Dumping Carpet Into the Canal- Not A Clever Trick!

Today Local residents told me how angry they were this morning.

As someone had dumped floorings underlay and carpet into the Wyrley And Essington Canal over the Olinthus Bridge. Not only was it a danger to the water borne traffic that uses the canal. It was a hazard to all the wild life in this regionally renowned designated Local Nature Reserve .

One of the first to discover the mess, that had been most likely tossed from the canal bridge .,. was Mr Tony Levey who was horrified at what he found. Tony quickly contacted the Canal and River Trust after taking time from me to get the contact number. Tony was fulsome in his praise of CRT for in just hours they arrived and retrieved these items from the canal. Well done Aaron and the Wolverhampton CRT team you were ‘angels’ today!

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