Bentley Bridge Shopping Park – Cranking Back Into Life!

Listening tonight to the sad situation in Dudley with the Merry Hill shopping centre slipping into Administration.

It makes you concentrate on these really difficult Corvid-19 days. My information is that our own Shopping Park at Bentley Bridge Wednesfield, is slowly recovering from the restrictions brought about by this awful Coronavirus Pandemic.

Whilst visitors are obviously down on this time last year. I have been informed that some 20,485 visitors returned (week commencing 15th June). That was a 32% increase on the week previous.

I am sure that we all as a community want Bentley Bridge to remain successful. With more than 600 jobs across the whole retail and leisure site at risk, it would be a serious blow to Wednesfield own Local Economy – if there was even a hint of the Merry Hill situation being replicated.

Lets hope that the economic situation can pick up across the Country.

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