Ian Shires

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

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Potential for Creative Industries in Walsall

by Ian Shires on 20 January, 2012

How can we help stimulate growth in the creative arts sector? That was the main theme of last night’s Regeneration Scrutiny Panel. Currently the creative and digital sector in Walsall employs under 2,000 which represents 2% of employment in the borough. The national average is 5% so there is plenty of scope for growth. To help […]

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I received this email off the Local Neighbourhood Team which could be of interest to 16 – 18 year olds in Walsall:- There are opportunities at Willenhall E-ACT Academy for 16 – 18 year old NEETs in Walsall throughout February. Please see the attached flyer for more information. Candidates must live in the borough and […]

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Petitions were handed in to last night’s Full Council meeting at Walsall calling on the Council to improve road safety measures around four schools in the Willenhall area. Liberal Democrat councillor Doreen Shires presented a petition signed by around 200 people calling for improvements to road safety measures in Pool Hayes Lane and Castle Drive […]

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Came across this interesting Blog Post by Richard Kemp. I think he makes some very valid points. What do you think? So now we know it. For the last 20+ years we haven’t been so much educating our kids as getting them to pass exams. They used to be the same thing – now they […]

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