'Right to Buy' suspension to help meet social housing demand in Wales 

A number of local councils are exploring a five year suspension of ‘Right to Buy’ to secure the future supply of social housing in Wales. Commenting on proposals to suspend ‘Right to Buy’ in Wales, a Welsh Local Government Association... read more
Thursday, 10 March 2016 Categories: Housing News

Learning with autism programme launched for primary schools in Wales 

A new ‘Learning with Autism’ programme is to be launched to raise awareness of autism among primary school children in Wales. Developed in collaboration with Newport, Torfaen and Caerphilly councils, the programme will offer professionals,... read more
Thursday, 03 March 2016 Categories: News

WLGA voices support for stay in EU campaign 

The Welsh Local Government Association has pledged its strong support for the UK to remain a member of the European Union. The call follows confirmation that a long expected referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU will be held on 23 June... read more
Monday, 22 February 2016 Categories: Europe News

Local councils to deliver new free swimming initiative for armed forces personnel in Wales 

Local councils in Wales are set to deliver a first of its kind scheme by offering free swimming for armed forces personnel and veterans. With £100k of funding to be provided by Welsh Government, the free swimming for armed forces personnel and... read more
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 Categories: Culture, Heritage, Sport and Tourism News

Councils call for support on proposed environment bill duties 

Local government has called for increased financial support, if it is to deliver on the aims of a new Environment Bill due to be voted on by Assembly Members today. While welcoming the proposed bill as an important piece of legislation to tackle... read more
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 Categories: News

Councils deliver huge reduction in landfill costs 

The amount spent on landfill costs in Wales has fallen significantly over the last four years, as local councils continue to lead the way on recycling. With costs estimated to have reduced by 23%, the total weight of rubbish being sent to... read more
Thursday, 21 January 2016 Categories: News

WLGA responds to TPA report on councils' claims bill 

The WLGA has responded to criticism on the level of claims paid out by councils, stating robust processes are in place to protect the public and tackle fraudulent activity. A Welsh Local Government Association spokesperson said: “Local... read more
Thursday, 21 January 2016 Categories: News

Auditor report offers positive view of under pressure public services 

A report published by the Auditor General has today highlighted how many of Wales’ cash strapped public services are continuing to perform well. The ‘A Picture of Public Services 2015’ report, while calling on all public services in Wales to... read more
Thursday, 17 December 2015 Categories: News

Local government settlement - 'as good as it gets in the current climate' says WLGA 

The local government settlement announced by Welsh Government shows a slowing down of the budget cuts faced by local councils in Wales. In the current climate this is an outcome which councils will view in a positive light and welcome the... read more
Wednesday, 09 December 2015 Categories: News

Draft budget acknowledges local government's call on preventative public services 

The draft budget announced by Welsh Government acknowledges the need to invest in preventative public services, and suggests local councils will be offered a level of relative protection in the future. Commenting on the draft budget, Cllr Aaron... read more
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 Categories: News

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