UPDATE - 20th August 2019.
Bantock Park trees plan scrapped. Click here
16th August 2019
Bantock Park Trees
Good morning all,
Further to my recent email asking for support for our Council's tree strategy, I read with despair this article in this weeks Chronicle. Unbelievable - you couldn't make it up.
The last thing our beautiful park needs is more car parking, at the cost of mature established trees, which have been there for a very long time. I agree at times the car park is full to capacity, but they usually open up a grassed area as a temporary overs spill, which works well and does no harm to trees. The car park is never full on rainy days, so using the grass will, when used, cause no harm, and in any event grass will soon recover - unlike trees.
Apparently the "consultation" period runs until August 30th., (Which translates to Trees being felled September 1st)
Can I please urge all of you to write to the council, explaining in the strongest terms why these trees must remain, especially when the Council wants Wolverhampton to be "greener"
Click here for link to: Bantock Park - Proposed Overspill Car Park.
14th August 2019
The Wolverhampton City Council has just launched a consultation on its Tree and Woodland strategy, aimed at protecting and improving Trees and Woodland across the city.
The City Council is encouraging members of the public to have their say and an input into finalising the strategy to help Wolverhampton become a greener city.
We are fortunate that we live in an area with a good tree and woodland cover, for example Smestow Valley, Bantock Park, and the woodland in Coppice Road, etc., plus the trees on private land and our roadsides.
Trees and woodland are vital to the eco balance in nature, and it is up to us to give them protection and encourage their sustainability, and so FCCA is supporting this initiative, and would ask everyone to complete the questionnaire, which runs until September 17th. If we don't look after our trees, they will be lost for ever.
To get the questionnaire and have your say, visit Wolverhampton Council Tree and Woodland Strategy .
FCCA would like to monitor the response to this survey, please email a copy to email@example.com
11th August 2019
This evening we held our second speedwatch event, this time in Bhylls Lane.
The majority of drivers were obeying the limit, in both directions. Two were recorded at 41 mph, and one at 47mph.
Included in our speeders was a loud motorbike, which would have been clocked going very fast, but spotted us whilst attempting to overtake a slower vehicle. The speedwatch campaign will continue at least until the end of the year, and hopefully into 2020, with checks taking place every week at different locations and times in our area - we will be coming to a road near you, and more than likely your road. Hopefully the "Community Speed Watch" signs will be put up soon.
All the motorists caught in Linden Lea have received a police warning, and one was found to have no MOT.
Dates, Locations and times are with the FCCA committee, and the reports of each session will be on our website and our facebook page.
2nd August 2019
Today we had our first speedwatch event, which was held in Linden Lea.
Traffic was generally quiet, but alarmingly nearly all the cars checked were exceding the speed limit.
The majority were in the 20 - 28 mph range, some over 30 mph, and 2 drivers over 40 mph., which if taken to court could be a ban for driving at twice the speed limit. Amazingly a couple of drivers speeded up after they passed the check point, but this was recorded. All the vehicle registrations taken will receive a warning letter, and also their road tax, insurance and MOT status will be checked, and any found not to be in date will receive a police visit.
The Speedwatch team will be in the area at various locations and times most days during August.
24th July 2019
As a result of a recent meeting, We are pleased to announce that we have now formed a community speedwatch group.
We will be covering Tettenhall, Wightwick, Castlecroft and Finchfield.
Our area target roads will include, amongst others, Castlecroft Road, Windmill Lane, Bhylls Lane, Broad Lane and Finchfield Lane.
Our first outing will be in mid August, at a location to be confirmed. A police officer will accompany the group, and will video the proceedings. Motorists exceeding the speed limit will receive a warning letter, and their details recorded. Regular offenders will be invited to attend court.
There will also be permanent "Speedwatch" signs along certain roads, and a mobile radar overspeed unit will also be used.
Hopefully, these measures will make our local roads safe for all users.
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24th January 2017
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16th January 2017
Community please be aware of problems with traders - Click here