Ian Shires

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

Archive for the ‘News’ Category

Beverley Nielsen for West Midlands

by Ian Shires on 18 April, 2017

When Elected I Will: Advocate a shared growth culture through promotion of the Real Living Wage for all employees, using local procurement, and in addition, bringing production back to the West Midlands, supporting local communities and setting up micro and small businesses.  Promote a culture of zero crimes against the person. The West Midlands is […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Theresa May announces General Election on June 8th

by Ian Shires on 18 April, 2017

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Joe Otten | Tue 18th April 2017 – 11:07 am Theresa May’s announcement has just finished. There will be a vote in the House of Commons tomorrow – a two thirds majority is required to call a General Election. Labour have said they would back this, but they could […]

Read more    Leave a comment

There will be a Lib Dem Councillor’s Surgery today as usual at New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road. No appointment is needed, just drop by between 4.00pm and 5.00pm. As it’s the Easter break there will NOT be a Surgery tomorrow Friday the 14th April nor on Saturday the 15th April. We are sorry […]

Read more    Leave a comment

An insight into the work of a councillor

by Ian Shires on 12 April, 2017

Over time many people have asked for an insight into the kind of things that councillors do in the course of their work on the council. The scope of what we do is wide and varied depending on whether or not you are part of the controlling group or in Walsall’s case, (as there is […]

Read more    Leave a comment

New letters have gone out to those areas where the initial garden waste brown bins collection information was incorrect. Regular readers will recall that Brown bins collections restarted this week following the winter break and that a number of irate residents called the Willenhall Lib Dem Focus Team about not having their bins emptied on the […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Work has begun on much needed maintenance to a section of a major route through Short Heath to Willenhall Town Centre. The works to Coppice Lane and Lucknow Road from the Amery Island through to Spring Lane is being done in two phases. The first phase began on the 6th April and will continue to the […]

Read more    2 Comments

The saga of the missed brown bins

by Ian Shires on 6 April, 2017

Brown bins collections restarted this week following the winter break and already had a number of calls from irate residents who have simply been left out. On Monday for instance one side of Wood Lane in Short Heath was collect, the ten on the other side of the road were simply and literally left out […]

Read more    2 Comments

Why aren’t our poll ratings higher?

by Ian Shires on 6 April, 2017

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By George Kendall | Thu 6th April 2017 – 9:16 am On the train to Spring conference, as I was chatting with a student, I mentioned I was a Lib Dem. He said: “Aren’t they the party that saved the country, and then got destroyed because of it?” My first […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Work will be starting this week on much needed maintenance along Coppice Lane and Lucknow Road from the Amery Island through to Spring Lane. The work is being done in two phases. The first between the 6th April and the 11th April will see localised kerb repairs and carriageway patching carried out on worn out […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Changes to Street Cleansing from 1st April 2017

by Ian Shires on 4 April, 2017

Walsall Council’s Clean & Green service has been re-designed to maximise the use of the resources they have whilst minimising the impact that will inevitably occur to neighbourhood areas as a direct result of budget cuts forced on the Labour/Liberal Democrat joint administration by Theresa May’s Tory Government. It’s not all bad news as the […]

Read more    Leave a comment