Ian Shires

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

Update on Meadow House and Cavalcade sites…

by Ian Shires on December 19, 2014

There is still no concrete news available on the future of these two sites. The latest word we have is that planning officers are still awaiting final plans off each of the new owners. Short Heath’s Liberal Democrat councillors Dan Barker and Doreen Shires will continue to press for further updates in order to keep […]

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Caught up with the local neighbourhood PCSOs at New Invention Library yesterday and took time out to discuss the issues local residents have raised with the Willenhall North and Short Heath Lib Dem Focus Teams. We covered areas where you have complained about anti social behaviour, poor driving habits (such as driving too fast through […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Lord William Wallace | Thu 18th December 2014 – 2:48 pm If you’re interested in the evidence about UK interests at stake in EU membership, it’s now available: over 2000 submissions, to 32 government reports.  And the overwhelming evidence, from small business and large, from legal bodies and service providers, is that the […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Thu 18th December 2014 – 12:50 pm Twitter has been full of Labour types slating Liberal Democrat MPs for voting against Labour’s parliamentary motion on the Bedroom Tax. When longstanding critics of the measure like Tim Farron and Julian Huppert vote with the Government, then there has to be […]

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Regular readers will recall that we reported that Walsall’s Labour Cabinet were set to debate the issue of what to do about the “Localised Council Tax Reduction Scheme” for 2015/16: On the night there was no debate, just a statement off the Labour Social Care Chief about it not being an easy decision to make. […]

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Walsall’s Labour Cabinet met last night. There were twenty items on the Agenda. The meeting started at 6 pm and was all over by 6.45 pm. That included important items such as: Labour’s Emerging Corporate Plan 2015/19  optimistically entitled “Shaping a Fairer Future” The Council Tax Reduction Scheme Council Tax Empty Property Discounts The Draft […]

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This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries….. Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. 4.30pm to 5.30pm(New Service) Every Friday: Oakwood Lodge, Chaucer Avenue, Short Heath. 7.00pm to 7.45pm(Revised Service) Every Saturday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. 11.30am to 12 noon(No Change) Please note that there will no longer be a […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Thu 18th December 2014 – 7:35 am An independent report by Lord Myners published today has concluded Vince Cable and the Government made “the right decisions” during the process of selling off Royal Mail. The BBC explains the background: The probe was ordered by Mr Cable after a National Audit Office […]

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Nick Clegg discusses TTIP

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When asked about his views on TTIP during the Bite the Ballot Leaders’ Live Debate, Nick Clegg said: “I would never endorse TTIP, which is a big new deal which is being negotiated between Europe and America, unless it was absolutely crystal clear that we are allowed to do exactly what we want with our […]

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1.3m schoolchildren across England are now enjoying a free school lunch thanks to Liberal Democrats in government. Figures out today (December 18) show that the policy has had a very high uptake in its first three months, with a total of more than 1.6m children enjoying a school meal every lunchtime. Liberal Democrat Leader and […]

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