Latest News On Storm Damage

Following two days of storms and high winds.
The thousands of trees that are part of the City of Wolverhampton have taken a bit of a battering, to say the least! 
Here in Wednesfield North your Councillors have been reporting residents difficulties.
In the Ashmore Park for instance there are some 400 hundred trees. There have been some damage to tree limbs and branches. They have been reported.
However the City is having to prioritise the response. Here is the advice note that all Councillors across the City have received….
“Dear Councillor,
I wanted to reassure you that City of Wolverhampton Council’s Environmental Services arboricultural teams and grounds maintenance teams have been working hard to deal with a large number of fallen trees and broken branches caused by the high winds that have hit the city over the last two days.
The priority remains dealing with fallen trees, large fallen branches, and any trees that are causing immediate danger to people and property – in particular trees and branches obstructing buildings, foot-ways and carriageways.
Fallen trees and branches in parks and open spaces that are deemed safe will be dealt with as part of the ongoing clearance operations as and when resources become available.
Kind regards,
Steve Woodward (Head of Environmental Services).
Hopefully the high winds forecast for today will dissipate without causing any further damage to the environment here in Wednesfield.

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