Ian Shires

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

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Responding to data published by Public Health England which shows a child in England has a tooth removed in hospital every 10 minutes due to preventable tooth decay, local Liberal Democrat Campaigner Carol Fletcher said: “These shocking figures strengthen the need for urgent investment in dental health education so that parents and children understand the impact of […]

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Liberal Democrats back in winning form

by Ian Shires on 24 April, 2018

We’ve had the last local authority by-elections of the 2017-18 municipal year and we ended with two stunning gains in Warrington and West Berkshire. During the year Liberal Democrats have seen 20 gains, far more than any other party. In terms of net gains, we’re slightly down on last year’s record breaking year, but there were […]

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School meals in line for Conservative cuts

by Ian Shires on 24 April, 2018

Changes to Universal Credit mean nearly 1 million poorer children will lose out on a free nutritious meal at lunch – costing parents £400 a year. Free school meals were brought in as one of a series of new investments in our schools by the Liberal Democrats in the coalition. Now they are being cut by […]

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The continuing saga of the Saddlers Centre

by Ian Shires on 24 April, 2018

They say that politics is a dirty game and following recent events it’s easy to see why people might think that. No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump with his finger on the nuclear button, or the continuing Brexit saga which rumbles on causing stress within the Tory Cabinet and dismay from both sides in […]

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The Loft Youth Club

by Ian Shires on 21 April, 2018

Frank F Harrison Community Association has opened a new youth club based on new Invention Square (above Greggs shop) providing a safe fun environment for young people aged 9-15 on a Thursday evening. Parental consent forms are required on the first visit.   APR 26 The Loft Youth Club

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Plans afoot to solve missed bin problems

by Ian Shires on 17 April, 2018

Have had more discussions today with bosses at Clean and Green about the bin issues many of you have told us about. Earlier this year we were getting numerous complaints about bins being missed on regular collection day. An analysis of the problems has been carried out and hopefully a solution has now been found. […]

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Contractors working on behalf of Walsall Council erected hoardings around the Central Library over the weekend. Work on the Grade 2 Listed Building is needed to carry out essential maintenance and a much needed upgrade of the Library which will also see the Walsall History Centre brought to the town centre location. The work is […]

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Lib Dems – Action Takers not Committee Sitters

by Ian Shires on 15 April, 2018

Big push over this weekend. Lib Dem teams out across New Invention and Short Heath. Beverley Nielson, Chair of West Midlands Lib Dems met up with Activist Carol Fletcher (Willenhall North Candidate), Activist Ben Hodges (Short Heath Candidate) along with Lib Dem Cllr Dan Barker and Lib Dem Group Leader Cllr Ian Shires. Checking on […]

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Liberal Democrat Cllr Ian Shires raised concerns about the lack of consultation around the future of Hollybank House following the withdrawal of funding for the Community Rehabilitation Service by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at last night’s meeting of the Health and Wellbeing Board. Responding to Cllr Shires’ line of inquiry a representative of Walsall […]

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Abba tribute In aid of St Giles Hospice & the Connor John Appeal Willow’s Hall; Bath Street Willenhall WV13 2EY Date Friday 29th June 2018 Tickets Adult £25.00 Children £10.00 Drinks Reception 6.30pm; 2 Course Indian Meal; Auction; Raffle; Disco Tel: 07596 634281 or 01902 213 155 Tickets available at Crazy –Wicks Market Place Willenhall […]

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