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Housing issues to be discussed with Dudley Council at April’s TRA meetings 

3 Apr

A SERIES of tenants and residents association meetings (TRAs) are being held across Dudley borough during April.


Funds available for community groups at local forums 

14 Mar

COMMUNITY groups are set to benefit from grants of up to £5,000 which Dudley Council is making available through its public forums.


Children can get the view of a lifetime this weekend in Dudley 

1 Dec

Dudley Council is installing a children’s big wheel in Dudley town centre this Saturday (December 5), as part of the Small Business Saturday Market.


Business backing for Dudley Christmas market 

24 Nov

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has today (November 24) announced that it is backing Dudley’s special Christmas-themed market.


Small business market comes to Dudley 

19 Nov

Dudley shoppers will be able to pick up unique Christmas gifts, while helping small local businesses, at a special Christmas-themed market in Dudley town centre this December.


Council leader to discuss budget slash plans live on Facebook 

28 Oct

PLANS by Dudley Council to cut millions of pounds from its budget are set to be put to the public in a special social media forum tomorrow (October 29).


Teenage market stalls fill up 

21 Oct

Two teenage traders are hoping to make the most of a unique market day to sell their fantastic handmade crafts – and fund a charity trip to Africa.


Dudley borough tenants and residents meetings for September 

30 Aug

A SERIES of tenants and residents association meetings (TRAs) are being held across Dudley borough during September.


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FixMyStreet »

Empty the bin regularly, 28th July 

28 Jul

It's all very well for the Council to say Don't Litter, use the litter bins etc...


Fridges dumped on pavement under steps, 26th July 

26 Jul

3 or 4 fridges been dumped on the pavement under the concrete steps right next to Greggs.


Open electricity box, 25th July 

25 Jul

There is an open green electricity box here, not very good as many children plays around this location everyday.


Temporary lights stuck on red, 24th July 

24 Jul

Temp Lights at Coronation Gardens by Dudley College are stuck on red.


Street light on fox and goose bridge think it’s no 34 been out now for 6 weeks and more, 24th July 

24 Jul

Light on bridge not been on for weeks Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Canal Side & St Peter's Road, Dudley Report on FixMyStreet...


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Freedom of information requests »

Playground budgets and closures 

29 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Julie Parmenter on 29 July 2016 .


Holbeche House Care Home Wolverhampton Road, Wall Heath, Kingswinford DY6 7DA 

28 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Aria Rahmani on 28 July 2016 .


Home schooling figures 

28 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Connie Burbidge on 28 July 2016 .


CCTV footage: Traffic lights on castle gate island 

27 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Tom Shiner on 27 July 2016 .


The impact of Dudley Business Investment Zone at the Waterfront Brierley Hill 

26 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Tim Sunter on 26 July 2016 .


Ashbourne Care Home Lightwood Road, Dudley DY1 2RS 

25 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Mummy Abad on 25 July 2016 .


Non-traditional residential housing lists 

21 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Steven Lees on 21 July 2016 .


Home schooling figures 

20 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Connie Burbidge on 20 July 2016 .


Enforcement Notice 

20 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to angela on 20 July 2016 .


Care/Nursing Homes Safeguarding concerns, investigations and substantiated cases of abuse/neglect 

19 Jul

Response by Dudley Council to Kevin Abraham on 19 July 2016 .


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NHS »

Dudley 1 of 10 CCG’s rated ‘Outstanding’ by NHS England 

21 Jul

Dudley CCG is one of only 10 CCG’s in the country to be rated as Outstanding following an annual assessment with NHS England.


Heatwave on the way in Dudley 

19 Jul

Dudley CCG is urging people to take extra care as we may experience “heatwave” conditions over the next few days, according to Met Office forecasts.


Health Chiefs Seek the Views of Dudley People 

14 Jul

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched a public consultation to help shape the development of a Multi-specialty Community Provider (MCP) for Dudley.


Dudley CCG Invites Public to attend Board Meeting 

7 Jul

Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group is holding its Board meeting next week and members of the public are invited to attend.


Don’t Let Hay Fever Affect Your Summer 

4 Jul

Streaming eyes, runny nose, and sometimes wheezing?  The chances are you’re suffering from hay fever which affects one in five of us at some point in our lives.


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Westminster »

Cycling: Capital Investment | Department for Transport | Written Answers 

21 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what progress his Department has made on preparing the Cycling and Walking Investment Strategy for England.


Islamic State: Christianity | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps he is taking to protect Christians from persecution by Islamic State.


Iraq: Islamic State | Foreign and Commonwealth Office | Written Answers 

20 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on reports that Islamic State has taken over the city of Quaragosh in Iraq; and if he will make a statement...


Recorders | Ministry of Justice | Written Answers 

16 Jul

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what estimate he has made of the number of part-time fee-earning recorders who worked in courts in each of the last five years.


Iran: Nuclear Deal | Oral Answers to Questions – Prime Minister | Commons debates 

15 Jul

The Foreign Secretary has kept his promise not to do a bad deal, but only because he has done an absolutely terrible one.


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