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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 

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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
 

WLGA Statement: Leader pays tribute to Cllr Aaron Shotton 

Thursday, 04 April 2019 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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
 

WLGA congratulates new First Minister 

Thursday, 13 December 2018 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
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
 

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

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News
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
 

Local government to #PushForProgress on International Women’s Day 

International Women’s Day is being marked today by a host of activities across Wales to celebrate the contribution of women and to push for progress on equal gender representation. Women’s network meetings, debates and exhibitions from... read more
 

Appointment of new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government 

Friday, 03 November 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
Responding to Welsh Government’s announcement of the new Cabinet, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: “I would like to congratulate Alun Davies AM on his appointment as the new Cabinet Secretary for Local Government. He has... read more
 

Scheme to promote closer working with local government 

Monday, 30 October 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
An updated scheme setting out the basis of a new relationship between the Welsh Government and local government has been published today. The Local Government Scheme looks at how the Welsh Government, local government and the wider public service ... read more
 

WLGA Leader calls for the “Closing Down Sale” for local services to end 

Thursday, 21 September 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
The Leader of the WLGA is today calling for an end to the relentless cuts to public services as a new report is published highlighting the scale of shrinking budgets. The publication of the report “Welsh Budgetary Trade-offs” it a timely and ... read more
 

Local government committed to reform, says WLGA 

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News
The WLGA today reaffirmed its commitment to reform as the Cabinet Secretary Mark Drakeford outlined his plans for local government. Responding to the statement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport), said: “Leaders have been in regular... read more
 
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