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27 March

Try BorrowBox online as libraries close due to coronavirus pandemic

All libraries in Sandwell are now closed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Sandwell Libraries are putting in place a number of measures to support our customers: • We have extended our loan period for books borrowed until 30 June 2020 • Customers can renew items up to 12 times. This can be done via our...

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    27 March

    Council support for vulnerable residents – and how people and businesses can volunteer and help

    Sandwell Council staff are mobilising to help deliver support and assistance to vulnerable people hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic. And the council is also calling on businesses or residents who can safely help to get in touch, with a number already having offered support. Council staff from non-critical services are voluntarily moving as fast as...

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      27 March

      Residents urged not to light bonfires

      Residents are being urged not to light garden fires in Sandwell. Sandwell Council’s deputy leader Councillor Maria Crompton said: “Please be considerate to others – please do not light bonfires in your gardens. “More than ever, we all need fresh air – especially as people are staying at home. “Garden fires are also dangerous and...

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        23 March

        Save lives – social distancing plea from Sandwell’s Public Health Director

        Sandwell’s Public Health Director has called upon anyone ignoring advice on ‘social distancing’ to stop risking their own lives and the lives of others. Lisa McNally, said: “The new coronavirus transmits easily from person to person. The numbers of confirmed cases and deaths are increasing rapidly across the country.  Stopping all but essential contact with...

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          20 March

          Closure of some council buildings and cancellation of public events in Sandwell

          Some Sandwell Council buildings will close and events will be cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Leader of Sandwell Council, Councillor Yvonne Davies, has confirmed that all events taking place in Sandwell will be cancelled or postponed for the next 12 weeks. This means all events and organised activities in Sandwell’s parks, museums, libraries...

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