Posts From October, 2014

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Joint Council warning on under-funding of local government in Wales 

Wednesday, 29 October 2014 Categories: News
The Joint Council for Wales has today issued a warning on the impacts reduced funding will have on communities and the local government workforce in Wales. Made up of local Councillors, Trades Union representatives from UNISON, GMB and Unite as... read more

WAO report offers stark warning on frontline council services 

Tuesday, 28 October 2014 Categories: News
A new report from the Wales Audit Office (WAO) has highlighted how continued cuts to the local government budget are putting vital front-line services at risk in Wales. The report, 'Delivering with less – the impact on environmental health... read more

Time for new chapter on public libraries in Wales 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014 Categories: Culture, Heritage, Sport and Tourism News
Representatives from across local government will meet today to discuss the future of public libraries in Wales. Aimed at exploring how councils can protect their local library services against an increasingly bleak financial future, the ‘future... read more

'Where next for local services?' - the question following huge cut to council budgets 

Wednesday, 08 October 2014 Categories: News
With local services placed ‘bottom of the pile’ of Welsh Government funding priorities for a second year running, council leaders believe a tipping point has been reached that could result in the disappearance of key services. Speaking directly... read more

Welsh councils seek EU solutions on austerity 

Tuesday, 07 October 2014 Categories: Europe News
Local government representatives from Wales will today join partners from across the EU Member States to help shape a response to growing public sector austerity. Bringing together practitioners and politicians from across the EU regions, the... read more