Decision details

P-04-482 Hysbysfyrddau cyhoeddus ar draws Cymru i roi gwybod i’r cyhoedd pwy yw eu cynrychiolwyr gwleidyddol

Decision Maker: Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly

Status: For consideration

Is Key decision?: Yes


We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to develop a national system of placing large public notice boards (of 5x4 foot or so as an example) across all the local authorities and electoral wards of Wales, clearly notifying everyone who their local Councillor/s and AM’s are, together with clear information on how, where and when all of these can all be contacted and met and with regular and updated information on when and where all local council meetings are held.

There is a real need for people to be clearly notified of who their political representatives are at all levels, with clear well laid out informative notice boards centrally placed in all the local authorities and electoral wards of Wales. Consideration could also be given for surgery hours and locations, and possibly council meetings, to be standardised around Wales (e.g. 1-3pm of every first Saturday of the month at local community centres all across Wales as a generic example) so that people can interact and connect with their representatives more effectively. This will all encourage the citizens of Wales to have better involvement in the democracy of their country and communities


Petition raised by:  Sovereign Wales


Date petition first considered by Committee: 14 May 2013


Number of signatures: 11


The Committee considered correspondence on the petition and agreed to;

·         Write to the following stakeholders seeking their views on the issue:

o   WLGA;

o   One Voice Wales;

o   Electoral Commission;

o   Electoral Reform Society; and

o   Seek clarity on whether the Assembly Commission would be able to comment and if so seek their views.



Publication date: 18/07/2013

Date of decision: 16/07/2013

Decided at meeting: 16/07/2013 - Petitions Committee - Fourth Assembly

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