Fire station fun day to launch 10th annual Safer 6 campaign

Sandwell’s autumn Safer 6 campaign launches next month (September) – promoting safety, crime prevention and healthy living across the six towns. The Safer Sandwell Partnership campaign, now in its 10th year, will officially launch at a free fun day at Haden Cross Community Fire Station, Halesowen Road, Cradley Heath, on Saturday 7 September. Come along […]

Live music continues at Sandwell libraries

After the success of the Birmingham, Sandwell and Westside jazz festival, Sandwell Libraries Summer of Jazz is continuing with a series of music events in libraries during the next three months. Blackheath, Great Barr and Central libraries at West Bromwich will be holding events that include a real mix of talent to suit all tastes. […]

Go play Sandwell

Go Play Sandwell - logo

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 for children in the borough.Sessions […]

All aboard the Youth Bus this summer

Every Tuesday throughout the summer holidays Sandwell’s Youth Bus will making visits across Sandwell. Young people can take part in free activities including playing on DJ decks, games consoles and the giant climbing wall.    Sessions are aimed at young people aged 10 to 19. As well as these activities young people have the chance […]

Summer holiday fun with splash pad at Dartmouth Park

Splash Pad

The splash pad in Dartmouth Park, West Bromwich, has opened for children to enjoy over the school summer holidays. The area features brightly coloured flooring containing sprinklers, waterwheels, fountains and water channels. The splash pad is aimed at four to 14-year-olds and is free to use. It’s open from around 10am to 6pm every day […]

Two new parks join Sandwell’s Green Flag Award success story

Lightwoods Park in Bearwood and Red House Park in Great Barr today became the latest places in Sandwell to be recognised by the prestigious Green Flag Awards. Ten other parks and green spaces have also kept their award this year, taking Sandwell’s Green Flag total to 12. The awards, which are the mark of a […]

Live music to entertain all as international festival set to launch

Live music to entertain all ages gets under way this Friday (19 July) with the start of the Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival. The opening weekend includes festival favourites Ricky Cool & the In Crowd at Central Library West Bromwich at 7pm on Friday (19 July) – buy tickets now for this electrifying mix […]

This week is Love Parks Week in Sandwell

Sandwell is celebrating national Love Parks Week (12-21 July) – and there’s a host of events and activities for people to enjoy. From SHAPE Summer Fest 2019 at Sandwell Valley tomorrow (Saturday 13 July) to the Ola Sandwell & Birmingham Mela at Victoria Park, Smethwick, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 July, there’s lots to enjoy. For […]

Music for all ages as international festival returns

Enjoy music across Sandwell’s six towns with the Birmingham, Sandwell & Westside Jazz Festival. Sandwell is an official partner in the international festival for the third year running, with events from 19-28 July 2019, most of which are free. International artists from America, France, Lithuania and Spain will be joining a host of homegrown talent […]

Still time to enter Wednesbury in Bloom

Wednesbury in Bloom is back and there is still chance to enter this summer’s competition to win a range of prizes. Keen growers can enter five categories: Best Garden, Best Hanging Basket, Best Planter Display, Best Children’s Display and Best Business Display. The deadline for entries is 20 July. The winner of each category can […]