Press Releases

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

Funding for digital support welcomed by WLGA 

WLGA has welcomed Welsh Government’s announcement of funding which will help support councils to harness digital technology to overhaul how local services are delivered. At a meeting of the Executive Board in Flintshire last week, the Minister... read more
 
Thursday, 31 October 2019 Categories: Local Government Reform News

Views sought on sensory and communication service in South East Wales 

Parents in South East Wales are being invited to attend any one of a number of meetings being held to seek views on the provision of sensory and communication services in the region, as part of an independent review. Known as SENCOM, the service... read more
 
Tuesday, 29 October 2019 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

WLGA welcomes £12.8m additional funding for teachers’ pay award 

WLGA has today welcomed Welsh Government’s commitment of an additional £12.8m to help meet the cost of increases to teachers’ pay. This is the first year that Welsh Government has been able to set teachers’ pay and conditions following the... read more
 
Tuesday, 22 October 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources Lifelong Learning News

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
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