School holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme helps prevent children going hungry, according to Cardiff University report 

A national school holiday ‘Food and Fun’ programme, that aims to prevent children going hungry in the summer holidays, is helping to reduce the impact of poverty and social deprivation according to an evaluation report by Cardiff... read more
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 Categories: Healthy Eating in Schools News

WLGA welcomes White Paper on local government reform 

The White Paper on local government reform published today by Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government Mark Drakeford AM has been informed by dialogue and engagement with local government and reflects some of the reforms councils... read more
Tuesday, 31 January 2017 Categories: Local Democracy and Governance Local Government Reform News

WLGA welcomes proposed trade union Bill 

The WLGA welcomes the Welsh Government’s proposal to introduce an Assembly Bill which would reverse the effect of the UK Government’s Trade Union Act. Last year the UK Government passed the Trade Union Act 2016 which will impose stringent new... read more
Monday, 16 January 2017 Categories: News Workforce

Final Settlement for Local Government 

The final settlement announced by Welsh Government confirms the funding package for local government in 2017-18 provisionally announced last October. We welcome the fact that some of the additional pressures identified by the WLGA in areas of... read more
Wednesday, 21 December 2016 Categories: Finance and Resources News

WLGA thanks Gwynedd Council Leader for his public service 

Council and also from his roles as Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) Deputy Presiding Officer, Plaid Group Leader and Spokesperson for Housing and the Welsh Language in May 2017. Commenting on the announcement Cllr Bob Wellington, Leader... read more
Friday, 09 December 2016 Categories: Housing Lifelong Learning News

WLGA Statement - Cllr Bob Wellington CBE 

Cllr Bob Wellington CBE has announced he will stand down from his position as Leader of Torfaen Council at the end of 2016 and will also finish in his role as Leader of the Welsh Local Government Association. Cllr Wellington has been the leader of... read more
Tuesday, 29 November 2016 Categories: News

WLGA Statement in response to Welsh Government proposals to support rural schools in Wales 

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Kirsty Williams AM met with local authority Cabinet Members for Education last Friday and the issue of rural schools was discussed. In light of that discussion, local authorities will welcome the amendments to... read more
Wednesday, 16 November 2016 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

Councils praised for leadership in challenging times 

Councils and their staff were today praised for delivering improved services in the face of financial pressures and a period of unprecedented change. Addressing over 260 delegates at the WLGA’s Annual Conference in Cardiff today, WLGA Leader Cllr ... read more
Thursday, 03 November 2016 Categories: News

Councils express concern about proposed food safety reforms 

Welsh councils have expressed serious concern about Food Standards Agency proposals which would reform how food safety is regulated and inspected in Wales. Commenting on the proposals, WLGA Spokesperson for Regulatory Services Cllr Neil Moore... read more
Friday, 28 October 2016 Categories: News

Welsh Councils committed to providing humanitarian support to refugees 

Following the statement from the City of Cardiff Council that they will be receiving a number of unaccompanied children from the Calais camp, the WLGA has reaffirmed Welsh local government’s continuing commitment to provide humanitarian support to... read more
Thursday, 20 October 2016 Categories: News Public Protection Services

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