Welsh Lib Dems welcome report backing of Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon

The Welsh Liberal Democrats have welcomed today’s backing of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon in Charles Hendry’s report.

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Figures reveal “Eye-watering amount” spent on fly tipping

Information published this week shows an increase of 14% in fly tipping incidents across Wales in 2015-16 costing local authorities £2.1million, up from £1.8million in 2014-15.

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Welsh Lib Dem plans for 20,000 new homes delivered in Government

The Welsh Government will today announce an additional investment of £30 million for 2016/17 to deliver 20,000 affordable new homes. This will bring the total of the Social Housing Grant (SHG) Programme budget to almost £100 million.

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Lack of announcement on Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon a 'kick in the gut', Peter Black

Philip Hammond has today outlined the UK Government's first budget statement since Britain voted to leave the EU. Commenting on the omission of the Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon from today's statement, Welsh Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for the Environment William Powell said;

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Minister must act to avoid Rent Smart Wales ‘flop’

Information published this week shows that the Welsh Government’s flagship scheme to drive up standards of rented accommodation in Wales, Rent Smart Wales, is still lagging behind.

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Action by Councillors puts an end to wet feet and mud on school days

Action by Councillors puts an end to wet feet and mud on school days

Swift action by Welsh Liberal Democrats Councillors has put an end to children turning up to school with soaking wet feet and covered in mud.

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Councillor demands to know what Labour are hiding over Oceana cost overrun

The Liberal Democrats Chair of Scrutiny on Swansea Council, Mary Jones has demanded to know what the ruling group have to hide after Labour Councillors voted to block scrutiny of the 400% increase in the cost of demolishing Oceana.

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Private landlord registration scheme failing in Swansea say Welsh Lib Dems

The number of private sector landlords who have registered with the Welsh Government’s Rent Smart Wales scheme has barely struggled past ten per cent of those required to do so, with only five months left of the year long registration period, the Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Coun...

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Welsh Government must take action on letting agent fees

The Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Councillor Peter Black has backed calls by Shelter Cymru to ban letting agent fees after a report published by the agency found huge inconsistencies in the amounts charged, a lack of transparency for private sector tenants in what they are being c...

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Welsh Government’s Private landlord registration scheme is faltering say Welsh Lib Dems

The number of private sector landlords who have registered with the Welsh Government’s Rent Smart Wales scheme has barely struggled past ten per cent of those required to do so, with only five months left of the year long registration period, the Welsh Liberal Democrats Housing Spokesperson, Coun...

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About Peter

Peter was the Welsh Liberal Democrat Assembly Member for South Wales West between 1999 and 2016. He is a leading Swansea Councillor, having represented the Cwmbwrla Ward since 1984. He was a member of the Welsh Assembly's Finance Committee and the Communities, Equality and Local Government Committee and a former member of the Assembly Commission, where he had responsibility for ICT, sustainability and the Assembly estate. Read more