DUDLEY borough residents can air their views on local issues when the council leader and deputy leader host their latest online community forum.

Council leader Pete Lowe and deputy leader Judy Foster will be heading up the digital meeting on Thursday, June 11 from 6pm until 7pm.

People will be able to discuss a range of issues from community funding and bin collections to multi-million pound regeneration projects and support for community groups.

The online community forums were recently singled out for national praise when the council was shortlisted in the UK Public Sector Communications Awards 2015, with the winner announced in July.

Cllr Lowe said: “The online forums have been a massive success with thousands of people viewing the discussions online.

“To be recognised nationally is a fantastic achievement and highlights our promise to listen to what local people have to say in as many ways as we can.

“I urge people to join us for the hour and discuss items of concerns or ways we can work together to improve our borough and council services.”

The council chiefs will be answering questions posed through the Dudley Borough Council facebook page, while people can also ask questions on twitter @DudleyMBC using #DudleyLive.

The hour-long online forum will kick start the latest round of community forums, which all run from 6.30pm at venues across the borough, from June 15 to 24.

It starts with Gornal, Upper Gornal and Woodsetton community forum, on June 15, at Bramford Primary School, Chad Road.

On the same night councillors at Coseley East and Sedgley community forum, will be welcoming people to Christ Church CofE Primary School, Church Road, Coseley.

Netherton, Woodside and St Andrews and Quarry Bank and Dudley Wood community forum, takes place on June 16, at Quarry Bank Community Centre, Sheffield Street.

Castle and Priory, St James's and St Thomas's community forum, takes place on June 17, at St Thomas's Community Network, Beechwood Road, Dudley.

Norton, Pedmore and Stourbridge East, Wollaston and Stourbridge Town community forum, will be at the Amblecote Suite in Stourbridge Town Hall, Crown Centre, in Stourbridge, on the same night.

Brierley Hill, Brockmoor and Pensnett community forum, runs on June 22, at Fens Pool Community Centre, Tennyson Street, Brierley Hill, with Halesowen North and Halesowen South community forum running at Olive Hill Primary School, Springfield Road, on the same night.

Kingswinford North and Wall Heath, Kingswinford South and Wordsley community forum, takes place on June 23, at St Mary’s Church Hall, The Village, Kingswinford.

Finally, Amblecote, Cradley and Wollescote, Lye and Stourbridge North community forum, will be on June 24, at Lye Community Centre, Cross Walks, while Belle Vale, Hayley Green and Cradley South community forum, will be at Lutley Community Centre, Brookwillow Road, Halesowen, on the same night.