Ian Shires

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

Listening to our Communities

by Ian Shires on 15 September, 2017

Spoke at a Communities and Partners Workshop this morning about the importance of the work currently taking place to set up a new system which will see measures put in place to ensure that residents are able to influence decisions that have direct impact on their lives. This is what I said: First I’d like […]

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Just when you thought it was safe……

by Ian Shires on 14 September, 2017

We have just had notification of another unauthorised encampment, this time it’s on council land in Wolverhampton Street, Willenhall. Currently there are seven caravans with a number of associated vehicles on the site. Officers from Community Protection have attended the site and the formal legal  process for removal has been started. There is a set […]

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Roadworks this evening – Lucknow Rd

by Ian Shires on 6 September, 2017

Just a quick heads up for those who plan to be driving along Lucknow Rd this evening. Contractors will be applying a high friction surface near the junction with Martin Drive. Temporary traffic lights will be in operation from 7.00pm to 11.00pm. Drive carefully….

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Saw this damaged cable cover in the footpath corner of Dryden Close and Kipling Road on the Poets Estate, Short Heath as we were delivering Focus Saturday morning. Took photographs and reported it in. Got an email just off Highways Maintenance to say that they have placed a temporary cover over it and that they […]

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We received official confirmation last night that ALDI have indeed become the new owners of the retail store on Coppice Farm Way near its junction with Essington Road. Have to say that it’s not the best kept secret in the world. It was first muted back in June. It will be good to see the store […]

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Former Cavalcade Pub site – Grot Spot

by Ian Shires on 4 September, 2017

Have received a reply off Walsall Council following further complaints from the Short Heath Lib Dem Focus Team. A 28 day warning letter has been sent to the owners to clear the site up. Next step will be the serving of a Section 215 notice. So what does this all mean…………. If the Local Planning Authority […]

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Planning Application at 18, KESTREL GROVE, WILLENHALL,

by Ian Shires on 4 September, 2017

Application Details Particulars of the application Application Number: 17/1048 Proposal: Change of use: Ground floor from residential (C3) to a mixed used residential and day nursery (sui generis) Site Address: 18, KESTREL GROVE, WILLENHALL, WV12 5HQ Application Type: Full Application Ward: Willenhall North Comment on this application Comment: Click Here to comment on this application […]

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Received notification of this Planning Application in Willenhall North Ward Home > Search Criteria > Search Results > Application Details Application Details Particulars of the application Application Number: 17/1090 Proposal: Erection of 5 houses, 1 x 4 bed detached house on the frontage and 4 houses to the rear ( 2 x 4 bed detached […]

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Action Plan will help transform West Midlands Economy

by Ian Shires on 4 September, 2017

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) meets this Friday and in amongst the 400 plus pages of reports is an action plan aiming to kick start the release of land to provide almost 2 million new homes needed across the region over the next 10 years.   The plan sets out how local councils, including […]

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Short Heath Lib Dem Focus Team check out Sandbeds Road

by Ian Shires on 3 September, 2017

Out and about with the Short Heath Lib Dem Team yesterday checking out Severn Trent’s handy work before road closure lifted.

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