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On July 14 2021, to mark Black Country Day, Dudley Council announced its intention to bid for city status.

This followed an announcement by the Government of a competition to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in 2022, when Her Majesty the Queen will be the first British monarch to reach 70 years on the throne.

Following Dudley’s declaration, the borough now has until the Government deadline of December 8 2021 to draft a submission which we believe will see Dudley borough become the City of Dudley in 2022.

This is where you come in - we want to hear what you love about the borough you live in, so we can make sure we don't miss anything out of the submission. 

Email us at or through our social channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the following hashtags: #CityofDudleyBid and #ACityInTheMaking

Dudley borough is the proud historic capital of the Black Country and we believe we are a city in the making.

More information about our announcement can be found in the media release.

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