Anglesey Council 'progress'

The Welsh Government has announced the end of its intervention in the running of Anglesey Council.

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Anglesey Council 'capable of managing own affairs'

The Chief Executive of Anglesey Council has welcomed the announcement that the Welsh Government will hand control back to councillors.

Five commissioners were appointed to turn around the failing authority in 2011.

Since democratic control was restored in October 2012, Anglesey has clearly demonstrated an appetite and commitment to change.

I'm confident that the authority is now more than capable of managing its own affairs. We're already making good progress in delivering service improvements and have responded positively to the guidance provided by Commissioners and our regulators.

The authority now has an ambitious transformation programme in place, which will provide a catalyst for significant service improvements on behalf of people of Anglesey.

– Richard Parry Jones, Anglesey Chief Executive

End to Anglesey Council intervention announced

Lesley Griffiths said she is 'convinced the council can now manage its own affairs without external intervention'

The Welsh Government has announced the end of its intervention in the running of Anglesey Council.

Five commissioners were appointed to turn around the failing authority in 2011 - the first time a council in the UK had been taken over in this way.

Local Government Minister Lesley Griffiths made the announcement during a visit to the Council where she addressed a full meeting of councillors elected at the island’s recent election.

She said: "I am convinced the Council can now manage its own affairs without external intervention."

The Welsh Government’s intervention will formally end when the current direction expires on May 31st.

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Council 'set to be taken out of special measures'

Anglesey Council is set to be taken out of special measures within the next three months, according to local government minister Carl Sargeant.

Commissioners were sent in to turn around the ailing authority in 2011.

The Labour AM today said the council had continued to make 'good progress' since last October when the commissioners' role was scaled back and councillors resumed day-to-day control.

Council politics remain stable and mature. Councillors continue to engage effectively and have proven that they are able to manage routine business. I am increasingly confident this is a permanent change and the old Anglesey is a thing of the past.

– Carl Sargeant AM
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