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Road Closure -High Hill Essington Planned for May 15th 2018

Wednesfield North residents please be aware Staffordshire County Council will be closing High Hill Essington to deal with the pothole issues as they have been a huge danger to traffic during the past winter months.

Residents in Kitchen Lane and Linthouse Lane should note however that Staffordshire County Council will be sign posting a diversion using Wednesfield North highway network in Kitchen Lane and Linthouse Lane as a diversion.

This perhaps will not add to much traffic to our road system. But it may attract some!

The date for closure of High Hill is 15th of May 2018 – though they are taking powers for up to five days, for unseen problems….

Hope this news helps residents to understand what may happen…….and be prepared if they use High Hill for their own journeys…


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Want To Appear On A New Consumer TV Show?!

I have received the following note from a researcher who is looking for people in Wednesfield and Wolverhampton to appear on a new TV Consumer Show!

Dear Councillor, I hope you don’t mind me contacting you.We are doing a final shout out for contributors for a new money saving TV show. I am trying to reach out to as many families as possible in Wolverhampton for a brand new consumer TV series I am working on for a Leeds based television production company, True North.

I thought it might be useful to get in touch with yourself as I am trying to spread the word to any local groups/schools/ect and I was hoping you might be able to pass on our flyer to any in your local area? Or if you know any families yourself please feel free to pass on our email address. The programme will be presented by familiar household names, which we can’t announce quite yet. The show is all about saving money but still enjoying lives’ luxuries. It will be filled with tips and tricks for shopping in your supermarket, on your high street and even your best deals online. It will air on a weekday evening for three weeks in June.

We are looking for families to take part in different parts of the program such as meeting experts, testing out products and seeing how well you budget your weekly shop.We are looking for families preferably with children, but we would love to hear from anyone who is interested.?”

Contact Robert Beck | Researcher at

True North | Marshalls Mill | Marshall Street | Leeds | LS11 9YP | UK |


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Campaigning for Labour In Wednesfield North!

Today we had a visit from Councillor John Reynolds and daughter Alice Reynolds – who Mary and I have known since she was born! Mom Gillian Walton was herself a Councillor here in Wednesfield North back in 1990 through to 1994. John and Gill have been friends of ours for decades!

Today we had been out campaigning in Wednesfield North with Mary delivering leaflets here in the sunshine following what seems like weeks of grey cold and damp skies.

Alice made us all perk up a little as we chatted about those early years just after she was born, and of course we reminisced about Gill and the work she had done working with families in the very Ward we were out campaigning in today!

Alice is the sort of person that will help build tomorrows Labour Party. Fantastic with people, enthusiastic, and already showing keen interest in representing hard working families. I have high hopes that Alice will follow in the family footsteps of representing people.

Mary and I spoke warmly about both John and Gill who we had known now for decades. We were delighted that Alice had come to spend a little time with us campaigning here in Wednesfield North.

Currently Alice works in Europe; she is President of the Bruxelles Branch of the GMB Union. How about that for a title!

Both Mary and I were mightily impressed with Alice and we thanked both John and Alice for their contribution to Mary’s campaign to win Wednesfield North again for Labour today.


Emergency Highway Information -Wednesfield!

Would Wednesfield North residents and others please note- There may be delays in this part of Wednesfield due to emergency work on the highway due to a gas incident…..

Notification of emergency road works:


Location: Wolverhampton Road junction of Coronation Road.


Promoter: Cadent Gas


Nature of works: Emergency Gas Escape


Traffic management: 3 way temporary traffic signals


Duration: 11/04/2018 – 20/04/2018


Road Works Planned for Woodend Road/Orchard Road Junction

On the 16th April at the junction of Orchard Road and Woodend Road BT Openreach will be working on their cable infrastructure.

I have been informed that from around 09.30 through to 14.30 there will be delays as a 2 –way temporary traffic lights will be set up the protect and aid traffic management and workers who will be servicing the site. Please be aware of this traffic management scheme on the day.

There may well be traffic congestion due to the traffic management of the site…..

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Information – More Water Run Off Lower Prestwood Road.

Lots of areas of Wednesfield North appear to have had their drains blocked by the heavy rain we had experienced in the early part of the week. This appears to have caused some local  flooding across pavements and property.

In this incident which is in Lower Prestwood Road your Councillors have request the City Council to clear local drains. The location of this flood water is close to the Pheasant Shopping Parade, near to the  pedestrian crossing.

The pavement area is heavily used by pedestrians and residents a like… We have urged action from the City Officials…..

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Information – Woodend Road Pavement Flooding

On Thursday 5th of April the Wednesfield North team of Councillors reported the pavement flooding on Woodend Road, following the bad and wet  weather we had at the beginning of the week.

This flooding which covers a large part of the pavement area,  is clearly a hazard for pedestrians and the adjacent properties. When we come across it, it was already quite deep, and the residents tells me every time it rains the pavement and  their property floods.

We have asked the City Council to arrange for some one to test the drainage system in this locality.


Linthouse Lane – Proposed Housing Development.

I like what Mary has said against this Housing proposal. As a team of Councillors working together we have already been quick off the mark! We quickly announced the proposals a soon as we found out! That gave our residents a good day before the news started to arrive to others.

Of 257 people who responded to a survey on this housing announcement.
A 143 of you responded from Wednesfield North Ward. That is 56% of the Poll.

2 -95.7% said the Greenbelt was important.
That is 246 of those responding!

3- 91% or 236 people either living in Wednesfield or Essington didn’t think the proposals were a good development for Wednesfield or Essington.
60% of those surveyed believed that local people needed homes. But the info suggested that it should not be at the loss of this Greenbelt!

4 – 89% or 231 of the people responding to the survey agreed that the site being earmarked for housing is rich in Wildlife and Heritage. They agreed  that the Housing Development should not take preference over this important Green Belt. 

These are your 257 very strong sets of reasons to all the questions posed that you the public gave, and those responses from you will be used, to highlight your responses to these green Belt destruction proposals.

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#SpeakingUp4WednesfieldNorth! This is a major piece of community information.
Please if you have the slightest scrap of information, or if you were suspicious of any activity,
please contact West Midlands Police Straight Away!

No delays please…

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Wolverhampton On The UP!

We are  pleased as I am sure everyone else in our Great City is to note that the City of Wolverhampton has been recognised as one of the top four places to start a business and is ranked in the top 10 of UK growth areas.

This highlights how the City of Wolverhampton is the place to be for those considering to start or expand their business.

Add to that the fact that last year Wolverhampton City Council was recognised as being an Authority that had made huge progress. With others writing of the way the City is changing for the good, the future is  still one of progress  even though we are being starved of Government resources.

Wolverhampton has a history which stretches back over a thousand years, I am sure every year moving forward will be equally as important as every year that built the Cities glorious history! Progress is still our aim…