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People in Dudley have some great ideas about how to make their community better but they don’t always know how to get started. This is where our team of Community Development Workers can help.

We are able to listen, build trust, share ideas and connect you to support resources, venues, groups and much more.

Working in this way we can help to create stronger, happier, more confident communities who work together and trust each other.

Who we are

We are a team of five Community Development Workers, working across the Dudley borough.

If you have any ideas, or would like to find out more, we would love to hear from you.  

Dudley North

Sedgley, Coseley East, Upper Gornal & Woodsetton and Gornal

Lydia Cooper, lydia.cooper@dudley.gov.uk, 01384 816856

Dudley Central

Castle & Priory, St Thomas’s, St James’s, Quarry Bank & Dudley Wood and Netherton, Woodside & St Andrew’s

Aaron Lawrence, aaron.lawrence@dudley.gov.uk, 01384 814528

Brierley Hill

Brierley Hill, Kingswinford North & Wall Heath, Kinsgwinford South, Wordsley and Brockmoor & Pensnett

Linzi Pearson, linzi.pearson@dudley.gov.uk , 01384 816992

Stourbridge

Norton, Wollaston & Stourbridge Town, Lye & Stourbridge North, Pedmore & Stourbridge East and Amblecote

Carol Tromans, carol.tromans@dudley.gov.uk, 01384 816733

Halesowen

Belle Vale, Hayley Green & Cradley South, Cradley & Wollescote, Halesowen North and Halesowen South

Davinder Tiwana, davinder.tiwana@dudley.gov.uk, 01384 816256 

Apprentice Community Development Worker

Apprentice Community Development Worker

Alexandra Stan, alexandra.stan@dudley.gov.uk , 01384 816692

Make It Happen

Dudley Public Health know that people in the borough make amazing things happen in their communities. We want to support these ideas and inspire people to come together to make even more great things happen.

We would therefore like to invite you to our next Make It Happen, virtual event on Saturday 5th March 2022.

What is Make it Happen

Make it Happen encourages local people to work together, share and connect with other local people, projects and resources. The event is a great way to network and find out more about the great things happening in your local community as well as accessing support and funding for your own community projects.


At the event groups and individuals will have the opportunity to share their idea for a community project and the difference it will make with all those in attendance at the event. After hearing from each project, participants at the event will be able to make offers of support to enable the group/ individual to deliver their community project. Previous offers have included time, sharing of skills and resources to help with craft sessions, garden benches and seeds, amongst many other things. Groups/ individuals will also be able to request small amounts of funding from the Council’s Public Health team, which will be allocated on the day.


Since 2017, 40 Make it Happen ideas have already been turned into action and you can see some examples below.

Have a project idea

If you have an idea you want to share, please contact the Community Development Workers for support to complete an ideas canvas.

You don’t need any previous experience of applying for funding and you don’t need to be part of an established group or project. The final date for submitting an ideas canvas is Wednesday 23rd February 2022.

Email: HealthyCommunities@dudley.gov.uk or Telephone: 01384 816856 to find out more about the ideas canvas and applying.


Come on, get thinking, get creative, get together and ultimately Make It Happen.

Find out who has been making things happen in your local area

Every day we meet amazing people and groups who are making a difference in their community. These are just a few examples: