P-04-676 Establish a Welsh Language Champion in our Communities in Wales

This petition was submitted by Councillor Sion Jones, having collected 10 signatures.

Textof the Petition

I present this petition to you as a starting point in the campaign to establish a Welsh language champion in our communities in Wales. The role would be a voluntary one, based in the community, and the champion would be appointed to promote the use of the Welsh language in Wales and to support developments in our communities.

The language champion would lead on issues with regard to the language, which would include having a role within primary and secondary schools and within parish and town councils, as well as close engagement with county councils and county councillors.  

The champion would be supported by the Welsh Language Commissioner to carry out the role's functions and to ensure that communities in Wales are aligned with local and national policies in Wales.

 Assembly Constituency and Region

·        Arfon

·        North Wales