Celebrate the Games in Dudley

We have  number of great things that are happening in the borough to celebrate the biggest international sporting event ever to be held in the region. As part of the Games the borough is receiving the Queens Baton Relay on Sunday 24 July 2022 (1.30pm – 7.15pm). The relay will be visiting several locations in the borough culminating in a fabulous free celebration event at the Waterfront, Brierley Hill.Running from 12pm to 8pm, the event will include a huge range of family-fun activities. In addition, we are hosting a number of free festival events, which we have combined with our Play Week from 1 – 7 August, for all the family to enjoy and watch the games live on giant screens. For more information on the events in the borough please visit www.dudley.gov.uk/commonwealthgames The Communication and Public Affairs Team Dudley...

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Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games:

Cycling Time Trials Road Closures Dudley Borough will be welcoming the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games men’s and women’s cycling time trials on Thursday 4 August. A map of the circular course is available at: www.dudley.gov.uk/commonwealthgames In preparation for the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games this summer, the Get Set for the Games partnership is working together to support residents in planning ahead. This support will help minimise the impact of the Games on everyday users of the transport network to ensure residents can still get about, and borough operations can continue to meet local needs. Many roads in the north and the centre of the borough will be closed inside and around the time trial route between the hours of 5am and 6pm (roads will re-open at 6pm) on the day of the time trials. A full list of road closures, roads with changed traffic conditions, and crossing points is available on our www.dudley.gov.uk/cgtraffic/ The impact of this disruption may be significant: If you live on the route There will be NO PARKING from: 6:00pm Wednesday 3 August to 6:00pm Thursday 4 August. ANY VEHICLES THAT REMAIN ON THE ROUTE AFTER THE ‘NO PARKING’ TIME WILL BE TOWED. ROAD CLOSURES will be in place from: 5:00am to 6:00pm on Thursday 4 August. If you regularly park on these roads, you will need to find alternative parking. If your vehicle is towed, please contact:01565 872707 to find where your car has been towed to. If you live inside the route   A number of vehicle crossing points will be available around the course, that will enable you to enter/leave the area within the course. The majority of these will be in operation between 5AM to 9.15AM, and 3.30PM to 6PM on the day of the race. Prior to the event and on the day     You can email Info.Games2022@dudley.gov.uk should you have any access problems. On Sunday 24th July, Wednesday 3 and Thursday 4 August 2022 you can also telephone 01384 811542 or 01384 811543. Marshals will be available across the route to aid pedestrian crossing. We apologise for any inconvenience caused by these measures, which have been put in place to ensure the safety of the competing athletes and the public during this high-profile international sporting event. The Communication and Public Affairs Team Dudley...

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New parenting programme for Dudley

From bump to 19 years the Solihull Approach courses help parents and care givers feel more confident, calmer and have a better relationship with their child. These online courses for parents & parents-to-be, worth over £100, have been prepaid for ALL Dudley families! It’s for mums, dads, grandparents, or anyone involved in raising a child or supporting families that do. There’s even a course just for teenagers themselves. To get your access code go...

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Mental health social care services set to return to Dudley Council in the New Year

Dudley Council is expanding its adult social care service with the return of mental health social care to the authority in the New Year to care and support people with mental health problems in the borough. The return of the service to the local authority, which was previously run by the NHS, will see around 50 staff re-join the Adult Social Care team. The transition is currently under way and the team will be formally welcomed to the local authority in January. Councillor Nicolas Barlow, cabinet lead for adult social care, said: “I look forward to welcoming the mental health social care team back to Dudley in January. “The team will be a very important addition to the council, and I am sure that their expertise and skills will help provide the best care and support for vulnerable people in our borough. “The current coronavirus crisis has highlighted the importance of caring for our mental health, just as we would our physical wellbeing. The return of this service shows Dudley takes the mental health of residents across the borough incredibly seriously.” Anyone wishing to contact the authority’s mental health services team should contact 0300 555...

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