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Quiz the council leader live on Facebook

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The leader of the council will be taking questions from the public in a live video feed on Facebook – from free swimming to potholes.

People will be able to put their questions to Councillor Patrick Harley on Wednesday (August 29) in the latest Leader Live session - via the council’s Dudley borough Facebook page.

He will be joined by deputy leader of the council, Councillor David Vickers, and people will be able to put any questions to the pair – from the free parking and free swimming initiatives to ideas about improving communities.

The live sessions always attract dozens of people discussing hot topics with the leading figures. People type their questions into the comments box, which are then answered by the leader and deputy via Facebook Live.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

The leader live sessions are always a fascinating insight into what matters most to people. It is important we continue to listen and discuss ideas with people across the borough and I urge people to take the time to watch and take part.

The live video is also shared across the council’s social media channels for people to view.

The live Q and A marks the latest round of community forums at venues across the borough. The 10 forums run from September 3 to October 11

Kicking off the autumn round of community forums will be the Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett meeting at Brierley Hill Methodist Church, Bank Street on Monday September 3.  Also taking place that evening will be the Castle and Priory, St James’s and St Thomas’s community forum at St Johns Parish Hall, St Johns Road.

On Thursday September 6, the community forum for Coseley East and Sedgley will be held at Alder Coppice Primary School, the Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton forum will be at Bramford Primary School and the Amblecote, Cradley and Wollescote, Lye and Stourbridge North meeting will take place at Providence Methodist Church, Colley Orchard.

The Norton, Pedmore and Stourbridge East, Wollaston and Stourbridge Town community forum will be held at Gig Mill Primary School on Monday September 10.

The community forum for Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South and Wordsley will be held on Monday September 17 at St Mary’s Church Hall, The Village.  Also that night, the community forum for Belle Vale, Hayley Green and Cradley South will take place at Caslon Primary School and Halesowen North and South at Tenterfields Primary School.

The final meeting in this round will be the Netherton, Woodside, St Andrews and Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood at Netherbrook Primary School on Monday October 1.  All community forums start at 6.30pm.

For more information on community forums including the application process for funding email community.forums@dudley.gov.uk

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