Tackling anti-social behaviour

Two evictions, four injunctions, and more than 1,000 resolved cases have been achieved by a crack Dudley resident protection team in one year.

On the first anniversary of the launch of Dudley Council’s anti-social behaviour team, the council has released figures on the team’s success, while calling on more residents not to suffer neighbourhood misery in silence.

Spring Hope For Dudley Residents

People across the Dudley Borough can get free  help this spring  on managing their money to help stop them worrying about spring bills.The Centre for Equality and Diversity (CFED) have launched the free advice sessions which help people manage their finances better.They can get help before and after problems with debt occur.

The service is run by a team of dedicated volunteers and includes advice on managing bills, tips on where to shop and general help and support in managing money.

‘Generations Unite’


Students from Dudley College will be holding an event to bring younger and older generations together this Friday.

The ‘Generations Unite’ event will see local 16 to 20 year olds meet with over 65s to develop links and discuss how the older generation can help educate the younger in areas like money management.

Old and young are encouraged to come to the event taking place at the Main Hall, Dudley College, The Broadway, DY1 4AS from 12 noon on Friday 21 February.

Mayor goes bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight

The Mayor of Dudley is going bananas for Fairtrade Fortnight (24 February – 9 March).


The Mayor of Dudley, Councillor Alan Finch will be dropping by Sainsbury’s Amblecote on Friday 21 February at 10.30am to see their huge range of Fairtrade items and in particular to view their Fairtrade bananas as the fruit is the focus of this year’s campaign.

The national campaign wants to address the inequality between banana farmers and some of the supermarkets who sell them.  In the UK, we eat over five billion bananas a year; that’s 13 million each day. Over the past 10 years, the typical price of a banana in the UK has nearly halved, whilst the cost of production has doubled, and it’s the banana farmers who are picking up the shortfall.

New Planning Laws could mean more Payday Loan shops and Takeaways on Dudley High Street!

Dudley MP Ian Austin has warned that changes to planning rules could have a damaging impact on Dudley high street.

The Town and Country Planning Order came into force last month and means that a number of types of businesses will no longer have to apply for permission for a change of business use.

Austin has warned it could lead to yet more payday loans companies and fast food takeaways on the high street. Under the new rules a butcher could become a payday lender without permission and a local pub could be turned into a fast food takeaway.

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