Local Nature Reserve – Wyrley & Essington Canal Chugs Nearer!

I can now inform you that both Wolverhampton City Council and Walsall MBC Cabinet’s have now approved the Local Nature Reserve designation for the Essington & Wyrley Canal, now the only impediment to formal designation is the signing of the documents forming a legal agreement between the three parties.

The Canal and River Trust legal team are currently looking at the detail of the documentation, hopefully the delays will be sorted soon.

I remain very optimistic that the final legal agreements, are just days away from being sorted!

Having waited since 2007 for some success with this Local Nature Reserve scheme for Wednesfield, I think I can summon up a little more patience.

I will keep residents and constituents posted on the events as they happen…..

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