Ian Shires

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

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Bins and Things

by Ian Shires on 30 March, 2020

There have been many questions about Walsall Council’s Bin Service and Civic Amenity sites. Having asked for clarification I have had the following answer from the Chief Executive. In light of the current situation with COVID19, Walsall Council like many others is working hard to maintain key front line public services, and like many other […]

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Walsall Council – Advice & Information

by Ian Shires on 25 March, 2020

Message from Walsall Council@WalsallCouncil There’s a range of advice and information on our web site to support you. It includes advice on health, finance, business support and much more. Follow this link https://go.walsall.gov.uk/covid-19_information 9:47 AM · Mar 25, 2020·Twitter Web App

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Walsall Bins and Things

by Ian Shires on 25 March, 2020

Walsall Bins and Things Message from Walsall Council PLEASE BE AWARE The decision has been taken to close the two Household Waste and Recycling Centres (tips) in Walsall. Both Merchants Way in Aldridge and Fryers Road sites are closed until further notice following last night’s statement from the Government regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please visit our website […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by The Voice | Tue 24th March 2020 – 3:38 pm The Chancellor has announced unprecedented levels of support for British business in the last few days. However, one group of people are not getting what they need to survive. Self-employed people have been told that they can claim for […]

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Message from the Chief Constable – What you can expect from the Force Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday introduced significant social restrictions, which touch on everyone’s lives across the West Midlands. These are unprecedented in peacetime and I know will be hard on you and your families. I want to assure you that my officers […]

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Making Connections Walsall

by Ian Shires on 24 March, 2020

Please see the above leaflet with the details for the helpline to provide support to the elderly and vulnerable. If you or a neighbour needs practical help with: • shopping • picking up prescriptions • food parcels • advice on financial help • reassurance calls/befriending Contact: • Email: COVID-19communityhelp@walsall.gov.uk • Telephone: 0121 380 6690 If […]

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Lib Dem reaction to Boris Johnson’s speech

by Ian Shires on 24 March, 2020

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by The Voice | Mon 23rd March 2020 – 10:12 pm Lib Dems have been reacting to the Boris Johnson speech earlier this evening, in which he imposed a strict lockdown. Ed Davey,our acting co-leader said: We must do all we can to stop the spread, and I urge people to […]

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Published in The Guardian by Polly Toynbee  Tue 24 Mar 2020 06.00 GMT A decade of cuts has ripped apart the safety net. People on decent salaries hit by the Covid-19 fallout are in for a shock. Millions of people are about to discover something they didn’t know about British life. There is no longer a safety net. […]

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Message from West Midlands Network 22 March 2020 Due to government advice for people to work from home and introduce social distancing as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, there has been a significant reduction in people travelling and operators will begin to reduce the frequency of bus and rail services. Transport for West Midlands […]

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18/03/2020 Peak time travel pass restrictions lifted to help older people get to the shops during the coronavirus outbreak Peak time restrictions on concessionary tram and bus passes will be lifted during the early morning rush hour to make it easier for the region’s older citizens and disabled people to get their shopping. It follows […]

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