Ian Shires

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

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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New job club for 25+ years old who are unemployed and live in the New Invention, Short Heath or surrounding areas. Wednesday 1pm – 4pm at Hive Hub former New Invention Library in partnership with Theloft Youthclub and steps to work. Starts 3rd October 2018

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Walsall Prince’s Trust are now recruiting for their next team. If you aged 16-25 years and you’re looking at getting back into work or employment why not try our 12 week team programme which starts on 08/10/18. For further information please call Sarah on 07741140366.

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Published in The Guardian by Matthew Taylor Environment correspondent Tue 18 Sep 2018 06.01 BST Tiny particles of black carbon from car exhausts lodge themselves in children’s lungs and can enter the bloodstream and potentially the brain • ‘I was horrified that children are breathing air this dirty inside the school’ Sixty percent of the pollution that […]

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The Hive New Invention – Bridges

by Ian Shires on 17 September, 2018

Are you aged 25+, unemployed and live in the New Invention or Short Heath area? NEW JOB CLUB @ The Hive The Square, New Invention WV12 5EA Wednesday afternoon 1pm –4pm, starting 3rd October 2018  Facilities include: Support and help with CV’s, cover letters and application forms Internet access Information, advice and guidance Sign posting […]

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Out and About with the Lib Dem Focus Team this weekend

by Ian Shires on 16 September, 2018

Have been out and about with the Willenhall Lib Dem Focus Team as usual this weekend in and around New Invention. As wll as delivering Focus it gives us the opportunity to get to talk with residents about the things that matter to them. Many wanted to know where things were with the new ALDI […]

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Update on Walsall Secondary School Admissions

by Ian Shires on 16 September, 2018

This is an update on Secondary School Admissions 2019 following inquiries I made with Walsall Children’s Services Schools Admission Team about the new process for secondary applications. This is the link that needs to be used: https://go.walsall.gov.uk/secondary_school_admissions  and is used if the child is a resident within the borough of Walsall, regardless of whether they wish […]

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A week in the life of a Lib Dem Councillor – Part 2

by Ian Shires on 14 September, 2018

So, where did I get to? Oh yes, Part 1 took us up to close of play Wednesday. Now what of the rest of the week….. Well this morning was mostly taken up with home calls to see fist hand issues that were of concern in the area. Got down to the Council House in […]

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Published on Lib Dem Voice by NewsHound | Fri 14th September 2018 – 1:48 pm Our social security spokesperson Stephen Lloyd has been talking about how badly the Government has cocked up the implementation of Universal Credit for a while. We supported it in coalition but as soon as we were consigned to the back […]

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