#ShopLocal Our Local Traders are Hurting!

Yesterday I managed to get out and about in the Ward. I talked to a lt of people. The Covid-19 virus is still the number one talking point.

Our Local Residents have been concerned about the increase in fly tipping. They were delighted one of our local residents captured a Local Skip Lorry dumping its garbage in a local Garage Site.

However the Local Shopkeepers are in a very dismal situation. Please Wednesfield North residents, now is the time to #ShopLocal. Keep our shops and stores in business. I was genuinely moved after finding out the hardships of some, and how close others are to going under, and out of business.

Please this is the time to stay and #ShopLocal .

first its safer, second without Local shops and stores we will be in a very worse situation if there is a second wave of virus infections.

Please give them consideration today, and through the rest of the week. Lets help our struggling local business.

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