Our Society in Dudley Borough - our local partnership approach to the Big Society ideology and localism agenda
Following the announcements of the Big Society prior to the general election May 2010, the basis of which is of community empowerment, opening up public services and greater civic and civil action.
Our approach in Dudley recognises that outcomes and activities sought in a Big Society already exist across our Borough, in our neighbourhoods, local businesses, public sector agencies, voluntary organisations, communities and faith groups. Please follow this link to read more on Our Society In Dudley.
Dudley Energy Heroes 2011
(Updated August 2011)
Dudley has named its Energy Heroes for 2011 at an event held Roberts Street School on the 12th July 2011. the winners include a school from Halesowen, a community group based in Stroubridge and a private household were named as award winners.
The annual awards recognise the achievments of local communities, schools and individuals who are achieving long term reductions in energy. Please follow the link to read more and find out who the winners are of Energy Heroes 2011.
Dudley Together Magazine
(Updated Winter 2011)
Dudley Together magazine gets delivered to every household in the Borough. There is loads of interesting information in Dudley Together including news on new services available to residents and stories about some of the Borough’s residents.
Please see the attachements section at the bottom of the page to view the Dudley Together magazines.
(Updated 10th December 2010)
The Government is encouraging people to access support and information by promoting online services through the single portal www.direct.gov.uk.
Therefore the Jobcentre Plus website no longer has its own departmental website. The Direct Gov website not only covers services delivered through Jobcentre Plus but contains a diverse range of information, guidance and support on a number of topics from Home & Community, Education and Learning, Employment, Benefits, Tax through to Environment and Transport plus many others. It also enables customers to make benefit claims online, and provides benefits advice and calculations.
(Updated November 2010)
Have a look at the latest edition of the Dudley Community Partnership Newsletter!
In this edition we have covered:
Regional Growth Fund goes live
Local Enterprise Partnerships
Business Rate proposals for councils
Quango Reforms - new Public Bodies Bill;
Big Society strategy - consultation; and
Big Society - The Dudley Approach
Scroll to the bottom of the page to view.
How Healthy is Dudley?
(Updated 4th August 2010)
Read the results of The Dudley Health Survey 2009, a postal survey of 16500 Dudley residents registered with Dudley GPs. The respondents answered questions on physical activity, diet, alcohol, smoking and general health and well-being. Click the link below to see charts and tables of the preliminary results which, where possible, have been compared with the 2004 Dudley Health Survey and the 1992 Dudley Neighbourhood Health Survey."
Click here to view the Dudley Health Survey 2009
New and approved! Community Strategy - revised for 2010-2013
(Updated 19th May 2010)
Creating employment, tackling obesity and substance misuse, preserving the borough’s heritage and reducing crime are all set to be outlined as key priorities in the vision of Dudley's revised Community Strategy.
Dudley Community Partnership launched its revised Community Strategy at Dudley Concert Hall on Tuesday 23rd March.
The strategy, which runs under the heading ‘my borough – our borough’, is revisited every three years, and outlines the borough’s priorities. It outlines aspirations for improvements under six themes.
The six themes are jobs and prosperity, health and well-being, heritage, culture and leisure, environment and housing, individual and community learning and community safety.
To find out more and to download a copy of the Community Strategy, click here or on the image above.
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