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Sandwell Park Farm tearooms plan 

22 Dec 17

Visitors to Sandwell Valley Country Park will get free access to the award-winning tearooms at Sandwell Park Farm – in a pilot scheme to make visits more enjoyable.


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Alice in Wonderland delight at Oldbury Library 

22 Dec 17

Families got to join in the festive fun at Oldbury Library at Alice in Wonderland’s tea party with local entertainers Once Upon A Dream.


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West Bromwich community boost for Mayor’s charities 

22 Dec 17

Nearly £600 was raised for the Mayor of Sandwell’s charities at the West Bromwich Community Awards night.


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Sign up for free swimming this winter 

22 Dec 17

Young and older people in Sandwell can register for free swimming this winter at any of Sandwell’s leisure centres across the borough.


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Learn more about Oxford Road supported housing scheme 

22 Dec 17

People interested in finding out more about a new supported housing scheme in West Bromwich are invited to an open day in January.


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Winter warmth packs help older and vulnerable people 

22 Dec 17

Winter warmth packs were handed out this week to older and vulnerable people in Oldbury and Smethwick to help them through the cold weather.


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Disused West Bromwich office block to be demolished from March 

22 Dec 17

A tired and out-of-date office block in West Bromwich has been approved for demolition to start in March.


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Good progress on gas showroom demolition 

22 Dec 17

Work to demolish the former West Bromwich Gas Showroom in the heart of West Bromwich is making good progress with the site set to be cleared by March 2018.


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Unauthorised encampments fall 60% in Sandwell 

22 Dec 17

Firm action to deal with unauthorised encampments has seen the number of groups setting up camp in Sandwell fall by 60% during 2017.


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Christmas and New Year bin collections 

21 Dec 17

Residents are being reminded that there will be changes to their normal bin collection day over Christmas and New Year.


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Council staff Christmas collection for food banks 

21 Dec 17

People needing help from food banks in Sandwell are benefiting from a Christmas collection organised by council staff.


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£170,000 parking scheme for Carters Green 

21 Dec 17

A section of pedestrian paving in West Bromwich High Street is set to be improved under a £170,000 refurbishment scheme.


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New community and faith network to help keep people safe 

21 Dec 17

Community and faith groups in Sandwell have signed up to a new safeguarding network launched to help protect vulnerable children and adults.


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Fifty new council homes on the way in Friar Park 

20 Dec 17

Plans to build 50 new council homes in Friar Park, Wednesbury have moved one step closer with the awarding of a building contract.


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New assessment house to speed up equipment requests 

20 Dec 17

A special ‘assessment house’ has been created at the Independent Living Centre in Smethwick to speed up requests for equipment and adaptations to help people live independently in their own homes.


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Special school in Oldbury given Christmas treats from The Co-op 

19 Dec 17

Children at The Meadows special school in Oldbury were treated to a Christmas extravaganza organised by staff from local branches of The Co-op.


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Chinese delegation on fact-finding visit to Sandwell bereavement services 

19 Dec 17

A delegation from the Chinese government was recently invited by the Federation of Burial and Cremation Authorities to visit Sandwell Valley Crematorium.


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Nursery in Rowley Regis brings Christmas joy to older people 

19 Dec 17

Rowley Regis children from Cornerstone Nursery have been spreading Christmas joy with older people in sheltered housing.


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Welcome for West Midlands Prepared booklet 

18 Dec 17

Sandwell councillors have welcomed a special booklet launched to give people vital information on how to reduce potential risks and be prepared for emergencies they may face in everyday life.


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West Bromwich community heroes recognised 

18 Dec 17

West Bromwich community heroes were celebrated at a special awards evening.


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Residents urged to fill out survey on pharmacies 

18 Dec 17

Health chiefs are urging Sandwell residents to tell them what they think about their local pharmacy by completing a short survey.


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More fly-tipping fines as crackdown continues 

15 Dec 17

Thirty-four fly-tippers have now been issued with maximum £400 fines as Sandwell Council’s crackdown continues.


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Advice ahead of ‘Booze Black Friday’ 

15 Dec 17

Sandwell health bosses are encouraging local people to take care with how much they drink ahead of Booze Black Friday.


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Dudley Port regeneration plan takes a step forward 

13 Dec 17

Proposals to improve a ‘regeneration corridor’ from Oldbury to Tipton are moving forward after backing from Sandwell Council’s Cabinet.


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Football matches on council pitches cancelled 

13 Dec 17

Football matches on Sandwell pitches are cancelled this weekend (Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 December) due to the weather.