RESIDENTS will be able to meet their local police and councillors and discuss issues of concern at the next round of Dudley borough community meetings.

Dudley Council will host five ‘your home, your forums’ covering all wards in the borough during February. The forums will run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.

Local councillors and a police representative will be present at the informal meetings, which aim to give people chance to have a say on matters affecting their area and what can be done to bring about improvements.

Although not essential, people can register their attendance in advance via -

The Dudley North meeting, for anyone living in the Coseley East, Sedgley, Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton wards, will be held on February 7 at Sedgley Community Centre, Ladies Walk, Sedgley, Dudley, DY3 3UA.

The Dudley meeting will be held on February 21 at Wellington Road Community Centre. People living in Castle and Priory, St James’s, St Thomas’s, Netherton, Woodside, St Andrews, Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood are welcome to attend.

The Stourbridge meeting for people in Amblecote, Lye, Stourbridge North, Norton, Pedmore, Stourbridge East, Wollaston and Stourbridge Town will be held at Gigmill Primary School on February 21.

On February 28, people living in Belle Vale, Hayley Green, Halesowen, Cradley and Wollescote are invited to the Halesowen meeting in the seminar room at Halesowen College.

The Brierley Hill meeting will also be held on February 28 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Kingswinford - for people living in Brierley Hill, Brockmoor, Pensnett, Wall Heath, Kingswinford and Wordsley.

Councillor Ian Bevan, Dudley Council’s cabinet member responsible for the community meetings, said: “We hold these meetings regularly to give local people an opportunity to meet with their elected representatives to discuss what matters to them most in their local area.”