Local authorities affect each of our lives in a number of ways, for example by providing important services like education, social services, and leisure. By offering Welsh language services, local authorities can significantly contribute to the Welsh Government’s vision of people living their lives through the medium of Welsh.
Also, as some of the biggest employers in Wales, local authorities have a key role to play in giving people opportunities to work through the medium of Welsh.
In addition to this, the Welsh Language (Wales) measure places a duty on local authorities in Wales to promote Welsh.
The Welsh Government is considering introducing major changes to local government over the coming years. Considering local government’s prominent and important role in the future of the Welsh language, it is essential that its growth is as the heart of these forthcoming changes.