The city of Wolverhampton is a city of opportunity. This website is dedicated to the investment that has happened and will happen in the city of Wolverhampton.
Promoting the City of Wolverhampton to attract, support and retain inward investment and helping local businesses to create jobs, prosper, and grow.
Our city was recently named as one of the top four places in the UK to start a business. Whether you're an SME or an expanding multi-national, everything you need is here. Invest in one of the fastest growing economies in the UK, outperforming the national average by 2-3%. With 10,000 new homes planned and £3.7 billion investment across the city, we've got big plans for you. Whatever your plans for the future, we'll give you all the support you need to bring them to life.
The WVActive website provides you with everything you need to know about Wolverhampton's leisure centres.
WVActive is the name for the City of Wolverhampton's leisure centres, offering you a wide choice of sport and fitness activities for everyone - set in a safe and friendly environment. WV Active includes competitive membership packages, an online booking system, WVActive and Les Mills group exercise classes, cafe/kiosk facilities plus lots of other facilities.
So whether you want to work out in the gym, have fun with your family in one of our pools or just relax in our sauna, steam rooms, bar or cafes, you can shape each and every visit around you - and with so much choice there's always something new to discover.
As a WVActive member you get access to all three of our fitness centres and great membership options - together with online booking for your sports and activities.
A website dedicated to WV Living showing all current and planned developments within the city. It includes advice for the home buyer and the facility to register your interest as a potential home buyer or developer.
WV Living is a Wolverhampton-based and Wolverhampton-focused house building company that designs affordable and desirable homes across the city on well-positioned sites. Our mission is "to design and build homes you will love".
As a private limited company set up by the City of Wolverhampton Council to build and develop a range of new homes, you can have peace of mind about the quality of the build and the standard of our homes. We have a mixture of 2, 3 and 4 bedroomed homes on all our sites.
Established in 2016, we are pleased to announce that our first development is Danesmore Pastures on Ashmore Park, Wednesfield. This development will be quickly followed by Peascroft in Prouds Land, Bilston, and Sweet Briary in Ettingshall.
This dedicated website has been hailed as an example to all other local authorities.
Wolverhampton's first Mayor, G. B. Thorneycroft, was elected in 1848 and the current Mayor, Councillor Phillip Henry Page, is the 160th Mayor of Wolverhampton and the current Deputy Mayor is Councillor Claire Darke. The Mayor is the First Citizen in the City and the Office of Mayor is the highest honour the local authority can give an elected Councillor.
The website dedicated to the role of Mayor includes a full history of the post with a listing of all 160 Mayors. There is a gallery showing regalia and treasured artefacts gathered over the years.
Each year the new Mayor selects his chosen charities for which funds are raised throughout his or her tenure as Mayor. Mayoral events that occur throughout the city are listed and online forms give you the opportunity to contact the Mayor or invite them to your own events. There is also a Kids Fun section.
The WorkBox website provides information, advice and guidance for those looking for employment, learning or support.
In addition, those in work, looking for work or employers can find an array of useful information and resources.
WorkBox is a unique resource providing everything you need whether you're looking for work, a learner (old or young), already in work, a trainer or business owner. Search for advice and guidance on a wide range of career options, find local sources of advice and training and if you're an employer, find out how apprenticeships can benefit you.
This website is dedicated to the fostering service offered by the City of Wolverhampton Council.
Foster families are helping to give scores of children in Wolverhampton the best possible future by offering them a supportive environment in a loving home. But more foster carers are urgently needed and with our excellent support and local training we are looking for people who can provide children with a safe, nurturing and loving home.
Every week we receive enquiries from people like you thinking of fostering. There are many reasons why people prefer to foster for the City of Wolverhampton Council including the fact that we are responsible for all children coming into care in the city, we place the children, so our foster carers are most likely to get regular placements. We don't make a profit from fostering; our priority is to keep children safe. We have an extensive, locally delivered, quality training package for the whole team. Our local team provides your support 24/7
You can find out everything you need to know about why you should foster, how you go about being a foster carer and details about payment and support.
Wolverhampton Information Network is a free online localised search directory containing details about support services, helpful information and activities that take place in the city.
Aside from the records, there are a host of advice pages, links and details of local and national organisations that can assist you, your family or your friends. WIN is divided into five main sections: Adults, Children, Young People and Families, SEND Local Offer and a Health Channel.
Each section can be searched using keywords and then the results can be saved in your very own WIN shortlist. Links to websites, Google map locations and full contact details are provided for each record.
This website is dedicated to take the first essential steps and find out more information on getting married in the city of Wolverhampton.
Planning a wedding can be quite confusing at times, so you'll find all of the legal information that you'll need to know before you book your ceremony.
The information is brought to you by the experts at Wolverhampton Register Office, so you can rest assured that it is the most accurate and up to date information that you'll come across.
The #OrangeWolves website provides you with everything you need to know about the #OrangeWolves campaign.
#OrangeWolves is our city's contribution to the United Nations' annual Orange The World campaign - 16 days of action to end violence against women and girls (VAWG) between 25 November (International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women) and 10 December (UN Human Rights Day).
Individuals and organisations across the city, from faith groups to schools, charities to small private businesses, community organisations to large public sector organisations and sports clubs to major businesses including large retailers are encouraged to "Orange Wolverhampton".
In doing so, you will be helping to raise awareness of gender-based violence - violence primarily, but not exclusively, committed against women and girls - including:
- domestic abuse
- female genital mutilation
- forced marriage
- so-called 'honour-based' violence
- sexual violence
The WOW website lists all events that are happening in and around the city and all of the top venues.
There's a rich hive of events and activities in Wolverhampton, but no easy way to find them. Often this means you don't know what's happening and potentially miss out on things that might interest you.
WOW is a project developed by the City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership with major venues in the city. WOW is an up to date live listings of events and activities in the city so you know you'll never miss out on what's happening.
This website is dedicated to businesses that are looking for guidance and support with food hygiene.
Achieving a Food Hygiene Rating of 5 is a great achievement and will benefit your business. With the national publication of food hygiene ratings, customers are now choosing where they want to eat based on this rating.
We can offer a comprehensive set of training and consultancy services to support you achieve and/or maintain a Food Hygiene Rating Score of 5. Whilst we are based in Wolverhampton, our services are available to any business who wants the benefits of achieving a food hygiene rating of 5.
Several packages are available which have been designed to help both newly registered/start-up food businesses aiming to achieve a high star rating and established businesses, looking to retain or boost their current score. In addition, the tailored package can provide you with advice specific to your business needs.
The purchase of the packages will give you access to experienced food safety officers and will help you to be the 'best of the best' and could help you to:
- Increase your chances of receiving or retaining a high food hygiene rating.
- Give you reassurance and boost your confidence.
- Avoid reputational damage.
- Save your business money.
This website is dedicated to Health & Wellbeing Together which is the name given to the City of Wolverhampton Health and Wellbeing Board.
Health & Wellbeing Together is the forum where key leaders from the health and care system come together to improve the health and wellbeing of the local community, work towards reducing health inequalities and support the development of improved and joined up health and social care services.
It is the name given to the City of Wolverhampton Health and Wellbeing Board, a statutory board established under the Health & Social Care Act 2012.
This website brings together all information, resources and events related to Wolverhampton Armed Forces into one place.
The rationale of this website was to bring together different initiatives like the Armed Forces Day site, content on the mayors site and content on the council site under one banner. The City of Wolverhampton has pledged its allegiance to the Armed Forces community and their families through the Armed Forces Covenant resulting in the decision being made to create a dedicated website to include information about Armed Forces Day, support offered in the city and any upcoming events. The website is fully responsive on mobile devices, making it easy to navigate from a wide range of web browsers and portable devices. There is a support section which includes information on Employment, Family, Housing, Medical & Dentistry, Welfare & Financial and Veterans Gateway. We have received some really promising feedback from the local Ministry of Defence contact who intends to feed it up to the Ministry of Defence nationally as an example of best practice.
The website is part of Wolverhampton marking the centenary of the end of the First World War with commemorations across the city.
These events will pay tribute to the 1.2 million British and Commonwealth personnel that lost their lives during the First World War (1914-18). The commemorations in Wolverhampton will enable us to express our gratitude to those that served, died and were affected by war at home and abroad. The City of Wolverhampton Council will be organising and supporting several events and initiatives to mark the 100th anniversary. Please explore this website to find out more about what is going on across Wolverhampton. If you are organising your own event to commemorate the centenary since the end of the First World War, please contact us and we can feature it on this site!
This website is devoted to the annual Wolverhampton Young Citizen Award and you can make your nominations online.
The Wolverhampton Young Citizen Award is dedicated to Tom Warren, a Wolverhampton Rotarian, only the second Briton ever to lead Rotary International throughout the world. The Young Citizen Award, devised and organised by the five Rotary Clubs of Wolverhampton, is presented to a young person who has been judged to have made an exceptional contribution to the community.
Nominees must be at least 14 years of age and under 19 and working or studying within the boundaries of the City of Wolverhampton.
The winner receives a cash prize of £100 and £500 is also awarded to their nominator's youth group, school, organisation or chosen charity.
The awards ceremony is held in the Mayor's Parlour in the Civic Centre.
This website is devoted to Universal Credit in Wolverhampton. It offers a wealth of advice including details of who can apply and how to make an application.
The site has been created by the City of Wolverhampton Council in partnership with: Citizens Advice; Wolverhampton City Credit Union; Wolverhampton Homes; Transforming Communities Together; Heantun Accord; Job Change; Refugee and Migrant Centre and Bilston Resource Centre. It offers a City-wide offer to support claimants to access the information, support and advice they need under Universal Credit.
It also includes an interactive map detailing all of the places claimants can go for support.
A website dedicated to this annual event highlighting a series of events taking place in and around the city.
The City of Wolverhampton has so much to offer - it is a great place to live, learn, work and enjoy. The events and activities in this annual programme are supported by a range of organisations from the public, private, voluntary and faith sectors and take place in March each year.
This website is dedicated to the Wolves sculptures that dominated the city centre during 2017, take a look at the great designs and read about each of the proud artists.
Wolves in Wolverhampton was the largest public art exhibition and trail to have ever taken place in the City, with 30 locally made, designed and installed Wolves sculptures that were in place for more than 11 weeks around the City Centre.
The Wolves in Wolves project was a result of an idea submitted by a Council employee to encourage people to come to visit the City and improve its appeal.
The wolf-pack have now completed their visit to Wolverhampton and moved into their new homes. Thank you to everyone who made the project such a huge success. We hope to be back again in the future!
This website lists opportunities to work in adult social care and children's social care within the city.
We believe Wolverhampton is the best place to do social work. We are constantly striving to improve and drive up standards of practice across the City. We encourage new and innovative ways of working to enable social workers to identify unique and person-centred solutions.
There are lots of reasons why you should choose Wolverhampton as a place to develop and further your social care career: Ofsted 'GOOD' rated for Children's Services; four times award winners at the MJ Awards including Local Authority of the Year 2017 and shortlisted for six awards at the National Learning Disability and Autism Awards in July 2017.
2016 marked a big anniversary for Wolverhampton's famous statue of Prince Albert - better known around these parts as The Man on The 'Oss!
Wednesday 30th November 2016 marked 150 years to the day that 100,000 people lined the streets to catch a glimpse of Queen Victoria herself in Wolverhampton to unveil the tribute to her beloved husband who had died some five years earlier.
To celebrate Prince Albert 150, the City of Wolverhampton organised a series of events which everyone was invited to - culminating in a huge communal toast next to the statue where people raised a glass to Albert, the city and its history.
Here you can find out more about the events that took place to mark Prince Albert 150, the history of the statue and Queen Victoria's visit to Wolverhampton and the Mayor's Prince Albert 150 community awards.