White Paper 2017

White Paper on Reforming Local Government: Resilient and Renewed

The Welsh Government has published for consultation its White Paper 'Reforming local government: Resilient and renewed'. The Paper sets out the Government's statement of intent about the future of local government in Wales. Views are being invited on proposals which will:

  • set out arrangements for regional working
  • strengthen the role of councils and councillors
  • provide the framework for future voluntary mergers
  • detail the role of community councils.

Views are also being sought on reform to the electoral system for local government in Wales.

Consultation ended: 11th April 2017

Welsh Government Consultation - Click here

Welsh Government Press Release - Click here

WLGA response - Click here

Regional Member Engagement Events – Local Government Reform

Summary of Feedback - Click here

A message from the Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Local Government, Mark Drakeford AM.

The Cabinet Secretary sets out some suggestions for the structure of local government in Wales as part of the regional engagement events for members.

For more information contact: Daniel Hurford


The Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA) represents the interests of local government and promotes local democracy in Wales.

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