Posts in Category: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity

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Councils to adopt common approach to ensure recycling centres can be operated safely before considering re-opening 

Friday, 08 May 2020 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News
Councils in Wales have agreed together that they will need to have confidence in adequate staffing levels, health and safety compliance, and consultation with Trade Unions, before considering re-opening Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in... read more

Tireless workers thanked for response to two extreme storms in successive weeks 

Monday, 17 February 2020 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News
WLGA has today thanked council staff all over Wales for going “above and beyond” in the wake of the disruption wrought on all parts of the country by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. An unprecedented 6.5in of rain fell in the 48 hours between... read more

Reducing carbon emissions from homes an “important step” to tackle fuel poverty 

Thursday, 18 July 2019 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Housing News
Responding to the publication of an independent report by the Decarbonisation of Homes Advisory Group, WLGA Spokesperson for Housing Councillor Andrea Lewis (Swansea) said: “This report today is a valuable contribution in our shared efforts... read more

Councils and Natural Resources Wales secure innovative new working relationship 

Thursday, 07 February 2019 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News
Local authorities and Natural Resources Wales (NRW) have committed to pursuing a new partnership arrangement which will support enhanced collaboration and co-ordination in environmental matters. Councils and NRW work together on a range of common ... read more

WLGA disappointed at UK Government decision on Swansea tidal lagoon 

The WLGA has expressed disappointment at the announcement that the UK Government is not prepared to back the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. In response to this afternoon’s announcement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: "I... read more

‘Change is the only certainty’ in post-Brexit rural communities 

Rural counties in Wales will need enhanced support to prepare for the big changes brought by Brexit, council leaders have said. As members of the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs Lesley Griffiths AM’s Brexit Roundtable... read more