Draft Five-year Promotion Strategy

The Council is required to produce and publish a five-year strategy setting out how we intend to promote the Welsh language and to facilitate the use of Welsh more widely in the Vale of Glamorgan.

 

Background

The Welsh Language Standards (standards 145 and 146) require Local Authorities to:

  • produce and publish a five-year strategy setting out how they intend to promote the Welsh language and to facilitate the use of Welsh more widely in their area;
  • include a target for increasing or maintaining the number of Welsh speakers in the area by the end of the five-year period;
  • include a statement explaining how the organisation intends to reach that target;
  • review the strategy and publish a revised version of it on the website within five years of the date of publication of the strategy (or the date of publication of a revised version of it);
  • after five years, assess the extent to which the Council has followed that strategy and met the target it has set;
  • publish the assessment on the website, showing the number of Welsh speakers in your area, and the age of those speakers;
  • note in the assessment a list of activities arranged or funded by them to promote the Welsh language during the previous five years.

The Council has therefore undertaken an initial assessment of its first five-year promotion strategy (2017 – 2022) and produced a draft promotion strategy for 2022-27.

 

The aim of this consultation is to capture feedback from citizens and key stakeholders on its contents and to feed into the process of developing an action plan to deliver on the aims of the strategy over the next five years.

 

The Strategy has been structured to align with the three themes of the Welsh Government’s Cymraeg 2050 strategy, which is a longer-term approach to reaching one million welsh speakers by 2050. This is something that the Council’s 5-year promotion strategy, as well as the Welsh Education Strategic Plan (WESP) and other key policies, will contribute to. 

 

 

Get involved

Please read the draft strategy and complete our quick feedback form below.

 

Feedback Form 

 

Alternatively, if you would prefer to provide more detailed, written feedback please email:

 

 

 

This consultation will run from 10 November 2021 – 5 January, 2022.