March 25, 2020
Residents across the borough are warned to be on their guard as bogus callers try and cash in on the coronavirus outbreak.
Dudley Council’s trading standards team has had reports of local people being approached by bogus callers who are going door-to-door claiming to be authorised by the counc...
March 23, 2020
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world.
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus that presents with flu-like symptoms including a fever, a cough or difficulty breathing.
The UK government is in close contact with the World Heal...
February 11, 2020
Roses will mean more than ‘I love you’ this Valentine’s day with the launch of a hard hitting campaign to address deaths on the roads.
Selected colleges across the Black Country will be custodians of a display of 116 red roses, one rose to represent each young person from the West Midlands age...
February 7, 2020
Victims of domestic violence and abuse can access all available support services within the borough by dialling one number.
Helpline supports victims of domestic abuse
The single point of contact (SPOC) number is 01384 455411 and gives those who need help a direct line to a range of support ser...
February 3, 2020
On Thursday 6 February, Safe & Sound is supporting International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FMG) which aims to raise awareness of FMG.
Did you know FMG is illegal in the UK? It’s also illegal to take a British or permanent resident abroad for FGM or to help someone try...
January 31, 2020
A free session helping people in the borough to stay safe online is being run next week.
Anyone who lives or works in the borough can sign up for Staying Safe Online. It takes place on Thursday February 6 from 5pm to 6pm at Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Learning Centre in Dudley Wood Road.
It is bei...
December 20, 2019
For most children Christmas means fun, presents and Santa, but for some, the festive period means blazing rows, sleepless nights and worry because of domestic abuse.
This month, as part of their Christmas safety tips campaign, safe & sound, Dudley’s community safety partnership is highlighting...
Safer streets and less fear of crime are critical for the future success of Dudley and Brierley Hill town centres, a new people’s panel has concluded.
A group of 40 people from the two towns were selected to form the first ever Dudley People’s Panel.
The panel was independently designed and faci...
December 3, 2019
West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit
Safe & sound is supporting Counter Terrorism Police’s campaign to help keep crowded places safe over the festive period.
Officers are calling on the public and those who work in our busy towns and cities to remain vigilant and report any concerns to staff, security or - in confidence - to the p...
November 28, 2019
As Christmas fast approaches and money is tight, Dudley borough residents are being warned not to be bitten by loan sharks.
At this time of year people are often tempted by loan sharks as they struggle for cash to cover the expense of the season.
This makes it easier for lenders to exploit peop...