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Coppice Farm Neighbourhood Park – Grass cutting 

24 Aug 18

Back in July a resident mum in Willenhall North contacted us about just how overgrown the top end of the walkway that runs through Coppice Farm from the Lichfield Rd up into South Staffs had become.


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Funding opportunity for community groups who support young people 

18 Jul 18

Councillor Ian Shires (Lib Dem, Willenhall North) is calling on organisations to use £100,000 funding opportunity for local young people Councillor Shires has today called on colleges, universities and community groups in the West Midlands to apply …


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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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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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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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Lib Dems – Action Takers not Committee Sitters 

15 Apr 18

Big push over this weekend.


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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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Out and about with the Focus Team in Willenhall North 

17 Mar 18

One of the Focus delivery teams supporting our action day in Willenhall North on a bitterly cold Saturday morning…


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Pothole ridden stretch of Fletcher Road to be resurfaced. 

30 Jan 18

A number of residents have contacted the Lib Dem Focus team asking if anything can be done about the condition of that section of Fletcher Rd between its junction with the Lichfield Rd and Moore Rd.


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Join the cheapest gym in town 

2 Jan 18

If you’d like to help out with delivering Focus in Willenhall North or Short Heath let us know.


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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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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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Successful campaign to get crossing upgrade to LED 

25 Jan 17

Short Heath Lib Dem Focus Team have announced the success of their hard fought campaign to get an upgrade of the pedestrian crossing in Lucknow Road as Walsall Council complete work on replacing the old style Belisha beacon with the all new LED …


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Authorities to take stern action over out of control gang of young people 

12 Aug 16

A small gang of young people have been making lives a misery for people trading, shopping and living around The Square Shopping Precinct on the Lichfield Road, New Invention reports Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ian Shires.


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A Huge Thank You from Ian Shires 

7 May 16

I just want to say a huge thank you for re – electing me on Thursday to serve another four year term ensuring that you get a voice on Walsall Council.


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Busy weekend again as we get to grips with the issues that concern you 

10 Apr 16

Spent time over the weekend helping out in Short Heath on Stonegate, Brackendale and Lodge Farm as well as working on issues in Willenhall North which will be coming up in meetings this week.


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Today’s Lib Dem Councillor Surgeries 

17 Mar 16

Willenhall Lib Dem Councillors Advice Surgeries today: Short Heath: Cllr Doreen Shires will be at Winehala in Sandbeds Road between 7pm and 8pm Willenhall North: Cllr Ian Shires will be at New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Rd between 4pm …


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Anti Social Behaviour on the rise as Tory Cuts begin to bight! 

23 Jan 16

Anti social behaviour of all kinds is on the rise across many parts of Willenhall North judging by your comments to the Willenhall FOCUS Team in the weeks just before and after the Christmas period.


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Shameful Tories oppose condemnation of Osborne’s social housing sell off 

12 Jan 16

Liberal Democrat Group Leader Cllr Ian Shires (Willenhall North) spoke out against the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill which contains amongst other things plans to sell off social housing into the private sector.


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Police act swiftly to resurgence of ASB 

10 Oct 15

The Police have acted swiftly to concerns about the return of anti social behaviour at The Square, New Invention reports Willenhall North Ward Councillor Ian Shires.


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Willenhall Lib Dems – out and about 

14 Sep 15

Willenhall Liberal Democrats have once again been busy over the weekend out and about delivering the new edition of the Willenhall North Focus across New Invention.


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Update from the Willenhall North Neighbourhood Police Team… 

31 Aug 15

Willenhall North Neighbourhood Police Team dropped into the Lib Dem Thursday Advice Surgery for our regular update meeting……..


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Lib Dems raise concerns about the safety of the Allens Centre 

14 Aug 15

Willenhall Liberal Democrats have raised concerns about the safety of the Allens Centre following last night’s serious fire.


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Nottingham Drive Shopping Precinct – Lib Dems demand action! 

15 Jul 15

Willenhall Liberal Democrats have contacted Walsall Council demanding action to sort out long standing issues at Nottingham Drive Shopping Precinct.


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Forrest Gate – Missed bin collections. Why? Lib Dems demand to know! 

14 Jul 15

Willenhall Liberal Democrat Councillors are getting some disturbing comments about irregular bin collections from the Forrest gate area of Willenhall North.


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Willenhall North, Willenhall South & Short Heath Big Spring Clean Week 

17 May 15

Monday 1st June – Friday 5th June Volunteer Opportunities • Monday 1st June: 10.00am – 12.00pm.


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Talks to be held as Tories aim to wrestle control of Walsall… 

13 May 15

THE leader of Walsall Conservatives has revealed that he will hold talks with minority parties on Walsall Council to see if they share common ground after the Tories gained four seats in this year’s Local Election.


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The Fightback Begins 

9 May 15

Now the dust has settled following Thursday’s Elections it goes without saying that it really wasn’t a good day for us.


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All year round service and action – All year round 

6 May 15

Don’t let all the national hype detract from the equally important Local Elections tomorrow.


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Whilst other Parties are “busy” electioneering local Lib Dems deal with things that matter to you. 

1 May 15

Willenhall North’s Liberal Democrat Councillor Ian Shires took time out to discuss anti social behaviour, vandalism and community safety concerns of residents living on The Hamlet, Sneyd Park and Allens Rough with local Police Community Safety …


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Crime Prevention Event – 30 April @ New Invention Library 

22 Apr 15

Responding to an increase in house burglary in the New Invention area the Willenhall North Short Heath Neighbourhood Policing Team is hosting a Crime Prevention and Advice Event.


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Black Country UTC – Future of those affected of the utmost importance 

17 Apr 15

Liberal Democrat Councillor for Willenhall North Ian Shires has asked senior officers at Walsall Council to ensure that he is kept updated on the progress of placing the young people displaced by the Black Country University Technical College’s…


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Details of this week’s Lib Dem Surgeries in Willenhall North 

13 Mar 15

Looking for some Help, Advice or Guidance? Councillor Ian Shires and local activist Carol Fletcher are available  Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road.


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Today’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgery is at New Invention Library 

12 Mar 15

  Looking for some Help, Advice or Guidance? Councillor Ian Shires and local activist Carol Fletcher are available  Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road.


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Lib Dems out and about in Willenhall North 

9 Mar 15

Liberal Democrat Councillor Ian Shires was out and about again over the weekend helping our teams in Short Heath and Willenhall North.


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FOR HELP AND ADVICE – Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries 

5 Mar 15

  Looking for some Help, Advice or Guidance? Councillor Ian Shires and local activist Carol Fletcher are available  Every Thursday: New Invention Library, The Square, Lichfield Road.


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Act now on winter ravaged roads or pay the price say Lib Dems 

3 Mar 15

Roads across New Invention and Short Heath are beginning to show the ravages of winter and Walsall Council needs to act now or pay the price “Cannock Road on the approach to the “Amery” island is a point in case” said …


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Willenhall North Lib Dem Councillor’s Surgeries – Imitations have their Limitations 

12 Feb 15

This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries…..


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Sunken gullies re-set ahead of Cannock Rd School Safety Zone Scheme 

10 Feb 15

This weekend saw the first steps being taken to create the School Safety Zone in Cannock Road, New Invention, which was out for consultation in January.


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This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries….. 

5 Feb 15

This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries…..


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Death of former Mayor 

5 Feb 15

Former Councillor Mr Arthur Bentley passed away on 23 January 2015, aged 93.


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Some feedback from last week’s Site Visit to Cannock Rd 

4 Feb 15

Sunken gulley drains in Cannock Road between The Gate Island and Littleton Rd get a final inspection today to decide what action to take ahead of the work due to take place during the half – term break on the long awaited School Safety Zone …


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R I P Arthur Bentley, former Willenhall North Councillor, former Mayor of Walsall 

31 Jan 15

Walsall Council’s flag has been flying at half mast in remembrance of my very good friend and former Mayor Councillor Arthur Bentley who passed away last week.


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Today’s Willenhall North Lib Dem councillor’s Surgery is at Oakwood Lodge 

30 Jan 15

This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries…..


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Today’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Councillor’s Surgery is at New Invention Library 

29 Jan 15

This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries…..


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Today’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgery is at Oakwood Lodge 

23 Jan 15

This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries…..


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This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries….. 

22 Jan 15

This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries…..


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Today’s Lib Dem Advice Surgery is at Oakwood Lodge 

16 Jan 15

This week’s Willenhall North Lib Dem Surgeries…..


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Lib Dems press Council to maximise parking at The Square, Lichfield Rd. 

9 Jan 15

With parking at a premium at this popular local centre, the Willenhall North Lib Dem Focus Team is pressing Walsall Council to maximise parking availability.







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