Ian Shires

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

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Donnachadh McCarthy | 3rd April 2012 – 11:06 am More motorways, airports and cities, cried the leader of the “greenest” government ever. The Prime Minister is absolutely right that we need new infrastructure but what we need is not ever wider motorways but a modern cycling infrastructure, to get the […]

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National Planning Policy Framework

by Ian Shires on 29 March, 2012

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published on Tuesday (27th Mar 12), with significant amendments negotiated by the Liberal Democrats in Government since the Draft NPPF was released for consultation last July. So, What’s Changed? The controversial default ‘yes to development’ is no longer part of the Framework. This addresses a number of concerns that […]

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WHG Rubbish Problem – The Square New Invention

by Ian Shires on 28 March, 2012

Residents who live above the shops at “The Square” New Invention are still experiencing problems in having their household rubbish collected reports Liberal Democrat councillor Ian Shires Their problems began months ago when their bin store was vandalised. Since then their landlord Walsall Housing Group (WHG) has failed to provide a secure place for bins […]

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Walsall Lib Dems against Regional Pay

by Ian Shires on 28 March, 2012

Carol Fletcher At a meeting of Walsall Liberal Democrats tonight-we discussed this issue and agreed with and back Vince Cable in his comments and opposition against Regional Pay !!! so you sign it too or them in the South will be getting more than them in the north again If the government pursues its regional/local […]

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Spent some quality time yesterday at a couple of residents meetings. The first was with a relatively new group who have come together with a view to improving the local environment on and around the Allens Rough Estate in New Invention. This group has already achieved real successes in getting some long standing problems sorted. […]

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Lib Dems Working for YOU!

by Ian Shires on 26 February, 2012

Walsall Council’s Budget Amendments

by Ian Shires on 26 February, 2012

Last night’s Budget Meeting at Walsall Council saw the Liberal Democrats succeed in getting their amendment accepted which will begin to address the long standing issue of inequality across the Borough which manifests itself in life expectancy in the west of the borough being some 8 years less than that in the east. In his […]

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Parking restrictions appear out of the blue

by Ian Shires on 17 February, 2012

Double yellow lines have appeared this week by Gregg’s at “The Square”, New Invention. No consultation. No notification. The council just went ahead and did it. How arrogant is that from a Tory administration which purports to believe in Localism? Yes there are problems with parking in the area, something we are trying to do […]

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Willenhall North Lib Dem Councillors Surgeries

by Ian Shires on 17 February, 2012

Willenhall North’s Liberal Democrat councillors regular weekly surgeries are as follows this week: Today (Friday) Ian Shires will be at “The Lighthouse” Children’s Centre, Davis Road, New Invention from 7pm to 8pm Saturday Val Woodruff will be at New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road from 10am to 11am So if you have a problem with Council […]

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