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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 »

Car leaking oil on pavement, 21st November 

21 Nov

A car with registration EN57 FCE is parked fully on pavement and appears to be leaking oil onto the pavement.


Grit bin on Hackett Close, 18th November 

18 Nov

The grit bin on the corner of Hackett Close and Abney Drive in Woodcross has been pushed over Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 1 Abney Drive, Coseley Report on FixMyStreet...


Grit bin on Child’s Avenue, 18th November 

18 Nov

The grit bin on the corner of Child's Avenue and Woodcross Lane in Woodcross has been pushed over.


Flytipping on Invercylde Drive, 18th November 

18 Nov

This is now the fourth report myself and my friend have sent you about flytipped bags of rubbish at the end of Inverclyde Drive in Lanesfield.


Large pothole in the middle of Clifton rd, 13th November 

13 Nov

Pothole is by where cars always park so is harder to avoid Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 7 Clifton Road, Tettenhall Report on FixMyStreet...


Fly tipping, 10th November 

10 Nov

Fly tipping residents at 215 say someone is coming to remove it .


Fly tipping, 10th November 

10 Nov

Lots of junk dumped in street Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 46 Kimberley Street, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...


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FOI requests »

Case management software system for social care 

21 Nov

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Mr V Choksi on 21 November 2017 .


Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

21 Nov

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Mark on 21 November 2017 .


Case management software system for social care 

19 Nov

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Mr V Choksi on 19 November 2017 .


Trading Standards Investigations into Lettings Agents and Property Managers 

17 Nov

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Mark on 17 November 2017 .


Wolverhampton Social services Management structure 

17 Nov

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Robert Murphy on 17 November 2017 .


Social Services 

17 Nov

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Emily Dunn on 17 November 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 »
  • From firefighters to detection dogs – your public service heroes in pictures
    22 Nov 17
    For this year’s #OurDay tweetathon on 21 November, we asked Guardian readers to share their pictures of a day in the life of local public staff. Here are just a few of our favourites Continue reading…
  • What can social services learn from Sweden's giant-killing football manager?
    22 Nov 17
    Graham Potter – who has taken Östersunds FK from the Swedish fourth tier to its premier league and Europe – has advised social welfare staff on leadership and teamwork Careers can take unexpected turns. When I started social work training …
  • Dear chancellor, it's time to end public spending austerity | Gareth Davies
    20 Nov 17
    Philip Hammond has little room for manoeuvre on public services, but needs to act on housing and health, as well as letting councils know where they stand By early afternoon on 22 November, we will know the chancellor’s answers for next year…
  • How GOV.UK Notify is helping the DVSA remind motorists to renew their MOTs
    17 Nov 17
    Neil Barlow is the Service Manager and Head of Policy for MOTs at the DVSA. In this post, he describes how GOV.UK Notify is helping remind hundreds of thousands of citizens that their MOTs are due for renewal.
  • Law, code and systems
    17 Nov 17
    Should law which results in the creation of new public administrative systems receive different parliamentary scrutiny from law which doesn’t? That’s the question raised in a recent blog post by Gordon Guthrie which caught my eye for a number…
  • Government biased against public borrowing to pay for infrastructure
    17 Nov 17
    The Government is using private sector money to keep infrastructure spending ‘off balance sheet’ – even where this appears to be poor value, argues a new report.
  • We’re iterating the Supplier Standard
    14 Nov 17
    We’re launching a second round of consultation on the principles of the Supplier Standard. Find out how to get involved.
  • A user research lab for all of government
    14 Nov 17
    GDS recently moved to a new office, which gave us the opportunity to redesign our user research lab. We use it to carry out research into all the things we deliver, from guidance and standards to common components. Our lab is open to the rest…






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