WLGA welcomes reintroduction of face masks in secondary schools  

Monday, 29 November 2021 Categories: Lifelong Learning News
Responding to the Welsh Government announcement that face coverings are to be reintroduced in secondary school settings, colleges and universities, Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: "I welcome the Minister's... read more

"Show that there is no place in society for violence against women" 

Thursday, 25 November 2021 Categories: Equality and Community Cohesion News
Conversations on accountability for violence against women should focus on the behaviour of perpetrators and not that of victims, says Wales’ Minister for Social Justice, as the world marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence against... read more

Award success for the Wales Strategic Migration Partnership 

Friday, 19 November 2021 Categories: News Wales Strategic Migration Partnership
The Wales Strategic Migration Partnership’s co-ordination work in response to the housing of asylum seekers at MOD barracks in Penally, Pembrokeshire has been recognised at the Dyfed Powys Police Awards 2021. The Partnership, which is hosted by... read more

New data shows true scale of coal tip challenge as First Minister makes fresh funding call 

Monday, 25 October 2021 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity Finance and Resources News
New data showing the true extent of Wales’ coal tip challenge has been published today as the First Minister of Wales makes a fresh call for the UK government to invest in coal tip safety and ‘help communities who have already given so much’. For ... read more

A tribute to Cllr Phil White 

Friday, 22 October 2021 Categories: News
Following tributes to the late Councillor Phil White from Bridgend County Borough Council, Councillor Andrew Morgan, WLGA Leader said, “We wish to pay tribute to the significant contribution Cllr Phil White made as a local councillor to public... read more

Council leaders and Welsh Government convene for UK’s first joint Cabinet meeting  

Wednesday, 06 October 2021 Categories: News
Wales’ 22 council leaders and all members of the Welsh Government Cabinet convened on Wednesday. The joint Cabinet meeting is believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, following unprecedented levels of engagement between local government and... read more

WLGA responds to Care Forum Wales criticisms 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance News Social Services
The WLGA has defended councils and the dedicated social care workforce following Care Forum Wales’ insulting and unsubstantiated comments made in response to the Welsh Government’s welcome announcement of additional funding for social care. ... read more

Extra funding for social care welcomed 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021 Categories: News
Following today’s announcement by the Minister for Health and Social Services on recovery funding of £40m for social care, Cllr Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care said: “We welcome this additional funding to... read more

Councils committed to play their part in Afghan resettlement efforts 

Monday, 23 August 2021 Categories: News Wales Strategic Migration Partnership
Local government in Wales has been horrified to witness the events unfolding in Afghanistan and has renewed its pledge to support the UK Government in relocating locally employed staff from the region. Leaders held urgent discussions with... read more

GCSE pupils congratulated on the day of their results 

Thursday, 12 August 2021 Categories: News
The WLGA has today congratulated pupils across Wales receiving their GCSE results in what has been another difficult year for learners. Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “The pupils’ perseverance after yet... read more
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