Rough Sleepers in the City.
Local residents have spoken with me about the Rough sleepers in Wolverhampton. Many are concerned about their conditions with this very cold snap that is on us today and into the week. Of the 19 known regular rough sleepers in the city, all but 5 were provided with accommodation – some staying in the temporary […]
New Planning Application – City Councillor to Object!
I have objected to the proposal to change the retail unit PLANNING USE at 601 Griffith Drive which shares a site with the Co-Op. These are the terms of the objection. “I want to object to Reference 17/01363/FUL the proposal to change the use of this unit from Class A1 Retail. The original planning application for the […]
Battle Information All Signed Up!
You know when you have been arguing for such a long time for an action, you think after a while you will not achieve it! Well today we have exceeded that wish… when a boundary sign was erected that tells people entering into Wolverhampton and our Village of Wednesfield, that it is the site of a […]
Wolverhampton’s Nursery Schools Make Big Announcement!
Today I have been involved with Duties commensurate with my role of Chair of Ashmore Park & Phoenix Nursery. I chaired a meeting of the seven Nursery Schools across Wolverhampton, (W.H.E.E.L) lt stands for Wolverhampton Hub for Excellence in Early Years. As they unveiled a policy document with proposals relating to furthering the development and […]
Supported Living Scheme – Barnard Road
Here is the latest situation concerning the construction of the Supported Living Scheme taking place in Barnard Road – In a recent article on this blog I wrote about the request a resident spoke with me about concerning the poor state of Barnard Road on Ashmore Park. The new Supported Living Home being constructed by Voyage appeared […]
Wolmer Road Fly Tipping
I had a complaint about Fly tipping from residents. The complaint referred to public rights of Way Wolmer Road and Griffith Drive and Wolmer Road and Kitchen Lane. Wolverhampton Homes Estate Services have visited the two sites and confirmed the presence of fly-tipped items on both of the sites. Checks have been made and there […]
City Has 4500 Tonnes of Rock Salt – For the Roads!
With winter hovering over Wednesfield it is perhaps just worth reminding motorists to be careful when driving. City of Wolverhampton Gritting crews are now on standby and ready to for action when icy conditions are forecast. The city has a plentiful supply of salt! In fact they have  4,500 tonnes of rock salt in stock […]
Crime in Wednesfield North – Not Good Stats!
These are the crime stats as produced by West Midlands Police for Wednesfield North Ward, here in Wolverhampton. Perhaps the statistics that jumps out at you is the fact that we have 73 more crimes in the year to date. Highlights We have had 32 Burglaries up – 16 on the year to date. We […]
Raj Kumar Drive- How About That Then!
Here is a good news story that will please lots of residents of Ashmore Park. Following the death earlier this year, of popular tradesman Raj Kumar. I had a request made by local resident Peadar Brewster asking if it was possible to get the service road running at the back of the Ashmore Park Shopping […]
Planning Application – 601 Griffith Drive – Sunbed Salon
A planning Application has been submitted for a business which wants to operate Sunbeds at the vacant store alongside the Co-Op and the Ashmore Inn.This will require a change of use from the current planning permission. The Planning Application is 17/01363/FUL – Change of use from Class A1 (Retail) to Sui Generis (Sunbed Salon) | […]

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more