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Community forums

community forums

People and their communities now have greater access to Dudley Council than ever before through the successful community forums.

Community forums give people direct access to councillors and Dudley Council through regular drop in public meetings.

There are 10 forums for people to attend, which replace the old and outdated area committee system. People can also take part online with a dedicated forum on Facebook and Twitter ahead of each round of forums with the deputy leader of the council, Councillor Pete Lowe.

The council has been recognised nationally for the way people can discuss ideas and pass comments via social media as part of the regular online forum. All issues raised at the meetings and via Facebook and Twitter are forwarded onto the relevant council service to be dealt with.

Councillor Pete Lowe, leader of the council, said: “We are constantly looking for new ways for people to share their views and ideas with us. The Facebook forums have been very successful as we because the first local authority in the country to hold a public meeting in this way. By adding twitter to the ways people discuss issues with us, we are giving people every opportunity to work with us to bring about improvements for the whole of the borough.”

Coseley East and Sedgley community forum

Castle and Priory, St James’s and St Thomas’s community forum

Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton community forum

Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews, Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood community forum

Norton, Pedmore and Stourbridge East, Wollaston and Stourbridge Town community forum

Belle Vale, Hayley Green and Cradley South community forum

Halesowen North, Halesowen South community forum

Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South, Wordsley community forum

Amblecote, Cradley and Wollescote, Lye and Stourbridge North community forum

Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett community forum

All the forums start from 6.30pm.

The online community forum takes place on the council's Dudley Borough Facebook page and @DudleyMBC Twitter feed, from 6-7pm

:: more on a  forthcoming calendar showing community forums 

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