This petition was submitted by Councillor Sion Jones, having collected 10 signatures.
Text of 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.
This petition was considered completed by the Petitions Committee at its meeting on 17/01/2017.
The Committee considered the correspondence from the Minister for Lifelong Learning and Welsh Language and the petitioner and agreed to close the petition and thank the petitioner for his engagement. In doing so the Committee agreed to share the offer made by the petitioner to support the development of community language champions with the Welsh Government and One Voice Wales.
Assembly Constituency and Region
· North Wales
Business type: Petition
Reason considered: Assembly Business;
Status: For consideration
First published: 08/02/2016