Road Traffic Accident- Leaves Eccleston Road With Lack of a Lamp Post and Light!

I am very much aware of the fact that a lamp post in Eccleston Road was knocked down in a Road Traffic Accident recently.

I have contacted the City of Wolverhampton twice now with regards to its loss as an amenity for residents,
and a valuable tool in protecting both highway and property by giving continuous light during the evenings.

Here is the response I have received from the Highways Operations Manager –

“With regards to your recent enquiry regarding a street light out at the above location. Unfortunately, the column was involved in a road traffic accident and had to be replaced. We are currently awaiting for the column to be re-serviced by Western Power Distribution (WPD). Due to the impact of the pandemic WPD have a backlog of works which they are getting on top of. We have requested a completion date for the works but WPD are not able to give one currently. I will continue to chase them and press them for a date and highlight the urgency.”

It’s clear that this Lamp Post is an important feature – But the fact that Western Power Distribution is having this difficulty, means that local residents will I hope remain patient. In the meantime City will press them for the return of normal operation.

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