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 Caron Lindsay | Wed 11th October 2017 – 1:55 pm One of the (many) hugely worrying things about the Government’s plans for Housing Benefit is the cap being applied to supported accommodation. Across the country, people are given the chance to live as independent lives as possible in accommodation […]

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Walsall’s private rented sector plays an important part in providing much needed housing across the borough. it accounts for almost 12% (12,615) of the accommodation in the borough. There are numerous high quality landlords and letting agents providing a range of property types throughout the borough to meet a broad range of housing needs. The […]

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Willenhall’s Neighbourhood Police team held mobile surgeries on the Coppice Farm Estate, New Invention over the weekend. The surgeries were in response to a growing number of burglaries recently in the area. Willenhall North’s Lib Dem Councillor Ian Shires said “The Police were in attendance at my Councillor Surgery at Oakwood Lodge last week, we discussed […]

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Published in the Birmingham Mail by NICK MCCARTHY 06:30, 9 OCT 2017 David Jamieson’s strident comments came as it was revealed the number of illegal traveller camps in the region had more than doubled in five years Police need to be given the power to ban travellers from the region, according to the West Midlands Crime Commissioner. […]

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Advanced notice of Road Closure

by Ian Shires on 9 October, 2017

Work is set to begin on renewing the gas main at the junction of Fletcher Rd, with Lichfield Rd, New Invention on Monday 23rd October. The works are expected to take up to and including Friday 27th October. the junction will be closed and diversions will be in place.

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Our New Disability Policy

by Ian Shires on 6 October, 2017

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Kirsten Johnson Thu 5th October 2017 Have you heard about the Disabled Children’s Partnership? It was launched over the summer by a large group of charities, including Mencap, Contact and The Children’s Trust. The network now links more than fifty organisations who support children with a range of conditions, […]

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Each Friday Willenhall North’s Lib Dem Cllr Ian Shires hosts his advice surgery at Oakwood Lodge, Chaucer Ave, Short Heath, WV12 5JN from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. There is no need to book an appoint – you can simply turn up and speak to Ian. Ian said: “I would encourage any local residents who have any […]

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There were further problems overnight in Sandbeds Road, Willenhall due to the temporary traffic lights installed by Severn Trent whilst they complete works on repairing a sewer near Stroud Avenue junction. Once again the light was stuck on red resulting in absolute chaos. Severn Trent really do need to get to grips with this problem. […]

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Temporary traffic lights in Sandbeds Road at junction with Stroud Ave caused absolute chaos during the morning rush hour today. I received a message off a local resident at 7.50 am giving me the heads up on this. Got onto Highways who came back to let me know that they were onto the case. One […]

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Congestion in Essington Road.

by Ian Shires on 2 October, 2017

We are getting numerous complaints from frustrated motorists help up in long tail backs in Essington Road near junction with Wrighton Close. there are also issues in Wrighton Close due to cars being parked too close to the junction. Carol, myself and Glyn will be contacting Walsall Council’s Road Safety Team asking them to look […]

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