£150 pay rise proposed for backbench councillors

THE BASIC salary of county councillors in Wales is set to increase by £150 from April 2021. The annual pay rise follows recommendations from the Independent Remuneration Panel for Wales which applies to all 22 local authorities to reflect increases in the cost of living and earnings. Authorities are not Continue Reading

MP claims UK gov furlough snub has contributed to surge in Welsh Independence campaign membership

A NORTH WALES MP has thanked the Prime Minister for “fronting a membership drive for Welsh independence” after a campaign group saw its membership skyrocket over recent days. Dwyfor Meirionnydd MP Liz Saville Roberts was critical of the UK Government’s “casual dismissal of devolution” on furlough, which she says had contributed Continue Reading

Great outdoors access in Wales to receive £7.2m funding boost

PROJECTS designed to improve access to the countryside are to receive a £7.2m funding boost, the Welsh Government has announced. £4.7m will be shared between National Parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONBs) to be invested in green infrastructure such as electric vehicles, retrofitting existing buildings with energy efficiency Continue Reading

Encouragement and persuasion alone not enough to protect some of Wales’ historic place names

ENCOURAGEMENT and persuasion alone will not be enough to protect some of Wales’ historic place names, the Welsh Language Commissioner Aled Roberts has suggested. Claims that Wales is “little by little losing its heritage” has seen almost 18,000 sign a petition urging the Welsh Government to legislate in a bid Continue Reading

Welsh place names petition secures Senedd debate

THE Welsh Parliament will discuss a petition calling for a stop on Welsh place names being changed into English after it smashed the 5,000 signature target. More than 15,000 people have backed a campaign which claims indigenous place and house names are gradually being eroded, which will now be discussed Continue Reading

Lollipop patrols halved over past decade

A decade of dwindling budgets has seen councils halve the number of lollipop men and women employed across north Wales, new figures have revealed. While there were at least 147 school patrol staff employed across the region in 2008/09, this figure has been slashed to just 72 in 2019/20. While Continue Reading

Llandudno promenade generated most parking revenue in North Wales

LLANDUDNO’S promenade generated more parking revenue than any other car park or street in north Wales, according to figures released by councils in the region. A freedom of information request found that Conwy Council raked in £353,350 from on-street parking charges at the promenade between April 2018 and March 2019 –  Continue Reading

Calls for councils to use more welsh in workplace

AT least three other councils should follow the lead of Gwynedd in using Welsh as their official language of administration. That’s the view of a pressure group who used this week’s National Eisteddfod to state their aim of the language being given more prominence within town halls from Monmouthshire to Continue Reading

error: You are in breach of copyright
%d bloggers like this: