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Pathway Lights -Coppice Farm Walkways

Recently a resident contacted me about the Walkway lights just behind Coppice School as we approach the boundary with the Walsall – Being Out of Action.

I can inform you that the City of Wolverhampton got their ‘Night Inspector’ to take a look.

The defects are not the lamps, which is the City’s responsibility.

Unfortunately, the lamps that provide the lights are fine, the lamps are out because this is due to a Western Power Distribution fault.  This has been reported to them and we are awaiting a date for repair.

I am sorry. I know it is so dark where there is this defect – I will continue to press the City to heap pressure on The Western Power Company to deal with their fault as quickly as possible.

New BBC Radio Wolverhampton -On Air Today!

Well this morning I have just tuned into the new BBC Radio Wolverhampton. Its being presented by an ex Coppice High School Pupil – Elise Evans .

Bev Knight is on the show on its opening broadcasts! Follow the link and hear Elise on her big opening day!I must admit it is nice to see Wednesfield people getting on in life!

So my very big congratulations to the BBC Radio Wolverhampton and Congratulations Elise on your debut this morning!

BBC Radio Wolverhampton Join Elise Evans 6am – 10am and Letitia George 10am – 2pm weekdays.

Listen to full match commentary of every Wolves game, midweek and weekends on DAB Digital Radio. On DAB Digital Radio and online. Radio Wolverhampton Celebrating Wolverhampton and helping communities in extraordinary ti

Proposed Traffic Regulation Order – Ecclestone Road -Southall Road

The City will be starting a consultation process today, which is aimed at making the highway safer outside of Coppice High School. The process starts with adverts in the Express and Star, and properties that are DIRECTLY affected by the proposed TRO’s. Your City Councillors are playing their part by advertising this on this Blog Site and social media. There is an address where you can make your comments on the proposals and an email address at the bottom of the page –

Dear Occupier,
Ecclestone Road, Southall Road – Proposed Waiting and Loading Restrictions

The City of Wolverhampton Council is undertaking formal consultation regarding proposed waiting
and loading restrictions in parts of Ecclestone Road and Southall Road. These proposals can be
seen on the attached plan.

The proposed restrictions are required to address concerns that have been expressed regarding
inappropriate school gate parking leading to access and visibility issues, for both pedestrians and
road users.

If you have any comments, please contact Philip Carlin by email – or in writing as per the details shown at the bottom of this letter.

Alternatively please write to David Pattison, Director of Governance and Solicitor to the Council, Civic
Centre, St Peters Square, Wolverhampton, WV1 1RG, by 5 February 2021 which is the end of the
formal consultation.
Yours faithfully,
Philip Carlin

City Stores and Shops Get Advice.

  • Ensuring shops and workplaces comply with restrictions

Councillors in Wednesfield North said today “Residents and shop and store Keepers in Wednesfield North and across the City, should be aware that in recent weeks, especially following lockdown, complaints  have started to be received in numbers from people concerned about Covid rules being ignored.”

With more information arriving from the public, about covid-rules which are being broken by some stores, and other stores ignoring it.

This is unacceptable and dangerous, given the transmissibility of the new variant, for premises not to obey the rules.

The Local Authority and the Police are giving a simple message: obey the rules or face a fine.

I can inform residents that a letter that has been sent on behalf of the council and the police – signed by our Director of Public Health, John Denley and Ch Supt Andy Beard, West Midlands Police. That letter clearly sets out what is expected of stores and their duty to support the city’s covid response, making their stores covid-compliant and, most importantly of all, protecting their customers and employees.

Councillor Bateman added “We have been briefed that since 1 September 2020, police officers/PCSOs have spoken to 9,200 and report 3,400 people have received some form of enforcement activity including:

  • 3,000 people immediately complied with the restriction request made
  • 250 people have received a formal direction to leave (Dispersal from a gathering)
  • 150 people have received a fixed penalty notice
  • 2 £10,000 fines have been issued, one to a business and the other in a residential setting

Wolverhampton also has a Joint Covid Enforcement Team, consisting of officers and staff from the police, Environmental Health and Licensing. Since 1 September, the team has visited 55 premises, with two closed due to repeated breaches. Eight prohibition notices have been served.”

City Councillor Calls for Parking Clarity! PACT Meeting

Councillor Phil Bateman today released a copy of correspondence that he has sent to the Safer Travel Partnership- which organise the PACT meetings that take place in Wednesfield. He said “This issue of vehicles obstructing highways and pavements, around schools, blocking in residents own driveways, forcing people with dis abilities into the road, by the poor parking, is a constant concern for residents/pedestrians and those with a disability, on our local estates who are getting frustrated, and are concerned for pedestrian safety, road safety. is also being infringed.

The matter needs some clarity, and the policies the Police and Highway Authority are operating too, also needs to be understood by everyone.” – here is the correspondence .

“Dear Laura – Would you please place this issue on the PACT for Wednesfield North on your agenda for the 5th February? “Obstructing highways and pavements, blocking in residents own driveways by the poor parking of vehicles, is growing across Wednesfield and Wolverhampton”

It is happening all too often outside of Schools, and outside homes. Often, it’s the same vehicles that obstruct pavements, over and over again, and bad habits quickly turn into a ‘Right’’ when in actual effect it is a ‘Wrong’.
These bad parking issues affect the road safety of the neighbourhoods they take place in.

I request that this issue is placed on the Agenda so that those at the virtual meeting can raise their concerns. People with disabilities and parents with young children are usually the victims of having obstructed pavements and footways.
I hope that those that have had bad incidents and those that have reported these matters will tune in and deliver their experiences.

I have been contacting the Police and the Local Authority, over the past year, and it would be good to have the whole issue debated with a view to finding out what active policy the Police and City Highway officials are following, and what the Wednesfield residents can expect our Police force to deliver.

Can you also place the link where people can tune in to debate the agenda please? Plus the appropriate publicity for the meeting.

Best Regards

Councillor PTA Bateman MBE

Woodend Wednesfield -Highest Covid-19 Rates in West Midlands!

Wednesfield North is picking up a lot of attention as a Ward. Woodend which is part of Wednesfield North – is being identified as one of the highest levels of Corona Virus positive statistics in the West Midlands. Please folks ensure you stick with Government Guidance.

Follow this link for more information

West Midlands Police- Pickpocket Arrest!

West Midlands Police-
Further to my recent messages around Pickpockets and Theft we have some good news.

Descriptions were given to partner agencies and businesses across Wolverhampton City Centre to try and catch a pickpocket who is responsible for a number of thefts over the previous few weeks.

On Thursday the 17th December 2020 the police had a call about a suspicious male who matched the description and city centre officers attended the area, a male was arrested and subsequently searched. A stolen mobile phone was recovered from the offender which will be returned to its owner and the male has now been charged with three theft from person offences including purses, cash and mobile phones and is being investigated for a fourth.

The male is now remanded in custody for a trial at crown court.

We would like to thank the local businesses for their support and efforts to catch someone who was targeting shoppers across the city.

City Centre officers will continue high visibility patrols and as always try to keep visitors to the city centre safe.

Please make sure all bags are secure and you are not distracted, if you have any concerns whilst in a retail premises please inform security or staff as soon as possible and if a crime is taking place contact the police.

We want everyone to enjoy their Christmas, stay safe and not be a victim.

Helping Wolverhampton Credit Union

Not only am I proud to be able to help my community, as a City Councillor with all their issues and problems

But I also do all that I can with my own resources to help make life that little easier for others, in a meaningful way. In the run up to Christmas, Mary and I have been heavily involved in supporting the Ashmore Park Food Bank. We also regularly support other charities and organisations.

Today I was pleased to receive this correspondence from the City of Wolverhampton Credit Union.
“Dear Philip, I wanted to wish you all the very best for Christmas and New Year, on behalf of the Board of Directors of Wolverhampton City Credit Union. We are extremely grateful for your continued support for our community bank during one of the most difficult years in all our lives and in the history of the credit union. In the run up to Christmas, your steadfast support has enabled the credit union to provide over 800 affordable loans worth a total of nearly £730,000.* Behind every single one of those loans is a fellow member who has been able to spread the cost of the festive period without having to resort to exploitative lenders or worse, loan sharks. That is the power of mutual support and cooperation. In a couple of weeks, we’ll be able to see the back of 2020 with all its difficulties, challenges and sadness.”

Now I am very proud of the fact that I am a member of the Credit Union, and I would urge others who feel like I do, to join the Credit Union if you can. Help provide financial support to others in our community. Help defeat loan sharks and crooks by using your finances in mutual support and co-operation.

I know it’s been a difficult year for Wolverhampton Credit Union, and its staff. I am proud of all these individuals that have kept it going in such a difficult period of our own lives. But the fact that 800 affordable loans worth more than three quarters of a million £’s is well awe inspiring!

Happy Christmas -Wednesfield North!

Wednesfield North City Councillors – Rita Potter, Mary Bateman, and Phil Bateman want to wish all our residents, and their families, a Happy and Safe Christmas!

A lot has gone on this year, that has never happened before in many of our lifetimes. We are hoping that 2021 will be a much better year than 2020 has been.

Here is a quick update of the Covid-19 information as it relates to the City of Wolverhampton.

Wolverhampton will remain subject to Tier 3 Covid-19 restrictions over the Christmas period, the Government has said. The Covid-19 infection rate in the city remains high, with 267 cases per 100,000 people for the week leading up to 14 December. This is compares to 243 cases per 100,000 people for the week leading up to 7 December.

The region moved into Tier 3 – the highest level of restrictions – when the second national lockdown ended earlier this month and, following the first fortnightly review, the Government has recently announced that these measures will remain in place for at least another two weeks. A further review will take place on 30 December.

Please Stay Safe Everyone!