Ian Shires

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

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Schools across Willenhall have seen class sizes increase as schools in the area have had their funding slashed under the Conservatives since 2015 by over £700,000. The per-pupil loss averages out at £180 with Primary Schools coming off worst. One of our Primary Schools has seen its per-pupil funding fall by over £400!  Willenhall Liberal […]

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Our education system is struggling to get by as minister after minister uses it as a political football. Layla Moran demands better. By Layla Moran, Apr 16, 2019 12:04 I want to talk about something that we shouldn’t have to talk about in 2019. It should be a given that our schools have the funding […]

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Planned roadworks in our area

by Ian Shires on 20 April, 2019

We have received details of some planned roadworks in our area: Charles St/Asmorelake Way near jnc with A462 Clarkes Lane: Emergency Water main repairs, 23 April 2019 Contractors working for Severn Trent will be on site for 24 hours. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation during this time. Cannock Rd between the junctions of […]

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Walsall Council’s Cabinet will be asked to consider whether or not to accept and implement the recommendations of the Private Rented Sector Housing and Selective Licensing Working Group when it meets next Wednesday 24th April 2019. The recommendations were agreed by the Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee on the 19th February 2019 and […]

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Are you in the wrong council tax band?

by Ian Shires on 17 April, 2019

I picked up on this yesterday off MoneySavingExpert.com website: http://click.email3.moneysavingexpert.com/?qs=a79cf84a9911824182efa4a8a315f63aa75fba958902eab93b70326dc67994201b46f890d741a8d846a33dbf09d754d2ae68bcdc1801e4e8 “Save £1,000s on council tax. Typical bills are over £1,000s a year, but many have been overpaying. Here are the key ways to cut back. – Are you in the wrong council tax band? Up to 400,000 are, so use our council tax check and […]

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Published on Liberal democrat Voice by Matt Dolman | Mon 15th April 2019 – 2:02 pm We all feel it. Brexit is a battleground. It’s muddy trenches that stink to high heaven whichever side of it you’re on, and like sticky quicksand it’s near impossible to escape. What’s more, the confrontational atmosphere is contributing to a mental […]

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Published by LAYLA MORAN Liberal Democrat education spokesperson Mon 15th Apr 2019, 10.25 “We’re fighting so schools don’t have to rely on Amazon wishlists to make ends meet” Teachers are overworked, undervalued and underpaid and we need to resource them better, says Layla Moran, setting out the Lib Dems’ vision for the school system Some […]

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The Loft Youth Club – Important Information

by Ian Shires on 16 April, 2019

This week Theloft Youthclub will be open Tuesday and Thursday evening as normal: Tuesday – 5.00pm to 7.30pm Thursday – 5.15pm to 7.45pm It will close after Thursday’s youth session for the Easter break and so that maintenance work can be carried out. It will reopen again on Tuesday 30th April 2019.

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There has been a great response to our 2019 Local Election Manifesto. So much so that we felt it would be beneficial to repeat what what we said at it’s launch last month. We have also provided a link to the PDF Version and also a page by page look as part of this post. […]

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We have had many enquiries about the numerous temporary video cameras and automated traffic counters (rubber pressure tubes on road surface) along several roads within our area and wider Walsall and neighbouring authorities. There are two reasons for this: video cameras in such areas as M6 J10, Aldridge, and A34 relate to obtaining data on […]

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