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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 »

Flytipping and rough sleepers., 25th July 

25 Jul

Rubbish being fly tipped and rough sleepers are sleeping overnight , rubbish is spilling on the street and rats have been seen.


Illegal Parking on double Yellow Lines Tower Street., 25th July 

25 Jul

Is there anything that can be done to stop people parking on double yellow lines on Tower Street mainly on Friday and Saturday late evenings into the early hours.


Dangerous crossing, 25th July 

25 Jul

Daisy Street is a very busy road and it can be quite dangerous to cross it.


Temporary traffic road sign fallen in road, 19th July 

19 Jul

A temporary maintenance road sign has fallen into the road.


House/flat alarm, 19th July 

19 Jul

The alarm on flats most be faulty as the alarm goes off any time day or night Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 42 Queen Street, Bilston Report on FixMyStreet...


Abandoned vehilce, 19th July 

19 Jul

There is a Grey Citroen C3 parked on the main car park of the Avion Centre in the middle.


Fly tipping, 19th July 

19 Jul

Last week it was across the other side of the road.


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FOI requests »

Licenses Issued 

26 Jul

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Lee Ward on 26 July 2017 .


Licenses Issued 

26 Jul

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Lee Ward on 26 July 2017 .


A list of Independent Fostering Agencies the Council works with. 

26 Jul

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Nicola Ryder on 26 July 2017 .


Licenses Issued 

26 Jul

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Lee Ward on 26 July 2017 .


PROW Data 

26 Jul

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Chubby Rambler on 26 July 2017 .


2016/17 Pension Fund Investment Data as MS Excel File 

20 Jul

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to jane doe on 20 July 2017 .


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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 »
  • Commercialisation: Minimising the risks and maximising the returns
    26 Jul 17
    Every now and then a zeitgeist-y term comes along that everyone in local government tasked with planning for the future either knows about, or knows they should know about. ‘Commercialisation’ is one of those buzzwords du jour….
  • Five highline parks created from abandoned transport routes
    26 Jul 17
    Relics of an earlier transport age loom over our cities. But abandoned railways and decaying flyovers need not go the way of the wrecking ball. They are increasingly being reinvented as aerial parks and catalysts of urban regeneration. Here…
  • Want to improve public services? We need a sleep revolution
    26 Jul 17
    Doctors, nurses and social workers are among those facing long night shifts which inevitability lead to lack of sleep In Claire Blackthorn’s previous job working with homeless young people in Southampton, the residential support worker was…
  • The NHS and social care must stop bickering over funding | Niall Dickson
    24 Jul 17
    With both parts of the system under pressure, blaming each other will do nothing to help those who rely on services Niall Dickson is chief executive of the NHS Confederation A comprehensive settlement for funding social care remains elusive…
  • Bradford Policy Café
    21 Jul 17
    At the end of June, we gathered together officers from member councils in West Yorkshire to attend our inaugural Policy Café, as Charlotte Maddix explains.
  • Building capability and community through the Government Data Science Partnership
    20 Jul 17
    Across government, departments are beginning to realise not only the value of the data they hold, but also how they can use data science to make more effective, data-informed decisions.
  • A seat at the table?
    19 Jul 17
    Where is the voice of local government in the Brexit debate? Asks Janet Sillett. You’d have to look pretty hard to find it.






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