The Welsh Government has published plans to strengthen local government in Wales. 'A Green Paper consultation sets out proposals to explore the possibility of creating larger, stronger councils. The Green Paper sets out for debate, possible options on how this can achieved – from voluntary mergers, to a phased approach with early adopters merging first, followed by other authorities, to a comprehensive merger programme'.
The Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services, Alun Davies AM has researched the challenges Authorities face and how these challenges are impacting on the future sustainability of services. Proposals aim to ensure councils are able to continue to provide essential services.
The WTA wants to establish what effect this might have on the Tourism Industry in Wales. Please forward your comments. Full consultation papers: https://beta.gov.wales/strengthening-local-government-delivering-people