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WELSH PUBLIC MISTRUSTS AUTHORITIES

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The public sees councils as the enemy and regards them with fear and mistrust, according to a Welsh Assembly advise...
The public sees councils as the enemy and regards them with fear and mistrust, according to a Welsh Assembly adviser.

'Councils are the front line, the sharp end of diminishing services. They are seen as impenetrable and difficult to contact,' said Dr Dave Adamson, a University of Glamorgan academic seconded to the Assembly's community involvement and redevelopment programmes, where he has researched public opinion.

Director of the Welsh Council for Voluntary Action, Graham Benfield, accused local authorities of failing to live up to public expectations.

'There are many council initiatives in Wales but practice often fails to live up to the rhetoric,' he said.
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