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About 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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Ashmore Ave Garage Site For Disposal!

Today I received notice that the Local Authority is to investigate a Garage site which is set behind  Ashmore Avenue and Sandy Crescent, Wolverhampton, WV11 2LT . So that constituents can know early as possible about these proposals i am publishing this information.

Letters are to be delivered to local residents informing them that the Council owned garage site has been identified for disposal by the Council and, subject to approval being granted by Cabinet, will go forward to auction in due course.

The note informs me that prior to the sale of this land at auction, the Council shall be applying for outline planning permission for residential development. The successful purchaser must then  apply for full planning permission, which will show the proposed development, including the location of any new buildings.

It will be at that point  that as part of the planning application process, all adjoining residents shall be provided with the opportunity to submit their views/comments on the proposals during this stage. Now I know that there will be some questions that need asking, so if you wish to make a comment  regarding this site, or have any queries concerning the potential disposal of this land. The Officer to contact can be spoken to on  (01902) 551345 or by email at Chris.Elgerton2@wolverhampton.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

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A New Column To Be Erected!

Residents living in Peach Road will be pleased to know that a street lighting column that had been recently damaged due to a road traffic accident, is to be repaired. I made the report to the Authority, following a local resident contacting me to explain about the Lamp Column and the damage that had occurred.

The Street Lighting Team at the City of Wolverhampton dispatched a team the same day I made the report and they made the column safe.Due to the damage sustained The Street Lighting team   have asked for a new column to be erected and the old one taken away.

Western Power Distribution the contractor has up to 20 working days to complete the servicing works.I want to thank the Street Lighting Team for reacting straight away and making the column safe. Hopefully Western Power Distribution will swiftly deal with the lack of light and get the road back to normal.

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Wednesfield North Councillors Active in the Community.

This weekend has seen your Wednesfield North Councillors, along with Wednesfield South Councillors and Emma Reynolds MP were  attending a number of community events on your behalf.

They have included the following – The Dutch War Graves Remembrance at Jeffcock Road cemetery, where Dutch soldiers paraded as a mark of respect to their comrades who fell during the second World War here in Wolverhampton.

A little known fact. The Dutch Royal Family kept their Crown Jewels in the Mayor’s Safe in Wolverhampton Town Hall during the second World War!

We have also attended a Remembrance Service on Saturday at the Hub at Ashmore Park, plus we also enjoyed visiting the Wednesfield Photographic Club Exhibition, and the Art Classes at The Hub at Ashmore Park also.

Then on Sunday the main Remembrance Service at St Thomas’s Church. By my estimate there was close on a full house in the Church, and a huge crowd had gathered in the Remembrance Gardens.

Adding the numbers who watched The Parade to the Church from the Royal British Legion Woodend Club,  close on a thousand people will have taken part or watched or played a part in the Villages Remembrance  service on Sunday.

I am so proud of our community! So proud of Wednesfield and its people!

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Honouring The Prinses Irene Brigade Today in Wolverhampton.

Today Mary and I will be attending Jeffcote Road War Graves Cemetery in Wolverhampton. It is the time when the Annual Laying of wreaths takes place. It is a special Remembrance Ceremony attended by the Mayor of the City.

The Freedom Regiment The Prinses Irene Brigade based in the Nederlands is one of the only, if not the only, Foreign based Regiment with this honour in the West Midlands County.

The link with the Prinses Irene Brigade and Wolverhampton goes back to the Second World War when the brigade was billeted in Wrottesley. A little known fact is that during this time the Dutch Crown Jewels were kept in the safe at Wolverhampton Town Council! 

I am very proud that during my term of office as Mayor of the City of  Wolverhampton in 2005/2006 that I took the resolution, to the City Council and engendered the full City Council to support making the Brigade a ‘Freedom Regiment’. for the City of Wolverhampton.

Today I will stand in silence and reflect on the Prinses Irene Brigades role in the Second World War, think about the great friendships that have sprung up every years since that war ended here in Wolverhampton and the families of those in Nederlands.

 

 

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Last Day For Consultation On Traffic Regulations in Wednesfield North.

Today it is the last day for consultation regarding the Traffic Regulation Orders that have been submitted for Gorey Close Redwood Way Junction and Tonadine Close and Bargery Road Junctions – All of which are in Wednesfield North Ward.

These schemes have been advertised since  Friday 19th October 2018. The consultation will finish Friday 9th November 2018.

Please be quick and contact ian.walker@wolverhampton.gov.uk if you wish to either support or object to  these traffic regulation orders. Please be quick Its the last day for comments!

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Parry Road Garage Site Up for Disposal

 

The Council owned garage site in Parry Road has been identified for disposal by the Council, and subject to approval being granted by Cabinet, will go forward to auction in due course.

Prior to the sale of this land at auction, the Council shall be applying for outline planning permission for residential development.  Local residents to the site have been informed that the  successful purchaser shall apply for full planning permission, which will show the proposed development, including the location of any new buildings.

As part of the planning application process, all adjoining residents shall be provided with the opportunity to submit their views/comments on the proposals at that stage.

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The Police Remind Us!

THE POLICE REMIND US – Whilst we wish for you to enjoy Bonfire Night on Monday please be safe and remember the Firework Safety Code.

.Only buy fireworks marked BS 7114.
.Don’t drink alcohol if setting off fireworks.
.Keep fireworks in a closed box.
.Follow the instructions on each firework.
.Light them at arms length.
.Stand well back.
.Never go near a firework that has been lit even if it doesn’t go off.
.Never put fireworks in your pocket or throw them.
.Always supervise children around fireworks.
.Light sparklers one at a time and wear gloves.
.Never give sparklers to a child under five.
.Keep pets indoors.
.Don’t let off noisy fireworks after 11pm.

Missing – These Sites Left Like This Are Dangerous!

I am keen to find out if residents know if there are any metal covers of drains, or other highway furniture which have gone missing in Wednesfield .

During this summer there have been a number of such articles that have vanished from our streets. The latest of these was recorded missing in Southall road only recently. It has since been made safe.

Does anyone have any knowledge about who may be pilfering them? Or who knows of a drain cover that is unprotected, perhaps they can contact me on – email@philbateman.com

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Pride and Passion As Wolverhampton Unveils New First World War Memorial.

As  Wednesfield North Councillor’s – We  know that this initiative will be very popular  with families that live in Wednesfield and Wolverhampton.

Councillors Rita Potter, Mary Bateman,  and Phil Bateman were  delighted to read on the City of Wolverhampton’s Managing Director’s Councillors Briefing Note. It detailed,  this very important and historic project.

Managing Director Mr Tim Johnson said  “A new roll of honour featuring the names of 4,272 men and women from the City of Wolverhampton who died during the First World War has gone on public display in the foyer of the Civic Centre.

The memorial has been created as part of our programme of activities to mark the centenary of the end of the conflict.

Many of the names of the fallen have never been recognised before on any official record and the updated roll is therefore the most accurate and comprehensive memorial to the city’s war dead ever produced.”

Well I for one am very happy that this project has been undertaken.

I am sure it will bring  much pride  to many Wolverhampton families who will now be able to cast their eyes on a friend or family member, that had previously gone through the decades  without any public recognition.

Well done Wolverhampton, a great project and well done the people behind the incredible research and hard work it must have taken to deliver a memorial of this nature.