Posts in Category: Local Democracy and Governance

WLGA responds to Care Forum Wales criticisms 

The WLGA has defended councils and the dedicated social care workforce following Care Forum Wales’ insulting and unsubstantiated comments made in response to the Welsh Government’s welcome announcement of additional funding for social care. ... read more
 
Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News Social Services

25 Year Anniversary of the establishment of Wales’ 22 local authorities and the Welsh Local Government Association 

Addressing WLGA Council on 25th March, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Presiding Officer said: “The 1st April 2021 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of our 22 unitary authorities and the WLGA.” “Ordinarily, we would... read more
 
Thursday, 01 April 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

Councils commit to ambitious action on diversity 

An ambitious Diversity in Democracy programme has been agreed by WLGA to ensure council chambers are more representative of their communities following local elections in May 2022. On Friday, on the eve of International Women’s Day, WLGA Council... read more
 
Monday, 08 March 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News

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
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