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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 »

School run parking., 22nd January 

22 Jan

Yellow lines both sides of the road (and extended not so long ago) around the entrance to Cotwall End primary School, yet school run cars still parking nose to tail on the yellow lines and up on the pavement over the yellow lines both sides...


Over flowing public bin on the middle of field off stanley road carpark., 22nd January 

22 Jan

This bin in the middle of the field next to bench appears to be getting forgotten about when the ones on outskirts are emptied Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Stanley Road, Stourbridge Report...


White Renault Clio has been abandoned, 21st January 

21 Jan

Car with registration S553 AHA has been abandoned on the street for a long time with no indication of ever being used.


Overgrown bushes, broken fencing and rubbish, 20th January 

20 Jan

The site has got increasingly worse over the past few years and it has encouraged anti-social behaviour and trespassing.


Deep pothole at end or Quarry Park Road Pedmore close to junction with Racecourse Lane, 18th January 

18 Jan

Pothole been there for sometime needs filling in Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Quarry Park Road, Stourbridge Report on FixMyStreet...


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Freedom of information requests »

Litter 

24 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Worthy on 24 January 2017 .


Approved Taxi Company List 

23 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to sobya on 23 January 2017 .


Approved Taxi Company List 

23 Jan

Request sent to Dudley Council by sobya on 23 January 2017 .


Social Care Team Directory 

23 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Oscar Daramola on 23 January 2017 .


Social Care Team Directory 

23 Jan

Request sent to Dudley Council by Oscar Daramola on 23 January 2017 .


Statistics on the use of ‘Zero Hour Contracts’ by Dudley Council 

20 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Dave Scotford on 20 January 2017 .


HMO Register 

17 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Vicky Hughes on 17 January 2017 .


Empty Property 

16 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Vicky Hughes on 16 January 2017 .


Street Lighting Removal 

16 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to dave smithels on 16 January 2017 .


ethnicity of schools in Dudley 

13 Jan

Response by Dudley Council to Worthy on 13 January 2017 .


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NHS »

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

13 Jan

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).


Plans in place to relocate Links Medical Practice to Netherton Health Centre 

13 Jan

Following the meeting of the Primary Care Committee on the 16th December 2016, final plans are being put into place to relocate Links Medical Practice, Netherton, to Netherton Health Centre.


Dudley CCG Invites Public to attend Board Meeting 

6 Jan

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


GP Online booking and prescriptions for patients in Dudley 

3 Jan

Patients registered at GP surgeries in Dudley are benefiting from an online revolution.


Queens Honour for Dudley GP 

31 Dec

Dr David Hegarty from Wychbury Medical Practice has been awarded a MBE by Her Majesty the Queen in the New Year honours list.


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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 »
  • The government’s new industrial strategy needs to create a cultural transformation, as much as an economic one
    24 Jan 17
    It’s a chilly January day, and the government has just broken with its previous laissez-faire approach and announced a bold, interventionist plan to boost the UK’s economy at a time of great uncertainty. But instead of it being Theresa May…
  • What next for local government finance?
    24 Jan 17
    No matter what topic is being discussed, in local government circles the conversation always comes back to funding. The context of the last 5 years of drastic budget reductions has brought this issue into much sharper focus, and with radical…
  • Post-Brexit Britain: we need bespoke and locally-made policy responses
    24 Jan 17
    Local government officials and to a degree local politicians are often praised for their realism. For example, in the light of sustained spending cuts local government since 2010 local government it is claimed has kept things going. Its key…
  • How place-based is the new Industrial Strategy?
    23 Jan 17
    Having announced the fact of the Industrial Strategy almost as soon as she assumed office, this week we finally got the first proper detail of the centrepiece of the May Government’s domestic economic strategy. That the devo-ally Greg Clark…
  • GCHQ chief Robert Hannigan quits
    23 Jan 17
    Hannigan oversaw a more open approach at GCHQ after the Snowden revelations exposed mass surveillance by the agency The director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, is to stand down early for personal reasons, mainly health issues involving his wife…
  • Service Toolkit: everything you need to build a service in one place
    23 Jan 17
    We’ve launched the Service Toolkit to give teams across government quick access to the resources they need to build and run services.
  • Supporting local government and the wider public sector
    23 Jan 17
    Read how the Digital Marketplace aims to provide more support for local authorities and the wider public sector.
  • Seven successful government apps from around the world
    23 Jan 17
    From Hong Kong to Hungary, here are the publicly-funded apps helping to streamline services, save money and make citizens’ lives easier For many people, apps are the preferred way of doing everything online, from shopping to watching TV – …
  • Postcard from a camping trip
    21 Jan 17
    Today was Govcamp day. There was a fashion a few years ago for quick list-based blog posts reflecting on the day. That might be an idea worth reviving. I love talking to Catherine Howe . She’s always thinking about the same kinds of …
  • Parking tickets are an emotive issue – my job is to make things easier for drivers
    21 Jan 17
    I have a love-hate relationship with my job in the council’s parking department. We’re scoring little victories and slowly dragging the service into the 21st century I have a love-hate relationship with my job in the council’s parking department…
  • What is the future of local government services?
    20 Jan 17
    Local government is facing unprecedented challenges. Our civic discourse seems to be in tumult, finances are dire, but people still rely on local public services for so much and this year our policy themes address each of these challenges. …
  • G-Cloud 9: a provisional timetable
    19 Jan 17
    We plan to open G-Cloud 9 for supplier applications in March 2017.
  • Public service – stories that matter
    19 Jan 17
    Dawn Reeves is a facilitator and trainer working largely with public sector clients. For the past few years she has been interested in changing the narrative about the public sector, exploring creative ways to tell the real stories from the…






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