedswood Estate.


15 ” pothole re-appeared., 20th January 

20 Jan

15 pothole re-appeared despite being fixed last year.


Every day Cars park on double yellow lines and impede all traffic, 19th January 

19 Jan

Everyday i drive to work this road (west bromwich street) is very narrow and has cars parked all down one side of the road, people start to park on the other side of the road on the double yellow lines and just sit in there car with hazards...


Bricks and bucket, 18th January 

18 Jan

Flytipping in the lane again Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Coppice Lane, Brownhills Report on FixMyStreet...


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Freedom of information requests »

Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Tax – Prescribed Insolvency Forms used for Bankruptcy 

20 Jan

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ed Boyce on 20 January 2017 .


Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Tax – Prescribed Insolvency Forms used for Bankruptcy 

20 Jan

Internal review request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Ed Boyce on 20 January 2017 .


Walsall Council – Vehicle Provision 

19 Jan

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Pat James on 19 January 2017 .


Walsall Council – Vehicle Provision 

18 Jan

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Pat James on 18 January 2017 .


Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council Tax – Prescribed Insolvency Forms used for Bankruptcy 

14 Jan

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Ed Boyce on 14 January 2017 .


Empty Property 

12 Jan

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Vicky Hughes on 12 January 2017 .


Communications 

12 Jan

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to A Thurstan on 12 January 2017 .


Communications 

11 Jan

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to A Thurstan on 11 January 2017 .


Communications 

10 Jan

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to A Thurstan on 10 January 2017 .


Communications 

10 Jan

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by A Thurstan on 10 January 2017 .


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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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