from ‘The Independent’ Commitment to spend 0.7% of GDP on aid must be restored, billionaire philanthropist says Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has urged the UK to restore its overseas aid budget as soon as possible, saying it is of “critical importance” in getting vaccines to the developing world. The Microsoft founder said British voters should […]

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Young people benefit from online employment support Local young people across the Borough can now benefit from a virtual and telephone-based support service to help them  find employment and enhance their career prospects. Test Valley Borough Council, New Forest District Council and Winchester City Council have joined us to launch the Youth Employment Hub to […]

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Application number: 21/0555Site location: 14 , Castle Drive, Willenhall, WV12 4QYProposal: First floor side extension over existing single-storey side extensionApplicant: Saran and Shakuntla Chand Agent: Stephen AdamsApplication type: Full Application: HouseholderPlanning Officer: Sheila Denison Email: Sheila.Denison@walsall.gov.uk Desk Phone: 01922 658 030Mobile: 07881 003 041Click this link to view the application online: http://go.walsall.gov.uk/planningapps?id=21/0555 Received: 13/04/2021 Valid: […]

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SHORT HEATH ROAD WORKS UPDATE

by danielbarker on 24 April, 2021

LOCATION – Pool Hayes Lane (between the junctions of Trentham Avenue and Mere Close), WillenhallSCHEME – Gas Service DisconnectionEXPECTED START DATE – 25/04/2021PROJECTED FINISH DATE – 1 DAY ONLYHOURS OF TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT – 0800 – 1700 (Sunday working onlyCONTRACTOR – Sunbelt Rentals Ltd (on behalf of Severn Trent Water)APPROXIMATE POSTCODE – WS2 8DU Published and […]

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Community Wellbeing Hub to continue to provide support once shielding ends Date published: 2021-03-30 | Category: Covid-19 support Residents who are clinically extremely vulnerable are being reassured they will still be able to receive support from Bath and North East Somerset’s Community Wellbeing Hub once shielding ends. With nine out of ten clinically vulnerable people […]

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Walsall College – Hair Traineeship

by danielbarker on 23 April, 2021

✂️✂️ Are you interested in a career in hairdressing or barbering? A Hair Traineeship may be for you! Traineeships are for 16-24 year olds looking to kickstart their careers by developing their understanding of the world of work. An alternative to full time study with flexible start dates, a Traineeship lasts around three months to […]

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The road to election reform in Westminster

by danielbarker on 22 April, 2021

Thoughts on the subject by Dr Mark Pack How does electoral reform for the House of Commons get voted through the Commons itself? That’s the key question electoral reformers and a plausible answer has to be at the heart of any electoral reform campaigning that wishes to succeed. Saying ‘vote Lib Dem, get a Lib […]

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Originally published by UK Liberal Democrats Vote Liberal Democrat on 6 May and you’ll get a local champion who will get things done in your community. You’ll get a cleaner, greener neighbourhood where recovery comes first and local people are listened to. 1. Cleaner, greener neighbourhoods Lib Dem Councils have a record of delivering greener, cleaner areas where […]

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Extra Police are to be drafted into the Willenhall area following questions raised by Cllr Ian Shires to Walsall’s Police Commander Andy Parsons at Thursday’s Questions and Answer session at Thursday’s Scrutiny Overview Committee meeting. Ian’s questions were based on concerns about Neighbourhood Policing raised by residents across Willenhall North and Short Heath with Ian […]

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Local Lib.Dem. campaign let down by Royal Mail

by danielbarker on 21 April, 2021

Did you receive our February FOCUS newsletter? Have you received any FOCUS newsletter from us this month? If the answer to both those questions is ‘no’, the fault lies squarely at the door of Royal Mail. Back in the depths of the 3rd lockdown when COVID-19 was at its peak, Willenhall Liberal Democrats followed Government […]

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