Friday – Another Great Weather Day In Wednesfield!

Friday was yet again another great day in Wednesfield for the weather!

Wall to wall Sun and high temperatures, certainly not going to bemoan the weather.

But it makes it hard for all our great volunteers that are working like Trojans to ensure we get a great result when the Inspectors come to look at the results of the 2018 Wednesfield in Bloom actions.

Keeping the flowers and the plants has been a major headache as the water has to be carried to all the flower beds. The Severn Trent Water restrictions will have an impact over the last week. No hosepipes will hit hard!

Yesterday Mary and I watered the flower beds in the Village that we adopted when we decided in 2016 to enter the Heart of England in Bloom competition. I did a bit of weeding and planted a few more Marigolds.

We also tended the three flower beds outside the Ashmore Park Shopping Parade last night, watered them before we attended the Wednesfield North Labour Party Meeting at The Hub at 6.00pm.

The Ashmore Park beds look good, and we were both complemented by residents, as the flowers are indeed very much welcomed and do brighten the shopping parade. Thinking caps on folks for next year’s entry for Heart of England in Bloom competition?!

Yesterday I met with Wolverhampton Homes at their Wednesfield Offices to speak with them about housing casework I had. The Officers were very helpful.

On Wednesday/Thursday the Wolverhampton Homes offices in the Village were burgled causing a mess and a closure of the offices to the public, whilst a clean up took place. I just hate it when crime strikes.

Just to update you.

I am now in contact with Wolverhampton Homes officials regarding the idea I have floated to turn a disused piece of land in Millbank street into allotments. Yesterday I continued to work on this project. 

Finally here is ‘a did you know’ item?

Did you know that there is a strong likelihood that in every purse or trouser pocket that contains ‘change’ there will be a link with our great Village of Wednesfield?

Did you know that nearly all the 1p 2p 5p and 10p coins now in circulation in the UK are processed in Wednesfield by steel made in Port Talbot.

Just another reason to be proud of Wednesfield, and proud of the people that work here making our City of Wolverhampton the unique place it is!


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