Monmouthshire council to get bilingual website

Monmouthshire council to get bilingual website

Monmouthshire council to get bilingual website

First published in News

MONMOUTHSHIRE council’s cabinet has approved a new Welsh-language scheme for the county which, according to the 2001 Census, had a Welsh-speaking population of nearly ten per cent.

It will see the introduction of a fully bilingual council website and the scheme will run until 2015.

The county has had a Welsh-language scheme for the last 14 years.

Cllr Phil Hobson, Monmouthshire Council’s deputy leader with responsibility for the Welsh language, said: “Nearly ten per cent of our population speaks Welsh and the county’s rich linguistic heritage is reflected in our place names and history.

“This new scheme recognises the additional weight given to supporting the language by the Welsh Government, and it also underlines our commitment as an authority to supporting and promoting Europe’s oldest living language and an intrinsic part of our heritage, whether or not we speak it.”

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1:05pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Llanmartinangel says...

Well that proves what we knew all along about the census. People lie.
Well that proves what we knew all along about the census. People lie. Llanmartinangel
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1:07pm Wed 14 Nov 12

james.dyer7@ntlworld.com says...

llanmartin - Too true
llanmartin - Too true james.dyer7@ntlworld.com
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3:09pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Bobevans says...

The 2001 census had a rider attached to the Welsh language section stating that the results were statistically inconsistent. Translated that means they believed them to be inaccurate and overstated
Qualified surveys in Monmouthshire indicate the level at under 2%
The 2001 census had a rider attached to the Welsh language section stating that the results were statistically inconsistent. Translated that means they believed them to be inaccurate and overstated Qualified surveys in Monmouthshire indicate the level at under 2% Bobevans
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5:19pm Wed 14 Nov 12

On the inside says...

Bobevans wrote:
The 2001 census had a rider attached to the Welsh language section stating that the results were statistically inconsistent. Translated that means they believed them to be inaccurate and overstated Qualified surveys in Monmouthshire indicate the level at under 2%
And?
[quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: The 2001 census had a rider attached to the Welsh language section stating that the results were statistically inconsistent. Translated that means they believed them to be inaccurate and overstated Qualified surveys in Monmouthshire indicate the level at under 2%[/p][/quote]And? On the inside
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6:08pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Llanmartinangel says...

On the inside wrote:
Bobevans wrote:
The 2001 census had a rider attached to the Welsh language section stating that the results were statistically inconsistent. Translated that means they believed them to be inaccurate and overstated Qualified surveys in Monmouthshire indicate the level at under 2%
And?
And they have more important things to spend tax payers money on.
[quote][p][bold]On the inside[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bobevans[/bold] wrote: The 2001 census had a rider attached to the Welsh language section stating that the results were statistically inconsistent. Translated that means they believed them to be inaccurate and overstated Qualified surveys in Monmouthshire indicate the level at under 2%[/p][/quote]And?[/p][/quote]And they have more important things to spend tax payers money on. Llanmartinangel
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6:24pm Wed 14 Nov 12

Robert Shillabeer says...

In Caldicot and Portskewett there are two Welsh medium schools and many more elsewhere in the council area. Therefore the ten percent figure may well be right as Welsh is a growing thing in south Monmouth anyway.
In Caldicot and Portskewett there are two Welsh medium schools and many more elsewhere in the council area. Therefore the ten percent figure may well be right as Welsh is a growing thing in south Monmouth anyway. Robert Shillabeer
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9:45pm Wed 14 Nov 12

chris227 says...

i am so furious on this subject this stupid welsh language has a huge detrimental effect on Wales most counties in Wales rate among the poorest in Europe. s4c gets grants of 100 million alone and the government want it to come out of welsh grants for 70,000 viewers and that's for there top show. how much longer will this nonsense continue is the WAG not a waste of money enough without this stupidity.
i am so furious on this subject this stupid welsh language has a huge detrimental effect on Wales most counties in Wales rate among the poorest in Europe. s4c gets grants of 100 million alone and the government want it to come out of welsh grants for 70,000 viewers and that's for there top show. how much longer will this nonsense continue is the WAG not a waste of money enough without this stupidity. chris227
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