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53 service users complete City & Guilds at Fircroft College 

21 Jul

As part of completing their Community Payback hours in 2014/15, 53 service users have completed a City Guilds Level 1 Diploma in Horticultural Skills .


SWM CRC celebrates staff excellence at inaugural awards ceremony 

25 Nov

Over 90 people attended the inaugural Staffordshire West Midlands CRC Staff Excellence Awards on the morning of 21st November.


Community Payback breathes life into 102 year old scout club 

5 Nov

Cheryl Langford, a PCSO based at Sedgley Police Station, has helped a scout club win a much needed grant for an internal redecoration project.


Wolverhampton Community Payback Newsletter – October 2014 

27 Oct

The latest newsletter from Wolverhampton Community Payback team is here.


Wolverhampton Offender Accommodation Forum welcomes Wales Housing Services 

24 Oct

Housing staff from Wales received a warm welcome in Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Offender Accommodation Forum welcomed representatives of housing services for the whole of Wales to Molineux stadium, on 15th October 2014.


Magistrates’ Court Mock Trial regional finals 

17 Jun

When you think of a magistrate (which probably isn’t often), what probably springs to mind is something out of a Charles Dickens novel.


Community Payback staff aim to be world class 

7 Apr

Over 100 staff from the Community Payback (CP) division of Staffordshire West Midlands (SWM) Probation attended an event at the Molinuex Stadium in Wolverhampton on 28th March 2014, when they considered the past and future of the supervision...


Platform 51 becomes Changing Lives 

19 Mar

The Platform 51 centre, which has worked in partnership with Wolverhampton Probation since 2012, has changed its name to Changing Lives.


Probation Service Officer inspires criminal justice students 

27 Feb

Probation Service Officer (PSO) Mark Thomas is keen to help those who share his passion for criminal justice.


Sandwell tops table for reducing reoffending 

26 Feb

Sandwell is the best local authority at reducing reoffending, according to the latest government figures.


Dudley is number one for reducing reoffending 

20 Nov

Dudley is the best local authority area at reducing reoffending, according to the latest government figures.


Bilston Approved Premises is enjoying “The Good Life” 

12 Sep

By John Holsey, Deputy Manager, Bilston Approved Premises Earlier this year the Bilston Approved Premises (AP) team, following initial enquiries from staff members Iris Tracey and David Willis, was successful in its pursuit of a local allotment...


Wolves’ Carer Support Team will be out and about during Carers’ Week, which begins on Monday (10 June). 

5 Jun

Wolves' Carer Support Team will be out and about during Carers' Week, which begins on Monday (10 June).


Find out how you can improve your health and well-being at free event BlakenhallCHLC on 13 June. 

5 Jun

Find out how you can improve your health and well-being at free event BlakenhallCHLC on 13 June.


A unique lock contraption made a special appearance @BantockHouse yesterday. 

5 Jun

A unique lock contraption made a special appearance @BantockHouse yesterday.


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FixMyStreet »

Ongoing flooding of Birmingham New Road, 18th September 

18 Sep

Three years ago I posted this video of flooding on the outbound Birmingham New Road at the bus stop before Laburnum Road https://youtu.


Flooding at Junction of Ettingshall Road and Millfields Road, Bilston, 17th September 

17 Sep

Road has recently started flooding at this point after even light showers.


Smashed Glass Bottle, 17th September 

17 Sep

Smashed glass bottle obstructing the pavement Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Wolverhampton Road, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...


Fallen Tree Branch, 17th September 

17 Sep

A large branch has fallen near to the park exit Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Church Street, Heath Town Report on FixMyStreet...


Flytipping on Hackett Close, 16th September 

16 Sep

There's a mattress dumped on the footpath of Hackett Close in Woodcross at the junction of Abney Close.


Illegal parking, 15th September 

15 Sep

Cars parked on grass verge obscuring visibility when turning from Coleman avenue onto Stubby lane.


Wolverhampton Road lights stuck on Red, 14th September 

14 Sep

Traffic travelling along Wolverhampton Road past New Cross Hospital, traffic signals are stuck on red.


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FOI requests »

Social Care IT 

19 Sep

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Sally Marsh on 19 September 2017 .


How may play grounds for children have been removed by the council and how many new play grounds have been put in place 

19 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Bill Jones on 19 September 2017 .


How may play grounds for children have been removed by the council and how many new play grounds have been put in place 

18 Sep

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Bill Jones on 18 September 2017 .


Empty Houses – Wolverhmpton 

14 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Dharmendra Bhatia on 14 September 2017 .


Care and/or Support Assessment/Plan/Policy 

14 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to A on 14 September 2017 .


Car Clocking 

13 Sep

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Mr.


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NHS »

Young people to “take over” health organisation 

17 Nov

Young people in Wolverhampton are to give their views about the health services they receive when they “take over” a health organisation, Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG) on 19 November.


Health commissioner makes patients aware of antibiotic use on European Antibiotic Day 

16 Nov

People in Wolverhampton are being urged by their local health commissioner to be aware of the proper uses of antibiotics and ensure they are taken responsibly.


Got diabetes? Get the flu jab! It’s World Diabetes Day 

12 Nov

World Diabetes Day (14 November 2015) is a timely reminder to all those with diabetes to protect themselves this winter with a free flu jab say doctors at Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (WCCG).


Wolverhampton GPs now offering electronic prescriptions to their patients 

12 Nov

Patients in Wolverhampton are able to benefit from a free NHS service that reduces the need to visit the GP surgery just to collect a paper prescription.


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).


Improving Urgent Care in Wolverhampton 

30 Sep

Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which funds healthcare services for the city, has announced that Northern Doctors Urgent Care Ltd, will run the new Urgent Care Centre at the Royal Wolverhampton Trust New Cross Hospital site...


Join Wolverhampton health commissioners at their Annual General Meeting 

23 Jul

Wolverhampton residents are invited to join local NHS chiefs to find out more about plans for future services.


Wolverhampton healthcare commissioners agree service changes in efficiency review 

16 Jul

Healthcare commissioners in Wolverhampton have agreed changes to a number of services after giving residents the opportunity to have their say.


Wolverhampton doctors issue heatwave advice 

29 Jun

If you want to enjoy the warm weather in local outdoor beauty spots like West Park this summer, you and your family need to take care in the sun and heat.


Get involved in your local NHS patient summit 

19 Jun

NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is encouraging local people who are with GP practices in the Tipton, Rowley Regis, Cradley Heath and Oldbury areas, to get involved in their patient summit on Tuesday 23 June...


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Westminster »

Euro Area | Westminster Hall debates 

21 Jul

I would love to give way to the hon.


Macedonia: Human Rights | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

15 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has received on freedom of speech and surveillance in Macedonia.


EU Negotiations | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

On the minimum wage, the Minister’s party is late to the cause, but its conversion to support for our policy is nevertheless welcome.


EU Reform | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

The Minister will have seen the stories in the press over the weekend suggesting that the Prime Minister was seeking to wind back the clock and make the opt-out from the social chapter part of the UK Government’s negotiating strategy...


EU Negotiations | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

On the minimum wage, the Minister’s party is late to the cause, but its conversion to support for our policy is nevertheless welcome.


EU Reform | Oral Answers to Questions – Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Commons debates 

14 Jul

The Minister will have seen the stories in the press over the weekend suggesting that the Prime Minister was seeking to wind back the clock and make the opt-out from the social chapter part of the UK Government’s negotiating strategy...


Ways and Means – Budget Resolutions and Economic Situation – Amendment of the Law | Isil | Commons debates 

13 Jul

While my hon.


Iranian Nuclear Programme | Westminster Hall debates 

2 Jul

Thank you for your chairmanship, Sir David, as we debate a hot topic on a hot day.


Topical Questions | Oral Answers to Questions – Communities and Local Government | Commons debates 

29 Jun

We are in favour of people’s aspiration to buy their own home, but we are also in favour of policies that add up and stack up.


Homelessness | Department for Communities and Local Government | Written Answers 

23 Jun

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the Supreme Court judgement of 13 May 2015 on Kanu v.


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LocalGov blogs »
  • Local government services to start using GOV.UK Pay
    19 Sep 17
    So far, GOV.UK Pay has only been available to central government bodies, but we’re now ready to start offering GOV.UK Pay to local government.
  • GovWifi: ready to make more connections
    19 Sep 17
    GovWifi is a single wifi login which can be installed by government departments over their existing infrastructure. Users register once, they don’t need to remember a password or sign in to different networks when they move between buildings…
  • Sajid Javid should let councils tackle rogue landlords | Robin Wales & John Healey
    19 Sep 17
    In Newham, the council’s licensing scheme for private landlords has uncovered abuses and exploitation. So why isn’t the government interested? Sir Robin Wales is mayor of Newham and John Healey is shadow secretary of state for housing A mother…
  • Boris Johnson's dodgy use of statistics is a constitutional crisis for Whitehall | David Walker
    18 Sep 17
    What’s the point in trying to make the civil service more professional if ministers scorn accuracy and mock the official arbiter of good governance? The Boris Johnson affair – especially his dismissive rejection of the UK Statistics Authority…
  • We must revisit the role of local government
    18 Sep 17
    There is always a beginning of term feeling to September, but this year it feels more acute than usual, writes Jonathan Carr-West.
  • Police and nurses striking together: it’s no longer impossible | Zoe Williams
    17 Sep 17
    The public sector was fragmented. But pay freezes and cuts to services have finally brought it together When the prime minister raises the terror threat level to critical , as Theresa May did for 48 hours after Friday’s London tube bombing…
  • A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
    13 Sep 17
    At a time of intense financial pressures and when central government’s mind is on other things, many are asking themselves where local government goes next. In a think-piece launching NLGN’s new vision, Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert call …






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