Posts From February, 2013

Councils plot shared course on highways 

Local government leaders agreed on 22nd February to work together on an ambitious long term plan to restructure the way that highway and transport services are delivered in Wales. Agreed by all of Wales’ 22 local authorities and the Welsh... read more
 
Thursday, 28 February 2013 Categories: News

Local government presses for fair deal on EU funding 

Wales currently receives around £747million from the EU every year, however the existing funding agreement, which contributes extensively to job creation, economic growth and regeneration within some of the most economically deprived parts of the... read more
 
Tuesday, 26 February 2013 Categories: News

Early intervention on horse meat contamination 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has stated that local councils are continuing to do everything possible to ensure the integrity of their food supplies. The announcement follows the news that a registered meat supplier to local... read more
 
Friday, 22 February 2013 Categories: News

Welfare reform poses unprecedented challenges in Wales 

Councillor David Phillips, Leader of Swansea City Council and Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Spokesman on Welfare Reform, outlines the challenges created by sweeping reform of the Welfare state. Over the coming months the UK... read more
 
Thursday, 21 February 2013 Categories: News

Local government to deliver active travel in Wales 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has welcomed the Active Travel (Wales) Bill, while sounding a note of caution over its potential impact on local government finances. The Active Travel (Wales) Bill aims to enhance Wales’ walking and ... read more
 
Tuesday, 19 February 2013 Categories: News

WLGA responds to remarks of Iceland's Chief Executive Malcolm Walker 

Responding to the statement made by Iceland Food’s Chief Executive Malcolm Walker, that councils, schools and hospitals are to blame for the horsemeat scandal, WLGA Chief Executive Steve Thomas CBE stated: “Sadly the remarks of Iceland’s Chief... read more
 
Monday, 18 February 2013 Categories: News

Local government acts to ensure food safety standards 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has moved to reassure people that local authority suppliers are being closely monitored after beef products in the UK supply chain were found to be contaminated by horse meat. All suppliers contacted ... read more
 
Monday, 11 February 2013 Categories: News

Local authority partnership names preferred bidder for waste treatment contract 

The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has today congratulated Prosiect Gwyrdd on identifying a preferred bidder for the treatment of residual waste in South East Wales. In line with the Welsh Government’s waste strategy ‘Towards Zero... read more
 
Friday, 01 February 2013 Categories: News
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