Tuesday – Visits and Casework.

Tuesday has again been a fantastic Summer’s Day! 27 degrees and sunshine from morning to night!

I had a meeting early this morning with Wolverhampton Homes, and once again had another look at the former Elephant Park at Millbank Street. It was in a better condition than last week as some of the grass had been strimmed. I think that we need to know what residents think about this land.

Wolverhampton Homes want to off load it either by selling it or passing it onto another organisation, through perhaps a community interest company?

I am keen to hear what local residents think about this, and hear what ideas are about with regards to its future uses.

I then made a visit to an elderly lady who had been terrified after finding that intruders had been in her garden. I asked the Police to visit her, which they did, and I popped along this morning to find out what had been said. I also visited another family to talk about Police issues.

Following that I made a visit to Ashmore Park Nursery School , and spoke with the Head about a forthcoming Full Governors Meeting. Then a quick visit to The Hub at Ashmore Park, where I was given some more casework!

Then a  visit to Ashmore Park Shopping Parade planters where by this time Mary had caught up with me, and we watered the plants that the community had planted, for Wednesfield in Bloom. I have been asked by some residents about the litter and the rubbish that is being dropped around the shopping parade.

I am informed by Wolverhampton Homes that the shops at Griffiths Drive are noted as one of the hot spot areas for litter, and as such the WH managed waste bins and surrounding areas are visited each working day, to keep on top of the litter.

Just before I travelled to the Civic Centre I popped into the Village to water the plants in the raised flower beds as we had received a telephone message that they were severely wilting in the Sun! So more water was loaded into the car to take down and give the plants a slurp!

The day finished with a City Council meeting at the Civic Centre tonight. Followed by again a night watching England in front of the TV screen. What an exciting match it turned out to be! So we win and onto the quarter Finals game with Sweden on Saturday….I love the World Cup!

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