Good Morning Wednesfield- Taking Your Children to School?

Good Morning Wednesfield…so September starts in a bit of a forlorn way! Dark clouds, rain and a background of some concern based upon the situation framed, and scoped by the Corona Virus Pandemic.

The Good news that schools are welcoming back their pupils after a 6 months absence from the classroom, is also framed against the genuine concerns that exist about the children’s own future good health.

Parents are nervous and the Covid-19 Pandemic, as are the staff at all the local schools. But it is important that individually the children get an education that will hold them in good stead for their own education and life futures.

So with the Kids returning to school,as said it is a good thing overall!

What isn’t such a good thing though is the way that Parents and Guardians have reacted when taking their charges to school in their cars and vans,

I am reliably informed that there was chaos outside the front of Coppice High School yesterday, on their return to school, and their turning out at the end of the school day.

In the rush to get children to school safely. Individual cars, blocked the homes and drives of householders and their families in Eccleston Road and the surrounding streets. Chaos and bad tempers produced some very difficult situations. I will be writing to Coppice High School urging them to do more in the way that this frenzy is managed. Residents tell me it was dangerous, and common sense driving and parking went out of the window!

Now I am hopeful that a pattern will soon take place. But you know all our children, their parents and the residents safety is important. Free for all scrums, is not the way forward. Please if children can walk to school please urge them to do so!

I will be making the school aware of the residents concerns, as I will the local police team, and the road safety team at the City of Wolverhampton.

Please lets be safe! and not sorry…

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