Press Releases

WLGA response to Cabinet Secretary statement 

Welcoming the Cabinet Secretary’s statement on local government reform, Councillor Debbie Wilcox, WLGA Leader stated: “This approach to taking forward the issue of local government reform is to be welcomed. The WLGA’s position is clear. We... read more
 
Wednesday, 18 July 2018 Categories: Local Government Reform News

Urgent clarity needed on post-Brexit regional funding 

With a further round of negotiations and discussions in Westminster and Wales on the priorities for Brexit this week, the WLGA is today calling for urgent clarity on post-Brexit regional funding in supporting Welsh communities. EU regeneration... read more
 

WLGA disappointed at UK Government decision on Swansea tidal lagoon 

The WLGA has expressed disappointment at the announcement that the UK Government is not prepared to back the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon. In response to this afternoon’s announcement, WLGA Leader Councillor Debbie Wilcox (Newport) said: "I... read more
 

Refugees support packs for teachers and schools now available online 

A specially designed toolkit, for teachers and schools to support the needs of refugee children who have resettled in Wales, is now available to access online. Located on the Hwb online portal for education, the toolkit will aim to better support ... read more
 
Wednesday, 20 June 2018 Categories: Equality and Community Cohesion News

Making strides in improving and raising awareness of autism services 

A programme aimed at raising awareness and improving understanding of autism has now been rolled out in 80 primary schools across Wales, according to an annual report published today. ‘Learning with Autism’, developed by the National ASD... read more
 
Tuesday, 19 June 2018 Categories: National ASD Development Team News

Invigorate rural communities to face Brexit, says WLGA Rural Forum 

The WLGA Rural Forum, comprising the nine rural local authorities from across Wales, is calling on the UK and Welsh Governments to ensure Wales’ rural communities are not left behind post-Brexit. Leaders of these authorities met at the WLGA... read more
 
Friday, 15 June 2018 Categories: Europe News

£344m needed for social care by 2021-22 

Current funding arrangements from Welsh Government will not cover the expected increases in cost and demand facing social care, the Welsh Local Government Association warns today. A joint report by WLGA and ADSS to the National Assembly for... read more
 
Thursday, 19 April 2018 Categories: News Social Services

WLGA responds to £163m health boards overspend 

Responding to Welsh health boards’ combined overspend of £163m at the end of this financial year Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Social Care said: “The NHS is rightly incredibly valued by everyone in Wales, and is an... read more
 
Tuesday, 03 April 2018 Categories: News Social Services

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

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

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
 
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