Posts in Category: Local Democracy and Governance

WLGA launches manifesto for Senedd 2021 elections 

In advance of the Senedd elections in May 2021, the WLGA is launching a bold manifesto setting out its priorities to deliver more for our local communities. The WLGA is the representative body of Wales’ 22 councils, and leaders have set out how... read more
 
Monday, 23 November 2020 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

​Local Government and Elections Bill passed by Senedd 

The Senedd has today passed the Local Government and Elections (Wales) Bill which will introduce a range of local government reforms over the course of the next 18 months. The Bill is one of only two to be considered by the Senedd during COVID 19 ... read more
 
Wednesday, 18 November 2020 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News

BLOG: Rethinking local recovery in Wales 

by Councillor Andrew Morgan, Leader of WLGA
Our lives have changed dramatically over the course of the crisis. Our daily experiences have been altered in ways unimaginable only a few months ago by restrictions and measures necessary to control the spread of the virus. But lockdown has not... read more
 

New WLGA Leader appointed 

Cllr Andrew Morgan, Leader of Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council has been appointed as WLGA Leader at the WLGA Council meeting (29th November 2019), following the introduction of former Leader Baroness Wilcox of Newport to the House of... read more
 
Friday, 06 December 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

UK Council leaders agree joint action on standards in public life 

Leaders from the UK’s four Local Government Associations met at the UK Forum in Cardiff on the 5th November to discuss common priorities and agree a shared programme of action promoting greater civility in public life. Welcoming colleagues,... read more
 
Friday, 08 November 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Consultation period extended for South East Wales sensory and communication support service review 

Extra time has been given for an independent review into the delivery of South East Wales’ regional sensory and communication service to gather more evidence from relevant stakeholders. Known as SENCOM, the service is currently delivered... read more
 

WLGA Leader urges councillors to make a stand against intimidation and abuse in public life 

Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA), Councillor Debbie Wilcox, has today warned of the rise in threats and intimidation of elected members. Speaking at the Local Government Association (LGA) Conference in Bournemouth,... read more
 
Wednesday, 03 July 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA Statement: Leader pays tribute to Cllr Aaron Shotton 

Responding to Cllr Aaron Shotton’s earlier statement confirming his intention to step down as Leader of Flintshire County Council, Cllr Debbie Wilcox (Newport), WLGA Leader said: “I should like to pay tribute and thank Aaron for his valuable... read more
 
Thursday, 04 April 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA congratulates new First Minister 

Congratulating Mark Drakeford AM on his confirmation as the new First Minister of Wales, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: “On behalf of the WLGA and local government in Wales, I warmly congratulate Mark Drakeford AM on his... read more
 
Thursday, 13 December 2018 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

WLGA response to Welsh Government’s latest announcement on local government reform 

WLGA notes the publication today of the new Welsh Government Green Paper on local government reform. Local government was already responding proactively to the previous reform programme of regional collaboration and is progressing with the City and... read more
 
Tuesday, 20 March 2018 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News
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