Ian Shires

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

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On Monday evening I was asked to a meeting with the Chief Executive of Walsall Council to be informed that the land on which the former Willenhall Gas Works stood was to be removed from the Contaminated Land Register. I was asked to hold back on telling anyone until the council had informed the residents […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay | Sun 20th January 2019 – 10:20 am Ten years ago, I watched, full of hope and optimism, as Barack Obama was sworn in as the 44th US President. I didn’t get to concentrate on his speech as our hamster, Powder Puff, became ill and passed away at the […]

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School run blocks access for Emergency Ambulance!

by Ian Shires on 19 January, 2019

It seems like forever that we have been trying to find a solution to the conflicts surrounding the school run. In spite of all efforts tensions remain, drives get blocked, double parking is common and tempers fray. That having been said there was an incident on Friday where cars parked in the service a road […]

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Beware! Bogus callers operating in our area

by Ian Shires on 19 January, 2019

I received this off Willenhall Police, thought I’d share it with you:- Willenhall WMP‏ @WillenhallWMP1 We received calls today regarding suspected rogue traders. Check their I.D. Don’t let them pressure you into letting them into your house Don’t offer payment at the door Don’t be afraid to say NO Report them to the police Tell your […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay | Sat 19th January 2019 – 1:00 pm My Lords, across the UK, Scotland and London voted most strongly for remain, which is somewhat ironic given the nationalists’ antipathy towards London and London-based government. ​Northern Ireland voted clearly for remain, only to find its hard-line Brexit party tweaking the […]

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I have just received this information off Walsall Council. The following Housing Standards leaflets have been translated into several European languages.  Please share with your contacts. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide leaflets: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/staying_safe_in_your_home Dealing with Condensation and Damp leaflets: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/keeping_a_home

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Davey: UK facing energy crunch

by Ian Shires on 18 January, 2019

Davey: UK facing energy crunch Responding to the news that Hitachi have stopped work on the Wylfa plant, former Liberal Democrat Secretary of State for Energy Ed Davey said: Japanese businesses have warned about Brexit’s economic consequences since the 2016 referendum, so this latest set back to the Conservatives’ energy policy is not a surprise. […]

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Gritting teams will be out tonight

by Ian Shires on 17 January, 2019

I have just received this message off Walsall Council, thought I’d share it with you: Walsall Council‏ @WalsallCouncil There’s a cold snap forecast for tonight so we’ll be treating the roads this evening. #WMGrit

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Time for a Progressive Alliance?

by Ian Shires on 16 January, 2019

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Geoffrey Payne | Mon 14th January 2019 – 11:02 am There is a lot of noise on social media at the moment with Labour members having to confront the awful reality that Jeremy Corbyn really does support Brexit, and if he succeeds in passing a motion of no confidence in the […]

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Tesco Express, Lichfield Road set for a refit

by Ian Shires on 15 January, 2019

The eagle eyed amongst you might have noticed that the Tesco Express on Lichfield Road, New Invention is closing from 5pm this Sunday (20 January 2019) till early February.   Staff have confirmed that the short closure is to enable a refit to be carried out on the inside of the store. The planned work will […]

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