Nurseries in Crisis!
Nurseries are in a cash crisis, and that is the raw truth of the matter. Today heavy weight newspapers like the Financial Times address the issue in their coverage of the news. This Government is creating uncertainty in the Nursery and Early Years sector. Funding gap leaves nurseries struggling to pay minimum wage A survey […]
More free Adult Education Wolverhampton courses on offer
  Released: Monday 18 June, 2018 Even more free courses will be on offer through Adult Education Wolverhampton from this autumn. Although many courses are already free, people on a low income who want to improve their skills will be eligible to complete a number of additional courses for free from September onwards. Prospective learners […]
Austerity Is Forcing Councils Into Selling Off!
Today the newspapers are analysing a charity’s report on why so many public assets are being sold off, and the reason is. Austerity forcing sell-offs of council buildings and parks The charity Locality has released a report, The Great British Sell Off, which has found that English councils starved of central government funding are selling […]
No New Social Care Funds until 2020!
No new social care funds until 2020, warns May Councillor Phil Bateman said today “The national newspapers are predicting that  Theresa May is expected to confirm today that there will be no extra funds to help address the social care funding crisis until the “forthcoming spending review,” not due to apply until 2020.” Glen Garrod, president […]
The Post Office At Woodend – News Up Date!
Councillor Phil Bateman  said today – ” Wednesfield North Councillors received the following correspondence from  The Post Office today 12th June 2018. Whilst it is not a very uplifting piece of information. It nevertheless sets the situation out so that residents and customers of the Post Office can see what is taking place. I know many […]
Bentley Bridge Shopping Park – Now this is Good News!
Wednesfield Labour Councillors have been campaigning for some considerable time for much needed public toilets at the Bentley Bridge Shopping Park. I am hearing that Planning permission has now been secured to move the public toilets into part of C1b Unit and for C1a Unit to be enlarged and used for retail sales. This Public […]
Planning Application -52 Millbank Street (Refused).
Agent Applicant Mr Paul Burton A P Architecture Ltd E-Innovation Centre Suite SE 219 Telford TF2 9FT Mr K Plant K J PLANT DEVELOPMENTS LIMITED 49 Leasowe Drive, Perton, Wolverhampton WV6 7TX Our Ref: 18/00323/FUL Site: 52 Millbank Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV11 2HU Proposal: Erection of two semi-detached dwellings _______________________________________________________________________ City of Wolverhampton Council […]
Wednesfield in Bloom – “Front Gardens in Bloom 2018″
Now here is a couple of messages that relate to Wednesfield in Bloom. Wednesfield We are asking that those residents who would like to make a contribution to our attempts to persuade the Heart of England in Bloom Judges, that we are serious about making a                 ‘Big Blooming’  difference to Wednesfield. Last year we asked for […]
Latest News – Proposal for 2,500 Homes In Green Belt .
Wednesfield North Labour Councillors today issued further information to their Local Residents relating to plans and proposals to build on current ‘Green Belt ‘ in Essington. This message is primarily aimed at Wednesfield North constituents who have an interest, or who are interested in the recently announced proposal to develop 2,500 homes on what is […]
Ashmore Park ‘Walk of Stars’.
Ashmore Park Walk of Stars! Ashmore Park is a great community, and Ashmore Parker’s are great folk! The estate has always fostered good sportsmen and women. But not everyone is aware that the estate has nurtured other great talents also. I have represented Ashmore Parkers and Wednesfield people on two Councils for some 31 years! […]

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