A Day In The Life Of Your Councillors – Saturday Yet Another Scorcher!

A Day In The Life Of Your Councillors!!


Saturday another scorcher again..and so the great weather continues. But this time next Saturday the Inspectors will have been to Wednesfield and will have inspected the Wednesfield in Bloom entry in to the Heart of England in Bloom competition. We are again chasing the Gold Award to go with the Silver Award in 2016, the Gold Award in 2017! We are not greedy but the Wednesfield in Bloom team are very enthusiastic..

We will not know the results of that inspection until September.

But what I can tell you is that the volunteers who have been working on this project this year have been truly fantastic. The place has been awash with energy, as people have been transforming our Village with flowers, giving it a great tidy up, and just feeling good about the location they live and work in!

Saturday was an extra level of endeavour. Mary and I added our flower beds with more flowers, we also made a quick visit to the Ashmore Park beds too. I spent five hours in Wednesfield, before nipping off and getting my I –Pad fixed by a Wednesfield Business, and also getting my hair cut- again by a Wednesfield business.

I was blown away with how the scouts had transformed the old boat that Mary and I procured from Pendeford Mill into the most brilliant Viking War Galley with a modern twist! This additional Wednesfield in Bloom trick adds the Village history into the Wednesfield in Bloom bid…if you haven’t seen it live yet – visit the boat which is located next to the canal at Bentley Bridge….

Thanks goes to Mark Welsby from Land Securities that own the Bentley Bridge Leisure Park for giving the permissions and sponsoring the In Bloom activities yet again, by taking part in the great attempt to turn Wednesfield from ‘Grey to Green’!

Whilst doing the Wednesfield in Bloom activities, both Mary and I continued to be accessible to our constituents. You wouldn’t believe the case work we picked up on Saturday…!


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