Ian Shires

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ward, Liberal Democrat Group Leader, Walsall MBC Learn more

By Caron Lindsay | Wed 4th March 2015 – 1:50 pm I guess I was lucky to survive my breakfast today. First of all, I almost choked on my Corn Flakes reading some of the tales on the “What’s your funniest canvassing experience?” post. Mark Smulian has a lot to answer for. And if your […]

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Liberal Democrat Communities Minister Stephen Williams is urging people to safeguard their local pubs by listing them as a community asset. As part of the recently expanded Community Rights, people can nominate buildings or blocks of land as ‘assets of community value’, giving communities a greater say in how their areas develop. Under policy that […]

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Liberal Democrats have announced plans to tackle industrial fly tipping and protect the environment for future generations. As part of our plans to introduce Five Green Laws in the next Parliament, Liberal Democrats have unveiled proposals for a Zero Waste Bill. The Bill is intended to boost the number of organisations prosecuted for illegal dumping […]

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                          Looking for some Help, Advice or Guidance? Councillor Ian Shires and local activist Carol Fletcher are available  Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. 4.30 pm to 5.30 pm Every Friday: Oakwood Lodge, Chaucer Avenue, Short Heath. 7.00 pm to 7.45 […]

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Water mains replacement – Update

by Ian Shires on March 4, 2015

We have received an email from the Contractors working on water main renewal in the Short Heath area. This week we have completed Chatsworth Close and Ravenscroft Road which are the final streets on this phase of work and all reinstatement will be done and equipment will be removed from site by the weekend or […]

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Monday was “National Offer Day”. The day when parents and students received their offer of a Secondary School place (Primary School National Offer Day isn’t until 16th April). For 80 to 85% across Walsall it will have been good news. They would have got their first preference place, others would not have been so lucky […]

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By Caron Lindsay | Tue 3rd March 2015 – 2:55 pm On Saturday, we brought you the New Statesman trail for their interview with Tim Farron. The main feature has been published today. They headline it “The Lib Dems’ Leader-in-Waiting” which is probably inevitable but annoying nonetheless. Asked about potential coalitions, he set out why […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Tue 3rd March 2015 – 1:25 pm A couple of weeks ago, Ruth Bright wrote of her admiration for Jenny Willott after seeing her and her family on the Inside the Commons series. I can only echo her sentiments after finally catching up with the programme […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Joan Walmsley | Tue 3rd March 2015 – 10:33 am Liberal Democrats have done a great deal in Government to provide more and better early education and childcare. From increasing the free entitlement for three and four year olds and extending it to disadvantaged two year olds to introducing […]

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England’s national football team faces decades more in the international wilderness unless a bigger slice of booming TV profits is invested back in the grassroots game, councils warn. The Liberal Democrats passed a motion at their autumn conference in Glasgow calling for a five percent tithe on English and Scottish Premier League TV revenues to […]

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