Ian Shires

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

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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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Bloxwich footbridge – Update from Network Rail

by Ian Shires on 9 August, 2019

Bit off my patch, but have had a number of enquiries about delays with the footbridge over the Chase Line at the former level crossing in Bloxwich. The latest update on this from Network Rail is as follows: “On 29 July, during preparatory work for one of the piles for the Bloxwich footbridge, our contractors […]

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Lives not Knifes

by Ian Shires on 9 August, 2019

Event: Raise Awareness and Defend against Knife Crime Time:  10 Week Course Free for all ages 9 years – 21 years of age Enrolment Tuesday 13th August 2019 Venue: Darlaston Town Hall, Victoria Road, Darlaston, WS10 8AA For more information contact:  0121 568 6144  or 07760 116330

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Asylum Helpline

by Ian Shires on 9 August, 2019

If you are an asylum seeker and live in the Midlands or East of England, you can contact us on our new helpline number: 0808 8010 503

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