Pavement Repair Completed, After Resident Request!


The role of a City Councillor is often a difficult one. Some of the requests that people make are always going to cause difficulty. The truth is that there is not enough financial resource within the City of Wolverhampton Council,  for all the work that residents wish the City  Council to undertake.

That is why sometimes the smallest scheme. which is achieved is seen to be a triumph!

This is one of those schemes.- Resident in Roach Crescent  complained rightly, about a worn out and dangerous pavement.The resident told me that the  pavement was in a terrible state, broken up and uneven. She explained that another resident in the street  who has mobility difficulties, finds that the pavement is a huge problem for him to walk on.

The problems I was told were getting worse, with crumbling tarmac, and a very uneven surface – the resident told me that the repair had been requested many times previously.

I am pleased to say that following that request for help, I contacted the Highways team, I made a strong case for the repair, and they found just enough resource from the budget to deliver that repair.

I am pleased to say that the new surface  was delivered on the 22nd July. I am pleased to have helped in this particular instance. But the truth of the matter is that Local Government is being starved of resources by this Government, and it is becoming much harder to identify resources like this. Still this item has been done and I am very pleased about that!

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