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Leaked Map Indicates Two North Wales Super Councils Merger

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Tuesday, Jun 16th, 2015.

A map seemingly leaked to the BBC indicates that tomorrow’s announcements on Council merger proposals could see a Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham merger (aka the old Clwyd).

The BBC report states: “BBC Wales understands ministers want a structure modelled on pre-1996 arrangements, when Wales had eight county councils.”

The proposals would mean the Williams Commission outcomes would be scrapped, that proposed mergers among the current 22 authorities in Wales, leaving just 10-12 councils.

Wrexham Council has previously voted ‘no’ to a voluntary merger with Flintshire, at the time saying there was no time for a consultation with the public.

With the Assembly Elections due next year, the mergers will be yet another important issue that local voters can have their say on.

More clarity will likely emerge over the next 48 hours as the map and information is formally presented tomorrow afternoon, and on Thursday the Welsh Local Government Association conference is being held at Brangwyn Hall in Swansea.

Credit for the top picture to @moley_mole, who was first with the findings.

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