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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 »

Bus stop damaged, 22nd November 

22 Nov

Hello During an RTC the bus stop pole was hit and broken in half.


One van and a car abandoned, 21st November 

21 Nov

Van and a cars thay have been thir for five years and thay are roting away white van number Y47 JUX the car as no number plats it's a green morris 1000.


Carpark ticket machines not working.. Alma place/constitution hill, 21st November 

21 Nov

DMBC Carpark Ticket Machines (x2) on the carpark behind Alma Place/Trafalgar House around the corner on main carpark are not working again..


Over hanging branches on an already narrow road, 20th November 

20 Nov

Have tried all year to get this done as it is causing damage to our vehicles, I can no longer use this route to move my motorhome in and out of my property as it is an extremely narrow road the whole length of Robin Hood Road from the top of...


Last tall street light before rounabout on left out very dark at night lamps on one side of road ony, 19th November 

19 Nov

Very dark to walk along Swindon road as only one lamp near roundabout and that is not working light has been out about a week now Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 29 Meadfoot Drive, Kingswinford...


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Freedom of information requests »

Amount of non attendance referrals 

22 Nov

Response by Dudley Council to craig kirwan on 22 November 2017 .


Supported People Funding 

22 Nov

Request sent to Dudley Council by Olivia Taylor on 22 November 2017 .


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 .


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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 »
  • From firefighters to detection dogs – your public service heroes in pictures
    22 Nov 17
    For this year’s #OurDay tweetathon on 21 November, we asked Guardian readers to share their pictures of a day in the life of local public staff. Here are just a few of our favourites Continue reading…
  • What can social services learn from Sweden's giant-killing football manager?
    22 Nov 17
    Graham Potter – who has taken Östersunds FK from the Swedish fourth tier to its premier league and Europe – has advised social welfare staff on leadership and teamwork Careers can take unexpected turns. When I started social work training …
  • Dear chancellor, it's time to end public spending austerity | Gareth Davies
    20 Nov 17
    Philip Hammond has little room for manoeuvre on public services, but needs to act on housing and health, as well as letting councils know where they stand By early afternoon on 22 November, we will know the chancellor’s answers for next year…
  • 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.
  • 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…






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