Councillors and Volunteers -You Did So Well!

I want to thank my fellow Councillors for re-arranging their diary dates to assist with the
Wyrley and Essington Canal-Litter pick in Wednesfield Last Sunday.

Councillor Jacqueline Coogan, Councillor Rita Potter, and Councillor Mary Bateman I really do appreciate the efforts you made, along with the 30 other volunteers
that turned out to support the event with the Canal and River Trust. You all really made a big difference.

You were all magnificent, as everyone of all those volunteers were.

We cleared a boat load of plastic,bottles, clothing, ironmongery,mattresses, springs, motorcycle helmets, old toys, found dead rodents, and saved a pigeon from a cat! Well until the boat and the rest of us moved away that is. we had lots of ‘thank you’s’ from members of the public who witnessed the actions.

I have walked the stretch of canal that we cleaned up over the last two days. I can say it is 100% better than it was. Before we started on Sunday.

Its really down to folks now. Please do not litter the canal and towpath. Please take your rubbish home with you!Enjoy the environment along the Wyrley and Essington, its a great piece
of infrastructure, and it is the home to animals and plants. Plus it is amongst the UK’s latest Local Nature Reserves to be declared this year.

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