We're committed to treating Welsh and English on an equal basis when carrying out our public business. Additionally, we are dedicated to helping to raise the profile of the language and culture to residents and employees.
Our five-year strategy describes how we will aim to raise the profile of the Welsh language and culture with our residents and our employees.
The Welsh Language Standards
Our compliance document which was issued by the Welsh Language Commissioner in 2015 details the 171 standards that we are required to comply with. By 30 March 2016, we had to comply with 144 standards, and a remaining 27 standards by 30 September 2016. The standards cover five themes:
- Service provision
- Policy making
- Record keeping
This document details how we intend to comply with the standards.
We will publish our Welsh language assessment forms for our public education courses annually.
Our annual reports cover our compliance with the Welsh Language Standards:
Further investment to embed the Welsh Language in the Council's decision-making process
Following recent communication from the Welsh Language Commissioner (WLC), Bridgend County Borough Council has taken the opportunity to invest in its services, in order to further include considerations affecting the Welsh language into its decision-making processes.
Welsh language complaints
We have updated our corporate complaints policy to note how we deal with Welsh language complaints.