Ashmore Park Coal Shaft- Needs Remedial Treatment


Wolverhampton City Council have contacted me today following actions being taken by the Coal Authority. The City Council tell me they have recently been contacted by The Coal Authority regarding mineshaft treatment works they are carrying out next week (commencing 15th July) to a suspected shaft located on the playground area in the north of the Ashmore Park (please see attached draft traffic management plan, which includes working hours).

The works will involve occupying an area of the car park and the playground, with an anticipated duration of two weeks, although this could be longer depending on the shaft infill conditions.  The full works area will be fully fenced off, which will include the skate park, with full reinstatement on completion of the works.

Parking provision on the car park will be restricted, but we have stated that accesses to a minimum 5 No car parking spaces needs to be maintained for the public during this works, although I understand that the marked disabled parking bays will not be available during this time.

I understand that additional parking is available in the car park to south of the park.

The City Council apologies for the short notice of this works, which is under the management and financing of the Coal Authority under their statutory duties, with provision of an access license from the Council.

If there is any further information I will of course publish it for public view.


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