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  • Community Asset Transfer Strategy

    Welcome to the consultation on our draft Community Asset Transfer (CAT) Strategy. A Community Asset Transfer is a process to allow a community organisation to take over the management of publicly owned land or buildings (and in certain circumstances associated services) and is usually undertaken at less than market value, in recognition of the public benefits that the community use will bring. The Council currently have an existing policy for Community... More
    Opened 15 July 2024
  • Sandwell Open Spaces Assessment Survey

    Sandwell Council are asking residents to share their views on their local open spaces including parks and gardens, sports facilities, spaces for nature, play spaces, allotments and community gardens. One respondent from each of Sandwell’s six towns will also receive a £25 shopping voucher. There will be an opportunity to enter the prize draw at the end of the survey. Terms and conditions of the prize draw apply and can be viewed here More
    Opened 9 July 2024
  • Sandwell Story

    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council have commissioned thinkingplace to work with us to develop a long term, shared, place story for Sandwell. This will help build pride and local confidence, market the area to attract people to Sandwell, encourage inward investment and visitors, create jobs, and support existing business in the area. Sandwell has some great assets, lots of potential, and more needs to be done to raise the profile and image of... More
    Opened 5 July 2024
  • A457 Oldbury Ringway Pedestrian & Cycle Improvements

    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is pleased to share with you proposals for improved pedestrian and cycle facilities, adjacent to the A457 Oldbury Ringway between its link with Dudley Rd A457 and Churchbridge A4034. This follows the receipt of funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, called the Towns Fund, as part of the Government’s plan for Levelling Up the UK economy. These proposals are intended to help link other... More
    Opened 5 July 2024
  • Sandwell Business growth feedback survey

    The purpose of this survey is to gather feedback from businesses that have engaged with Sandwell Business Growth. Your responses will help us assess the effectiveness of our services and identify areas for improvement. We are committed to supporting the growth and success of businesses in Sandwell, and your feedback is invaluable in helping us achieve this goal. More
    Opened 7 June 2024
  • Local Lettings Plan - Alfred Gunn House

    We are working in partnership with local residents to develop the Local Lettings Plan for Alfred Gunn House, which is currently being refurbished. A Local Lettings Plan is an additional criteria for a specific area, estate or block of apartments. It means that the Local Lettings Plan properties affected will be allocated in a different way to the usual approach. Once the refurbishment is completed, there will be 130 properties in the block (75 2-bedroomed flats and 55 1-bedroomed... More
    Opened 22 May 2024
  • Wednesbury Town Centre Masterplan Consultation

    The draft Wednesbury Town Centre Masterplan consultation provides a significant opportunity for the community to actively participate in the planning and development at the heart of the town. By sharing their ideas, aspirations, and concerns, residents will play a crucial role in creating a vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable town centre for generations to come. What is a Masterplan? A masterplan is a document that guides how places will change over period of time and helps with... More
    Opened 7 May 2024
  • Full Statutory Proposal for the Change of Age range at Highfields Primary School

    Following the initial consultation, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is now in a formal 4 week representation period on a proposal to lower the age range of Highfields Primary School from 3-11 to 5-11 years of age with effect from September 2024. The proposal is to change the age range to 5 to 11 years effectively closing the nursery. The school has experienced a drop in nursery place applications for some time because as a maintained school nursery it... More
    Opened 29 April 2024
  • Contract for a New Carer's Support Service in Sandwell

    Are you a family member, friend or neighbour who provides, or has provided, unpaid care to someone living in Sandwell? Or do you have family or friends in Sandwell who provide unpaid care? Or are you someone whose job involves working with carers If you are, Sandwell Council wants your views as we plan to commission our new Carer's Support Service contract. We need your help to design this service, to improve... More
    Opened 20 March 2024
  • Blackheath Interchange

    Investment from Towns Fund provides an opportunity to help solve problems restricting Blackheath's growth and prosperity, specifically sustainable connectivity. In January / February 2023 Sandwell Council consulted traders and residents of Blackheath on proposals to create a bus interchange around Market Place. The scheme forms part of the Council’s Rowley Regis Towns Fund approval. The consultation process was a rigorous one and the Council... More
    Opened 13 March 2024
  • We are Sandwell Recruitment Website Feedback

    Leap into a new career with Sandwell Council Visit our new We are Sandwell recruitment website . It’s home to everything you need to know about us as an employer. You can find out more about the different roles we have here, our reward and benefits offer, how we live our values everyday plus much more! Take a look at the website and let us know if you have any feedback via our short survey More
    Opened 28 February 2024
  • Suggest a topic for Sandwell Scrutiny 2024-25

    This form allows you to suggest topics for Sandwell's Scrutiny Boards to consider. Not all topics can be taken forward, but all will be considered by councillors for review. Scrutiny can't get involved in local issues (for example things affecting a street or small neighbourhood), or things like planning applications or licensing issues, but it is able to look at anything else that affects the people or borough of Sandwell. If you have more than one topic you would like to... More
    Opened 1 February 2024
  • Smoking & Vaping Consultation 2024

    Smoking is the biggest cause of death and illness in the UK and every year, around 80,000 people die from smoking, with many more living with debilitating smoking-related illnesses. Sandwell Council invests in helping smokers who want to quit smoking to make the best of their quit attempts. More
    Opened 1 February 2024
  • Wednesbury Town Centre Public Realm and Urban Greening Public Consultation

    As part of the Wednesbury Levelling Up Partnership Sandwell Council is inviting residents, businesses, and community groups to have their say on plans to improve the public realm in Wednesbury Town Centre. The public realm is the space between buildings that is open and accessible to everyone. This might include pavements, public squares and green spaces. This project aims to make Wednesbury town centre more inviting and safe, attracting more visitors which will help local... More
    Opened 29 January 2024
  • Tipton Town Centre Regeneration Consultation

    In early 2022, the Government announced the Levelling Up Fund and invited councils to bid for a share of these funds. Sandwell Council prepared and submitted a bid for Tipton Town Centre. In the 2023 Spring Budget statement it was announced that Sandwell had been successful and was awarded £20m in Levelling Up funding to deliver 65 new affordable homes. The project will involve the redevelopment of under-utilised and lower quality residential and commercial premises which will... More
    Opened 15 January 2024
  • West Bromwich Connected Public Consultation

    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is excited to share with you proposals to construct a cycle track between West Bromwich Town Centre and National Cycle Route 5 at Roebuck Lane and Beeches Road along High Street and Birmingham Road. This follows the receipt of funding from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, called the Towns Fund, as part of the Government’s plan for Levelling Up the UK economy. It is hoped that the fully segregated... More
    Opened 12 January 2024
  • Building Safety Resident Engagement Strategy Consultation

    We are working in partnership with residents to develop Building Safety Resident Engagement Strategies for each of our high-rise buildings. Following tragic events such as the 2017 Grenfell Fire and reforms such as the Building Safety Act 2022, it is now a statutory requirement for a tenant and leaseholder engagement strategy to be produced for each high-rise building. The key purpose of this strategy will be for tenants and leaseholders like you to be encouraged to get... More
    Opened 3 January 2024
  • Sandwell Valley 10 Year Master Plan

    The Sandwell Valley Master Plan offers a proposal of improvements to the following: Connectivity and parking across all sites Improvements to Sandwell Valley Visitor Centre, including repairs, a retractable roof for wedding, events, and activities, and an expanded cafe and shop offer A new Heritage Discovery Zone offering educational play and activity linked to the history and conservation elements of Sandwell Valley for all ages of children and additional needs A new... More
    Opened 15 December 2023
  • Vote for the New Sandwell Youth Bus Design

    Exciting news! The vote is now open on the design for the new youth buses for Sandwell. You have until Wednesday 6 th December to choose your favourite – the winning design will then be transferred on to the actual buses which will be launched in April 2024. More
    Opened 23 November 2023
  • Consultation on the proposal to change the age range at Highfield Primary School

    The Department for Education's Making Significant Changes ('Prescribed Alternations') to Maintained Schools' permits a local authority to propose a change of age range at maintained schools. Where a change will be permanent the local authority has to follow the prescribed alterations' statutory process which includes a 4 week consultation. This consultation is being undertake to advise you of proposals concerning Highfield Primary School. The school's current registered age range is... More
    Opened 13 November 2023
  • Wednesbury Town Centre: Your Views

    This survey will assist the Council and our partners to better understand the views of those that use the town centre. Thank you for taking the time to participate, the survey should only take a few minutes to complete. More
    Opened 7 November 2023
  • Wednesbury Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan Consultation

    What is a Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan? Wednesbury Conservation Area was designated as a Conservation Area in 1980 because of its special architectural and historic interest due to its high quality built form and many positive buildings. Conservation Areas are areas of special architectural and historic interest and are therefore worthy of preserving or enhancing. The character of the area is assessed as a whole rather than the quality of individual... More
    Opened 7 November 2023
  • Draft Sandwell Local Plan (Regulation 18)

    The draft Sandwell Local Plan is a document that plans for the future development of our borough. It sets out how and where we expect to build the new homes we need up to 2041, and what land is required to accommodate new jobs. This consultation gives you the chance to have your say on the sites that are proposed for development, and where development should or shouldn’t take place in Sandwell. Sandwell Council has identified enough land to build more than 11,000... More
    Opened 6 November 2023
  • Sandwell Herald Survey – Your chance to win a £50 voucher

    We distribute the Sandwell Herald three times a year to all homes in Sandwell and it’s also published online at We want to find out more about Herald readers and what you think about the Herald. By filling in the survey, you will be entered into a draw to win a £50 One4all voucher. One winner will be picked at random. More
    Opened 31 October 2023
  • Consultation on the draft Fishing Policy

    Angling has been a popular pastime within Sandwell’s Green Spaces for many years. As a Council we want to make sure that angling activity is balanced against allowing our wildlife and ecology to flourish and the needs of other Park users, whilst also protecting our green spaces for future use. Sandwell Council has 25 water bodies within the borough that are accessible by the public. Many of these sites are popular for angling. There are often discrepancies and confusion in... More
    Opened 13 October 2023
  • Safer Sandwell Community Safety Strategy Consultation

    The Safer Sandwell Partnership brings together the council, police, fire service, health and probation services and many others to tackle crime and improve community safety in Sandwell. We launched the new Community Safety Strategy (please see below) in July 2022. Our priorities are: Prevent violence and exploitation Reduce offending, reoffending, and serious organised crime Prevent and reduce... More
    Opened 1 October 2023
  • Full Statutory Proposal for the Change of Age range at Moat Farm Infant School

    Following informal consultation, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is now in a formal 4 week representation period on a proposal to lower the age range of Moat Farm Infant School from 2-7 to 0-7 years of age with effect from November 2023. Moat Farm Infant School operates a governor run nursery for 0 - 5 year olds. The school wishes to change its age range to become a 0 - 7 infant school, in advance of converting to academy status on or after 1... More
    Opened 26 September 2023
  • A461 Cycle Path

    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is excited to share with you proposals for an upgraded section of cycle track between Dudley Port Railway Station and Great Bridge along the A461. This follows the receipt of funding from the Department for Transport, called the Active Travel Fund, as part of the Government’s announcement in November 2020 to invest in high-quality cycling and walking infrastructure across England to make local journeys safer for all. ... More
    Opened 25 September 2023
  • Full statutory proposal information to close Hamstead Infant School, expand Hamstead Junior School in order to create Hamstead Primary School

    In accordance with Statutory Guidance for School Organisation: “Opening and closing maintained schools”; and “Making significant changes (‘prescribed alterations’) to maintained Schools” and Statutory Regulations: “The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations’ to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013; and “The School Organisation (Establishment and Discontinuance... More
    Opened 25 September 2023
  • Managing Litter in Sandwell

    Sandwell Council is developing a new litter bin strategy to help reduce littering and improve the local environment. The strategy will cover the whole borough including Oldbury, Rowley Regis and Smethwick in the south, and Tipton, Wednesbury and West Bromwich in the north. Please take part in our survey and help us to reduce and manage litter in our borough. More
    Opened 20 September 2023
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