Relight Newsletter Issue 1

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Are you ready for Brexit?


How prepared are you?

New rules apply to things like travel and doing business with Europe. Use the Brexit checker to get a personalised list of actions for you, your business and your family. Please click here Brexit Checker.

COVID-19 Test Centres

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Your responsibility to regularly test your employees

Rapid lateral flow testing identifies people who are infectious on the day of the test but don’t have symptoms. If you do this regularly it will help isolate the spread of the virus and prevent outbreaks. Anyone can now get a lateral flow test without an appointment at one of four Covid-19 rapid test centres:

  • City of Wolverhampton Council’s Civic Centre (open Monday to Friday from 8am-7pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm)
  • the Jamia Masjid Bilal on Newhampton Road West (10am-6.30pm daily)
  • St Joseph’s Church, Willenhall Road (Monday to Friday, 2pm-6pm)
  • The Hub at Ashmore Park, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10am to 6pm
  • Pendeford Library (Monday to Friday from 10am-4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am-6pm).
  • Bilston Community Centre, Prouds Lane, Thursday, Friday and Monday, 8am to 4pm, and Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm

If you want to learn more about lateral flow testing and its benefits to your business please email

Relighting our city survey

Cllr Miles


A message from Cllr Louise Miles, City of Wolverhampton's Cabinet Member for Resources.


The council is in the process of setting its budget for the year ahead and as always, we are keen to engage with stakeholders like you to ensure we are spending our resources on the things that matter. When I became the cabinet member for resources, I said that I wanted this process to be an ongoing conversation throughout the year, not just at budget time.


That is why the council is continuing to engage on its Relighting the City recovery plan, launched last year, where thousands of people have already told us that the five priorities for the city as we emerge from the pandemic should be: generating jobs and learning opportunities, creating more opportunities for young people, supporting people who need it most, growing our vital local businesses and stimulating vibrant high streets and communities.

These priorities will be the council's priorities as we set the budget for 2021-2022, we are focussing our energies on recovery from the pandemic, the last social and economic impact of which will be felt for years to come. This will be no easy challenge, our budget remains extremely challenging after cuts of £235 million over the past decade and uncertainty over future funding meaning we are currently forecasting a deficit of £29.6 million by 2023-2024. That's why your views on where we spend your money matter to us more than ever.

You can tell us what your priorities are by completing the Relighting our City survey here. If you have any questions for me or the Leader of the Council, Cllr Ian Brookfield, about how the council spends your money, we will answer as many as possible on our Wolverhampton Today Facebook and Instagram pages over the coming weeks. To submit a question please email and, if you are happy to be identified, please tell us your name, which part of the city you are from or which organisation you represent.

National Apprenticeship Week 8th - 12th Feb

wolves at work

Let’s Talk Apprenticeships 

City of Wolverhampton Council would like to invite you to an online event to showcase the apprenticeship offer in the city covering;

  • Key features of apprenticeships – benefits to your business, how they work and funding available
  • Services available from Wolves at Work
  • Apprenticeship Levy transfer – funding available for employers

Taking place online using MS Teams, on Friday 12th February, 11.00am until 11.45am

To book via eventbrite please click here.