The Safer Walsall Partnership is launching a Domestic Abuse Forum and seeking to develop a network of Champions across the borough to fight Domestic Abuse. This comes as the nation raises awareness of the upcoming 16 days of action against gender-based violence campaign running from 25 November to 10 December.
Walsall Council recognises that losing a loved one at any time is traumatic, but it has been even more difficult during the current pandemic, with limits on the numbers who can attend funerals.
Government guidance states that:
Funeral ceremonies must have no more than 30 people attending, whether indoors or outdoors. This number does not include funeral staff. The actual number of people able to attend will depend on how many people can be safely accommodated within the premises with social distancing, and where the funeral venue manager has carried out a risk assessment and taken all reasonable measures to limit the risk of transmission of COVID-19. In some cases, this may be fewer than 30 people.
19 November 2020
Community Protection Officers have seized a vehicle involved in fly-tipping offences in Birchills, Walsall. Council officers have robust evidence that proves that the vehicle was used to dump significant amount household waste in the area. The van was seized as part of an ongoing Walsall Council investigation supported by evidence from the council’s CCTV footage and its Clean and Green service.
18 November 2020
More than 219,000 counterfeit cigarettes and 64kg of illegal tobacco with a retail value of more than £163,700 was seized across the borough on Friday (13 November) as part of a crackdown on the illicit trade. The illegal tobacco industry has continued to thrive throughout lockdown and Walsall Trading Standards, in partnership with West Midlands Police and a specialist search-dog team, swooped on local shops and vehicles during Operation Dobermann last week.
Residents intending on visiting their relatives in care homes are welcomed to do so but must follow guidelines to make sure that they protect them.On 5 November 2020, as the national lockdown began, the Government issued updated guidance on care home visits during the national restrictions.