Ian Shires

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

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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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Active Citizens Fund – Bids Invited

by Ian Shires on 9 August, 2019

Bids are being invited for funding from groups or individuals that aim to tackle youth or knife crime for consideration at the next Active Citizens Fund panel meeting which will be held in September. Set up by the West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, the Active Citizens Fund combines three previous streams of funding into […]

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Young Peoples Event – 17th August

by Ian Shires on 9 August, 2019

Young People’s Event on Saturday 17th August at the Walsall Arboretum Bandstand between 3pm and 6pm. The event will be showcasing young people’s skills and talent  from across the borough. Be there – 17th August, 3pm – 6pm Walsall Arboretum Bandstand.

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‘One Love’ Event – Saturday

by Ian Shires on 9 August, 2019

Come along to the Walsall 2019 ‘One Love’ event outside the New Art Gallery Walsall (Gallery Square) on Saturday 10 August from 12pm–4pm. There will be live performances, steel band, dance, information stand, food and much more. The event is being supported by Walsall for All, in partnership with Walsall Black Sisters Collective, whg and One Walsall. […]

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Community Sports Festival 14th Sept 2019

by Ian Shires on 9 August, 2019

Social Care

by Ian Shires on 7 August, 2019

The following is an article on the Local Government Chronical website by Sarah Calkin 07 Aug 2019 EXCLUSIVE: ‘Optimism’ surrounds social care white paper 07 AUGUST 2019 BY SARAH CALKIN Officials at the Department of Health & Social Care are looking at providing an immediate funding uplift for councils to plug the gap in adult social […]

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Catching up on ALDI progress

by Ian Shires on 7 August, 2019

Been out on site again at the new ALDI store on Coppice Farm Way to check on progress whilst I’ve been away. Spoke with the Site Manager and had a tour round. An artist’s impression of the new Aldi supermarket   All looks well on track for the contractors to hand over on the 15th […]

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Responding to Labour’s Jonathan Ashworth claiming on Ridge on Sunday that his party will “work to stop” a no deal Brexit, Liberal Democrat MP Christine Jardine said: No matter the Brexit, any Brexit would be disastrous for the NHS, jobs and the environment. Swapping a no-deal Tory Brexit for a Labour Brexit won’t give hope […]

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