Raise The City Flag! -On Battle of Wodensfield Day!

Wolverhampton City Council sitting in Full session in 2014 passed an important resolution . Councillor Phil Bateman said “I placed an important resolution before the full Council.”

It read – “This City Council recognises the importance of the Battle of Wodensfield, which took place in August 910 ,within the current City Boundaries. We wish to ensure the historic significance of this battle by declaring that the City Council flag is flown over the two day Anniversary (5/6) August annually.We further request the City Council to investigate and report back to Cabinet, ways in which this historic event can be marked to regenerate and develop our local economy.”

Councillor Phil Bateman added “A lot has taken place in the City, since that resolution was passed. We have come through our own war with the Covid-19 Pandemic, which of course we are still in. But in getting back to normal. I am looking forward to the City Council raising the City Flag to commemorate this historically significant battle. Where the West Saxons and Mercians fought and stopped the Vikings extending Danelaw in England. We need to remember our history and make work for us by promoting this battle and using it to lift our local economy.”

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