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Dudley deputy leader online for face to Facebook forum
9:00am Sunday 20th October 2013 in Local
DUDLEY Council's Facebook community forum is set for a return to give people a chance to quiz the borough's deputy leader.
Cllr Pete Lowe will be live and online on Thursday October 24, for an hour-long session from 6pm to answer questions and listen to peoples' concerns about council matters.
During the hour people will also be able to get advice on funding for community groups and also follow the discussions on the council’s @dudleymbc twitter feed.
Cllr Lowe said: “As far as we know we are the first local authority in the country to use Facebook to engage with residents in this way. Last time we were overwhelmed with the amount of interaction we had with people who were keen to raise issues and ask questions, and this will hopefully build on that."
The council is also hosting are also ten community forums for people to attend and discuss issues with the council and ward councillors, at a range of venues, all starting at 6.30pm.
Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews and Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood community forum will begin the latest round on Monday November 4, at Woodside Community Centre, Highgate Road, Dudley. On the same night people will be able to raise issues at Castle and Priory, St James's and St Thomas's community forum, at St Thomas's Community Network, Beechwood Road, Dudley.
Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton community forum takes place on Tuesday November 5, at Baggeridge Social Welfare Centre, The Straits, Lower Gornal, Dudley. On the same evening Coseley East and Sedgley community forum, will run at Age Concern, Sedgley, Ettymore Road.
On Wednesday November 6 residents will be able to pop into Halesowen North and Halesowen South community forum, November 6, Manor Way Primary School, Brier Mill Road, Halesowen, as well as Norton, Pedmore and Stourbridge East, Wollaston and Stourbridge Town forum at Wollaston Village Hall, Bridgnorth Road, Wollaston, Stourbridge.
Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South and Wordsley community forum, runs on Tuesday November 12, at Holy Trinity Church Hall, High Street, Wordsley. Residents will also be able to speak to councillors at the Amblecote, Cradley and Wollescote, Lye and Stourbridge North community forum, at Providence Methodist Church, Windmill Hill, Colley Lane, on the same night.
Residents in Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett will be able to raise issues at their community forum on Tuesday November 12, at the Brockmoor Community Centre, Pensnett Road, Brockmoor.
On Wednesday November 13 Belle Vale, Hayley Green and Cradley South community forum, will be welcoming people to Lutley Community Centre, Brookwillow Road, Halesowen.
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