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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 parking across the drive, on yellow zig zags and on the pavement, 20th January 

20 Jan

Everyday at school pick up times, people parking across the driveway, on the yellow zig zags and on the pavement blocking access to houses, the school and people walking along the pavement.


Constant speeding, 20th January 

20 Jan

Just up from the traffic lights heading towards Bentley Bridge there is constant speeding of cars and hgv''s.


X247 VPA blue Renault Cleo abandoned on a corner, 17th January 

17 Jan

X247 VPA blue Renault Cleo has been abandoned on the corner of Merridale Crescent and Crawford Road for many months.


Two sunken manhole covers, 17th January 

17 Jan

On the location indicate are 2 x manhole covers below the surface of the road Drivers are sverving to avoid just prior to a pedestrian crossing and failing to notice pedestrians The location is Parkfield Road (west bound) and junction of Hailes...


Dangerous footpath., 17th January 

17 Jan

The problem is obvious from the photographs.


Large pot hole just before the island, 17th January 

17 Jan

It's dangerous plus could do some damage to my car Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 100 Third Avenue, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...


Number 7 street light, 16th January 

16 Jan

Number 7 light not working outside 21,byron road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Byron Road, Wolverhampton Report on FixMyStreet...


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FOI requests »

Stopping up 

23 Jan

Clarification sent to Wolverhampton City Council by angela on 23 January 2017 .


Stopping up 

23 Jan

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by angela on 23 January 2017 .


Wolverhampton council – Vehicle Provision 

23 Jan

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Pat James on 23 January 2017 .


Tendering Process for People with a Learning Disability Applying for Residential Care 

22 Jan

Follow up sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Michelle Daly on 22 January 2017 .


Wolverhampton council – Vehicle Provision 

21 Jan

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Pat James on 21 January 2017 .


Street Lighting Removal/Replacement 

20 Jan

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to dave smithels on 20 January 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 »
  • The government’s new industrial strategy needs to create a cultural transformation, as much as an economic one
    24 Jan 17
    It’s a chilly January day, and the government has just broken with its previous laissez-faire approach and announced a bold, interventionist plan to boost the UK’s economy at a time of great uncertainty. But instead of it being Theresa May…
  • What next for local government finance?
    24 Jan 17
    No matter what topic is being discussed, in local government circles the conversation always comes back to funding. The context of the last 5 years of drastic budget reductions has brought this issue into much sharper focus, and with radical…
  • Post-Brexit Britain: we need bespoke and locally-made policy responses
    24 Jan 17
    Local government officials and to a degree local politicians are often praised for their realism. For example, in the light of sustained spending cuts local government since 2010 local government it is claimed has kept things going. Its key…
  • How place-based is the new Industrial Strategy?
    23 Jan 17
    Having announced the fact of the Industrial Strategy almost as soon as she assumed office, this week we finally got the first proper detail of the centrepiece of the May Government’s domestic economic strategy. That the devo-ally Greg Clark…
  • GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan quits
    23 Jan 17
    Hannigan oversaw a more open approach at GCHQ after the Snowden revelations exposed mass surveillance by the agency The director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, is to stand down early for personal reasons, mainly health issues involving his wife…
  • Service Toolkit: everything you need to build a service in one place
    23 Jan 17
    We’ve launched the Service Toolkit to give teams across government quick access to the resources they need to build and run services.
  • Supporting local government and the wider public sector
    23 Jan 17
    Read how the Digital Marketplace aims to provide more support for local authorities and the wider public sector.
  • Seven successful government apps from around the world
    23 Jan 17
    From Hong Kong to Hungary, here are the publicly-funded apps helping to streamline services, save money and make citizens’ lives easier For many people, apps are the preferred way of doing everything online, from shopping to watching TV – …
  • Postcard from a camping trip
    21 Jan 17
    Today was Govcamp day. There was a fashion a few years ago for quick list-based blog posts reflecting on the day. That might be an idea worth reviving. I love talking to Catherine Howe . She’s always thinking about the same kinds of …
  • Parking tickets are an emotive issue – my job is to make things easier for drivers
    21 Jan 17
    I have a love-hate relationship with my job in the council’s parking department. We’re scoring little victories and slowly dragging the service into the 21st century I have a love-hate relationship with my job in the council’s parking department…
  • What is the future of local government services?
    20 Jan 17
    Local government is facing unprecedented challenges. Our civic discourse seems to be in tumult, finances are dire, but people still rely on local public services for so much and this year our policy themes address each of these challenges. …
  • G-Cloud 9: a provisional timetable
    19 Jan 17
    We plan to open G-Cloud 9 for supplier applications in March 2017.
  • Public service – stories that matter
    19 Jan 17
    Dawn Reeves is a facilitator and trainer working largely with public sector clients. For the past few years she has been interested in changing the narrative about the public sector, exploring creative ways to tell the real stories from the…






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