This is a message from your Wednesfield North Councillors team….To all Wednesfield North residents. Hopefully we will have seen the last from the “Beast from the East”! It certainly brought March in with a roar!
We want to thank Wolverhampton City Workers and all the staff that put in extra effort to try and keep the city open and safe, and moving.
A huge thank you to city officials and staff from right across the council who worked overnight and sometimes, in atrocious conditions, to keep the city safe and moving.
We have seen some local criticism about what the Gritting Crews ‘havent done’.
But I can assure you all that Gritting crews worked tirelessly over the period this weekend to treat the roads – covering more than 1,000 miles of highway and spreading over 263 tonnes of salt on the priority network as well as refilling salt bins across the city.
The Gritters have been working non-stop, mechanics have been working hard to keep the wagons moving and many other colleagues have been on call and helping too.
Wolverhampton Homes staff have done everything we have requested of them for tenants who have been unfortunate with the weather. It’s inevitable that with the kind of arctic weather we have had to endure, that some homes pipes and boilers have been breached by the sub-zero weather and snow. There have been multiple call outs at the same time for the same problems with pipes bursting and condenser boilers suffering badly from the sub arctic temperatures.
We want to thank everyone for helping our constituents here in Wednesfield North.
Social media has been immensely important, and unlike in previous weather storms, it was noticeable how much the Wolverhampton Today pages were used for communication. Also our own social media sites were being read, and responded too by larger numbers of residents than before..
We do hope residents will continue to be informed through the City Council social media channels, Wolverhampton Today on Facebook and @wolvescouncil on Twitter. Plus please use www.philbateman.com ‘blog’ site for information which is linked to CouncillorPhil Bateman MBE Facebook site, and Phil Bateman Twitter account.
So finally let’s hope it is better and warmer weather from now on!
Thank you for reading this from your Wednesfield North Labour Party Team.
Councillor Phil Bateman
Councillor Rita Potter
Councillor Mary Bateman