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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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