Dudley's Community Strategy 2005-2020 was revised for 2010-13 and launched at an event held on the 23rd March 2010 at the Dudley Concert Hall. The event included speeches from Dennis Hodson (Director - Dudley Community Partnership), Cllr. Anne Millward (Leader of Dudley Council), Sarah Dugan (Chair of Dudley Community Partnership and Chief Executive of Dudley Primary Care Trust), James Fottrell (Chair of Dudley Youth Council) and Ian Shovlin (Senior Partner of Higgs and Sons Solicitors, Dudley).*
The event was attended by 122 people of which 40 were from community groups and 5 from the private sector. 78 attendees were from the public sector including 10 elected members. The organisations represented were Government Office West Midlands, the West Midlands Libraries and Archives Council, Black Country Consortium, Black Country Chamber, Job Centre Plus, Stourbridge College, West Midlands Fire Service, Dudley Primary Care Trust, Dudley NHS, Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Trust, as well as representation from all of the directorates of Dudley Council and 6 members of the Youth Council.
*Please note the speakers positions and organisations are correct as at April 2010.