At Wolverhampton City Council in 2014 The Full Council backed this resolution. It is a resolution that I placed before the City Council after I had received backing from Wednesfield residents to talk up the battle and get the City to recognise how important this historic event was, and also to use the fact to deliver policies that will regenerate and develop the local economy.
“This City Council recognises the importance of the Battle of Wodensfield which took place in August 910 within the current City Boundaries.
We wish to ensure the historic significance of this battle by declaring that the City Council flag is flown over the two day Anniversary (5/6) August annually.
We further request the City Council to investigate and report back to Cabinet, ways in which this historic event can be marked to regenerate and develop our local economy.”
I am particularly keen to find out how the City Council plans to use this important historical battle ” to regenerate and develop our local economy” this year 2016.