Would merging councils be better for Denbighshire?

Published date: 29 January 2014 |
Published by: Kirstie Dolphin
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A Welsh Government report commissioned by bosses in Cardiff Bay recommends that the number of council authorites in Wales is reduced.

Free Press Chief Reporter KIRSTIE DOLPHIN takes a look at the Williams report and speaks to county councillors for their reactions.

Ccounils across North Wales could be merged to better serve residents, if advice given in a new report is adopted.

A report commissioned by local government bosses in Cardiff Bay has recommended the unification of Conwy and Denbighshire councils, and the merger of Anglesey and Gwynedd councils.

The Williams Commission report, discussing the possible re-organisation of local authorities and services throughout Wales, recommends that the existing 22 authorities be re-organised and merge to create 10 or 12 larger authorities covering the whole of Wales.

Read what the councillors think of the merger in this week's Free Press.

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