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Welsh Language Standards

Flintshire County Council’s Welsh Language Scheme will be replaced by the new Welsh Language Standards on 30 March 2016. The Welsh Language Commissioner has issued a notice to all Council in Wales setting out the Standards with which they must comply. 

The aim of the Standards is to continue and develop the work of Welsh Language Schemes:

  • improving the services Welsh-speakers can expect to receive from organisations in Welsh
  • increasing the use people make of Welsh-language services
  • making it clear to organisations what they need to do in terms of the Welsh language

The Standards cover Service Delivery, Policy Making, Operational, Promotional  and Record Keeping.

Welsh Language Standards for Flintshire County Council
Welsh Language Compliance Notice

More information on the Welsh Language Standards is available on the Welsh Language Commissioner’s website.

If you would like to make a complaint about Flintshire County Council’s compliance with the Welsh language Standards please use the Council’s Complaints procedure.

Profile of Welsh speakers in Flintshire

Table: Knowledge of Welsh (2001 & 2011)
Source: Census 2011 & Census 2001 

 

Flintshire

Wales

2001

Census

2011 Census

2001 Census

2011 Census

%

No.

%

%

%

All aged 3+

-

146,940

-

-

-

No knowledge of Welsh

78.6%

116,736

79.4%

71.6%

73.3%

Understands spoken Welsh only

4.4%

7,503

5.1%

4.9%

5.3%

All Welsh speakers

14.4%

19,343

13.2%

20.5%

19.0%

Speaks, reads and writes Welsh

10.9%

13,650

9.3%

16.3%

14.6%

More detailed information on the profile of Welsh speakers in the county is available from Stats Wales.