WLGA Rural Wales Manifesto

The WLGA Rural Forum, comprised of Wales’ nine rural local authorities call on a greater focus for rural issues to a newly elected Senedd and Welsh Government. Rural Wales is home to a third of the Welsh population who deserve equal consideration and opportunities to thrive.


The WLGA Rural Wales Manifesto makes clear policy asks to develop a holistic approach to economic and community development that complements agglomeration policies across Wales’ more urban areas.


Local Authorities in Wales are ideally placed as delivery agents for social and economic development in rural areas, and the WLGA continues to engage at all levels of government for the financial resources to invest in our rural areas in a post-EU Exit political landscape.


To reinforce that commitment to this approach, the WLGA recently collaborated on a series of podcasts which specifically focused on the key challenges facing rural Wales and priorities for policy identified in the Rural Vision for Wales produced by the WLGA Rural Forum in collaboration with the Centre for Welsh Politics and Society at Aberystwyth University as part of the Horizon 2020 ROBUST project. Hosted by Carwyn Jones, this podcast series delves into the potential of Wales’ rural vision. 


Featuring a host of special guests over the course of 8 episodes, Carwyn Jones explores the future of a rural Wales. The podcasts include:


Links (ROBUST)

Hosted on the Hub are the following Learning Guides based on ROBUST work:




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

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