Advice and Information


Essential Maintenance

Due to essential maintenance of Dudley Council's payments system, payments made online and via Callpay (Automated Telephone Payments), are likely to be disrupted between 11:00 and 15:00 hours on Sunday 12th July.  We apologise for any inconvenience.
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The law prohibits the sale of tobacco, alcohol, fireworks, solvents and knives to individuals under the age of 18 as many present a real threat to their health.

Therefore we are looking for volunteers aged between 13 and 16½ years of age to assist us in our test purchasing operations. While working for our team, you will assist the department by attempting to buy age restricted products, and conducting any further checks on local businesses.

If you are interested in a career in law enforcement this would help to give you some experience in a similar setting.

When will testing take place?
Test purchasing is carried out during school holidays, evenings and weekends.
Permission from your parent(s) or guardian(s) will be required.

How to volunteer
If you would like more information or to express your interest, please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

We will need to know your name and age along with your parent(s) or guardian(s) contact telephone number.

  • Telephone: 01384 818872