In any performance table expect Labour Sandwell MBC to be at the bottom.
Contrary to the story peddled in local Labour leaflets that Sandwell is always neglected, the government has provided financial assistance to Sandwell for small businesses harmed in the coronavirus crisis.
As this year’s council tax bills land on the doormats, it’s there in black and white. Socialist Sandwell has increased its tax by 4% again. While Labour Police and Crime Commissioner, the risible David Jamieson has increased his cut by 6.6%.
Sandwell MBC’s proposal to close Brandhall golf course and build on the site has importance not simply for golfers and people locally. If it is not viable as a golf club, the whole should be preserved as public green space.
One would expect after employees had pocketed a cool half a million pounds in a prolonged fraud that the employer would examine its systems and act positively to prevent it happening again. Expectations would be disappointed if that employer was Sandwell council.