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27 August

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 Sandwell businesses are being urged to take action to follow the Government’s measures to keep...

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    27 August

    Temporary cycle lane set to be installed in Smethwick

    A temporary cycle lane is set to be installed in Smethwick to improve links for cyclists between the town centre and local stations. Sandwell Council will install the lane by the end of the month (August) between Smethwick Galton Bridge and Rolfe Street stations. It will link with National Cycle Route 5 which comes through...

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      25 August

      Free swimming continues in Sandwell

      Free swimming for over 60s and children aged 16 and under will continue at Sandwell leisure centres. As part of the #MoveMoreSandwell programme, which aims to help people live more active lives, Sandwell Council has confirmed it is extending the funding of the free sessions –  for children 16 and under during school holidays and...

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        13 July

        Cyclists, walkers and joggers urged to take to canal towpaths

        The challenge of life under Covid-19 restrictions has triggered an estimated 200 per cent increase in the use of Sandwell’s canal towpaths as more people go walking, jogging and cycling on them. The increased need for exercise away from busy areas has encouraged more local people to reconnect with their local neighbourhood and green spaces....

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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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