Ian Shires

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

No show Tories….

by Ian Shires on 17 October, 2018

The other night, Cllr Dan Barker and myself attended a meeting of the West Locality Board. This is an important strategic body that is crucial to determining how council resources are allocated across the West locality which covers everywhere to the west of the M6 within the Borough of Walsall – including Willenhall, New Invention, […]

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Trust your doctor, not that bus……

by Ian Shires on 17 October, 2018

Had this email off Norman Lamb MP, thought I’d share it with you….. Around the world, one in four people will be affected by a mental health problem at some point in their life. And here in the UK, 300,000 people lose their job every year, due to long-term mental health issues. But our largest […]

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Halloween Movie Night – The Loft YC, New Invention.

by Ian Shires on 27 September, 2018

Posted on Facebook by Theloft Youthclub 24 September at 20:43  Fundraising event for the loft youth club. Halloween Movie Night @ Theloft Youthclub on Monday 29th October 2018. Movie- The Haunted Mansion. Doors open 4pm / movie starts 5pm. Young people aged 8+ and parents are welcome. Tickets now available only £2 per person or family […]

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Gate repair – Hunts Lane car park

by Ian Shires on 21 September, 2018

Whilst we are on about updates, the gates to the Rough Wood Country Park car park in Hunts Lane have been replaced after they were damaged by a goods vehicle a few weeks back. Clean and Green have also thinned out the shrubs next to the bungalow to improve visibility.

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Quick update on the hedge cutting around Short Heath Park

by Ian Shires on 21 September, 2018

Quick update on the hedge cutting around Short Heath Park. A number of residents have asked why a short section of hedge has been left higher than the rest? The short answer is that it’s been done  in an attempt to stop antisocial behaviour that occurs from time to time opposite the alleyway off Hawthorne […]

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Left Turn Arrow at Lichfield Rd/Crab Lane Junction

by Ian Shires on 19 September, 2018

At long last the Council contractors have painted in the ‘Left Turn’ arrow at the mini island on the Lichfield Rd/crab Lane island. It was agreed back in July following numerous requests from me in support of many who had complained about near misses on the exit off the island towards Bloxwich.  

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Since gaining control of Walsall Council back in May this year, it would appear that the Tories have had a massive change of heart over their opposition to the purchase of the Saddlers Centre by the previous Labour/Lib Dem administration. Many of you will recall the vociferous campaign the Tories ran in the run up […]

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Fly Tipping on Coppice Farm Neighbourhood Park

by Ian Shires on 19 September, 2018

I’ve reported in to Clean and Green the three fridges dumped on Coppice Farm Park behind Hillbury Drive (thanks goes to an eagle eyed resident who let me know). These fridges may have been left out for the tat man or someone has been slipped a fiver to get rid of them, out of sight […]

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Hedge Cutting Issues

by Ian Shires on 19 September, 2018

Clean and Green have begun cutting the hedge around Short Heath Park in Hawthorne Road following complaints from residents. There is a road safety issue to all this as the footpath across the Park leads to the alleyway through to the Forest Gate Estate. There isn’t a footpath on the Park side of Hawthorne Road […]

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