Posts in Category: News

Cautious and innovative plan for pupils to “Check in, Catch up – Prepare for Summer and September” from 29th June welcomed by councils 

Responding to the announcement by the Education Minister today, Councillor Ian Roberts (Flintshire), WLGA Education Spokesperson said: “This way forward will give an opportunity for all children to have face to face interaction within limited... read more
Wednesday, 03 June 2020 Categories: Lifelong Learning News

COVID response “a marathon not a sprint” 

Council leaders have today welcomed the First Minister’s cautious approach in taking modest steps to gradually ease the lockdown in Wales. From Monday, individuals from separate households within the same locality will be able to meet outside... read more
Friday, 29 May 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

“Ambitious” Welsh Government test, trace and protect plan vital to living with Coronavirus 

Responding to the Welsh Government’s plan to test, trace and protect, Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf) WLGA Leader said: “Our lives have been profoundly impacted by COVID-19, and while we’re still learning about the behaviour of the... read more
Friday, 15 May 2020 Categories: News Public Protection Services

Councils to adopt common approach to ensure recycling centres can be operated safely before considering re-opening 

Councils in Wales have agreed together that they will need to have confidence in adequate staffing levels, health and safety compliance, and consultation with Trade Unions, before considering re-opening Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) in... read more
Friday, 08 May 2020 Categories: Environment, Waste & Biodiversity News

WLGA welcomes First Minister’s cautious approach to lockdown restrictions 

Responding to the First Minister’s statement, Councillor Andrew Morgan (Rhondda Cynon Taf), WLGA Leader said: “We welcome the very cautious approach outlined by the First Minister today. Although these minor adjustments are being made, we... read more
Friday, 08 May 2020 Categories: News

“Let’s come together to mark milestone VE Day anniversary by staying apart” 

Councils are encouraging anyone who wishes to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day this weekend but to do so at home, and in line with social distancing guidelines. Victory in Europe (VE) Day marks the day when fighting against Nazi Germany ... read more
Thursday, 07 May 2020 Categories: Community Safety & Fire and Rescue News

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

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