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Section highlightThe People’s NHS Part of an initiative to engage the public in creating a safe and sustainable health service for the future.
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First Minister’s call for action on the Welsh language
People from across Wales with an interest in the Welsh language are being asked to take action on its future in a national online conversation.
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The action plan sets out our commitment to drive developments in the field of Welsh-language technology and digital media.Learn more »
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The Welsh Government has followed the principles of openness in government for many years. Find out how you can make a freedom of information request or see requests that have already been made.
The Strategy for Older People in Wales 2013-2023 »The 3rd phase focuses on ensuring that older people in Wales have the resources to deal with the challenges and opportunities they face.Learn more »
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Section highlightIndex of Planning Policy Guidance for Wales
Our land use planning policy guidance is set out in two core documents, "Planning Policy Wales" and "Minerals Planning Policy Wales".
Legislative programme 2012 - 2013 »
Addressing the Assembly in the Senedd today, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones, detailed the eight bills in the Welsh Government’s 5-year Legislative Programme that will be brought forward during the second year of the Welsh Assembly.Learn more »
Section highlightCommunity Infrastructure Levy
Local authorities can charge a Community Infrastructure Levy on new developments to support the infrastructure needed.
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Examples of infrastructure investment projects funded by the Welsh Government across Wales.Learn more »
Written Statement - Delaying the year of Local Government election in Anglesey
In November 2011 I announced that I was minded to change the year in which the ordinary election of councillors in the County of the Isle of Anglesey would be held by one year from May 2012 to May 2013. I did this in the light of the report by the Auditor General for Wales of 16 March 2011. This recommended a programme of democratic renewal of the Council, including a review of their electoral arrangements by the Local Government Boundary Commission for Wales and that any changes should be implemented ahead of the next local government elections. In his report the Auditor General went on to recommend that should it not be possible to implement changes to electoral arrangements resultant from the Boundary Commission’s review ahead of the 2012 elections, consideration should be given to using the power under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2000 to delay the elections to May 2013.
I consulted with local government, political parties and other interested parties on this proposal. I have now considered the matter and comments made and have decided to exercise my powers under section 87 of the Local Government Act 2000 to change the year in which the ordinary election of county councillors and town and community councillors on the Isle of Anglesey is to be held, from May 2012 to May 2013.
My decision will enable the Boundary Commission to conclude their review of electoral arrangements in County of Anglesey, for consideration to be given to their proposals and for any changes in councillor numbers and distribution to be brought into effect should I so decide. It will also provide stability while the Council proceeds towards a wider recovery from the problems which the Auditor General described.
The Commissioners I appointed to run the council last March will remain in place until I am satisfied that the Council is able to manage its own affairs in a sustainable way. This will not depend on the timing of elections. I am closely monitoring the progress the Council is making under the Commissioners’ stewardship and will make a further statement to the Assembly in due course.
I have made my decision as early as possible to provide adequate notice to those involved in the electoral process.
An Order will now be prepared to give effect to my decision.