DUDLEY residents are being urged to back the bid for the borough to win city status by sharing what they love about their home.

The three-month countdown is on to Dudley’s official submission for city status as part of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations next year.

To mark the countdown, council chiefs are calling on borough residents to help back the bid by revealing their favourite things about living in Dudley borough.

Resident's responses will be included in the final submission on December 8, with the winners announced next year.

People can email cityinthemaking@dudley.gov.uk, and also use the taglines #CityofDudleyBid and #ACityInTheMaking to make their submissions on social media.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of the council, said: "With three months to go, we are working hard behind the scenes to pull together the full details of the bid ahead of formal submission in December.

"We’d like to hear from residents about what they love about living here, to make sure we don’t miss anything out.

"We are tremendously proud of our borough and we have huge ambitions for our future.

"From our medieval Domesday book reference back in 1086, not to mention the millions of years of geological history, we have a past that most cities across the world could only dream of and of which we are very proud.

"But we’re also looking to forge a bright new future.

"We recognise there is work to do in that regard. But we have a billion pound regeneration programme which is coming to life as we speak to change the landscape of this fantastic place with new developments our people can be proud of."