Wolverhampton City Council has issued a statement in response to media reports about a proposal for a small children's funfair which is a possibility for Tettenhall Upper Green over the summer holidays.

The statement in full reads:

Cabinet Member for Leisure and Communities, Councillor Elias Mattu said: "Our events team are currently looking at a proposal to have a small fun fair of no more than 3 children's rides located on part of Tettenhall Upper Green.

It would operate 3 days a week and would be off site by 7pm. The green and the area around the paddling pool is a very popular spot for families in the summer months and we are looking to improve what is on offer for residents from across the city and further afield who come to enjoy this location.

Some of the reporting of this story has inaccurately suggested this will be a large funfair with a Ferris wheel and bumper cars. This unhelpful scaremongering has led to some understandable concern from local residents.

I am disappointed that the local councillors who have attacked this have not taken the time to understand what is being proposed for the funfair.  We will of course listen to - and fully take on-board - the views and concerns of local people and ultimately, if this proposal is not welcome in Tettenhall, then it won't happen."

  • released: Wednesday 20 May, 2015