SALTWELLS residents are being urged to take part in a community action day next month in a bid to help improve the estate.

The event is being organised by the Saltwells Tenants and Resident Association and takes place on Wednesday April 8 at Spring Meadow Road.

The objective is to try and help bring the community together and there are a number of incentives on offer to tempt residents.

They include helpful hints from gardening experts while the RSPCA will be on hand offering free micro chipping for cats and dogs.

There's also a more serious side to the action day as Dudley Council's anti-social behaviour and tenancy fraud team will be available to talk with residents about any issues concerning them.

Enforcement officers will also be in attendance and want to hear from residents who have problems with fly-tipping, litter and dog fouling.

Representatives from West Midlands Fire Service will be offering free safety advice together with the local policing team.

The action day is being back by Dudley councillor Gaye Partridge, cabinet member for housing, who said: "Saltwells Tenants and Residents Association have been in existence for around 10 years and have already made a massive impact.

"They've managed to get residents involved with the running of the estate and hold regular community clean-ups which in turn has helped generate more interest in the area."

The action day takes place from 11am until 3pm.