Ian Shires

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

Work in progress – Sandbeds Road, Willenhall Latest update from Severn Trent shows that works are continuing to make vital connections of the new and existing water pipes. Reinstatement teams are busy this week and will continue into next week as the aim is to have all the work completed and the road closure lifted […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Severn Trent has finally begun work on repairing the water leak by the entrance to New Invention Infants School in Cannock Road. The leak has been running for over a month and has caused havoc for pedestrians and motorists alike. All sorts of reasons have been given for the delay. Still better late than never […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Wed 30th August 2017 – 8:55 am Vince Cable has said that Theresa May’s visit to Japan has descended into farce before it has even begun. This was after the government briefed that a post-Brexit Britain would seek a trade deal with Japan based on the existing EU-Japan deal. He […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Flooding Cannock Road – Latest Update

by Ian Shires on 27 August, 2017

Good to see something being done at last to deal with the flooding by the pedestrian crossing outside New Invention Infants School. This was the scene at around 9 am today. But don’t get too excited over this. The contractors you can see are working for Walsall Council and they are unblocking the drains which […]

Read more    Leave a comment

It might be the Bank Holiday Weekend but the Willenhall Lib Dem Focus Team are out and about delivering Focus and reporting in on issues we are picking up as we go around      

Read more    Leave a comment

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By Caron Lindsay | Sun 27th August 2017 – 10:55 am As prices go up in a Brexit-induced inflationary spiral, spare a thought for the poorest in our society. People who are having to rely on state benefits don’t get any cushioning thanks to George Osborne’s benefit freeze. As prices go up, […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Published on Liberal Democrat Voice By The Voice | Thu 24th August 2017 – 9:46 pm So, net migration figures today will leave Brexiteers smug about getting rid of foreigners but what does a huge fall in the number of EU citizens coming here and a huge rise in those leaving mean for our economy. Vince Cable says it’s […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Published in the Independent by Neena Gill 24 August 2017 Voices The £1bn given by European Investment Bank to UK social housing projects last year makes it the sector’s biggest investor. This week it was confirmed that this investment would stop Independent Voices Social housing in Southwark, London Getty Images I worked for housing associations throughout the 80s and […]

Read more    Leave a comment

I received this email from Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tim Brake MP and thought I should share it with you. Hi Ian More than a year into Brexit, Theresa May STILL hasn’t guaranteed EU citizens Right to Stay. Is it any surprise that the latest figures show that record numbers of EU citizens are leaving the […]

Read more    Leave a comment

Update on Unauthorised Encampment – Goscote Lane

by Ian Shires on 24 August, 2017

Just a quick update on where the Council is at on the issue of the Unauthorised Encampment on land off Goscote Lane: A court summons has been served on the  travellers currently on the Goscote Lane site. The court hearing will take place at Walsall Magistrates today, Thursday 24th August at 14:00 Hrs. Providing the […]

Read more    Leave a comment