Posts From February, 2014

Outgoing Cardiff Leader commended for services to local government 

Responding to the news that Councillor Heather Joyce will stand down as Leader of Cardiff Council, Councillor Bob Wellington (Torfaen), WLGA Leader said: “The WLGA notes the decision today of Councillor Heather Joyce to stand down as Leader of... read more
 
Friday, 28 February 2014 Categories: News

Early estimates suggest 4.2% average council tax rise in Wales 

Responding to speculation on the average council tax rise in Wales, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson said: “Local councils face some of the most difficult financial decisions in their history, and are doing everything they can... read more
 
Wednesday, 26 February 2014 Categories: News

Decline in applications to develop in flood risk areas 

Responding to criticism that local councils continue to agree planning applications within flood-risk areas, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson said: “Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) take very seriously their role in the... read more
 
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 Categories: News

Tough budget decisions will affect all, not just the older generation 

Responding to criticism that cuts to local public services will disproportionately affect older people, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesman said: “Local public services are vital to community wellbeing, and local councils in Wales have... read more
 
Monday, 24 February 2014 Categories: News

Councils call for support on flooding costs 

Responding to speculation on the total cost of storm repairs in Wales, a Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson said: “An initial cost estimate for repairing the damage caused by storms during December and early January already stands at ... read more
 
Tuesday, 18 February 2014 Categories: News

Councils see 250% rise in applications for housing payment support 

The WLGA has raised concerns over an unprecedented rise in applications for discretionary housing payments. A Welsh Local Government Association Spokesperson said: "Local government in Wales is doing all in its power to offer temporary... read more
 
Thursday, 06 February 2014 Categories: News

Councils call for greater clarity on bus funding 

A Welsh Local Government Association spokesman said: “In 2013-14, regional transport consortia took over the management of funding allocated to bus services in Wales, but recent changes to how the Welsh Government plans to distribute funding... read more
 
Wednesday, 05 February 2014 Categories: News
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