COMMUNITY leaders from across the Dudley borough will be quizzed by residents at a Question Time event next month.

Key figures from police, Dudley Council, Transport for West Midlands, Dudley College and Dudley Youth Council will be discussing issues affecting the borough via a Facebook Live broadcast on Wednesday, February 5.

Residents will be able to submit their questions on the night via the Facebook feed which will then be answered by the panel of guests, similar to the BBC’s Question Time programme.

The event, which takes place between 6-7pm, will also be broadcast live on Black Country Radio.

The line-up includes Councillor Patrick Harley, Leader of the Council; Chief Superintendent Sally Bourner, Dudley Neighbourhood Policing Unit Commander; Pete Bond, Director of Integrated Network Services Transport for West Midlands; Harley Keasey, chair of the Dudley Youth Council and Neil Thomas, Chief Executive and principal of Dudley College of Technology.

Councillor Patrick Harley, leader of Dudley Council, said: "All the organisations represented on the panel make huge contributions to the local community and it is important people have the opportunity to discuss ideas and share concerns.

"From tackling crime and accessible public transport to services for young people and the work of the council, this is an open and transparent discussion on how we can all make a contribution to improving this borough.

"I hope people will take the time to submit a question on the night.”

The broadcast will be shown on the council's Dudley Borough Facebook page, where residents can type their questions into the comment box to be submitted to the panel.