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Council »

Council’s online systems to be shut down for a day 

5 Jan

ACCESS to Dudley Council’s online services are set to be disrupted next week as the local authority’s systems undergo maintenance.


New car park opens in time for festive shopping 

25 Nov

New car park opens in time for festive shopping...


Get fit with a festive deal 

25 Nov

Get fit with a festive deal...


Charity Christmas wishes for loved ones 

25 Nov

Charity Christmas wishes for loved ones...


#Xmaselfies carol singing 

25 Nov

#Xmaselfies carol singing...


People to have their say on multi million pound Big Question 

25 Nov

People to have their say on multi million pound Big Question...


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.


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FixMyStreet »

Large pot hole on the entrance to the college car park, 17th November 

17 Nov

This has been here for several months and is a nuisance when driving into the College.


Pot Holes, 16th November 

16 Nov

Several large pot holes spread over 10 meters Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 53 Queens Road, Sedgley Report on FixMyStreet...


Bushes and Trees overhanging Pavement, 16th November 

16 Nov

The bushes and trees are now 90% over the pavement, due to this people cannot walk on it and have to walk in the road.


Weed over growing causing access problem, 13th November 

13 Nov

Large nettles and weeds sticking out over the walk through from the carpark to Alma Place Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Alma Place, Dudley Report on FixMyStreet...


Concrete manhole cover collapsed, 8th November 

8 Nov

Completely caved in huge hole in pavement very dangerous Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Meriden Avenue, Wollaston Report on FixMyStreet...


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Freedom of information requests »

Copies of consultation with Summerhill school on provision of CCTV installation in the school toilets 

17 Nov

Response by Dudley Council to Mrs Handley on 17 November 2017 .


Copies of consultation with Summerhill school on provision of CCTV installation in the school toilets 

17 Nov

Request sent to Dudley Council by Mrs Handley on 17 November 2017 .


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

16 Nov

Follow up sent to Dudley Council by Gwyn Worth on 16 November 2017 .


Ensuring customers are not subject to unnecessary recovery action, additional costs or hardship 

15 Nov

Response by Dudley Council to Gwyn Worth on 15 November 2017 .


Supported People Funding 

15 Nov

Response by Dudley Council to Olivia Taylor on 15 November 2017 .


Amount of non attendance referrals 

15 Nov

Response by Dudley Council to craig kirwan on 15 November 2017 .


Supported People Funding 

15 Nov

Request sent to Dudley Council by Olivia Taylor on 15 November 2017 .


Amount of non attendance referrals 

14 Nov

Request sent to Dudley Council by craig kirwan on 14 November 2017 .


ORG Chart Infomation 

13 Nov

Response by Dudley Council to Helen Carver on 13 November 2017 .


ORG Chart Infomation 

13 Nov

Request sent to Dudley Council by Helen Carver on 13 November 2017 .


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NHS »

Number of asthmatics being vaccinated against flu at dangerously low level 

17 Nov

Not enough people with asthma are being vaccinated against the flu virus in the Black Country, despite being eligible for a free jab on the NHS Whist many people are aware that the flu vaccination is free for people aged 65 and over, pregnant...


#MEFESTIVAL is Back! 

15 Nov

Dudley CCG is set to host the #MEFESTIVAL again next week following the success of previous years.


Making Waves ‘Airtime’ 

14 Nov

A social peer network for people with respiratory conditions In July 2016, a new initiative was set up in Dudley for members of the community with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Bronchiectasis and other ...


Help stop the spread of Norovirus this Winter 

14 Nov

Dudley CCG is encouraging everyone, particularly children and those visiting hospitals and care homes, to do what they can to help stop the spread of norovirus this winter.


Public Invited to Dudley CCG’s Primary Care Commissioning Committee Meeting 

13 Nov

Members of the public are invited to attend the upcoming Primary Care Commissioning Committee meeting, which will be held by the Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).


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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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LocalGov blogs »
  • I help children cope, but too many are being failed as the system crumbles
    18 Nov 17
    My small charity team provides vital early help for vulnerable children, but devastating cuts mean we are being left to pick up the pieces when crisis hits When a teenage girl came to our early intervention service recently to help her to …
  • Councils to spend £1bn on commercial property amid housing shortage
    17 Nov 17
    Exclusive: Expert estimate suggests figure local authorities are on course to lay out this year could instead be used to fund 8,000 council homes Councils are on course to spend more than £1bn on commercial property this year, investing more…
  • How GOV.UK Notify is helping the DVSA remind motorists to renew their MOTs
    17 Nov 17
    Neil Barlow is the Service Manager and Head of Policy for MOTs at the DVSA. In this post, he describes how GOV.UK Notify is helping remind hundreds of thousands of citizens that their MOTs are due for renewal.
  • Law, code and systems
    17 Nov 17
    Should law which results in the creation of new public administrative systems receive different parliamentary scrutiny from law which doesn’t? That’s the question raised in a recent blog post by Gordon Guthrie which caught my eye for a number…
  • Government biased against public borrowing to pay for infrastructure
    17 Nov 17
    The Government is using private sector money to keep infrastructure spending ‘off balance sheet’ – even where this appears to be poor value, argues a new report.
  • The people who keep local UK services going – share your pictures
    15 Nov 17
    To celebrate the 24-hour #OurDay tweetathon on 21 November, we want to see your pictures of the workers and volunteers who keep your community running Since 2010, central government has cut its grant to councils by more than 25%. By 2020 there…
  • We’re iterating the Supplier Standard
    14 Nov 17
    We’re launching a second round of consultation on the principles of the Supplier Standard. Find out how to get involved.
  • A user research lab for all of government
    14 Nov 17
    GDS recently moved to a new office, which gave us the opportunity to redesign our user research lab. We use it to carry out research into all the things we deliver, from guidance and standards to common components. Our lab is open to the rest…
  • A Changemaking Vision for Local Government
    14 Nov 17
    At a time of intense financial pressures and when central government’s mind is on other things, many are asking themselves where local government goes next. In a think-piece launching NLGN’s new vision, Adam Lent and Jessica Studdert call …
  • Response to statement on EU negotiations
    13 Nov 17
    The IfG’s response to a  statement  by David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. 
  • The Public Sector Reform Recipe for Success
    13 Nov 17
    In 2012, the Institute for Fiscal Studies said that Wigan Council was the third worst affected council by austerity in the UK. We realised that we couldn’t continue to operate as we were. We also knew that by simply closing a few libraries…






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