News Archive

21/02/2017 - 14:00
Projects to improve minority ethnic and language groups' access to Welsh should be a priority for a new body being set up to promote the language, according to campaigners.
15/02/2017 - 12:17
Some county councils are guilty of mal-administration in drafting their plans for Welsh-medium education and the Welsh
28/01/2017 - 13:38
In her closing speech at a Public Forum in Carmarthen today (Saturday 28th of January), the regional Chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith appealed to Carmarthenshire County Council to use next year's revision of the Local Development Plan (LDP) to ensure that young people have the chance to make their future in our local Welsh-speaking communities. People from local communities all over the county came to the Forum to explain to leading councillors and officers how the housing market, planning policies and the lack of services were undermining Welsh-speaking communities.
18/01/2017 - 18:03
In response to Carmarthenshire County Council's decission to approve the recommendation to change the language category of Llagnnech school for to become a Welsh school David Williams, vice-chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith in Carmarthenshire said:
18/01/2017 - 14:46
Language campaigners have demanded responsibility for broadcasting is devolved to Wales in the wake of comments by a minister in a Westminster committee today (Wednesday 18th January) that signal an intention to cut over £700,000 from S4C's grant this year.
06/01/2017 - 14:35
In response to Alun Davies' comments on the Welsh Langugae Standards, Manon Elin, Chair of Cymdeithas yr Iaith's language rights group, said: "The Minister for the Welsh Language has said he wants to build on the Standards system, and we welcome that. What is more, we see it is necessary to strengthen the Welsh Language Measure to include the private sector, and to include the unquestionable right to use the language in every aspect of life on the face of the bill – which would put flesh on the bones of the existing Standards system.
07/12/2016 - 16:08
Following comments by a minister in the House of Commons today, language campaigners have said that they are still expecting to hear by how much the Government’s grant to S4C will increase next year.