Speaking Up About The City!

Work I undertake on the City Council is always interesting. I have been pressing the Council on some areas of its responsibility. Especially around culture ,public transport and fire cover This is what is recorded in the Scrutiny Board Wolverhampton LogoMinutes – 30 June 2015


Cllr Bateman stated the importance of the document, particularly its reference to the

Combined Authority. Cllr Bateman raised some additional areas he felt the document should cover. Firstly, he observed that it does not mention promoting the City’s history and culture. The Head of Transformation explained that this is referenced implicitly throughout the

document and that there is a work stream dedicated to monitoring visitor usages of

cultural sites.


Secondly, he outlined that there was no mention of promoting fire

safety. This was not explicitly mentioned in the document as this workstream is

addressed by the City Board; however, it was agreed this would be discussed with

the Leader.


Finally, Cllr Bateman commented that the use of public transport and

coaches should be highlighted as it was financially beneficial to the City. He was

assured that coaches are a key part of the transportation plan.

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


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