Tree Slip & Giant Hogweed Cause Canal Concern!

Today I have reported the fact that there is a tree, that has slid into the water about 100 yards from The Pinfold Bridge, this is a hazard itself to Narrow Boat traffic so please be cautious if you are travelling on the WE in Wednesfield today!

But the tree slipping into the canal also fully exposes Giant Hogweed flowering.

Giant Hogweed is a poisonous invasive alien plant to the Wyrley and Essington canal. It needs to be treated by the Authorities.

I want to thank Wednesfield Resident Maureen Smith for being sharp eyed and quick,  to report this issue to me!

I have informed the management team at the Canal & River Trust so that they can deal with the tree in the water, and the Giant Hogweed, before it causes more problems for those that use this fantastic 220 year old canal!

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