Busy Day & Stunning Weather!

Well every day is a day of sunshine it seems! Tuesday was stunningly good, and I do admit to liking the sun. Today has been fab weather wise.

Today I started off by the obligatory requirement of catching up with casework, at the moment there is a lot taking place.

I spent the rest of the morning speaking with people on Ashmore Park. The mud that I asked to be cleared at the back of the Butchers & Greengrocers has been removed. I had a chat with Andy at the Pet shop, and spoke with Wednesfield Police about the stolen community plants that were taken from Ashmore Park Shopping Parade.

The stolen plants investigation is still ongoing and the new Sgt informed me that they will be in touch after they have made a few more inquiries.

I then had a meeting at Wolverhampton Civic Centre as I am chairing a scrutiny panel that relates to May 29th and the cloud burst that put Wolverhampton under water in parts. The panel will be looking at what happened, how the city responded, how our partners worked together, and what lessons we can draw from the flooding that occurred in parts of the city.

Mary went down to Wednesfield Village and she watered the flower planters with Volunteer Angela Giles for the Wednesfield in Bloom competition.

Then tonight I attended the Stronger City Scrutiny Panel, chaired by Cllr Jackie Sweetman. Followed by a further visit to the Shopping Parade where I watered the flowers….they were in need of a good slurp……! The weather has been really hot!

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