Rough Sleeping in Wednesfield
Over the weekend Residents from Wednesfield North reported to me that there was a ‘rough sleeper’ tucked up in Bealeys Fold where it merges with the High Street footway. I have reported the matter to the City Council and I want to re-assure residents that if the person wants help and advice it will be […]
LIVE Theatre! At Northycote Farm… Just Brilliant!
Last night I attended LIVE Theatre at Northycote Farm in Bushbury. That is right- Northycote Farm! It was the first time that Live Theatre was played in this ancient old farmhouse owned by the City of Wolverhampton Council. What an inspiring venue and it added so much atmosphere to the performance I was about to […]
Plant A Tree For UN Day -Monday 24th October.
Monday 24th October is United Nations Day and I wonder if there will be citizens of Wolverhampton that will join me in PLANTING A TREE  to help enhance and protect our environment. On Monday 24th October I shall be planting a tree in Wednesfield as part of my contribution in celebrating United Nations Day. My […]
Out of Darkness Cometh Light! Big Cheers From Me….
The footpath linking Parker -Anslow Gardens across the Danesmore Open space to the bus stop on Griffith Drive. is now very lit up with Lamps! I have been campaigning for this important piece of infrastructure to be inserted into this pathway, since it was brought to my attention at the beginning of the year. This is […]
History- Boosting The City Economy!
On Friday the 21st October I have a long awaited meeting with City Officials relating to my quest for Wolverhampton to use its thousand years of history in a more imaginary way, to boost the City local economy and to lift the City prosperity. I have some ideas, and I am proud of the fact that […]
Planning Application – Barnard Road ” Proposed Care Home and Associated Parking.”
A planning application has been submitted for land in Barnard Road Ashmore Park It is a significant building which will require planning permissions. Residents are urged to make enquiries with Wolverhampton City Council Planning Department about the proposals. Here are the main details as they refer to the plan. Reference 16/01001/FUL Alternative Reference PP-05463399 Application […]
Lets Not Lose Our Local Pharmacies!
As regular readers of this site will know I have been campaigning to ensure that Local Pharmacies are retained. Through these pages, through Facebook and through Twitter. I feel that a local Pharmacy plays an important role in our community. It would be tragic if any of our Local Pharmacies  were lost.  I am currently […]
New Players Wanted – Bowlers Wanted for Essington WM Club!
I have been requested by organiser Derek Wollam of Wednesfield, to ask readers of this site if they would like to play Bowls for Essington WMC 3rd team next year starting in March 2017? The matches will take place on Wednesday’s with Home Matches starting at 11.45am and away Matches starting at 14.00. Anyone from […]
Wednesfield Bridge Closure – Means Road Footpath & Canal Closure Also!
Wednesfield Closure from the 7th November through to the 9th December 2016 Also being Closed is the Pinfold Bridge in Wednesfield, (also known locally as Gregory’s Bridge) Pinfold Bridge, Lichfield Road Wednesfield. This work on the bridge will close the canal, and the towpath, as well as closing road access over the bridge. There will […]
Wolverhampton’s Gateway to the World- BHX!
Today (24 October 2016) The Government announce their plans for London with regards to Airport Expansion. I thought it was an apt time to once again launch my views in this comment first published on the 28th September 2016. I constantly harp on about the importance of Birmingham International Airport. It is an important piece […]


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