Ian Shires

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

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Published on CityMetric by Claire Spencer Politics Devolution February 9, 2018 At its last meeting on 12 January, the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) board voted that it was “not minded to approve the mayor’s budget, including a Council Tax Precept of £10.80”. This was a first for the board, which is made up of […]

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The World Cafe is being run by One Walsall & West Midlands Police. They are seeking your views & opinions on how we can all:- community cohesion  Build better links amongst local people Promote unity Reduce chances of hate crime Reduce chances of domestic violence. Come along for a drink & a chat so that we […]

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M6 J7: Essential Repair Work Briefing

by Ian Shires on 20 February, 2018

Have just received the following off Highways England: Highways England need to carry out essential repair work to the M6 northbound carriageway between junctions 7 and 8 to keep it in a safe condition. From Wednesday, 21 to Tuesday, 27 February, it will be necessary to close parts of the northbound carriage at different times […]

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Walsall’s Cabinet face tough challenges

by Ian Shires on 19 February, 2018

Further reductions in cash from Theresa May’s Tory Government! Increasing demand for services! High demand for Adult Social Care and Children’s Services! This was the backdrop for last week’s meeting of the Labour/Liberal Democrat Cabinet in Walsall Council House as they made their final touches to produce a legal balanced budget ahead of a special […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Gillian Douglass | Fri 16th February 2018 – 10:25 am I am a solid “Remainer,” believing that the United Kingdom is better off inside the European Union, particularly in terms of the economy but also because of the standards which the EU upholds in terms of consumer protection, human rights, commitment […]

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ALDI – Further Update

by Ian Shires on 16 February, 2018

Had a further update today. It looks as if some positive news is on the horizon about what ALDI is planning to do on this site. Keep your eyes peeled for further news. Will let you know when we have something more concrete off them.

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Just received this of  our West Locality Manager, he covers both Willenhall and Darlaston Hello Colleagues I hope that you will find the following information useful.  Please share with friends/wider community.   If you know of any events or activities please forward the details through to me. http://www.mywalsall.org/fis/  Local information on activities for communities and […]

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Published on SKY News By James Sillars, Business Reporter 08:02, UK,Friday 16 February 2018 A study finds a surge in prices has forced many middle-earners out of the housing market, despite schemes to support ownership. Image: The IFS says house prices have risen seven times faster than wages over the past two decades Wage growth failing […]

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#TreatMeWell campaign launched

by Ian Shires on 16 February, 2018

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Kirsten Johnson | Thu 15th February 2018 – 5:14 pm Mencap has launched its Treat Me Well Campaign today, calling for those with Learning Disabilities to be given reasonable adjustments in hospitals. The facts are shocking. Every year, 1200 people with a learning disability die avoidably in hospital care. […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Paul Walter | Tue 13th February 2018 – 12:40 pm From the Guardian: The foreign secretary called (the EU) a “teleological construction” that was “ends driven”. He said the founding fathers of the common market decided to create a “new sense of political identity by legal means” – but […]

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