Posts From December, 2014

Local government welcomes report on Wales' recycling success 

Local government has welcomed a new report highlighting the crucial role councils continue to play in delivering a recycling rate for Wales which is the highest in the UK. Published by the National Assembly for Wales Environment and... read more
Thursday, 18 December 2014 Categories: News

WLGA set to lobby for Welsh local government as EU priorities for 2015 are published 

The European Commission adopted its work programme for 2015 on December 16th, setting out the policy and legislation it aims to achieve in the coming year. The WLGA Europe Team has analysed the proposals and is poised to lobby on those with the... read more
Wednesday, 17 December 2014 Categories: Europe News

Local councils in Wales will face huge financial challenges now and in the future 

With council leaders warning the sustained reductions signalled by the Autumn Statement will put many of Wales’ most highly valued public service at risk, the settlement published by Welsh Government confirms that around £ 200million will be cut... read more
Wednesday, 10 December 2014 Categories: News

Newport council leader named local politician of the year 

The leader of Newport City Council, Cllr Bob Bright, has been named local politician of the year at Wales’ annual political awards ceremony. The award follows a year in which Newport hosted the NATO Summit, the highest profile international... read more
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 Categories: News

Ten councils move to establish combined regional authority 

Ten Welsh councils have agreed to work together to develop a combined authority that could make key decisions for the South East Wales region on economic development, transport and planning. Seen as a significant development in how local... read more
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 Categories: News

WLGA welcomes £1m in capital funding for library services 

Local government has welcomed the allocation of an additional £1million of Welsh Government financial support for local library services in Wales. With local councils facing significant funding reductions in 2015, and with local library services... read more
Tuesday, 09 December 2014 Categories: Culture, Heritage, Sport and Tourism News

Protection services must be prioritised to realise public health improvement in Wales 

Local councils have welcomed a report outlining how minimum alcohol pricing could save £882million for the public purse, but have sounded a note of caution over the impact of continued budget cuts on public health and enforcement services in... read more
Monday, 08 December 2014 Categories: News

Local public services must be prioritised as austerity continues 

With the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement signalling public sector austerity will extend through into the next Parliament, local councils are calling for local public services to be protected in Wales. Today’s statement reveals that UK Government... read more
Wednesday, 03 December 2014 Categories: News

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