New vision aims to forge a future for all in Dudley borough

An exciting new vision for Dudley borough has been unveiled by community leaders across the area.

Under the heading ‘Forging A Future For All’, the Dudley borough vision sets out aspirations for the kind of place Dudley borough wants to be in 2030.

The vision has been developed by organisations across the borough, following extensive engagement with the whole community. Contributors include residents, businesses, emergency services, faith groups and voluntary sector organisations who helped to set out seven key aspirations.

These include ensuring Dudley borough is an attractive and affordable place to live and visit, with vibrant and diverse towns being home to healthy and safe communities. It also emphasises the importance of high quality schools and colleges to provide the skilled workforce to help innovative businesses prosper in a better connected borough both in terms of transport links and through digital technology. Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said:

“From the outset of engaging with people across the borough, as a council we have made it clear this cannot be a council vision, it needs to be a true borough vision.

"We are proud to have supported the development of the ‘Forging A Future For All’ vision with its seven aspirations with all of our partners and we now look forward to working together across the borough to make the aspirations a reality.

"A group is now being formed, made up of representatives from across organisations in the borough and the community to help drive the project forward and help forge a future for all.”

The council has also teamed up with a number of partners to help launch the vision, through the ‘Forging a Future for all’ Awards. Through a number of prizes, each representing the different aspirations of the vision, the scheme will celebrate people and organisations who are already working to make the vision a reality.

This aims to ensure that borough residents and organisations can get involved and, if you know an individual or organisation doing great things for our borough, you can nominate them now for a Forging a Future for all award.

Information about the vision, and details of the awards, can be found at a new website -


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