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School Uniform Scheme


 11 June 2017

Apprenticeship Vacancies


1 June 2017

Sandwell Jobs and Apprenticeships from Sandwell Council

 Jobs and apprenticeships weekly newsletter

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Jubilee Job Club every Wednesday and Thursday from 10am to 3pm at Jubilee Park Community Centre

14th December 2016

Working together (see posters for details)

14th December 2016

Express & Star help you find  job

14 December 2016

Welfare Advice Surgeries in Tipton Libraries

9:30am - 12:30pm   Tipton Library, Unity Walk/Owen Street    0121 557 1796

9:30am - 12:30pm   Jubilee Community Centre, Powis Avenue   0121 520 0234

Glebefields Library
9:30am - 12:30pm   Glebefields Library, St Marks Road

For more information or any enquiries please contact Meena Bibi on 0121 557 6766.

February 5, 2016

New Opening Hours Tipton Library from January 18

Monday 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 1pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 1pm
Thursday closed
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm

Community History & Archives Service & Smethwick Library

How to find out about the Past at CHAS
People have been taking photos of local people and places for more than 150 years. On the computer there is a list of photos in A-Z order. Click on the list to see the photo.

Maps are a good way to find out about how a place has changed. CHAS has maps for Sandwell going back more than 100 years. One of the staff will be happy to help you find the right map.

Newspapers tell you a lot about what was happening in the past. CHAS has newspapers for Sandwell going back more than 100 years.

The census has been done every 10 years since 1841. The census gives information about everyone in England, like their family and job. CHAS staff will help you look on the census.

CHAS has thousands of books about the history of people and places in Sandwell. If you cannot find the right book, ask one of the CHAS staff.

Tracing your Family Tree
The Community History & Archives Service (CHAS) preserves the history of Sandwell for people to use to find out more about Sandwell's past or their own family history. If you are not sure where to start, the friendly staff is happy to help you.
If you are interested in family history free internet access to the popular family history website AncestryLibrary.com is provided.There are also church records, cemetery registers, electoral registers and national birth, marriage and death indexes available.

Local History Research
If you wish to take your research further there are over 20,000 photographs, 15,000 local history books, local newspapers dating back to the 1850s and historic maps. In addition the archive collections include business records, school records, local borough records, organisations and family papers.

Arranging a Visit
It is recommended that you book a place in advance as space is limited. Requests for archives must be made at least 24 hours in advance; collections stored off-site will require longer notice.

CHAS is a member of the Country Archives Research Network (CARN), tickets can be supplied free of charge, but proof of name, address and signature is required.

There is a car-park around the corner in Stony Lane. By train it is only 2 minutes walk from Smethwick Rolfe Street station and a 15 minute walk from Smethwick Galton Bridge station. The are bus routes from West Bromwich, Birmingham and Oldbury. Opening hours are: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 4pm. Te:. 0121 558 2561
Email: archives_service@sandwell.gov.uk
Website: www.sandwell.gov.uk/archives
Online Catalogues and Photographs: www.blackcountryhistory.org

Help us preserve Sandwell's history, if you know of records at risk or would like to deposit material we would love to hear from you.

If you are interested in volunteering please feel free to contact us.

New Venture of Tipton Community Association

22 August 2015

Free Swimming Opportunities in Sandwell

This special offer applies to over 60s and children. To see whether you are eligible please copy the following link into your browser:


1 April 2015 

Download FREE Audiobooks

Join your local library today to download and listen to FREE audiobooks anytime, anywhere with


Download titles by your favourite authors and listen anywhere!

Tipton library opening hours:

Monday 9.30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9.30am - 5pm
Wednesday 9.30am - 5pm
Thursday closed
Friday 9.30am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Sunday closed

Sandwell Community Offer is here

A pilot scheme to transform health and care services through partnership with voluntary organisations is being introduced across six areas of Sandwell.

The Sandwell Community Offer is an innovative and ambitious project which involves voluntary and community organisations working together to offer people a range of support in their own community. 

The project, which aims to reduce demand on formal health and care services, is being introduced initially in six areas of the borough.

The Community Offer is open to residents in the scheme's area, or registered with a GP in that area. Residents in the pilot areas can contact the lead organisations themselves, of they think they would benefit, or referrals can be made by health or other agency professionals.

Regular community meetings are being held by each organisation inviting local community groups to take part.

Between October and December, the pilot schemes helped 230 people aged 65+ by providing them with support in their home or local community, with 15 additional volunteers recruited to help deliver the pilot schemes.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the services offered, please contact the appropriate organisation for more details.

be well
Princess End/Tipton/Great Bridge
Health for Living
Tel. 0121 358 9030

Signposting to health and lifestyle services, information awareness raising, vaccination campaigns, volunteering and good neighbour schemes


Taken from The Sandwell Herald Spring 2015

Sandwell Local bringing Services closer to you

Sandwell Tipton Local:

High Street, Princes End DY4 9JB
Monday to Friday 9am-5pm

Services currently available are:

  • Think Sandwell (information on job advice and job opportunities)
  • Election services
    (completing right to vote forms and checking electoral register)
  • Welfare rights   Street Scene
    (reporting issues with street cleaning, street lights, bin collections and potholes)
  • Citizens Advice Bureau and police surgeries

Planned future services:

  • Private sector housing
  • Trading standards
  • Housing benefits advice
  • Planning application advice
  • Adult and children's social care

Tell the Council which services you would like to see at your Sandwell Local Office: email lisa_shakespeare@sandwell.gov.uk or tel: 0121 569 5130.

Source: The Sandwell Herald autumn 2014 

Sandwell Guarantee giving young people the opportunity of a job or training

The Sandwell Guarantee could help up to 4,000 young people aged 16-24 on benefits or not in education, employment or training. Sandwell Guarantee are looking for Sandwell residents aged 16-24 years who want an apprenticeship or job opportunity with learning.

For further information contact the ThinkSandwell team on 0121 569 2099 or visit: www.sandwell.gov.uk/guarantee

Source: The Sandwell Herald autumn 2014

Black Country Community Radio

This new radio station can be accessed on


The Omma n Chainshow, co-hosted by Brian Dakin (Spakemon) and Lozz, goes out on Monday nights at 10pm and Fridays at 6pm, other shows include Gornal Trace and the Fizzogs Saturday show.

4 March 2014

Free Travel Support for Job Seekers

Workwise can help you if you are unemployed, not already assisted with travel costs and you live in one of the funded wards. To find out if you are eligible please click on the following links:



16 Feb 2014

Tipton Library Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 6pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 1pm
Wednesday 9:30 - 5pm
Thursday closed
Friday 9:30 - 5pm
Saturday 10am -1pm

Local Police Team for Tipton Green

Tipton Green was selected to run a trial about reconnecting police to the local community. We as Tipton Community Association fully support this project and ask all the people of Tipton Green to do the same. To give you information about the aims behind this please refer to the link below.


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Local groups or individuals are welcome to contact PCs Mark Devereaux and John Tranter as well as PCSOs Emma Harris and Michelle Paddock during their beats to discuss any issues they may have. The police are also happy to visit groups and talk about their work. Please refer to the link above for more details.

West Midlands Fire Service

Fire doesn't care who it kills. To book a FREE safety check in your home by your local firefighters, freephone 0800 389 5525 or email: contact.centre@wfms.net.

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