‘Celebrity’ Leaning Tree on Kitchen Lane- To Be Removed!
The Red Hawthorne tree on Kitchen Lane has been growing at an oblique angle for years, and years. It is quite the ‘celebrity’ of trees. Acting as a street reference point for many. But the roots have weakened , or through a collission, and it is now dropped afew feet causing pedestrians to duck or […]
Today Again the News Papers Are Highlighting Tory Government Housing Policy.- As Labour Dub’s “It A Developer’s Charter!”
My briefing today from the LGIU spotlights again how some Conservative MPs prepare to rebel over planning reform. Almost 100 Conservative MPs are understood to be prepared to rebel over the Government’s proposed overhaul of planning legislation – with a source telling the Times that rebels are rejecting potential concessions raised by ministers as “window […]
Analysis shows how high streets will become place for housing!
Analysis shows how high streets will become place for housing Councillor Phil Bateman said today ” One of the hottest topics in and around our City at the moment is Government Planning Policy. We have seen disagreement, and bad tempered discussion already in the City Council Chambers. Following the Government targets for Local Authorities to […]
Monday Morning 26 July 2021 -Good Morning Wednesfield
Monday Morning -Good Morning Wednesfield โ€“ Start of a new week. Over the week-end I still carried out some volunteering and some public duties. These duties included an issue around tall trees in a private Garden. Help and advice had been requested. Saturday ensured the WIB plants got watered. Mary helped me in that process. […]
This Isn’t a Message- Its Plain Vandalism
I deal with vandalism issues almost every week. But it is sad to see this message, that has been daubed on Kitchen Lane . I will report this to the Authorities this morning. Most people I know fully understand that this anti vax stuff is a nonsense. Let me say from the outset I condemn […]
Wolverhampton to Bid for UK City of Culture 2025!
Last night I was lucky enough to be lending support to The Canal and River Trust, (as I am a Director of their West Midlands Advisory Board) at an event in Coventry. Coventry is the UKs City of Culture 2021.Tonight we have heard from the Lord Mayor of Coventry and the Leader of the Council […]
Could Wednesfield Police Station Be Saved from Closure!
With Wednesfield Police Station hitting the news as itis once again facing a review. I thought it was a good time to remind our local neighbourhoods, of the work that took place to keep it open.Looking back with this article Wednesfield Labour Councillors were successful when the closure was first announced. Back in 2018 – […]
Shocking Police Information – When will Gov Learn ?
It doesn’t surprise me that West Midlands Police, is being reported as missing crime calls. The fact is that this Government has been warned for years that the cuts that they have inflicted on the force, was causing huge damage. It is now being reported that ” The force answered just two in five calls […]
Covid’s not over โ€“ stay alert as 1,100 test positive in week Released: Monday 19 July, 2021
Covid’s not over โ€“ stay alert as 1,100 test positive in weekReleased: Monday 19 July, 2021 Residents are being urged to be on their guard as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted today, after more than 1,100 people in Wolverhampton tested positive for the virus in the last week. Latest figures show there were 426.4 new cases […]
Flooding In Lichfield Road Traced! Read About It Here
This is the story of the excess run off and the actions taken to find – why the drainage of the Lichfield Road had become so problematic! In early July we had some considerable flooding taking place, when the clouds burst and a lot of rainwater came down. It caused flooding in many parts of […]

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