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Cllr Ian Shires: LibDem - Willenhall North

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Community Cohesion Strategy gets the go ahead 

14 Nov 17

Walsall Councillors voted through a comprehensive new Community Cohesion Strategy at their meeting in the Council House last night.


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The People of North Willenhall show their Respect 

12 Nov 17

People of North Willenhall showed today that the fallen in two world wars and the conflicts that have happened since and those continuing today will not be forgotten.


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Former Cavalcade pub site – Update 

11 Nov 17

Work began this week on clearing the former Cavalcade pub site in preparation for development to start.


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Another busy week drawing to a close 

10 Nov 17

Another busy week drawing to a close.


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Council secures a further set of Injunctions to stop unauthorised encampments 

7 Nov 17

Some good news on Unauthorised Encampments, Walsall Council brought together the evidence needed to secure a further 11 County Court Injunctions on the following sites across the borough: Aldridge Community Centre and adjoining land in Middlemore …


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Getting the facts straight on the former Cavalcade pub site 

1 Nov 17

Archive photo of former Cavalcade pub site, Stroud Ave 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.


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Resurfacing works High Rd/Sandbeds Road Planned for November 

28 Oct 17

Walsall Council is to carry out much needed carriageway resurfacing at High Road, Sandbeds Road, Bentley Lane and Ashmore Lake Way during November.


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Private rented sector – sorting the good from the bad 

11 Oct 17

Walsall’s private rented sector plays an important part in providing much needed housing across the borough.


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Police hold mobile surgeries following rise in burglary crime. 

9 Oct 17

Willenhall’s Neighbourhood Police team held mobile surgeries on the Coppice Farm Estate, New Invention over the weekend.


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Crime commissioner: ‘Police need to be given the power to ban travellers’ – Birmingham Mail 

9 Oct 17

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 …


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Advanced notice of Road Closure 

9 Oct 17

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.


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Can Ian help? Willenhall North Cllr holds regular Friday advice surgeries 

6 Oct 17

Each Friday Willenhall North’s Lib Dem Cllr Ian Shires hosts his advice surgery at Oakwood Lodge, Chaucer Ave, Short Heath, WV12 5JN from 6.30pm to 7.30pm.


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Further issues with Temporary Lights – Sandbeds Road 

4 Oct 17

There were further problems overnight in Sandbeds Road, Willenhall due to the temporary traffic lights installed by Severn Trent whilst they complete works on repairing a sewer near Stroud Avenue junction.


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Severn Trent temporary traffic lights caused chaos this morning. 

3 Oct 17

Temporary traffic lights in Sandbeds Road at junction with Stroud Ave caused absolute chaos during the morning rush hour today.


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Congestion in Essington Road. 

2 Oct 17

We are getting numerous complaints from frustrated motorists help up in long tail backs in Essington Road near junction with Wrighton Close.


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Bollards to be erected to keep jy riders off green. 

2 Oct 17

Following complaints from local residents about cars joy riding on the field in Littleton Road on the Forest Gate Estate a site visit was arranged to enable officers from Walsall Council to look for a solution.


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Tories in leadership crisis 

1 Oct 17

At the start of the Tory Conference Theresa May is looking more and more like a disaster waiting to happen.


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Litter pickers making a difference….. 

1 Oct 17

Been out dodging the showers this weekend delivering the latest edition of Focus with colleagues in Short Heath and had a number of interesting conversations with residents on our way round.


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Advanced warning of roadworks – Ashmore Lake Rd 

29 Sep 17

Roadworks are due to take place in Ashmore Lake Road near to the junction with Ravenscroft Road Willenhall between the 11th and 13th October 2017.


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Good news on the horizon as plans emerge to charge utilities for roadworks 

29 Sep 17

Willenhall has had more than its fair share of disruption recently due to large scale roadworks being carried out by contractors working on behalf of water and gas companies so it’s good to see that at long last the Government has announced plans …


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Litter, fly tipping, dog fouling and Focus. Welcome to my world…… 

26 Sep 17

Willenhall Liberal Democrats were out and about as usual over the weekend delivering Focus and talking with residents.


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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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