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Police in Attendance 17th May at 6.30pm The Hub at Ashmore Park

The Wednesfield PACT meeting is to start again- Here is what the secretariat has written to me. “I am writing to let you know about the next Wednesfield community meeting. This will be taking place on Tuesday 17th May 2022 at 6.30pm. The venue will be Ashmore Park Community Hub, 82 Griffiths Dr, Wolverhampton WV11 2LH.

This is a meeting staged between our Community here in Wednesfield, and the Wednesfield Police team.

Please if you have any questions or comments that relate to the way that our Neighbourhood Police team police our community. Then this the place to air your views. Leave a thumbs up if you are going to attend.

Two New Council Houses On The Way – Townson Road!

Yesterday we met officials from City of Wolverhampton Homes and the City Council in Hodson Close. We had intervened in April as we had heard that the City wanted to use the Two greens for a compound for the two new Council Houses that Wolverhampton wanted to construct, in a garage site in Townson Road.
All three of your Councillors were concerned about this especially when we were informed that the sites were to be used for twenty six weeks
Yesterday we were pleased that Officials agreed to an alternative to use just one of the greens on Townson Road for up to 8 weeks, to facilitate the initial groundworks for the new build site at Townson Road. Not the original 26 weeks we were originally informed of.
Wolverhampton Homes will now arrange for letters to go out to the properties close to the green, to advise them of the use of that area and they will also advise the properties within the street of the delivery of the new build development. The construction will be by Local firm Harpers, who have built similar developments in other parts of Ashmore Park.
The construction will be for – Townson Road former garage site –
and 2 no 2 bedroom semi-detached houses. These are new Council Houses which will form part of the Wolverhampton Homes housing stock.

Wednesfield North Labour Councillors Working for You!


As we approach the close of the Municipal Year 2021-2022 and get ready for 2022-2023.

We have had a wide range of cases that we have been investigating for constituents.

They range from Licensing, Fly Tipping, Highways, Pest control, Dog Fouling, Fencing, Graffiti, Hedge Maintenance, Bins, Leisure issues, Litter, PublicTransport, Manhole covers, Anti Social Behaviour, Police, Parked Vehicles, Planning, Parking, Flooding. Traffic Regulations, Street Lighting, Adult Social Care, Children services. Pathways, Licensing, Revenues, School Parking, Abandoned vehicles, Dead Animals,CCTV, homes,Park Security, Public Health and much more!

We are not in an election period now. But, I can inform you that your three City Councillors have been dutiful and diligent in looking after the Ward.

We appreciate that we will not always win every case. But we do take up hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of cases each year.

We work very much as a team, that means we collaborate where we can on problems and solutions. We share information, and we often empower each other to investigate problem issues, then come together to press the City on the outcomes of our working together.

(Photograph shows a Planning Issue that was a major concern for residents. It was reported to City Councillors, and working practice was examined, and a close watch on its development continues)

Empty and Void Dwellings in Wednesfield North.

During the course of the Local City Council Election 2022. Local Housing need was a major part of the debate with local people.
A vacant private property came up here in the Ward, when a resident complained about its long time being void. So here is the situation. We have at least two dwellings that are being treated by the City Council through the Legal processes here in Wednesfield North, to ensure that these homes are brought back into use.

The two long term empty and void private property’s, are in different neighbourhoods in Wednesfield North. Cabinet Resources Panel approved the acquisition of one of the the property’s “either voluntarily or by Compulsory Purchase on the 17/2/21.”

The other property is well down the legal road to change of ownership.

Resolving probate, unfortunately takes some time, there are legal processes to go through, and indeed some of the issues to be solved are very complicated.

These two dwelling’s are a very live issue locally, to their neighbours, and I hope that it will not be too long before the future of these property’s have been resolved.

I have been in touch with the City Council and will be receiving up dates on their progress. Which I will of course share.



Linthouse Lane Closure Details.

This is an important date so please place it in your diary.Please find details below regarding the proposed temporary closure of Linthouse Lane, Fallings Park/Wednesfield North, Wolverhampton.

• Linthouse Lane closed in both directions between its junction with Wood End Road and its junction with Argil Close.
Vehicular Diversion Route: Wood End Road, Lichfield Road and vice versa.
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It is expected the above closure will be in place on 30/05/22, between the hours of 09:30 & 15:00 only, to facilitate Severn Trent Water remedial works.

If you have any concerns or comments please contact me by 11/05/22 in order to process the advertisement of the Temporary Traffic Regulation Order (TTRO) accordingly

A ‘Big Thank You’ –

What a good Night for Labour Councillor Mary Bateman winning her 3rd election for #WednesfieldNorth on Thursday night the 5th of May. However, it was Election Agent Geoff Foster (First on the left, in the photograph) who helped make this all possible again this Year.

Well done Geoff! The man on the left with the Big Smile….#LocalElection22 – 20 years an Agent!

Plus a real ‘Big Thanks’ to everyone else that played a part in Labour winning this seat. Thanks to the team of supporters that placed ‘Mary Bateman -Labour’ Posters and window bills in their windows.

Those that tramped the streets putting thousands of leaflets through the doors. Our friends who put up with us for being late everywhere! Thank you to everyone for being so helpful and understanding. Plus an even bigger ‘Thank You’ for the Voters who trusted in Mary and the Labour Party and who cast their Votes for Labour!

Election Day Today in Wednesfield North

Well today is City Council Election Day. I want to point out that we have worked hard to get our message across. Our Candidate Mary, has been a great Councillor in the last 8 years. It will be down to Local Electors.

I am confident that Wednesfield North electors will support Mary again.

My personal message to Mary is that you don’t win or lose elections in a day, you win elections with year round work. You have worked hard for eight years. I am so proud of you, regardless of todays results. You have made a great contribution to hundreds of people by your actions,activity,volunteering,help and advice.

I am sure our community see many qualities in you, as I do. Amongst them kindness, a ready smile, and always a willingness to make our community better.

Vote Mary Bateman Labour in Wednesfield North. Election Day today folks.

Time to say ‘Bon Voyage’ to CRT!

I just want to flag up that I will be leaving The West Midlands Advisory Board of the Canal and River Trust. I will be one of four Board Members that are coming to the end of their second term of serving. My term actually expires on the 30th April 2022.

I have enjoyed my service to CRT , over the last 8 years. Particularly the fact that the Wyrley and Essington Canal has become the newest Local Nature Reserve in the City of Wolverhampton. This is something I am really proud of.
It is hugely popular as a canal and LNR, plus it is getting a great name for itself, with such a wide range of Mammals, to see from Fox to Badger to Otter. Great Waterfowl and rare wildflowers and water plants.

I am proud of my time with CRT. During which I started the Wednesfield Canal Festival. The Festival has grown since its launch, and despite being unable to operate last year because of Covid-19. We have met as a Group today to finalise the plans for 2022. I am so proud of the work I have done to promote this 232 year old canal. I will of course continue to have that close relationship with our canal in Wednesfield.

I want to thank the Local CRT Wolverhampton team, who have done so much for me to deliver a great, and getting better local canal. Good Luck to everyone involved in the West Midlands CRT. You are doing a grand job! Long may it continue.

My Last WM Advisory Board Meeting which I will be attending is Tuesday 22nd March 2022.

New Defib for Ashmore Park Wednesfield.

Yes it is great bit of community support. I am pleased that the campaign to deliver a defibrillator in this part of Ashmore Park was successful. Well done Kev and the Ashmore Inn for leading on the campaign.
Great that the finance for this was largely by individual donation.

Your Councillors -Cllr Mary Bateman with Cllr Rita Potter and Cllr Phil Bateman were able to source £400 of public money to add to the donations. What it means now is that there are two defibs open to public use, at the Hub at Ashmore Park and plus one now also at The Ashmore Inn.

Well done everyone who donated. Special congrats to the Ashmore Inn and its management and patrons having played such a key role in delivering it for public safety.