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Review of the Community and Town Council Sector

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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.


Thank you to all those who have supported us since October last year. We are very grateful to individuals who have shared their views, responded to our surveys or gave up your time to attend one of our engagement sessions. 

With your help, we have: 
  • Over 1,000 points of contact with stakeholders
  • Received 22 items of written evidence
  • Had over 700 responses to our survey questions.
We have now come to the end of our formal engagement and evidence gathering. Over the next few weeks we will absorb and analyse all evidence received to develop our findings and recommendations.

We intend on hosting two information sessions over the late summer to share our recommendations with you (timings allowing). This page will be updated with further details as soon as possible. 

We will be submitting our final report to the Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Public Services in October.

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June 2018 Newsletter (File size: 318KB)
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April 2018 Newsletter (File size: 433KB)
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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)