The council has adopted the principle that, in the conduct of public business, it will treat the English and Welsh languages on a basis of equality and has made progress with this since introducing its Welsh Language Scheme in 2012.
From 30 March 2016 the council is committed to complying with the new Welsh Language Standards that have been issued by the Welsh Language Commissioner. These replace the council’s Welsh Language Scheme.
The council’s compliance document issued by the Welsh Language Commissioner can be found here.
The council is required to comply with 144 standards by 30 March 2016 and a remaining 27 standards by 30 September 2016. The standards cover five themes:
- service provision
- policy making
- record keeping
This document explains how the council intends to comply with the standards with which it has a duty to meet.
The council’s complaints procedure has also been updated to include information on how the council will deal with Welsh language complaints.
We will publish our Welsh language assessment forms for our public education courses every quarter.
Welsh Language Standards Annual Report 2015-16
Bridgend County Borough Council has published its first annual report under the new Welsh Language Standards which describes how the council has prepared for compliance with the standards. The report is available in both Welsh and English and is available here and in hard copy at the council’s Customer Contact Centre.
Five Year Strategy
Bridgend County Borough Council has published its Five Year Strategy which describes how the council will promote the Welsh language within the county borough and amongst its employees. The strategy is available in both Welsh and English via the council’s website and in hard copy at the Customer Contact Centre.
Equality and Engagement Officer
Phone (01656) 643606
Text phone 18001 (01656) 643606
Fax (01656) 643215