Planning Application – 601 Griffith Drive – Sunbed Salon
A planning Application has been submitted for a business which wants to operate Sunbeds at the vacant store alongside the Co-Op and the Ashmore Inn.This will require a change of use from the current planning permission. The Planning Application is 17/01363/FUL – Change of use from Class A1 (Retail) to Sui Generis (Sunbed Salon) | […]
Breaking News From Oz! – Britain’s Juniors Beat Australia in Cycle Speedway Test!
Big News from Adelaide Australia Today “Job done for the Cycle Speedway Junior GB team taking the Ashes and now a series white out.”  Third and final match finished Australia 74 – Great Britain 100. Wednesfield riders played their part. Wednesfield Councillors want to congratulate all of you especially the Wednesfield riders…..on  playing your part […]
Government Budget – Ignores Public Anxiety Over Lack of Police Resources
Councillor Phil Bateman MBE responds to the Government budget today. ” I want to place on record my concern that the Government missed a great opportunity today to say that they cared about the safety of our communities. I am very concerned with crime in my City of Wolverhampton and particularly in my Ward of […]
Its The Economy That Matters!
Our traditional High Streets are in state of flux, more evidence is coming out that suggests that Britain’s changing shopping habits is having a fundamental shift in the make up of retail. A recent report commissioned by the Confederation of Passenger Transport warns that there are a number of potential threats to the High Street […]
Tree-Mendous Tree’s – What a Variety!
The trees on Ashmore Park are both loved and in some areas a source of complaint. Yet trees are often just taken for granted by most of us. It is trees that clean the air we breath, it is trees and their roots that create soil stability, they also reduce  noise by absorbing traffic noise, […]
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 […]
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