Ian Shires

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

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Message to Severn Trent – FIX THE LEAK!

by Ian Shires on 13 August, 2017

Just when is Severn Trent going to sort out the water leak which has created a lake on the pedestrian crossing outside New Invention Junior School in Cannock Road? The problem has been ongoing for a couple of weeks or more. You can only imagine the damage that it’s doing to the road structure? Your […]

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Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Sat 12th August 2017 – 12:00 pm One of the things that worried me most about Brexit before the referendum was that it would lead to an erosion of the rights that we have as citizens to hold our Government to account. In any civilised society, citizens must […]

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Politics is a dirty old game ?

by Ian Shires on 11 August, 2017

They say that politics is a dirty game, and following the events this week  it’s easy to see why people might think that. No I’m not talking about Donald Trump with his finger on the nuclear button, or the continuing my Brexit’s better than your Brexit argument within the Tory Cabinet. I’m referring to the […]

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Stroud Avenue – Skip’s gone, at last !

by Ian Shires on 10 August, 2017

The skip by the former Cavalcade site on Stroud Avenue, Short Heath has been removed. The skip has gone from the what used to be the entrance to the car park of the Cavalcade pub. It took a lot of badgering to get it shifted but finally, a few days ago it went. Wish the […]

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Published on Birmingham.co.uk BY TAMLYN JONES  08:01, 10 AUG 2017 UPDATED13:40, 10 AUG 2017 New joint venture between Dutch and Japanese companies will run services across Birmingham and West Midlands from December Rail services in the West Midlands are to see a £1 billion investment as London Midland loses the franchise to operate routes across the […]

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Published by Sally Weale The Guardian Education correspondent  Wednesday 9 August 2017 00.01 BST Last modified on Wednesday 9 August 2017 10.22 BST Local governments under extreme pressure from cuts and surge in demand for social care and protection for vulnerable children Children’s services are facing a £2bn funding gap by 2020. Photograph: Con Tanasiuk/Design Pics Three-quarters of councils […]

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Just received this in an email from Walsall CCG NHS England Consultation on items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care – an introduction. NHS England released a 12 week consultation (21 July) on what it describes as ‘low value’ products. There are 18 treatments included in the consultation. They have been used […]

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Picked this little snippet up today referring to an article in Inside Housing magazine Housing association issues £50m bond Midlands-based housing association WHG has raised £50m on the bond market from a retained portion of a previous £250m bond issued in 2014. The funds are intended to help increase development, with WHG aiming to deliver […]

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Bentley Haye – Travellers moved on

by Ian Shires on 1 August, 2017

Last night the travellers left their unauthorised encampment on Bentley Haye off Bentley Lane in Short Heath. They have destroyed the bund  mound at the entrance and left behind a field scared by tyre tracks and strewn with rubbish. Is it any wonder there is little or no sympathy for their nomadic lifestyle. The council […]

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Published on Politcs.co.uk Wednesday 26 July 2017 by Chris Key   Cable must learn from Tim Farron’s campaign mistakes So Sir Vince Cable has finally become Lib Dem leader, an ambition which I suspect he has held for a while. He was my MP for 18 years, so I was delighted to be part of […]

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