Location of Graiseley within Wolverhampton South West.
Location of Graiseley within Wolverhampton South West.

Ward profile

Graiseley stretches from the Sainsbury’s supermarket and nearby flats next to the ring road, through Penn Fields, up to Coalway Road and Oxbarn Avenue, covering Penn Fields, Merridale, Chapel Ash, and part of Bradmore. It has an estimated population of 12,600 and 49% are from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, where the Wolverhampton city average is 32%. 32% of households live in privately rented accommodation, which is higher than the city average. 58% of residents were satisfied with their neighbourhood in the latest survey.

Graiseley has a good choice of corner shops and neighbourhood shopping centres. It is home to people of many faiths and none, and there are a wide variety of religious buildings. There are four primary schools in the ward, two community centres at Bradmore and Great Brickkiln Street, and several parks and open spaces. There is also the large Jeffcock Road cemetery, with the World War Two Dutch war graves that are commemorated every November.

Key issues in Graiseley include:

  • Higher education
  • Crime
  • Cost of living
  • NHS

Graiseley is a strong Labour ward.

Our councillors

Your councillors for Graiseley are John Reynolds, Jacqui Sweetman and Asha Mattu.

In Graiseley, we work as a team to serve local residents. Every Saturday morning your Labour Team is ‘Down Your Way’ visiting local areas and doing their best with any problems there may be.

According to Mr Sharma, a local shopkeeper in Owen Road, “I have never known councillors who work so hard”.

Our motto is ‘Keeping in Touch’, and this webpage is designed to enable us to do so. Please do not hesitate to contact us. Remember, we are only a phone call away!

Surgery dates

First Saturday of every month (except August) 11 am–12.00 pm, at St. Chad’s Community Centre, Owen Road, Penn Fields.

Getting involved

Branch meetings are held at Brickkiln Community Centre, at the corner of Great Brickkiln Street and Cherry Street, on the second Tuesday of each month (except August).

The Branch Secretary is Bob Simm, who can be contacted at bob.simm@hotmail.com or on 07725 731131.

We are a friendly and informal branch and meetings are an opportunity to discuss local, regional and national developments, propose resolutions and take part in campaigning activities. We look forward to seeing you!

Please note: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently held online via Zoom.

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