Press Releases

Council leaders in Wales call on UK and Welsh governments to “move heaven and earth” to help communities affected by heavy job losses in the north east 

Leaders of the 22 councils in Wales have called on Welsh and UK governments to work together on a two-government support package to come to the aid of those affected by devastating job losses in Flintshire. Airbus have announced that 1,727 jobs... read more
 

Supporting young people through the crisis 

Councils in Wales have praised youth workers for their valuable role in supporting young people during the ongoing crisis. In marking this year’s Youth Work Week, local government has recognised how youth workers across the nation have quickly... read more
 
Monday, 29 June 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

All partners have a part to play to secure financial sustainability of care sector, says WLGA 

Partners need to pull together to help secure the social care sector’s financial sustainability, according to council leaders in Wales. Soaring demand and extra costs over a number of years have put social care services under enormous strain. The ... read more
 
Monday, 22 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Further lockdown easing announced, as local government welcomes clarity for retail and tourism businesses 

Councils in Wales have welcomed clarity for shops and tourism businesses as outlined by the First Minister in his latest announcements of changes to restrictions. Leaders have been in discussion with tourism bodies in recent weeks and met with... read more
 
Saturday, 20 June 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

£500 extra payment to care staff welcomed by councils 

Responding to the First Minister’s confirmation that all staff working in care home settings will receive a £500 extra payment, Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care and Health said: “We are extremely pleased... read more
 
Friday, 05 June 2020 Categories: News Social Services

Cautious and innovative plan for pupils to “Check in, Catch up – Prepare for Summer and September” from 29th June welcomed by councils 

Responding to the announcement by the Education Minister today, Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “This way forward will give an opportunity for all children to have face to face interaction within limited... read more
 
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

COVID response “a marathon not a sprint” 

Council leaders have today welcomed the First Minister’s cautious approach in taking modest steps to gradually ease the lockdown in Wales. From Monday, individuals from separate households within the same locality will be able to meet outside... read more
 
Friday, 29 May 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

“Ambitious” Welsh Government test, trace and protect plan vital to living with Coronavirus 

Responding to the Welsh Government’s plan to test, trace and protect, Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf) WLGA Leader said: “Our lives have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19, and while we’re still learning about the behaviour of the... read more
 
Friday, 15 May 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

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

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
 
Friday, 08 May 2020 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News

WLGA welcomes First Minister’s cautious approach to lockdown restrictions 

Responding to the First Minister’s statement, Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: “We welcome the very cautious approach outlined by the First Minister today. Although these minor adjustments are being made, we... read more
 
Friday, 08 May 2020 Categories: News
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