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Beware of Covid Scammers

We’ve been made aware by West Midlands Police of scammers posing as NHS Test and Trace staff. The scam involves a phone call claiming you have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for Covid-19.You are then asked … Continue reading

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Urgent message from David Stevens, Sandwell MBC Chief Executive

Government has just announced that Sandwell, along with Birmingham and Solihull, is now an area of national intervention due to a rise in coronavirus. From next Tuesday, 15 September, Sandwell residents will not be able to mix with any other … Continue reading

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Feeling unwell? Get a test!

Sandwell, and particularly Smethwick, has a high rate of coronavirus infections. COVID-19 is a potentially fatal illness – you must do all you can to avoid infection. This includes social distancing, using face coverings and not having non-essential visitors into … Continue reading

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Consultation on banning pavement parking

Parking on pavements could be banned across England under government plans to ease journeys for disabled people and parents pushing prams. The practice is banned in London but elsewhere in the country it is only prohibited for lorries. The Department … Continue reading

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Shoppers, drinkers and diners urged to avoid unsafe businesses

Shoppers and pub goers are being urged to vote with their feet and avoid businesses not following Covid-19 guidance. Pubs that aren’t taking contact details and shops where people don’t wear masks should be avoided, Sandwell Council has warned. And … Continue reading

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Sandwell Towns Fund

Last year, the Government announced that 101 towns would benefit from the Towns Fund deal – including towns in Sandwell; West Bromwich, Rowley Regis and Smethwick. We want you to get involved and have your say in the development of … Continue reading

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Help avoid a Sandwell lockdown

This is a really important announcement for everyone in Sandwell. There are three things we’re very strongly advising people do to try to slow the spread of the virus and avoid us going into local lockdown. We’re strongly advising Sandwell … Continue reading

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Council acts to halt Covid cases spike in Smethwick

Sandwell Council today issued an urgent warning to people to act now to combat a sharp spike in COVID 19 cases in Smethwick. Council public health experts are working round the clock with people in the area, businesses and community … Continue reading

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The tip is now open…

…but be prepared to queue

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Stay safe

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