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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 »

Multiple potholes, 20th February 

20 Feb

Multiple potholes Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Woodall Street, Bloxwich Report on FixMyStreet...


Pothole just before mini roundabout, 19th February 

19 Feb

Pothole just before the mini roundabout Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 161 Thorne Road, Willenhall Report on FixMyStreet...


Abandoned van, 19th February 

19 Feb

This van was abandoned Saturday.


Damage to Grass Verge, 19th February 

19 Feb

Initial damage was caused by a build up of leaves.


Large potholes and sinking road, 19th February 

19 Feb

Dangerous large area several metres across - broken cracked road, sinking, potholes - dangerous to use brakes on.


Dangerous deep pothole, 19th February 

19 Feb

Deep dangerous pothole right in middle of road, very hard to avoid, Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 79 Lodge Road, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Deep dangerous pothole right in middle of road, very hard to avoid,, 19th February 

19 Feb

deep dangerous pothole in middle of road - hard to avoid Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 91 Birmingham Road, Walsall Report on FixMyStreet...


Pothole directly after the hump, 19th February 

19 Feb

Pothole along the lines of previous road works directly after the hump when travelling from the direction of Ullswater Road towards Hebden Grove.


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Freedom of information requests »

GIS/Mapping Software 

21 Feb

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Andrew Bennett on 21 February 2018 .


Educational concerns 

20 Feb

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to J Carter on 20 February 2018 .


Outcomes for Looked After Children 

20 Feb

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to G Swanson on 20 February 2018 .


Parking permit information 

20 Feb

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Hayley Burrows on 20 February 2018 .


Gypsy/Traveller Liaison Officer 

20 Feb

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Ruth Low on 20 February 2018 .


GIS/Mapping Software 

20 Feb

Request sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Andrew Bennett on 20 February 2018 .


Walsall Council Housing Policy 

19 Feb

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Peace on 19 February 2018 .


Walsall Council Housing Policy 

19 Feb

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Peace on 19 February 2018 .


LED Lights 

19 Feb

Response by Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council to Tom Armstrong on 19 February 2018 .


Walsall Council Housing Policy 

19 Feb

Follow up sent to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council by Peace on 19 February 2018 .


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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).


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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