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Welsh Government in new push for larger councils

Local government in Wales is facing a radical overhaul, with ministers consulting on plans to create ‘larger, stronger councils’. The Welsh Government has published a green paper consultation exploring the idea of reorganising the country’s hard-up councils through either voluntary mergers or forced reconfigurations.

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Ministers propose reducing number of councils from 22 to 10

Plans that could see Wales’ 22 councils merged to as few as ten have been resurrected by the Welsh Government. The last set of merger plans had been scrapped after the 2016 assembly election in favour of regional joint working, which has now been dropped. Local Government Secretary Alun Davies said radical change is needed. But the […]

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