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Cllr Ian Shires: LibDem - Willenhall North

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Listening to our Communities 

15 Sep 17

Spoke at a Communities and Partners Workshop this morning about the importance of the work currently taking place to set up a new system which will see measures put in place to ensure that residents are able to influence decisions that have direct …


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Just when you thought it was safe…… 

14 Sep 17

We have just had notification of another unauthorised encampment, this time it’s on council land in Wolverhampton Street, Willenhall.


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Former Cavalcade Pub site – Grot Spot 

4 Sep 17

Have received a reply off Walsall Council following further complaints from the Short Heath Lib Dem Focus Team.


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Planning Application at 18, KESTREL GROVE, WILLENHALL, 

4 Sep 17

Application Details Particulars of the application Application Number: 17/1048 Proposal: Change of use: Ground floor from residential (C3) to a mixed used residential and day nursery (sui generis) Site Address: 18, KESTREL GROVE, WILLENHALL, WV12 5HQ…


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Planning Application for developmet at 59, WOOD LANE, WILLENHALL, 

4 Sep 17

Received notification of this Planning Application in Willenhall North Ward Home Search Criteria Search Results Application Details Application Details Particulars of the application Application Number: 17/1090 Proposal: Erection of 5 houses, 1 x …


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Update on Severn Trent’s ongoing renewal works Sandbeds Road 

31 Aug 17

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.


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Finally Severn Trent start work on water leak in Cannock Road 

31 Aug 17

Severn Trent has finally begun work on repairing the water leak by the entrance to New Invention Infants School in Cannock Road.


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Flooding Cannock Road – 

27 Aug 17

Good to see something being done at last to deal with the flooding by the pedestrian crossing outside New Invention Infants School.


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Out and About with Willenhall Lib Dems – August Bank Holiday Weekend 

27 Aug 17

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…


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Update on Unauthorised Encampment – Goscote Lane 

24 Aug 17

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.


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New Invention Community Forum looking for volunteers to help run book exchange 

18 Aug 17

Volunteer in New Invention! Are you interested in making friends and volunteering some of your time to make a difference in the community? The New Invention Community Forum is looking for volunteers to help run their book exchange at the New …


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Prison sentence for flytipper after court case win 

18 Aug 17

Published by Walsall Council Last updated: 18/08/2017 16:04:56 A prolific flytipper and uninsured white van driver from Blakenall, who drove without a license and then dumped ‘house clearance’ rubbish made up of old furniture, fridges and …


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Travellers draining scarce resources 

18 Aug 17

Walsall Council Officers have been successful in moving travellers of council owned land on its border with Sandwell MBC in Chapel Lane, Great Barr.


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Saddlers Centre – Doing nothing was not an option 

16 Aug 17

There’s no news like bad news and the Tories on Walsall Council are good at it.


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Severn Trent have responded to – Message to Severn Trent – FIX THE LEAK! 

14 Aug 17

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? Severn Trent responded with this comment on Twitter Severn Trent ‏ Verified account…


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Message to Severn Trent – FIX THE LEAK! 

13 Aug 17

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.


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Politics is a dirty old game ? 

11 Aug 17

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


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‘Low value’ medicines consultation – have your say , 21st July – 13th October 

7 Aug 17

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.


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Computer systems failure frustrates eviction of travellers from unauthorised encampment in Bentley Lane 

31 Jul 17

The process of moving the travellers off Bentley Haye, Bentley Lane was frustrated today by a major computer systems failure at Walsall Council.


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Travelers – The continuing saga of unauthorised encampments 

27 Jul 17

It’s now Thursday morning and the travelers are still on Bentley Haye in Rough Wood Chase Local Nature Reserve Willenhall winner of the much coveted Green Flag award.


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Travellers Update re unauthorised encampment at Stubbers Green, Aldridge 

24 Jul 17

The unauthorised encampment at Stubbers Green in Aldridge is covered by the injunction taken out earlier this year to protect sites which have suffered from frequent incursions.


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The New Art Gallery Walsall – Events 

24 Jul 17

Tuesday Tots: Marvellous Marbling Tomorrow 11 AM · 3 guests The New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall Interested JUL 26 Wednesdays for All: Wondrous Wands Wed 12 PM · Hosted by The New Art Gallery Walsall The New Art Gallery Walsall Walsall Interested …


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Travelers Update 

21 Jul 17

Just to give you a heads up on the travelers, Having spent most of this week getting them off King George’s in Bloxwich and of land in Pelsall we have now been informed that they have rocked up in Bentley Lane, Short Heath.


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Update on Unauthorised Encampment – King George’s Bloxwich 

19 Jul 17

Have had a number of inquiries about the travelers currently on King George’s Bloxwich.


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Seven Kinds of Magic – The New Art Gallery Walsall 

19 Jul 17

This exhibition comprises original illustrations by Quentin Blake for 7 books in which magic appears in different forms, including The Witches by Roald Dahl, shown alongside works from our Permanent Collection chosen by House of Illustration, in …


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Liberal Democrat Councillors fight your corner on the Council and the West Midlands Region 

18 Jul 17

The coalition between Labour and the Liberal Democrats remains firmly in control of Walsall Council following its annual meeting which took place towards the end of May.


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West Midlands Combined Authority gets £5.84m from Government to help keep traffic moving 

7 Jul 17

WMCA Thursday 06 July 2017 Improved roads, reduced congestion and better journey times are the target in a £5.84m programme of improvements underway across the West Midlands.


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Council consultation on charging for garden waste collection 

14 Jun 17

In line with many other councils Walsall Council has begun a consultation about charging for collecting Garden Waste.


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Some good news about roads in north Willenhall 

14 Jun 17

Some good news about roads in our area.


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Those missing Freepost Leaflets…. 

11 Jun 17

Getting very concerned about the number of residents in Walsall North who have told us that they did not receive anything off the Lib Dems during the recent General Election campaign.


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The shame of child poverty in the world’s 5th richest nation 

4 Jun 17

The UK’s record on child poverty is woeful given that we are supposed to be the 5th richest nation in the world.


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Find out what schools in your community are likely to lose in funding due to government cuts 

30 May 17

You don’t need to be a genius to know that something has gone wrong with education.


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Tories retreat to Brexit to hide their Nasty Party image 

30 May 17

Don’t be fooled by Theresa May’s Tories retreat to familiar Brexit territory in a bid to regain lost ground after heavy mauling following the manifesto launch.


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Walsall’s new Mayor’s inclusive style cuts across party lines 

24 May 17

Cllr Marco Longhi Walsall’s 640th Mayor Marco Longhi was unanimously elected by his fellow councillors as Walsall’s Mayor for 2017/18 at the Annual Meeting of the full council on Monday evening.


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Consideration being given to creating the longest Local Nature Reserve in the West Midlands 

22 May 17

Walsall Council’s Labour/Liberal Democrat Cabinet will be considering a report in July on work which has been progressing between Walsall MBC and the City of Wolverhampton Council, Canal and River Trust and Natural England to designate a new Local…


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Walsall Council prepares to swear in new Mayor 

22 May 17

As the current Mayor of Walsall Cllr Kath Phillips prepares to bow out at the end of her year office a new incumbent, Cllr Marco Longhi, is preparing to be sworn in at the Annual Meeting this evening.


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New plan brings together public and private sectors working with local communities for the common good 

18 May 17

Special Cabinet: Thursday 18 May 2017 @ 6.00 pm @ Walsall Council House.


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Anna Wellings Purvis chosen as Lib Dem candidate for Walsall South 

12 May 17

Walsall Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce details of their Candidates in the upcoming General Election on 8th June Walsall South – Anna Wellings Purvis Anna qualified as a Science Teacher and she taught students aged 11-18 until curriculum …


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Isabelle Parasram chosen as Lib Dem Candidate for Walsall North 

12 May 17

Walsall Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce details of their Candidates in the upcoming General Election on 8th June: Walsall North – Isabelle Parasram ( http://www.


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Ian Garrett chosen as Lib Dem candidate for Aldridge/Brownhills 

12 May 17

Walsall Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce details of their Candidates in the upcoming General Election on 8th June Aldridge / Brownhills – Ian Garrett   ( http://www.


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Giving our children the best start in life – Change Britain’s future by Saving our Schools 

11 May 17

I received this email  of Sarah Olney the Liberal Democrats Shadow Education Secretary.


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Liberal Democrats to fight all three local Parliamentary Constituences 

10 May 17

Local Liberal Democrats are pleased to announce that the nomination paperwork was given the OK by the Elections Office at Walsall Council .


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Cuts to school’s budgets puts further pressure on SEND pupils 

10 May 17

Across the country there are increasing numbers of pupils with special educational and disabilities (SEND) are at risk of being denied mainstream schooling because of Government cuts to school funding .


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Cuts to school’s budgets puts further pressure on SEND pupils 

4 May 17

Across the country there are increasing numbers of pupils with special educational and disabilities (SEND) are at risk of being denied mainstream schooling because of Government cuts to school funding .


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Work due to start on the final stages of resurfacing Coppice Lane and Lucknow Road 

4 May 17

Work is due to start Saturday 6th May on the final stages of resurfacing Coppice Lane and Lucknow Road Willenhall between The Coppice and Spring Lane.


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Is it any wonder people get fed up with politicians 

27 Apr 17

There are two things that get right up my nose when it comes to politics.


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Don’t let the Tories hide their dirty washing behind BREXIT 

20 Apr 17

Continued austerity measures are hitting hard working people across the UK whilst the super-rich have seen their net worth more than double.


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Have your say about what New Invention needs and what part you can play 

20 Apr 17

Published by  New Invention Area ‏   @ New_Inventionco 10h 10 hours ago More Come along and join the buzz in # newinvention on Saturday..


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Lib Dem Cllrs Advice Surgeries are closed over the Easter Break 

13 Apr 17

There will be a Lib Dem Councillor’s Surgery today as usual at New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road.


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An insight into the work of a councillor 

12 Apr 17

Over time many people have asked for an insight into the kind of things that councillors do in the course of their work on the council.







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