Just Four and a Half Hours Later!

Local Authorities take some stick, so I want to highlight City of Wolverhampton Council’s Public Realm department for the great work they did for residents today here in Wednesfield North.  I sent this message today at 14.55.

“Sent: 07 February 2018 14:55 Subject: Fw: Manhole Cover – Higgs road Ashmore Park.The residents tell me that this manhole cover has had an inspection and the cover has not been replaced properly. It is standing proud of the footway and has become a trip hazard. Can you get someone to reset it please. It is a health and safety hazard standing as it is at the moment. It is outside of 8 Higgs road, or near too.”

 This is what I received later today from those same residents who contacted me before earlier Wednesday 7th Feb 2018 – The message came in at 18.23 to be precise-the very same day “Guess who are already out fixing the man-hole out the front!! Thank you!”

 I want to say a very big thank you to Public Realm for taking this issue seriously, yes it was a Health & Safety matter but if my residents are pleased I am ecstatic at the great response.

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