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Planning permission granted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

Plans for the new £60m Sandwell Aquatics Centre have been given the green light. The state-of-the-art leisure centre in Smethwick will provide a world-class sports facility for Sandwell and will host the swimming and diving competitions for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.   It will include a 50m Olympic-sized competition […]

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Go play Sandwell

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Go play Sandwell offers sessions aimed at children aged between six and twelve years old (up to the age of 16 if children have special educational needs or disabilities). It is a new programme grant funded by Sandwell Council to deliver with partners a wide range of free play services […]

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Coffee morning events at Tipton Library

Coffee Morning

Staff at Tipton Library are running a series of Thursday coffee morning events featuring local stories and speakers. The monthly sessions at the library in Unity Walk, Owen Street, are running until May. They will take in the history of folk remedies down the centuries and the story of Dudley’s […]

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Touchdown for Tipton sports team

Sandwell’s top American Football team is on the lookout for new recruits after receiving a cash boost from the council. The Sandwell Steelers have bought new equipment thanks to a £1,500 Cash for Sports Clubs grant from Sandwell Council. The Steelers, who play their games at Tipton RSA Academy, have […]

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Planning application submitted for Sandwell Aquatics Centre

The planning application for the new Sandwell Aquatics Centre in Smethwick has been submitted this week (Monday 28 January). The council has already undertaken a six-week pre-planning consultation which ended on 20 January 2019. This consultation gave residents the opportunity to put forward their views on the design and facility […]

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Pickup a real Christmas tree at Sandwell Valley

Visitors to Sandwell Valley can pick up a real Christmas tree for just £20. Sandwell Park Farm and Forge Mill Farm are selling freshly cut Nordmann firs between five feet and seven feet tall. All sizes are £20 and are available while stocks last. Sandwell Council’s cabinet member for leisure […]

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Snowy Sheepwash scene wins Tipton photo competition

Congratulations to Angela Gibson, the winner of the Tipton photo competition with her lovely winter landscape at Sheepwash Local Nature Reserve. People submitted entries over the summer and a shortlist of seven photos went on display in October for the public to vote for their favourite at the three Tipton […]

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