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An Independent Review Panel has been set up to consider the future role of Community and Town Councils.

The review will:

  • explore the potential role of local government below Local Authority councils, drawing on best practice
  • define the most appropriate model(s)/structure(s) to deliver this role
  • consider how these models and structures should be applied across Wales. This will include consideration of any situations in which they would not be necessary or appropriate.
The past few months saw the Review Panel hearing from members of the community and town councils themselves. The Review Panel would now like to hear from the people who live within these communities. This is your chance to have your voice heard.

Local Authorities - Get involved! 

Tweet using #CTCReview or #MyCommunityMyCouncil. Submit your views by completing this short survey (external link) or contact the panel directly by email:

The Independent Review Panel are hosting a series of workshops specifically targeted at representatives from local authorities. They would like to invite up to three representatives from each authority, both at member and officer level.

Four events (listed below) are being held across Wales. Events are not region specific and you are invited to attend the event that is most convenient to you.

Please register and reserve your space by emailing us at: Please provide your language preference when booking a space at the event. If language preference is not supplied, we will assume you are happy to participate in English. 

  • 12 April (13:00 to 15:00) – South Wales - Swansea 
  • 13 April (10:00 to 12:00) – South Wales - Merthyr Tydfil
  • 16 April (13:30 to 15:30) – Mid Wales - Aberystwyth 
  • 17 April (12:30 to 14:30) – North Wales - Llandudno Junction

People of Wales - Get involved!

Here is a short public survey to submit your views (external link). Tweet using #MyCommunityMyCouncil or contact the panel directly by email:

Community and Town Councils - Get involved! 

Tweet using #CTCReview. Submit your views by completing this short survey (external link) or contact the panel directly by email:


The Independent Review Panel are hosting a series of engagement events and would like to invite council members, clerks and key stakeholders.

To reserve your space please register by clicking on an event near you:

The review will take around a year. 

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February 2018 Newsletter (File size: 332KB)
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December 2017 Newsletter (File size: 323KB)
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Information sheet (File size: 259KB)