Town Centres

Town centres and High Streets are the heart of our communities. Dudley borough has four main town centres; Dudley, Brierley Hill (including Merry Hill Shopping Centre), Stourbridge and Halesowen. All have a local retail provision and mix of unique community uses. Find out about projects and support in your local town.


Business Improvement Districts

Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) are business-led and business funded bodies established to improve places within a defined geographical area.  They deliver improvement projects, actions and objectives  identified within a business plan voted for by local businesses.

In the Dudley borough there is currently one BID in Halesowen Town Centre, to find out more, the area it covers, how it benefits you and/or how to get involved visit: Halesowen BID

Stourbridge, is currently in the early development phase of a potential BID for Stourbridge town centre.  A website is being developed and will be shared here in due course. If you are interested in finding out more email 


Council Services

Business Rates - for questions about your business rates please visit here

Licenses, Registrations and Permits - for information regarding business licensing, registration or permit questions please visit: here

Commercial waste - for information and enquiries here

Environmental Health - information and guidance here

Current contract and tender opportunities - to find out about current tender and contract opportunities to work with Dudley Council visit here 


Opening a new business?

If you are opening a new business and would like the Mayor to attend an official opening and associated press release you can complete an invitation form at here


Want to hold an event in your town centre or high street? 

For information and advice on how to hold an event in the borough and the application process please visit:  Event guidance and application form


Advertising opportunities with the council 

Dudley Council's advertising sites are a great way for you to reach your audience and effectively market your product / services, visit: Advertising and sponsorship


Want to book public space in a town centre?

We have a number of entertainment or promotional areas located within town centres across the borough to book or hire, to find out more visit Town centre bookings


Get involved - initiatives

Made in Dudley borough celebrates creativity and innovation across the borough by promoting our businesses. Find out more information here

Small Business Saturday falls on the first Saturday of December every year. This national celebration of small businesses is a great occasion to promote your business, make connections and raise awareness. Visit here for details.  Local campaigns and events, along with how to get involved will be published here annually.