Wednesfield North residents – Anyone interested in being an Independent Custody Visitor! Please continue to read. The Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands is looking for Volunteers to become Independent Custody Visitors Do you have 2-3 hours to spare each month to volunteer as an Independent Custody Visitor, visiting police custody sites to […]
Teachers No Longer Able To Drive School Minibuses – Except!
Now here is a new piece of legislation that I do believe is long overdue – ” Teachers will no longer be able to drive school minibuses on a car driving licence, according to new guidance from the Department for Infrastructure. Teachers must now have a full D1 minibus driving licence and driver certificate of professional […]
The Curly Wurly! – Partnership Is Key To Success!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3vSh98-oWc&feature=youtu.be Wednesday Night I attended the CRT’s West Midlands Partnerships Annual Meeting. It was held at the Dudley Canal Trust. There was a good turnout of people who attended. The #WaterwaysWM hash tag was launched, and the work of the Partnership was unveiled through a number of videos. Please click on and take a look at […]
What A Great Remembrance Sunday We Have had Again!
Over the last decade Remembrance Sunday here in Wednesfield has appeared to grow, and now is one of those days that attract big community support.  The organisrs of the Parade and March must feel very gratified as year on year the Parade grows that little bit more! I know I have been attending these events […]
Billy Ellitts – On the Way To Become Our Own Billy Elliot?!
On Saturday night 11/11/2017 Mary and I attended the Ingram Academy of Performing Arts who were putting a show on at the Dormston Centre. The principle reason for attending was because Craig Spencer invited Mary and I along to see the progress being made by Ashmore Park’s own  Billy Ellitts. Billy is from Ashmore Park […]
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