Press Releases

Considerable achievements of WLGA Leader recognised in Honours List 

Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) and Newport City Council, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, has been created a life peer in former Prime Minister Theresa May’s Resignation Honours List. Councillor Wilcox is recognised for her... read more
 
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 Categories: News

“Councils will do all they can to try to mitigate worst effects of Brexit on essential local services” 

Lead local authority Brexit officers and members came together today at an event to discuss ongoing preparations for Brexit, amidst continuing uncertainty at Westminster. Local government representatives were joined at the event by the Counsel... read more
 
Thursday, 05 September 2019 Categories: Europe News

Spending Review: “It’s time to honour vow to invest in Wales’ vital local services 

Following today’s Spending Review, council leaders are calling for any extra money received by the Welsh Government to be invested in essential local services. The UK Government’s Spending Review outlines how funding will be allocated to... read more
 
Wednesday, 04 September 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News

Leader congratulates learners on GCSE results day 

WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox has today congratulated learners on their GCSE results. Overall GCSE performance in Wales has improved on 2018 by 1.2 percentage points, with 62.8% of candidates achieving a C grade or above. The A*- A pass... read more
 
Thursday, 22 August 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

A-level success for Welsh learners 

Learners across Wales are today celebrating their hard work and achievements, as attainment of higher grades reached a record high. The number of learners achieving A – A* grades has risen from 26.3% in 2018 to 27% this year, and A – C grades... read more
 
Thursday, 15 August 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Food and Fun schemes launched across Wales for the summer holidays 

More Food and Fun schemes than ever will be run across Wales during the summer holidays, giving young people opportunities to socialise and enjoy healthy nutritious meals. Food and Fun is a school-based programme which is part funded by Welsh... read more
 
Monday, 29 July 2019 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News

Future funding clarity “crucial” for rural communities’ future, says WLGA Rural Forum 

Clarity over future funding arrangements is “crucial” to ensure that rural communities are supported post Brexit, representatives of rural authorities have said this week at the Royal Welsh Show in Llanelwedd. Joint chairs of the WLGA Rural... read more
 

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

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
 
Thursday, 18 July 2019 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Housing 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
 

Another productive year for the National Autism Team 

The National Autism Team’s Annual Report 2018/19 has been published today, showing the breadth of the work completed throughout Wales. Formerly named the National ASD Development Team, the National Autism Team has undertaken a range of work... read more
 
Wednesday, 10 July 2019 Categories: National ASD Development Team News
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