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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 »

Drain don’t take away water, 20th May 

20 May

This drain is on the edge of the pavement but doesn't take any water away I can see from a few doors up and when I'm walking past, it tends to go round it not in it Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing ...


Traffic signals not working, 15th May 

15 May

Traffic signals are completely out at Prouds Lane/Wellington Road junction.


Street light has broken, 14th May 

14 May

Street light bulb has just broken tonight led needs to go in or new bulb as it's really dark without it Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 18 Camberley Crescent, Ettingshall Park Report on FixMyStreet...


Has been here for ages now, 14th May 

14 May

Vehicle has been left here by the flats for ages now and not moved people have smashed the back window to it too Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 58 Wendover Road, Ettingshall Park Report on ...


Too close to road, 14th May 

14 May

The no parking sign is too close to the road so is dented I've seen a bus nearly hit it before that's why it must be broken it's twisted all the way round way too close to the road for big vehicles Nearest road to the pin placed on the map ...


On all traffic lights there is at least one bulb broken, 14th May 

14 May

On all the poles of lights there's at least one bulb broke.


Still broken from a year ago, 14th May 

14 May

Wendover road sign is still broken over a year later.


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FOI requests »

SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

26 May

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Christina Savage on 26 May 2017 .


City of Wolverhampton Council/West Midlands Pension Fund investments 

26 May

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Edward Jones on 26 May 2017 .


PFI PPP Safety Audit 

25 May

Clarification sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Megan Ingles on 25 May 2017 .


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

25 May

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Christina Savage on 25 May 2017 .


City of Wolverhampton Council/West Midlands Pension Fund investments 

25 May

Request sent to Wolverhampton City Council by Edward Jones on 25 May 2017 .


PFI PPP Safety Audit 

24 May

Response by Wolverhampton City Council to Megan Ingles on 24 May 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 »
  • Falling short on social care reform? The manifesto pledges
    26 May 17
    We’ve all known for some time that radical changes are needed in the way that social care is funded and commissioned by local authorities and for those individuals who don’t qualify for state aid for their social care. The LGiU has produced…
  • GE17 lite #2
    26 May 17
    Less than two weeks to go until polling day – I know, I know calm yourselves. Here is our second roundup of that curious bubble we like to call election.
  • Heritage railways and trains keep Britain's golden age of steam alive
    26 May 17
    Steam trains are expensive to operate but heritage railways are seeing a revival following the refurbishment of the Flying Scotsman Eight years before British Rail withdrew steam trains from regular service in 1968, the Bluebell railway opened…
  • Amber Rudd denies cuts to police were factor in Manchester atrocity
    25 May 17
    Home secretary responds to audience member on Question Time by insisting most intelligence comes from Prevent strategy, not police work The home secretary, Amber Rudd, has denied that cuts in police forces contributed to Monday’s terror atrocity…
  • What do the party manifestos mean for local government?
    25 May 17
    What do all the party’s election manifestos say for local government? We’ve picked out all the relevant issues in the posts below: what does Labours manifesto mean for local government? what does Liberal Democrat’s manifesto mean…
  • Who says the private sector has a monopoly on innovation?
    25 May 17
    Forget grand shiny programmes – our initiative will support Liverpool’s community and social enterprise groups to tackle big social challenges I’ve spent the past 10 years of my life working in Liverpool’s social sector. I’ve got my hands …
  • The Cooperative Party Manifesto: What it Means for Local Government
    24 May 17
    Like the Green or Women’s Equality Parties, the Cooperative Party Manifesto was written with an explicit desire for its policies to be adopted by another party. But unlike them, this manifesto represents the priorities of a number of MPs likely…
  • GE17 Looking for new ideas on localism? Don’t look in party manifestos then
    22 May 17
    Janet Sillett laments the lack of vision for local government in any of the manifestos published last week.






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