Talking Dudley South with Mike Wood

Talking Dudley South with Mike Wood
Join me, Mike Wood MP, as I discuss the issues important to people living and working in Dudley South.

National Express
Jun 26 • 12 min
National Express is our biggest local private sector employer employing some 350 drivers, engineers and back office staff. They’re doing a big job preparing to keep passengers safe as they resume and increase their services post-Covid. I caught up with…
Black Country Food Bank
Jun 11 • 17 min
The Covid crisis has seen Black Country Food Bank work overtime and help some 7,000 people over the past few months. You can help Jen and the team by donating food items or volunteering. Jen Coleman from the food bank joins me in this episode.
Red By Night venue
Jun 1 • 18 min
The music and entertainment venue Red By Night started up just a few months ago in Brierley Hill, and then suddenly covid hit. Vicki Wilkes joins me to talk about how she’s coped, some of the help she’s received as she navigates her business through this…
Black Country Chamber of Commerce
May 13 • 20 min
Whether it’s cashflow, budgets or keeping staff and customers safe, Black Country businesses will have a lot to plan and juggle as we begin to leave lockdown. Black Country Chamber of Commerce is working tirelessly to help, and I’m pleased to be joined by…
Kingswinford Royal British Legion
Apr 28 • 9 min
Kingswinford Royal British Legion do an amazing job year round supporting our service men and women, veterans and their families. Now, they are bringing together local volunteers to deliver essential items to people in need during this lockdown. More here…
Mary Stevens Hospice
Apr 22 • 15 min
Social distancing is especially tough on families with loved ones receiving end-of-life care right now. The Mary Stevens Hospice is doing a great job helping patients and enabling their families to stay in contact through technology. I’m very pleased to…
Russells Hall Hospital
Apr 3 • 21 min
We are coming together during this horrible COVID-19 outbreak and showing that real “Dudley Spirit”. The perfect example is the team at Russells Hall Hospital who are working heroically for their patients. Diane Wake, Chief Executive at the Dudley Group…
Dudley Council
Mar 20 • 10 min
As we deal with the coronavirus, I am beginning a series of short community information podcasts which aim to provide useful information and advice for people in Dudley South. In this episode, I’m joined by Deborah Harkins, the Director of Public Health…
Making Budget 2020 work for Brierley Hill
Feb 26 • 9 min
Join me from the bustling Brierley Hill market as I get together with the local butcher, a property developer, the Chamber of Commerce and market management to discuss ways in which we can help our area thrive. Business rates, red tape and town centre…