DFTRA - Dudley Federation of Tenants and Residents

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About DFTRA - Dudley Federation of Tenants and Residents

An umbrella organisation for Tenants and Residents Associations in the Dudley Borough, helping them have a voice and impact the areas in which they live.

This is a mailing list that anyone can join, not just TRA members! We will send the occasional update email (usually no more than 1 per month) with information around community involvement, Dudley Council updates and events happening around the Borough.

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Dudley Federation Newsletter Q4 February–April 2022

you can view or download our latest newsletter on our website.

Dudley Federation Newsletter November 2021-January 2022

You can view or download our latest newsletter on our website.

Your Borough, Your Home

Dudley Federation Virtual Annual General Meeting

Our virtual AGM will be held on Thursday 27th January 2022 at 6.00pm!

After waiting for a long time in the hope that we could return to a face-to-face meeting, we have decided to hold this initial return meeting online.

We will be looking to hold in-person/hybrid meetings in the future but this will take place on Teams for now.

If you wish to take part, please email caroline@dftra.org.uk to sign up to receive the link ahead of the meeting.

We hope to see you there!
When
27 Jan 2022 at 6:00pm
until 27 Jan 2022 at 8:00pm

Darby End pay tribute with new benches

See the full story and pictures on our website.

Residents urged to recycle more this Christmas

As Dudley prepares to celebrate the festive season, Dudley Council is reminding residents that they can recycle more plastics this Christmas.

The local authority now collects plastic in the form of pots, tubs and food trays, as well as bottles, in the green recycling bags. People are asked to leave out black plastic as it has a carbon black pigment and cannot be picked up by the optical sorting technology.

Residents should continue to recycle cardboard, paper, glass and tins and are asked to clean and sort waste into the correct container, placing out on collection day.

Councillor Karen Shakespeare, cabinet member for public realm, said:

Every week our waste operatives collect tons of plastic from our residents for recycling.

Plastics are sent to a recycling facility to be washed, separated and turned into pellets, before being sent on to manufacturers who turn it into other items such as new plastic bottles and food packaging.

Residents can help the planet by recycling soft drink bottles, fresh cream tubs and prepared food trays this Christmas but we’re asking everyone to squash materials down to help us get more on our vehicles and reduce our carbon footprint.

People can find out more about Dudley’s recycling at www.dudleyrecycles.org.uk.

Christmas Bins and Recycling Collections

Put your waste and recycling out on normal collection days this Christmas, as there are no service disruptions.

Your waste and recycling should be placed outside for collection by 6.15am but be aware that Christmas collections may be earlier or later than usual.

Please make sure your grey bin lid is shut and do not put out additional waste sacks as these can't be collected.

Change the way you age - free events next week

Planyour best older life. Everyone is invited to attend two free Zoom events nextweek to help you plan how to age well.

Healthy ageingexperts will explore your choices to help you make early decisions and liveyour finest older years.

Subjects covered include:

  • Physical fitness
  • Emotional wellbeing
  • Financial wellbeing
  • Carers support
  • Future decisions
Events take placeon:

Tuesday 9 November,6 – 7pm

Thursday 11November, 1 – 2pm

For moreinformation about subjects covered on each day, and to book your place, go to https://bit.ly/3b7zgbH

Deadline date for booking is Sunday 7th November.

Dudley Federeation Newsletter August-October 2021-22

You can view or download the latest newsletter here.

Fire Kills – book your electrical inspection now

Electrical installations cause around 10% of fires and the majority of these are because of electrical faults, which could be identified and remedied through routine safety checks.

It is the responsibility of your landlord to keep electrical installations in a good state of repair, it is therefore vital that you allow access for an electrical inspection called an Electrical Installation Condition Reports (EICR) to be carried out by our appointed contractor The Dodd Group. As part of this inspection a free USB socket will be fitted in place of a socket of your choice.

Call 01384 815256 to get your inspection booked in.