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Cllr Ian Shires: LibDem - Willenhall North

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Walsall’s new Tory bosses undemocratic, negative and uncaring say Lib Dems 

17 Jul 18

The new Conservative administration on Walsall Council has clearly set out its stall as the most negative, uncaring and undemocratic administration to date.


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LOW risk of flooding as weather set to break – Advice on precautions and action 

13 Jul 18

I have just received this information from Walsall Council After reviewing the Met Office forecast for this weekend it suggests that minor surface water flooding impacts are probable across parts of England and Wales today (Friday) and possible but …


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To Leave voters in Walsall North – Will Eddie Hughes deliver the Brexit you voted for? 

13 Jul 18

68% of Walsall North voters in the referendum on 23 June 2016 voted to leave the European Union.


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Events coming up around Willenhall and Darlaston 

13 Jul 18

Things going on across the West Locality Area (that’s Willenhall and Darlaston to you and me) Sunday Afternoon in Willenhall Memorial Park Bandstand- Amended Dates Update The Friends of Willenhall Memorial Park, working with Walsall Council, are …


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Tonight’s Planning meeting: Three new homes in Short Heath look set to become care homes? 

12 Jul 18

Three recently built family size semi detached homes next to the former Brown Jug site in High Rd, Lane Head look set to becoming  care homes for six children (two in each property) if planners have their way a tonight’s Planning Committee when …


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Universal Credit – School meals in line for Conservative cuts 

9 Jul 18

Changes to Universal Credit mean nearly 1 million poorer children will lose out on a free nutritious meal at lunch – costing parents £400 a year.


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Concerns about the health of our NHS at 70 

6 Jul 18

Our NHS and Social Care services are suffering from a chronic lack of funding.


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The next One Walsall One Voice Forum for Walsall West, takes place on Tuesday 3rd July 

2 Jul 18

This is a reminder that the next One Walsall One Voice Forum for Walsall West, takes place on Tuesday 3rd July from 6pm-8pm at Willenhall CHART Centre .


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A week in the life of 

29 Jun 18

It’s been another busy week for me as your Councillor here in Willenhall North.


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Walsall West Locality-One Voice Forum 3rd July 

26 Jun 18

Just a quick reminder that the next One Walsall One Voice Forum for Walsall West Locality (Willenhall, Darlaston and Bentley,) takes place on Tuesday 3rd July from 6pm-8pm at Willenhall CHART Centre .


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Road safety campaign gets results 

25 Jun 18

We are pleased to be able to report that a Turn Left arrow at the Lichfield Road/Crab Lane roundabout has been included in a batch of road marking work which has been passed to the Council’s Highway contractor.


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The West Midlands Devolution Deal 2 – what it means to you. 

22 Jun 18

Walsall Council will have the opportunity to comment on the latest proposals for the West Midlands Combined Authority Devolution Deal 2 when it meets in full session on Monday 16th July 2018 following a recommendation passed at the “five minute” …


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Lichfield Rd – Road safety concerns spark Traffic Order 

22 Jun 18

Walsall Council has advertised a Traffic Order to extend the double yellow lines on the exit onto the Lichfield Road from The Square.


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Brown Bin collections still running late 

26 May 18

Your Lib Dem Focus Team have had a number of inquiries this week about brown garden waste bins not being emptied on the scheduled day; around New Invention it should be Thursdays on a three week cycle.


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Support for a Task Force over M&S Closures gains momentum 

24 May 18

Walsall’s Marks and Spencer’s is just one of a hundred stores in the chain across the country to be threatened with closure, there are others across the West Midlands.


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Walsall’s night of the long knives 

22 May 18

For the first time in 70 years Walsall has a Mayor who has served two consecutive terms.


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Walsall Council – Reputations will be won or lost at tonight’s Mayor making ceremony 

21 May 18

Walsall Council still remains in no overall control following the Local Elections on 3rd May 2018.


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Is there more to councils than emptying bins d cutting grass? 

17 May 18

I suspect that many of you are not that fussed about who will be the next Mayor of Walsall or for that matter who runs the council as long as you get your bins emptied and your grass cut.


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The work goes on 

16 May 18

In spite of all the bad blood down at the Council House in Walsall, back in Willenhall North and Short Heath your Lib Dem Focus Team has carried on doing what we always do; Ward walks to identify issues such as stretches of our roads suffering from …


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Walsall about to return to the dark days of the 1990’s 

16 May 18

Cllr Mike Bird Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse, they did.


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Politics in Walsall is never boring 

15 May 18

So the local elections have come and gone.


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New Clothing and Textile Re-cycling Service – Why? 

5 May 18

There has been a great deal of comment about a new clothing and textile recycling collection service that the council is introducing in partnership with JMP Wilcox who are well established textile recyclers and re-processors .


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Yesterday’s Local Elections – Reflections 

4 May 18

As Leader of the Liberal Democrats in Walsall I’d like to say a big thank you to all those of you who went out and cast your votes for us, it really is much appreciated.


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Remember to use your vote. Don’t leave it to others they could be leaving it to you! 

3 May 18

There’s still several hours left to go out and vote, so don’t leave it to others, they may be leaving it you.


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Negative Tories 

3 May 18

Published by danielbarker on 29 April, 2018 It seems that after running out of ideas about how they can positively promote themselves, the Conservatives have dug out their rather stale attack on Labour and us for voting through the investment in the …


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Breaking News: New ALDI, see full Planning Application 

3 May 18

Breaking News: The pre planning application phase for the proposed new ALDI store on Coppice Farm Way has been completed and a full planning application has been received by Planning Dept at Walsall Council.


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Enforcement: Progressive Alliance commits to high standards and consumer protection 

27 Apr 18

When we took control of Walsall Council a couple of years ago it soon became clear that the outgoing Conservative administration had allowed cutbacks to decimate whole swathes of the Council’s enforcement capability.


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Not me gov’ say the Tories 

27 Apr 18

Have to say that I find the antics of Amber Rudd in trying to shift blame away from herself and her lack of rudimentary knowledge of her responsibilities onto her civil servants absolutely astonishing.


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The continuing saga of the Saddlers Centre 

24 Apr 18

They say that politics is a dirty game and following recent events it’s easy to see why people might think that.


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The Loft Youth Club 

21 Apr 18

Frank F Harrison Community Association has opened a new youth club based on new Invention Square (above Greggs shop) providing a safe fun environment for young people aged 9-15 on a Thursday evening.


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Walsall Central Library – Hoardings go up ahead of essential maintenance 

16 Apr 18

Contractors working on behalf of Walsall Council erected hoardings around the Central Library over the weekend.


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Lib Dems – Action Takers not Committee Sitters 

15 Apr 18

Big push over this weekend.


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Community Rehabilitation Service funding cut – Walsall CCG quizzed on lack of consultation 

11 Apr 18

Liberal Democrat Cllr Ian Shires raised concerns about the lack of consultation around the future of Hollybank House following the withdrawal of funding for the Community Rehabilitation Service by the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) at last night…


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Abba tribute – In aid of St Giles Hospice & the Connor John Appeal 

11 Apr 18

Abba tribute In aid of St Giles Hospice the Connor John App eal Willow’s Hall; Bath Street Willenhall WV13 2EY Date Friday 29 th June 2018 Tickets Adult £25.00 Children £10.00 Drinks Reception 6.30pm; 2 Course Indian Meal; Auction; Raffle; Disco …


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Lots of good stuff going on in our Locality 

11 Apr 18

The Loft Youth Club – New Invention Square Frank F Harrison Community Association is proud to introduce The Loft Youth Club situated at New Invention Square, 1st floor Community Centre (above Greggs) every Thursday evening 5:15pm – 7:45pm for …


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Hollybank House – CCG withdraw Better care Funding 

10 Apr 18

As a Councillor for Willenhall North, and a Cabinet member as well as a member of the Health and Wellbeing Board, I have to say just how disappointed I was when I became aware of Hollybank House losing the beds to care for patients coming out of the …


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Local Tory MP needs to go back to school 

9 Apr 18

So Walsall North’s Tory MP Eddie Hughes who incidentally is still Councillor for leafy Streetly Ward in Aldridge Brownhills  has posted on his Facebook page about the Conservative Government doubling fines for littering:  “The Conservative …


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Willenhall E-Act – Setting the record straight 

8 Apr 18

Published by danielbarker on 4 April, 2018 Okay, its silly season again, when politicians come out the woodwork and start claiming as successes things that have nothing to do with them.


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Improved plans for Nursing Home on former Meadow House Site, Stroud Avenue 

8 Apr 18

The owners of the former Meadow House site off Stroud Avenue, Short Heath have submitted some revised plans.


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Are you registered to Vote at the Local Election on 3rd May 

30 Mar 18

On Thursday 3 May 2018 Walsall residents will go to the polls to have their say about who represents them on Walsall Council.


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Great opportunity for charities and community groups to meet local funders and to network. 

30 Mar 18

One Walsall’s next Funders Fair will take place on Wednesday 18th April between 12 noon – 5 pm at Manor Farm Community Association , King George Crescent, Walsall, WS4 1EU.


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NHS Health Services over the Easter period 

29 Mar 18

Published by  NHS Walsall CCG @ WalsallCCG With the Easter Bank Holiday coming up, don’t leave it until the last minute to order your repeat prescription.


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Walsall’s Civic Amenity Sites – We listened – We acted 

29 Mar 18

To help Walsall residents with busy demand Walsall’s Clean and Green service will be opening its two tips at Aldridge and Bloxwich every day from Monday 2nd April through to Friday 6th April.


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Lib Dems out in force again this weekend 

26 Mar 18

Lib Dem Focus Teams out in force again this weekend in New Invention and Short Heath.


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Severn Trent head off into the sunset leaving behind a trail of frustration 

23 Mar 18

Severn Trent are making no friends out there by the way they have gone about fixing the water leak in Coppice Farm Way.


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What’s on in your community 

23 Mar 18

Have just received the following information from the West Locality which covers Darlaston as well as Willenall.


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Pause for thought on Selective Licensing scheme for Landlords 

20 Mar 18

Walsall Council’s ruling Coalition responded earlier this year to concerns about the conditions of some of the private rented properties in and around our town centre.


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Travelers move on 

19 Mar 18

Caravans move off the Wakes car park The Wakes car park is one of 24 sites across Walsall which under the current Coalition administration have been covered by court injunctions, as a result the 12 caravans that went onto the car park Friday …


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Really not for the faint-hearted….. 

18 Mar 18

It was still snowing when we started delivering across Allens Rough and the Beacon this morning .


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Walsall – No burial fees for under 16s 

17 Mar 18

Good cooperation for our progressive coalition, good outcome.







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