The leaders of Anglesey, Conwy, Denbighshire, Flintshire, Gwynedd and Wrexham County Councils have made a firm commitment to work in collaboration with one another in delivering the Welsh Assembly Government’s National Enforcement Priorities for Public Protection. This will include pooling knowledge and expertise, and implementing solutions.
Councillor Kevin Jones (Flintshire), Cabinet Member with responsibility for Public Protection said:
“We are committed to working together with other authorities in North Wales to ensure these important national enforcement priorities are delivered to help protect, advise and inform our residents.”
Councillor Neil Moore (Vale of Glamorgan), WLGA Spokesperson for Regulatory Services said:
“The work of local authority Public Protection Services has a significant impact on local communities and contributes to the wider strategic ambitions that the Welsh Assembly Government and WLGA are striving to achieve.
“Local regulation influences everything from the general health of communities to delivering consumer protection and animal health. It protects our environment and ensures the food we eat is safe, as well as being a key contributor to reducing alcohol misuse and anti-social behaviour. Local economies and businesses are supported too, with a wide range of advice.”
The Welsh Assembly Government’s National Enforcement Priorities for Wales were published in April 2010 and identify the public protection and regulatory activities which local authorities should give priority to, when planning and delivering their services:
• Protecting individuals from harm and promoting health improvement
• Ensuring the safety and quality of the food chain to minimise risk to human and animal health
• Promoting a fair and just trading environment for citizens and business
• Improving the local environment to positively influence quality of life and promote sustainability.