Horse On The Road! Owners Must Take Action.

There is an inherent danger which constantly over the last two weeks or sohas threatened road safety in Kitchen Lane as the highway approaches the Essington/South Staffordshire/Staffordshire Boundary.

A big brown horse or its little mate, a white one, is consistently breaking out of a field behind the Coppice Farm (Whose address is within Essington South Staffordshire) onto Kitchen Lane which is the highway in the jurisdiction of City of Wolverhampton.

These horses are a huge road safety hazard when they are out. Councillors, the Police and others are being called almost every other day, and night by anxious residents and motorists.

Again tonight I have been called because the large horse in half fading light was charging up and down Kitchen Lane. Putting itself and motorist’s at huge risk. In this instance a local resident on Ashmore Park along with Staffordshire Police captured the horse.

I want to ask anyone who knows whose animals these are to inform them ( The owners) that they need their field/Paddock made secure. It is not currently secure in its present form.

Tonight I will be reporting these multiple issues to the West Midlands Police, City of Wolverhampton Road Safety team, and the South Staffordshire District Council to urge them to step in and take action, before an accident occurs.

If there is a fatal accident then the owners of the animals are putting themselves at risk of being sued for injury or damages.

The safest way forward is for those responsible to secure the field……

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