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The Liberal Democrats have called on the Government to publish the scientific advice underpinning the decision to reopen schools following reports the move could increase the rate of Covid-19 infections. Calculations for Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) show that if schools are fully reopened, a “surprisingly small” chain of infection could quickly carry the […]

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Zoom chat on Domiciliary Care – 3rd July

by danielbarker on 24 June, 2020

Anyone who receives domiciliary care in Walsall is warmly invited to attend a Zoom chat on the 3rd July 2020 from 10.00am till 11.30am. Tom Collins from Healthwatch Walsall says: Its informal but we would like to know how service users, relatives and carers are? How they are coping? And if the domiciliary care they […]

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The following planning applications for developments in New Invention and Short Heath were received by Planners at Walsall Council: Willenhall North Planning Reference # 20/0382 TELECOMMUNICATIONS MAST, CORNER OF DAVIS ROAD and MOORE ROAD, WILLENHALL THE INSTALLATION OF A 20M MONOPOLE SUPPORTING 12 NO. ANTENNA APERTURES, Prior Approval: Telecommunications Code Systems Operators (GPDO) EQUIPMENT CABINETS […]

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A million miss out on virus support – MPs

by danielbarker on 22 June, 2020

An interim report by the Treasury Select Committee has said that more than one million people have fallen through cracks in government schemes designed to support them during the coronavirus crisis. Content published and promoted by Willenhall Liberal Democrats all at 23 Lynwood Close, New Invention WV12 5BW

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We’re continuing with our improvement work at M6 junction 10. Once complete, this work will improve journeys for the thousands of people who use this daily. During July, we’ll be starting work on the foundations for the two new bridges. We’ll be making some alterations to the traffic signals on the roundabout at junction 10. […]

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A local government reaction to recent events

by danielbarker on 19 June, 2020

The ill-thought out relaxation of lockdown; the Dominic Cummings debacle; and poorly considered last-minute announcements have contributed to the increase in the ‘R’ rate both in my neck of the woods and in the South West. The most worrying thing now is that we are seeing the Government engaging in the “blame game”. The “it’s […]

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We must all “bend the knee” to fight racism

by danielbarker on 18 June, 2020

A Liverpool perspective by Richard Kemp One thing we can do quickly to publicly fight racism is to enact a motionunanimously agreed by Liverpool Council last year relating to those public places where our colonial past is glorified. However, for about the millionth time I can say that this should not include Penny Lane which […]

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SOCIAL CARE FACES £6.6 BILLLION FUNDING GAP

by danielbarker on 17 June, 2020

Responding to the first part of the annual Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) budget survey, which focuses on the COVID-19 response, Councillor Howard Sykes, LGA Liberal Democrat Group Leader, said: “Social care and its 1.6 million-strong workforce have risen to the unprecedented challenges caused by coronavirus and this report rightly recognises their […]

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Over the last few months local individuals and organisations have assisted with supporting the communities of Walsall through the COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you for the support. If you would like to keep up-to-date with Walsall Council on Coronavirus (Corvid-19) please use this link:  https://go.walsall.gov.uk/covid-19_information To further assist the local communities we are in the process […]

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Walsall Council has announced that volunteering is being restarted as of today, Monday the 15th of June. They have said a big Thank You to all of the volunteers who remained at home to stop the spread and alleviate pressure on essential services. Much appreciated. Following government guidelines the Council are now able to restart […]

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