Raj Kumar Drive- How About That Then!

Here is a good news story that will please lots of residents of Ashmore Park.

Following the death earlier this year, of popular tradesman Raj Kumar. I had a request made by local resident Peadar Brewster asking if it was possible to get the service road running at the back of the Ashmore Park Shopping Parade named after him.

I have been actively advocating this action and I can tell residents today that the Authorities have written to me stating that –

I am pleased to let you know that I have had no objections to the request to name the service road off Griffiths Drive as shown on the attached plan.  

Therefore I can confirm that the name, Raj Kumar Drive, has now been allocated. 

As discussed this will not be used for postal addresses, it will still remain a private service road to the rear of the shops providing access. As noted in the wording for the consultation it will be by way of a memorial to a much respected local trades person who passed away earlier this year.”

Your three Local Councillors are delighted with this turn of events, and think this course of action will be the best way to remember Raj, a great bloke. Who as we all found out earlier this year, did much for individuals, and really did help to enhance the reputation of Ashmore Park.

Thanks to Padda, for pressing the idea initially. I will inform residents when the plates are ready.

Finally thanks to Wolverhampton Homes, who have agreed the proposals, and have willingly and with pace delivered the wishes of our Estate.

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