Ian Shires

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

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Nottingham Drive eyesore – Anger at slow progress

by Ian Shires on 20 October, 2019

Have just received notification off Planners that a planning application has been received for a car park to the front and sides of the shops on Nottingham Drive. The layout of the car park can be viewed at https://bit.ly/2o0CsRB. There is no doubt that a properly surfaced and laid out car park would improve the […]

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Walsall’s Tories to close Outdoor Pursuits Centres

by Ian Shires on 19 October, 2019

Walsall’s Tory cabinet meets on Wednesday to seal the fate of the town’s outdoor pursuits service.  A report to the meeting will say that efforts to find efficiency savings and boost income have failed. Groups using the service’s sites at the Sneyd Water Activities Centre and Aldridge Airport say they are devastated by the news. […]

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Published on EcoWatch by  Jordan Davidson Jun. 25, 2019 02:08PM ESTENERGY Artist’s conception of solar islands in the open ocean. PNAS Millions of solar panels clustered together to form an island could convert carbon dioxide in seawater into methanol, which can fuel airplanes and trucks, according to new research from Norway and Switzerland and published in the Proceedings of the National […]

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Published on Social Europe by Amandine Crespy on 17th October 2019 The rejection by the European Parliament of Slyvie Goulard as French commissioner showed that ‘it’s France’ is not a sufficient excuse for special treatment. Amandine Crespy On October 10th, the European Parliament rejected Sylvie Goulard’s candidacy as commissioner for the internal market, industry, defense, space, digital […]

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Walsall Bonfire and Fireworks Displays

by Ian Shires on 16 October, 2019

I have just received the following information off Walsall Council, thought I’d share it with you:

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Published in LGC 15 OCTOBER 2019 BY JESSICA HILL LGC’s Confidence Survey finds austerity is far from over despite the government’s recent promises of more funding Austerity is not over for local government despite recent funding announcements, LGC’s latest confidence survey has found. Just 3% of the 214 LGC subscribers who responded to the survey, carried out […]

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BREAKING: 16,523 schools are still losing out

by Ian Shires on 13 October, 2019

Just received this email from School Cuts. Thought I’d share it with you:- Ian, I’ll get right to it: the school funding crisis is far from over. When the Prime Minister promised to ‘level up’ school funding, we knew from experience that the devil is in the detail. So I trawled through the data to […]

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Idling Vehicles Contribute to Air Pollution

by Ian Shires on 13 October, 2019

Running your engine unnecessarily while your vehicle is stationary pollutes the environment. And it’s against the law on a public highway. An idling engine can produce up to twice as many exhaust emissions as an engine in motion. Exhaust emissions contain a range of air pollutants such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, and particulate matter. […]

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School Funding Crisis

by Ian Shires on 13 October, 2019

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson described school funding as being a “bit tight”. It’s not “a bit tight” — this is a funding crisis. We’ve lost teaching assistants. We’ve lost subjects on the curriculum. Teachers are paying from their own pocket for classroom supplies. Our school buildings are in disrepair. It’s not a bit tight when […]

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The Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara in Shepwell Green invite the residents of Willenhall to share with them the 550th Anniversary of the founding of Sikhism. The event marks the 550th birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev Ji. It takes place on Saturday 9th November 2019 from 10.00 am onwards at the […]

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