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20 January 2021

Communities across Walsall will get extra support as Census 2021 approaches

The census will be held on 21 March 2021. While results will be available the following year, all personal records will be locked away for 100 years and kept safe for future generations. 

For the first time, the census will be run primarily online, making it easy for most people to complete the questionnaire on any device — whether that be a computer, a mobile phone or a tablet. Local census support centres will be offering help, while paper questionnaires will be available for those who need them. All census staff will operate in line with the Government’s latest COVID-19 guidance.

15 January 2021
Commemorating Sister Dora's birthday

Commemorating Sister Dora's birthday

This Saturday marks the birthday of Sister Dora who was originally from Yorkshire but was sent to Walsall in 1865 by way of her religious order and spent the rest of her life pursuing a pioneering nursing career in Walsall.

07 January 2021
Sharing is Caring at Christmas

Sharing is Caring at Christmas

In the run up to Christmas 2020 - a special project on Leicester Street, Walsall threw open its doors to help support homeless, disadvantaged and vulnerable individuals and families across Walsall.  KIONDO and its People's Studio is a growing creative hub in the heart of Walsall town centre, which connects organisations & local authorities with people, to co-create sustainable spaces, products and services that support & uplift communities.

05 January 2021

National lockdown has commenced following PM announcement

Walsall, along with rest of England is now in a third lockdown to tackle the large rise in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. The national lockdown measures will be reviewed in mid-February. Full details of the announcement and restrictions are available on the  Government’s website: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

31 December 2020
Walsall Council is well-prepared for snow and ice

Walsall Council is well-prepared for snow and ice

Snow over recent days has seen a flurry of comments on social media expressing ill-founded concern that Walsall Council hasn’t been out gritting.

In Walsall, engineers receive weather forecasts from the MeteoGroup UK Road Cast service, which uses data from road sensors throughout the West Midlands. The decision to spread salt on roads depends on a number of factors and not just air temperature. Walsall follows the procedure recommended in the Code of Practice for Maintenance Management – Well-maintained Highways.

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