Mother's Meeting to raise issues with Sandwell Council

Anna Shepherd's daughter does just five hours a week schooling thanks to Sandwell's failure to decide who looks after her or where she is best placed!

The meeting is being held at Sandwell Council House, Oldbury at 2pm Friday 21st February.

The meeting is to protest that the council is closing down all of the three youth clubs and youth groups available in the area.

Partnership working pays off in Sandwell


A joint operation by Sandwell police, council and local residents has seen a significant reduction in reports of anti social behaviour in the Hateley Heath area.

For the past three months, officers have been working in partnership with Sandwell Council after residents raised concerns about anti social behaviour in and around the Lincoln Road area of Stone Cross.

Residents had experienced issues involving young people congregating outside the library on Lincoln Road with reports of damage to property and under age drinking.

Sandwell Police hail Operation Unite a success

Photo shows metal recyclers Levi Walters are the first scrap metal dealers to be accredited in the Sandwell Trusted Traders Scheme. 	L/R Joe Thompson, Avril Watton and PC Jason Dodd.An operation launched by Sandwell Police last November has proven to be a success resulting in significant reductions in burglary, robbery and metal crime across the borough.

'Operation Unite' has been running throughout the year and was aimed at tackling seasonal rises in crime and preventing crime in vulnerable areas across Sandwell.

A strong partnership approach contributed to the success of the operation which saw a 29.4% reduction in burglary (360 less victims) a 24.7% reduction in robbery (152 less victims) and a 65% reduction in metal crime (1060 less victims) between November 2011 and June 2012 compared to November 2010 and June 2011.

82 Year Old Charged with 13 sex offences

An 82 year old man from West Bromwich is to appear before Sandwell Magistrates Court this morning (Thursday 19 July) charged with 13 sex offences against children.

He is charged with 11 offences of indecent assault and two offences of gross indecency on children aged between 5-11 years between 1954-1998.

The man was arrested in May 2011 following information given to police and following an investigation, was charged on July 4 2012.

Sandwell Police recover class A drugs following warrant

AS A DIRECT response to community concerns about drugs activity in Sandwell, officers executed a drugs warrant last night (Thursday 12 July) and recovered a quantity of class A drugs.

A property in Hill Top, West Bromwich was searched and a 29 year-old man arrested on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. He is currently in custody helping police with their enquiries. 

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