Ian Shires

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

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Out and about in New Invention and Short Heath

by Ian Shires on 17 August, 2019

Start with the good stuff. Work on the new ALDI on Coppice Farm looks well on target for the opening on 22nd August. and the new residential home on the former Meadow House site, Stroud Avenue

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Corbyn’s offer: divisive by design?

by Ian Shires on 17 August, 2019

By MIchael Atkins | Sat 17th August 2019 – 10:45 am Corbyn’s offer on Wednesday to opposition leaders was a new twist in the tragi-farce of Brexit. In brief, the offer goes as follows: He will table a vote of no-confidence in the Government. If that is successful, he would seek the confidence of the house to […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Paul Hindley | Fri 16th August 2019 – 11:55 am Liberalism has a long and complex history. Sometimes that history has been bloody. This weekend there is a range of events happening in Manchester to mark the 200 year anniversary of one such episode in liberal history, the Peterloo massacre. This was […]

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In Full: Jo Swinson’s letter to Jeremy Corbyn

by Ian Shires on 16 August, 2019

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by The Voice | Thu 15th August 2019 – 11:00 pm Jo seems to have offended the Corbynista who are doing their thing and attacking her on all forms of social media. But look at the letter she wrote to Jeremy Corbyn…….. Dear Jeremy, Thank you for your letter of […]

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Cannock Road – Unauthorised car sales?

by Ian Shires on 14 August, 2019

An unauthorised car sales appears to be operating from the former Tardis Environmental site in Cannock Road, New Invention. It began life two to three months ago as car storage, which was when it was first brought to our attention. Naturally we asked Planning Enforcement to investigate. The initial contact feedback was that it would […]

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High security retractable bollards are to be installed at the service entrance to Bentley Haye Country Park off Bentley Lane, Willenhall following a site security incident yesterday.  We received some information yesterday about the gate onto Bentley Haye Country Park off Bentley Lane being wide open leaving the large grassed area vulnerable to an unauthorised […]

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The Loft Youth Club – Summer Shutdown

by Ian Shires on 13 August, 2019

Theloft Youthclub will shut down for 2weeks on Thursday 15th Aug for essential maintenance work and minor repairs. The last session before the summer shutdown will be on Thursday 15th August. They will re open again on Tuesday 3rd September.

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Planning permission has been granted by Walsall Council for the following in our area: Demolition of the existing disused garages and proposed construction of 2no. semi-detached two storey houses at GARAGES ADJACENT 65, ALTON AVENUE, WILLENHALL. Details can be found on the council’s web site following the links to Planning and the application number is […]

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Planning Applications received by Walsall Council

by Ian Shires on 11 August, 2019

The following planning applications have been received at Walsall Council’s Planning Department; Short Heath Junior School in Pennine Way, Willenhall are seeking permission for a new modular training room. Details can be found on the council’s website by following the links through to planning applications. The planning application number is 19/0809. An application for a […]

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Row rages over heartless Tories

by Ian Shires on 10 August, 2019

A row is raging over controversial plans by Walsall Council’s Conservative administration to pay carers who provide support to elderly and vulnerable residents in the borough, by the minute. Walsall Council’s Leader Cllr Bird (Conservative) has said he refuses to budge on the issue. This is in spite of several care providers saying that they […]

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