Wednesfield Is On A High!

There is a lot going on in Wednesfield!

Bentley Bridge Retail Park is still attracting shopper’s interest, and in fact is delivering a great service for Wednesfield, as well as providing 500 local jobs!

Trade appears to be holding up very well with some impressive statistics, indicating that the shopping and retail part of Bentley Bridge is on for a bumper year this year. Cars attending the retail park number over 76,000 a week, and this interest sets the retail park up for attracting more than 3m cars a year.

These cars attract not only shoppers to the retail site, but also helps to increase footfall in the High Street, and elsewhere locally. It is great for trade in Wednesfield and it is great for the City of Wolverhampton.

Councillor Phil Bateman went onto say – “Wednesfield Volunteers like ‘Hands on Wednesfield’, ‘Wednesfield in Bloom’ along with the Local Councillors have done much to enhance the Wednesfield ‘Offer’ this year (2017).

This has been a year when Wednesfield has had Fun Days, won a Gold Award for its ‘Wednesfield in Bloom’ entry in the Heart of England in Bloom competition.

Plus it delivered a record breaking Canal Festival in August at which 4,300 people turned up to attend a ‘Floating Market’, two days of live music, and to attend stalls, fun fair, and to meet mix and chat with neighbours and friends.

Councillor Greg Brackenridge Wednesfield South added “The actions and energy here in Wednesfield continues to be delivered, as we look towards the annual opening of the ‘Wednesfield Christmas Lights’. This again is a festival that is led by our magnificent ‘HOW’ Volunteers. I am pleased to say that Wednesfield continues to reach out and deliver attractions and activities that attracts local people and as well as stumps up regional interest!

The success that Wednesfield is currently having can be translated in another way. In 2015/16 there were 7 local shops in Wednesfield High Street which were standing vacant. Today in 2017/18 there are just three vacant shops. A reduction of 57% which has to be seen as good news. In what has been a tough trading period for the City of Wolverhampton as a whole.”

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