Ian Shires

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

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Michael Meadowcroft | Fri 15th December 2017 – 10:25 am Being an earnest seeker after truth I downloaded the full Joint Report of 8 Decemberin order to discover just how the Prime Minister proposed to accomplish the trick of leaving the single market and the customs union whilst still having no physical […]

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ICE !!

by Ian Shires on 15 December, 2017

Some really tricky conditions about this morning so whether driving or walking give yourself extra time and go carefully. Gritters have been out gritting main routes. Have been getting reports in about issues in Essington Rd and Lichfield Rd. Have reported into Walsall Council

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Councillors being set up as the fall guys

by Ian Shires on 14 December, 2017

Cabinet Wed 13 Dec 17 Speaking on the Draft proposals for the Council’s Budget Cllr Ian Shires Cabinet member for Communities Culture and Leisure said: “I want to welcome the Cabinet’s decision to remove the proposal to introduce a charge for Garden Waste removal following consultation and also the amendment to the 2017/18 capital programme […]

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Winterproof your ride

by Ian Shires on 14 December, 2017

Published on Sustrans Here are our top tips on how to stay happy and safe on your bike when cycling during the cold and icy winter months. This advice should help you winterproof your bike and your riding style to keep you pedaling all winter. Follow these tips and you should find winter bike commuting […]

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Bins Update

by Ian Shires on 13 December, 2017

Today’s bin collections have started. Main arterial routes are being collected first and then crews will a judge the safety of side roads. Fryers Road an Merchants Way are open. Big thank you On the question of two extra bags next week if your collection has been missed, this is calculated at 170 litres, the […]

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Bin Collection – suspended today

by Ian Shires on 12 December, 2017

Just received this message off Cllr Lee Jeavons Deputy Leader of Walsall Council Tuesday 12th December Bin update: With very icy conditions underfoot and with some bins actually frozen to the floor, the decision has been made to suspend bin collections today. Weekly collection for the Christmas period commences next week and so if bins […]

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They even came round in the snow……

by Ian Shires on 10 December, 2017

What were your Councillors doing this weekend? Willenhall’s Liberal Democrat Councilors Dan Barker and Ian Shires were out and about delivering Focus newsletters in the Short Heath area.  

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By NewsHound | Sun 10th December 2017 – 11:00 am Nick Clegg gets loads of column inches this weekend. He has a long interview with Camilla Cavendish in today’s Sunday Times magazine (£). They discuss Brexit, Parliament, sexual harassment and his son’s Blood Cancer. He describes the serendipitous series of events […]

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Look out for higher than inflation Council Tax Hikes if, as expected, the Government shirks its responsibility to provide local councils with sufficient funding for vital social care and children’s services in the Local Government Funding Settlement due later this month. Most people think that their Council Tax monies pay for the services they receive […]

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Eyesore – owners need to comply with tidy up plans

by Ian Shires on 4 December, 2017

The shop on the corner of Essington Rd and Baynton Rd has been the subject of a number of complaints for some time now. Gas bottles, pallets, fence panels, concrete posts, gravel boards, turf and bags of soil on a previously approved box planter, grassed amenity area and disabled car parking space. Following discussions with […]

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