Posts From November, 2012

WLGA vehemently opposed to any removal of education from local government 

Councillor Bob Wellington (Torfaen), WLGA Leader stated: “The WLGA is vehemently opposed to any proposal that suggests education should be taken out of local authority control. This will fundamentally damage the principle of local democratic... read more
Tuesday, 20 November 2012 Categories: News

Call for funding certainty to put communities first 

The WLGA has welcomed the announcement of the new Communities First scheme in Wales, while calling for greater certainty for the local communities still awaiting news of their future within the scheme. With the first 12 clusters having recently... read more
Monday, 19 November 2012 Categories: News

WLGA disappointed by turnout for PCC elections 

The WLGA has confirmed its commitment to working with the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioners, while expressing disappointment over the level of public interest demonstrated during the election process. WLGA Chief Executive Steve Thomas ... read more
Friday, 16 November 2012 Categories: News

Local planners support national policy change 

Local planning authorities have welcomed the changes to planning policy announced by the Welsh Government, as a way of achieving sustainable economic growth for Wales. With the planning system being vital to the wellbeing of Wales, the changes... read more
Thursday, 15 November 2012 Categories: News

Young people march for Youth Work Week 

Over one thousand young people will set out to collectively conquer the perimeter of Wales this weekend, to mark the start of National Youth Work Week 2012. The Big Welsh Walk event will see young people from across Wales tackling their home... read more
Friday, 02 November 2012 Categories: News

'Bedroom tax' impacts will be hugely negative 

The Welsh Local Government Association has voiced grave concerns over the under-occupancy or ‘bedroom’ tax being introduced by the UK Government. This controversial change to the UK Welfare system means that from April 2013, housing association... read more
Friday, 02 November 2012 Categories: News

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