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WLGA response to UK Minister for Communities, Housing and Local Government COVID-19 funding announcement 

Responding to the UK Government announcement today, WLGA Leader Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf) said:
“The UK Government’s announcement today is recognition of the essential role of councils across the UK and the £95m consequential is a welcome contribution to the fight against Coronavirus in Wales. Councils’ work across the country has been nothing ... read more
Saturday, 18 April 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News

“Beware of Coronavirus fraudsters” 

Councils in Wales are urging residents to be vigilant amidst a reported rise in COVID-19 related scams. Self-isolating elderly and vulnerable people in particular are at risk of being exploited by con artists claiming to offer help or support.... read more
Saturday, 18 April 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Further action to protect people at highest risk from coronavirus 

Joint WLGA, Welsh Government and WCVA statement
The Welsh Government is contacting people in Wales who have been identified as being at very high risk of severe illness from coronavirus. Each person will be given specific advice about how they can protect themselves, based on their individual... read more
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Councils’ plea to residents: “Don’t wish you’d done things differently. Stay at home. Save lives.” 

Council leaders are urging residents to obey strict government curbs on our daily lives in response to the increasing Coronavirus pandemic. Services such as health and social care are being overwhelmed by the unprecedented pressures that are... read more
Tuesday, 24 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Coronavirus: Joint Statement by ADSS Cymru and WLGA 

The Association of Directors of Social Services Cymru (Wales) and the Welsh Local Government Association have praised the continued dedication and professionalism of social care workers caring for the most at-risk citizens; and are emphasising the... read more
Friday, 20 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services Social Services

Coronavirus: Joint Statement by WLGA and Welsh Government 

Joint statement by Minister for Housing and Local Government, Julie James, and leader of the Welsh Local Government Association, Cllr Andrew Morgan
“We are facing a serious public health emergency, which has the potential to affect large numbers of people across Wales and to cause major disruption to normal daily life. “We know people are worried. If we work together we can overcome... read more
Tuesday, 17 March 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

UK Budget: “Give Welsh public services long term security” 

WLGA is today calling on the UK Government to commit to sustained investment in public services in its forthcoming Budget. Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: “Local services are the bedrock of our society. So... read more
Tuesday, 10 March 2020 Categories: Finance and Resources News

​First Coronavirus case declared in Wales 

Council leaders met today with the Chief Executive of Public Health Wales to discuss the co-ordinated response to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The first confirmed case was declared in Wales earlier today, after a patient had... read more
Friday, 28 February 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Tireless workers thanked for response to two extreme storms in successive weeks 

WLGA has today thanked council staff all over Wales for going “above and beyond” in the wake of the disruption wrought on all parts of the country by Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis. An unprecedented 6.5in of rain fell in the 48 hours between... read more
Monday, 17 February 2020 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News

First significant funding increase in 12 years welcomed by WLGA 

WLGA has today welcomed a “positive” settlement for councils next year which will see councils receive the first significant increase in their core grant funding in over 12 years. Councils will get a 4.3% boost in the block funding which is... read more
Monday, 16 December 2019 Categories: Finance and Resources News

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