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Sandwell Smoke Control Area

Sandwell Council will be introducing a Smoke Control Area. Sandwell Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority want to hear from residents of Sandwell to understand current knowledge of the Smoke Control Area and air quality.

Take the quick survey here and be in with a chance of winning a Love 2 Shop voucher. 

Posted on 19th March 2024

by Katie Jepson

Birmingham Air Quality Myths

Birmingham City Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority are interested in hearing from Birmingham residents on their thoughts on air quality. 

Complete the quick survey here, and be in with a chance of winning a Love 2 Shop voucher. 

Posted on 19th March 2024

by Katie Jepson

Smoke Control Area Sandwell

A Smoke Control Area is being introduced in Sandwell. Sandwell Council and the West Midlands Combined Authority would like your thoughts on the Smoke Control Area and on air quality, through taking this quick survey;

Posted on 19th March 2024

by Katie Jepson

West Midlands Walking Trail

The West Midlands Combined Authority is in the early stages of working on plans for a new walking trail that celebrates areas of beauty and heritage in the region as well as increasing access to green space for residents.

Over the longer term, we also plan to establish 'urban loops' within the constituent local authorities of the West Midlands - Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall and Wolverhampton - giving people even more direct access to their local heritage, waterways and green spaces. We also plan to identify and promote trail sections that are accessible to a wide range of users.

Whatever your level of walking experience we want to gather the views of local residents to help shape the plans for the trail.

Please have your say using the community survey below. We are also hosting online community workshops to help us gather people’s thoughts about the proposed West Midlands Walking Trail.

  • Thursday 30th March, 6-7.30pm
  • Tuesday 4th April, 6-7.30pm
  • (This is the same session repeated)

    Community survey:

    Community consultation event:

    Posted on 22nd March 2023

    by Lauren Hoyle

    Free local cycling activities and events, thanks to Cycling for Everyone

    Ready to break routine? There's no better way than cycling!

    Building on the inspirational legacy of the Commonwealth Games, Cycling For Everyone is helping more people to get cycling across the West Midlands. With free events and activities for adults and children - there's something for the whole family including:

    ✅ Learning how to cycle or increase your confidence

    ✅ Learning how to fix and maintain your bike

    ✅ Applying for free Cycle Hire minutes

    ✅ Applying for a free bike

    ✅ Applying for long term loan of an adapted bike

    ✅ Becoming a Ride Leader, and more!

    Check if you’re eligible for activity in your area and find out more at:

    Posted on 23rd September 2022

    by Aran Parker

    Love to Ride then benefit from the rewards!

    Planning to get around by bike this December?

    Whether it’s for fun, to the shops or for work – if you log a journey onto the Love to Ride platform, you enter the Christmas day draw to win an e-bike!

    Link your rides with Strava, Ride App or MapMyRide or upload your journeys manually. It’s free to take part. Register at

    Posted on 10th December 2020

    by Chloe Hale

    West Midlands to receive a further £13 million for Cycling and Walking

    The West Midlands has received exciting cycling and walking related news over the past few weeks.

    The Starley Network of safe cycle routes across the West Midlands will benefit from a £13 million Government active travel grant announced on 16th November.

    The second round of Active Travel Fund money, handed to Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and its partner councils, will go towards the delivery of the 500 mile network announced during the summer.

    Find out more about this fantastic investment in our region in the article found here . Keep checking back in on this site in the months to come as we want to hear from you to help us shape the walking and cycling strategy for our region.

    Posted on 3rd December 2020

    by Chloe Hale

    Re-opening our transport network

    The West Midlands transport network is open and ready to get you where you need to go. Bus operators are running all services again with every bus back out on the road. Train and tram are planning to be back to normal by September. Your safety is our number one priority and we have been working with operators continuously throughout the Covid-19 pandemic to make sure that measures are in place to get you where you need to go in a safe way.

    Your views and opinions are very important to us and we are seeking your help again. This survey covers a variety of topics which we will use to support our planning as travel restrictions are eased, facilities; like schools and colleges re-open and activities re-start. The survey will take around 10-15 minutes to complete. All entries will be eligible for entry into a prize draw with the chance to win one of 3 prizes of £50 in Amazon Vouchers . The closing date for entries is 9am on Friday 18 September 2020.

    Posted on 17th September 2020

    by Sabba Khaliq

    Have your say on improvements in Sandwell

    The Sandwell commonplace engagement page is now live.

    Sandwell Council has implemented changes across its transport network to support active travel and economic recovery. This includes additional measures to make sure shoppers and traders can still follow government advice on social distancing.

    View projects and have your say on improvements in your area.

    Posted on 17th September 2020

    by Sabba Khaliq