Tram Ticket Dodgers Face Likely Fines Increases!
There are plans being made to increase the fine levied on tram passengers caught without paying a fare. The plan is to increase the penalty notice from its current £10 to £70.With a discount offered for swift payment. I am sure that most tram service passengers will understand the reason for this move. The new […]
This new £1 single fare designed for Pensioner travel before 9.30am!
This Christmas, National Express West Midlands is bringing pensioners what they’ve long been asking for. From 2 January 2018, the bus operator is introducing a £1 single fare for senior citizens to travel by bus before their OAP free bus pass becomes valid at 0930. Tom Stables, Managing Director for National Express West Midlands, said: […]
Santa to Attend Ashmore Park Nursery School!
  Next week Santa Claus will be visiting Ashmore Park Nursery School on Monday! I know he is looking forward to meeting the children who attend…..Its getting very exciting as Christmas day approaches!
Panto Season Is At The Grand!
The Grand Theatre Panto – Jack and the Beanstalk. Is an important part of any Christmas Season. I am informed that It is an excellent production and comes highly recommended. A good Panto season is critical to the future success of the theatre, and so for all those individuals and those that have families here […]
The Victorian Christmas Market Arrives Friday for Three Days!
Wolverhampton city centre will burst into life with the sights and sounds of its first official Victorian Christmas Market from tomorrow. The festive 3 day market will be delivered by the council’s approved market operator LSD Promotions, and will take place on Friday 15 December (10am to 9pm), Saturday 16 (10am to 9pm) and Sunday […]
Weather Is Improving – BUT!
Update 13/12/17 I have received a weather up date that as Councillors we would like to share with you! The severe weather seen in recent days is improving with snow and ice thawing. The Met Office forecast for Wolverhampton is as follows (please note that a warning of ice is in place tonight for much […]
Fire Service Fitted 4.6% of Free Smoke Alarms in Wednesfield North!
I am very pleased to find out that the West Midlands Fire service have fitted 125 free smoke alarms to homes in our Ward of Wednesfield North in 2016 That is a magnificent response when I compare the statistics with neighbouring wards. In fact our WN Ward during 2016 had 4.6% of all the alarms […]
Pleasingly Low Statistics for Knife Crime in Wednesfield North.
Recently I wrote to West Midlands Police about the levels of knife crime here in Wednesfield North. I wanted to find out more about the actual knife crime situation locally. This followed some allegations made to me re an incident recently. I have been very much reassured by the response I have received from the Police […]
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 […]
Zebra Crossing Called For! – Amos lane
I have been asked to support a Zebra Crossing in Amos Lane Wednesfield. The Lane is busy – parents and children cross Amos lane from Wood end and Bellamy Lane in my Ward  to go to Wodensfield School. I have had a local parent write to me explaining in detail the threat she sees every […]

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