There is a current restriction on vehicles entering Wednesfield High Street which is aimed to deliver safety measures for pedestrians and shoppers . The traffic signs warn drivers of the restricted access to the High Street.
Private vehicles are excluded to reduce the fear of pedestrians and shoppers from being involved in accidents. The latest statistics inform that in the High Street in Wednesfield had – 13,730 drivers prosecuted over the last three years. Having been caught on camera breaking the highways law.
Our team today executed a warrant at an address which was a substantial cannabis farm.Plants inside estimated to have a street value of £200,000 pounds. Two males were found hiding in the loft and were arrested.
Councillor Phil Bateman said ” Good work by Wednesfield Police, more information will become known as the investigation continues. But for me it is pleasing to see the Police discovering such a huge haul, and taking action.”
Wednesfield Police inform me that – ,
“It is always nice to share a good news story when we can so here we go.
Last week property to the value of £14K was recovered from the site of a chop shop. Investigations identified that the recovered tools were stolen as part of a theft from vehicle.
Two victims were identified through initial reports made, they were contacted and it was confirmed that the items belonged to their respective businesses.
Arrangements were made for the property to be returned to their rightful owners.
We try to give out as much Crime Prevention as we can and we hope people know there is always advice available on our website
For now here are some simple tips incase you do happen to fall victim to these thieves.
1. Mark your tools / equipment with SelectaDNA and keep a note of serial numbers.
2. Remove tools / equipment from your vehicle on a night if possible.
3. Park your vehicle in a well lit area or in view of CCTV.
4. Better still, park your vehicle in a secured garage.
5. If you do have items stolen, ensure you give us a full description at the time of reporting including:
• Make, model and colour of items
• Distinctive markings, e.g. scratches, paint splatter
• Serial numbers
• If the tools are hired / owned and if so, who by.
Don’t forget we are always available if you need our help or advice.
LiveChat and 101 for all non emergency calls and advice.
999 always in an emergency.”
Councillor Phil Bateman added “I do hope that Wednesfield Residents will continue to report crime and suspicious behaviour. If you have any information with regards to gangs that are out robbing vehicles. please tell the Police.”
Today 2/11/21 there was a report of a male described as 6’4″ tall, blonde hair and in his late 20’s wearing a red t-shirt under dark clothing, in company with another male (description unknown) in the Bellamy Lane area, he claimed to be from the council and that they were talking to people about installing a cycle path, the male described, distracted the house owner whilst a 2nd male entered the house and got away with a large sum of money. this was done in broad daylight.
PLEASE be vigilant when ANYONE comes to your door, DO NOT get distracted, stay alert and if there are any reasons for suspicion call 999 in an emergency, 101 or use the web chat with none urgent incidents, with as much information as possible as soon as you can.
Good Morning all,
We are currently seeing delivery drivers attacked for the goods they are carrying, any cash they might be collecting on food orders or the vehicles they are driving.
We are working with the big delivery companies like Royal Mail, Amazon, Just Eat, Uber Eats and the big supermarkets to help stop attacks. However with so many new drivers starting work recently it’s impossible to contact everyone.
Do you know someone working as a delivery driver? If so please pass on this safety advice to them:
• Be aware of vehicles following you and where you are.
• If something does not look or feel right, do not make the delivery. Stay in your vehicle and report any suspicious activity to us or your employer.
• Do not leave your engine running or keys in the ignition when making a delivery. Make sure you remove your keys and lock your doors.
• Be aware of anyone acting suspiciously when you’re in any delivery area. Think abut fitting an approved vehicle tracker and install a dash cam.
• If you’re delivering take away food, can the take away or restaurant take payment in advance.
• If you feel there’s a threat to your life, or someone else’s life, call 999 immediately. If you feel you cannot stay where you are, call us and get to a place of safety.
If you want to report any concerns about delivery driver attacks in your area or tell us something you think we need to know – you can Live Chat us via the website www.west-midlands.police.uk or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please do NOT report crime on WMNow. Use the appropriate means as mentioned above.
Thank you for your help in keeping the community of drivers on the road and keeping them safe as they help others.
Message Sent By
Emily Rhodes (Police, Engagement and Consultation Officer, Wolverhampton)
Yesterday, officers were alerted to a robbery offence that had happened on Bentley Bridge. A young male had been threatened with a large kitchen knife and another male was holding a baseball bat.
Area searches were immediately conducted for the offenders and shortly after, two males were detained near to New Cross hospital by our PCSO’s and subsequently arrested by our PC’s for robbery and possession of a bladed article and an offensive weapon, both are currently still in police custody.
Councillor Phil Bateman said ” This was a particular good piece of work. Many people will be pleased because of the potentially dangerous activity of the two men and the allegation of the threats made.”
Councillor Phil Bateman said Today I have received this message from Wednesfield Police, who are looking for residents to help them kill speed in their local streets,and roads. Please if you feel ou can help read then make contact via email, to the Police email address at the end of the message.”
If you care about speeding in your local area and would like to participate in a “Community Speedwatch Operation” with the team from Wednesfield, please contact me on the below email address.
I will be setting up very informal training sessions at Wednesfield police station in the near future for anyone wishing to take part.
Community speedwatch will involve members of the team and the public (maximum of 5 at any one time) to use the uncalibrated speed gun and to send out advisory letters to anyone breaking the recommended limit. No vehicles will be stopped and drivers spoken to on these particular operations.
Carl, Wednesfield NHT
Back in May, a witness watched a Lorry and loaded with rubbish and its driver dumping Garbage near the boundary with Staffordshire. She was sharp enough to take the details and photos, even a short video clip.
I reported the matter to City of Wolverhampton Environment officials. They gave the offending Wolverhampton company a Fixed Penalty Notice of £400. I understand that this penalty has not been paid, so the Council will now be instigating legal proceedings.
My very grateful thanks go, to the resident who has performed a civic duty, to allow the case to be developed. Your witness statements are the difference. We really do need to ensure that we capture these individuals who cause so much damage to our environments, and loads Counciltax payers and others with the cost of removal of their garbage.
I deal with vandalism issues almost every week. But it is sad to see this message, that has been daubed on Kitchen Lane . I will report this to the Authorities this morning.
Most people I know fully understand that this anti vax stuff is a nonsense. Let me say from the outset I condemn it totally, and the comment is a nonsense.
Please no more, there is better ways we can spend our tax pounds than cleaning up vandalism like this.
With Wednesfield Police Station hitting the news as it
is once again facing a review. I thought it was a good time to remind our local neighbourhoods, of the work that took place to keep it open.
Looking back with this article Wednesfield Labour Councillors were successful when the closure was first announced. Back in 2018 – Then we took to the streets with our community, to delay and then to halt its original closure programme.
Todays news is good – as the new Police Commissioner Simon Foster, has asked West Midlands Police Chief Constable to review the forces estate provisions.
Which he is going to do.
This article was originally posted in April 2018….As you can see Wednesfield Labour Councillors have been in this for the long game. We remain hopeful that we can pull off what the Public wants.
Wednesfield Police Station Closure- The Public Say No!
Wednesfield North Labour Party and Wednesfield South Labour Party have come together to fight the announced closure of the Wednesfield Police Station in Alfred Squire Road.
The two local parties have held three (2 hour) petition signing sessions in Wednesfield High Street
The first of these was on Good Friday 30th March. followed by Saturday the 31st March and finally on Friday 6th April.
Both Local Labour Parties have taken the campaign out on the doorsteps as well. With really strong support, and reaction from residents.
Councillor Greg Brackenridge (Labour ) Wednesfield South said “After working closely with our local police neighbourhood team over the years, I have the deepest respect for the work that they do and the value they bring to our communities. The West Midlands Police have received the largest cuts in government grant in the whole of the UK.
After losing 2000 officers in 7 years we are now losing local police stations to balance the books.
This is at a time of rising crime levels which is placing our local communities at greater risk. The people of Wednesfield have spoken clearly. They want to keep our police local and I support this wholeheartedly.
Wednesfield calls on the government to fund the police and public services properly and end the austerity we have all suffered.”
Councillor Mary Bateman (Labour) Wednesfield North added “This issue is a bit of a battle, we are not attacking the police, we know that the government are the real reason that the funds are so hard to come by. But our residents do not want this to happen and the Tory Government, need to know as the Chief Constable needs to know, Wednesfield Police Station needs to remain open.”
There has also been a campaign taking place in social media here In Wednesfield, making people aware of what is taking place and also canvassing opinion.
One social media survey taking place in Wednesfield North informs that 75% of local residents who have taken part want the police station to remain open.100% of all those that have responded also say that police response times will lengthen if it closes.
The petitions canvassed over the three days in Wednesfield High Street, by the Joint Wednesfield Labour Party is nearly 1200 strong now. That means over the six hours of collecting signatures against the Police Closure Wednesfield residents queued up and signed at more than 3 person a minute! Now that shows the strength of feeling that local residents who pay for these services think!
The plan is to present this petition and the evidence we are collecting, from our community to keep the Police Station Open in the next few weeks.
For further information – contact either Councillor Greg Brackenridge or Councillor Mary 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