Posts From July, 2012

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Rail electrification is great news for Wales 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012 Categories: News
The announcement of the electrification of the London to Swansea and connecting valley rail lines has been welcomed by the WLGA as a huge step towards improving economic growth and competitiveness in Wales. The five year programme of rail... read more

Local Government delegation visits Brussels for talks on vital EU funding 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 Categories: News
At a crucial time in the negotiations on future EU funding, a local government delegation from Wales has this week travelled to Brussels to meet with Commission officials and MEPs. EU funding is vital to Welsh communities and as the current seven ... read more

WLGA challenges TaxPayers' Alliance pension report 

Wednesday, 11 July 2012 Categories: News
The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has today criticised a TaxPayers’ Alliance report that suggests the local government pension scheme suffers from an imbalance in the amount of council staff drawing their pension compared to those... read more

Cardiff Council wins two national scrutiny awards 

Friday, 06 July 2012 Categories: News
Cardiff Council’s scrutiny team is celebrating winning not one, but two of the seven accolades handed out at the national ‘Good Scrutiny’ awards ceremony. The 2011 Scrutiny task and finish inquiry into Cardiff’s Night-time Economy” won the... read more

Councils meet to put education right in Wales 

Thursday, 05 July 2012 Categories: News
A major Welsh education conference is set to focus on the lessons that can be learned from other countries around the world to help improve education outcomes in Wales. The ‘Getting Education in Wales Right’ conference, hosted by the Welsh... read more

WLGA elects new leadership 

Monday, 02 July 2012 Categories: News
Following the sweeping changes of local government elections in May, the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) has elected its new political leadership. Representing all 22 local councils in Wales, the WLGA promotes local government and... read more