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Cyclists, walkers and joggers urged to take to canal towpaths
13/07/2020
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.
Elite sports facilities to be extended in new partnership deal
13/07/2020
Specialist sports facilities to support Olympic and Paralympic athletes are set to be expanded as part of the extension of a long term partnership between the University of Wolverhampton and the British Judo Association.
Eat Out to Help Out Scheme FAQ (BCLEP Growth Hub)
13/07/2020
Below you will find all the information you need to sign your business up for the Eat Out to Help Out scheme.
Local authorities in the West Midlands to trial e-scooters from the end of the summer
13/07/2020
Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) and Birmingham City Council are leading on the development of e-scooter rental trial in the West Midlands.
“We did it!” UNESCO Geopark status secured
10/07/2020
There were huge cheers from around the Black Country today as the region became an official, world-famous UNESCO Global Geopark.
The latest news and updates from across the Black Country and more in our July 2020 newsletter.
10/07/2020
The latest edition of the Black Country LEP newsletter is available now, featuring the most up-to-date information about business initiatives, events and successes in the region.
Shout it loud and proud – the Black Country is bostin!
09/07/2020
It’s bostin’ being from the Black Country – and people are being urged to shout loud and proud about who they are and where they come from during this special month.
War memorials returned to former glory
09/07/2020
Two of Wolverhampton’s war memorials have been returned to their former glory, commemorating the sacrifices made by local people.
Traders consulted on safe shopping measures
09/07/2020
Businesses in town centres across Dudley borough are being consulted on measures put in place as part of plans to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic.
Localised closure of Sedgley Road East to begin to allow structure demolition for Metro extension
09/07/2020
A short section of Sedgley Road East in Tipton will close completely to vehicular traffic from Monday 27 July as work to remove a railway bridge on the anticipated Metro route gets underway.
Contractor appointed to build new Heath Town homes
08/07/2020
City of Wolverhampton Council has appointed a contractor to build the first new council homes as part of a major transformation of the Heath Town estate.
3 big employers join WMCA scheme to boost apprenticeships at small companies
08/07/2020
3 large employers are helping the region’s economy to recover from the Covid-19 shutdown by contributing more than £200,000 to fund apprenticeship training for small and medium-sized enterprises
Recruitment drive launches to get the West Midlands back into work
08/07/2020
Hundreds of work coaches are being recruited to boost employment in the West Midlands as part of a new package of support focused on training and reskilling jobseekers, and getting the region back to work.
Work begins for new warden’s base
07/07/2020
A Dudley borough nature reserve that attracts thousands of visitors from across the country every year is set to benefit from a new wardens base and education centre.
How can the Queens Award for Enterprise benefit your business? Free online event to find out more
06/07/2020
Join the Black Country LEP and partners for an online event outlining how Black Country business can benefit from the Queens Award for Enterprise.
Ambitious plan launched to retrofit 50,000 homes across the West Midlands
06/07/2020
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has today (6 July) set out ambitious plans to retrofit 50,000 homes across the West Midlands by the end of 2022 to help tackle fuel poverty.