Ian Shires

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

Tories Talk Out the bid for votes at 16

by Ian Shires on 4 November, 2017

Yesterday (Friday 03 November 2017) in the House of Commons, MPs debated giving 16 & 17 year olds the vote. Votes at 16 already works in Scotland – and it’s led to incredible democratic engagement in elections and brought new enthusiasm into politics. It’s an idea whose time has definitely come – and an issue […]

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Further to an e-mail I sent the other day expressing concern about the possible impact of resurfacing High Road and Sandbeds Road might have on the Remembrance Sunday Parade I have received the following reply. “I can advise you that the carriageway resurfacing scheme is programmed to commence prior to the Remembrance Sunday parade.  However, […]

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There appears to be some misinformation circulating about as to why the private owners haven’t begun developing the former Cavalcade pub site off Stroud Avenue in Short Heath. A leaflet is circulating the area suggesting it’s the council planners who are holding things up. As we have been following this case closely for some time […]

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Liberal Democrats must be radical now

by Ian Shires on 30 October, 2017

Published on Liberal democrat Voice By Katharine Pindar | Sun 29th October 2017 – 3:26 pm Liberal Britain must be neither a country of entrenched privilege riding over the less fortunate, nor a nanny state shepherding and corralling its people. Liberal Democrats stand for liberty, the freedom of every individual to make their own decisions […]

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Walsall Council is to carry out much needed carriageway resurfacing at High Road, Sandbeds Road, Bentley Lane and Ashmore Lake Way during November. That’s the response we have had following concerns about the state of the road after Severn Trent completed their renewal work in the area. Concerns have been expressed about the standard of […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice by Caron Lindsay | Wed 11th October 2017 – 1:55 pm One of the (many) hugely worrying things about the Government’s plans for Housing Benefit is the cap being applied to supported accommodation. Across the country, people are given the chance to live as independent lives as possible in accommodation […]

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Walsall’s private rented sector plays an important part in providing much needed housing across the borough. it accounts for almost 12% (12,615) of the accommodation in the borough. There are numerous high quality landlords and letting agents providing a range of property types throughout the borough to meet a broad range of housing needs. The […]

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Willenhall’s Neighbourhood Police team held mobile surgeries on the Coppice Farm Estate, New Invention over the weekend. The surgeries were in response to a growing number of burglaries recently in the area. Willenhall North’s Lib Dem Councillor Ian Shires said “The Police were in attendance at my Councillor Surgery at Oakwood Lodge last week, we discussed […]

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Published in the Birmingham Mail by NICK MCCARTHY 06:30, 9 OCT 2017 David Jamieson’s strident comments came as it was revealed the number of illegal traveller camps in the region had more than doubled in five years Police need to be given the power to ban travellers from the region, according to the West Midlands Crime Commissioner. […]

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Advanced notice of Road Closure

by Ian Shires on 9 October, 2017

Work is set to begin on renewing the gas main at the junction of Fletcher Rd, with Lichfield Rd, New Invention on Monday 23rd October. The works are expected to take up to and including Friday 27th October. the junction will be closed and diversions will be in place.

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