Wolverhampton to Bid for UK City of Culture 2025!
Last night I was lucky enough to be lending support to The Canal and River Trust, (as I am a Director of their West Midlands Advisory Board) at an event in Coventry. Coventry is the UKs City of Culture 2021.Tonight we have heard from the Lord Mayor of Coventry and the Leader of the Council […]
Could Wednesfield Police Station Be Saved from Closure!
With Wednesfield Police Station hitting the news as itis once again facing a review. I thought it was a good time to remind our local neighbourhoods, of the work that took place to keep it open.Looking back with this article Wednesfield Labour Councillors were successful when the closure was first announced. Back in 2018 – […]
Shocking Police Information – When will Gov Learn ?
It doesn’t surprise me that West Midlands Police, is being reported as missing crime calls. The fact is that this Government has been warned for years that the cuts that they have inflicted on the force, was causing huge damage. It is now being reported that ” The force answered just two in five calls […]
Covid’s not over โ€“ stay alert as 1,100 test positive in week Released: Monday 19 July, 2021
Covid’s not over โ€“ stay alert as 1,100 test positive in weekReleased: Monday 19 July, 2021 Residents are being urged to be on their guard as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted today, after more than 1,100 people in Wolverhampton tested positive for the virus in the last week. Latest figures show there were 426.4 new cases […]
Flooding In Lichfield Road Traced! Read About It Here
This is the story of the excess run off and the actions taken to find – why the drainage of the Lichfield Road had become so problematic! In early July we had some considerable flooding taking place, when the clouds burst and a lot of rainwater came down. It caused flooding in many parts of […]
West Midlands Police Want You To Know About a New Weapons Law -Now in Force
Ban on wide range of knives, weapons, and firearms now in force Last year we supported a Home Office weapons surrender scheme ahead of new Government legislation which came into effect on Wednesday (14 July). The legislation – under the Offensive Weapons Act 2019 โ€“ means some weapons which were previously legal to own within […]
Happy Birthday Ed Doolan!
Time to Remember…Today would have been Ed Doolan’s 80th Birthday. Ed was a presenter of BBC Radio WM. One of the big names of Local Broadcasting. Ed’s show was one of those current affairs shows that attracted lots of Local radio listeners. Sadly Ed is no longer with us. An Aussie by nationality, and a […]
Walsall Finally Agrees! Boundary Hedge Ownership.
Residents living in Snape Road and Simmons Road will know that for some time now I have been fighting to get Walsall MBC to recognise and then take actions with regards to their tree’s and hedges that run along the Coppice Farm walkways behind the homes in Snape and Simmons road. Finally we have had […]
Latest Information About Covid-19 In Wolverhampton
Good Morning Wednesfield – I thought that today I would bring you up to date with some Covid-19 statistics as they affect Wolverhampton.The Covid-19 infection rate-The latest figures show there were 327.7 new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 people in Wolverhampton over the last seven days. That means 862 people in the city tested positive […]
Operation Guardian Turns-Up Hammer.
Wednesfield Police report that “As part of “Operation Guardian” the team carried out a weapons sweep of the canal area between the Dog & Partridge pub and the Boat Inn, following intelligence that weapons had been secreted in the bushes.Finally after an extensive search by several team members a claw hammer was found hidden under […]

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