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  • 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
  • Have your say on the Council's Budget - Budget Consultation Savings Survey

    Sandwell Council is carrying out further consultation with the public on how to make savings to the council’s budget over the coming years. An initial consultation took place earlier this year. Now, residents, businesses and voluntary organisations are invited to have their say on the areas where the council can save money. The council is facing similar pressures to residents from inflation and rising costs. The cost of living emergency is also creating... More
    Opened 20 November 2023
  • 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 15 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 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
  • 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
  • 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 www.sandwell.gov.uk/herald 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Better Mental Health Strategy: Consultation survey

    Good mental health is essential for individuals, families and communities to thrive. Mental health is not just about preventing mental illness, but also improving the things that keep us well in our communities. Our social connections, the environment we live in and the opportunities we have all affect our health and wellbeing, including our mental health. Mental health is a natural part of everyday life, and individuals with mental health challenges can... More
    Opened 16 September 2023
  • Sandwell Council Housing Asset Management Strategy 2024-2029

    We wanted your views on our new draft Housing Asset Management Strategy 2024-2029. It sets out how we will manage and look after our council housing and buildings, land spaces, play areas and garages. It will guide our future strategic property decisions to make sure we manage our portfolio sustainably and efficiently so that it can adapt to remain fit for the future and support frontline delivery. Our assets are an important part of supporting and enabling us to transform the way... More
    Opened 15 September 2023
  • Sandwell Boroughwide Public Spaces Protection Order Consultation on Alcohol, Dogs and BBQs / Fires

    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council Consultation on a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) s59 to 75 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 As part of a response to issues of Anti-Social Behaviour across the Borough, for the last 3 years Sandwell has had in place 2 Boroughwide Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPOs) related to alcohol consumption in public places and dogs. PSPOs last for 3 years before needing to... More
    Opened 8 September 2023
  • Parenting in Sandwell

    Sandwell is committed to supporting local families. We acknowledge that all families may need support from time to time to help them, their babies and their children thrive. Our ambition is for every family to receive the support they need, when they need it. All families should have access to the information and tools they need to be able to care for their babies and children, and to look after their own wellbeing. Local services,... More
    Opened 24 July 2023
  • Smethwick Town Fund-Tollhouse Cycle Way Phase 4

    Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council is excited to share with you proposals for a new section of cycle track between Lynton Avenue and Soho Street Junction along the A457 Soho Way following the receipt of funding from the Department for Transport, called the Towns 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. The previous phases from Galton... More
    Opened 17 July 2023
  • Moat Farm Schools Change of Age Range

    Moat Farm Infant School and Lavender Farm Day Nursery Sandwell Council is consulting parents / carers, staff and the local community on the change of age range from 2 –7 years to 0–7 years at Moat Farm Infant School. WHAT IS THE PROPOSAL? The school’s current registered age range is 2 -7 years; including Nursery and Reception for children aged 2-5 years and Key Stage One pupils aged 5–7 years. The school... More
    Opened 26 June 2023
  • Sandwell Borough of Sanctuary Strategy

    Residents and community groups are being asked for their views on the Sandwell Borough of Sanctuary Strategy, which is being developed by Sandwell Council and Sandwell’s local Borough of Sanctuary organisations ( https://sandwell.cityofsanctuary.org/about ). The aim of this strategy is to establish and deliver a partnership between local organisations and Sandwell Council. The draft strategy sets out the Sandwell Borough of Sanctuary Partnership's commitments to welcoming and... More
    Opened 20 June 2023
  • Suggest a topic for Sandwell Scrutiny

    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 12 May 2023
  • Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy Consulation 2023

    Home Improvement Agency Sandwell’s Home Improvement Agency can provide support to residents who find it difficult to get around their home. You may be struggling to use the bathroom and the kitchen or you may be finding steps and stairs a challenge. You may benefit from an adaptation to help you to feel safe and confident at home. An Occupational Therapist will need to assess your needs before we can provide stair lifts or level access showers. You may need something bigger... More
    Opened 20 April 2023
  • SHAPE Survey 2023 – Secondary Schools (Year 7 to Year 13) and Colleges

    Sandwell Council would like to hear the views of children and young people in Sandwell so we can meet their needs. Please could you complete the relevant survey below: More
    Opened 17 April 2023
  • SHAPE Survey 2023 – Primary Schools (Year 5 to Year 6)

    Sandwell Council would like to hear the views of children and young people in Sandwell so we can meet their needs. Please could you complete the relevant survey below: More
    Opened 17 April 2023
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