From Ynys y Barri to Ynys Môn, Cymraeg belongs to us all, and Plaid Cymru wants Wales to be a genuinely bilingual nation. Whilst increasing the number of Welsh speakers is vital, citizens should be able to use their preferred language in their daily lives with ease.
Plaid Cymru is determined to give every child the gift of fluency, providing additional funding to strengthen the million speakers by 2050 project, and developing new Welsh language spaces. Councils will have a key role to play in ensuring that Welsh is a prominent language in our communities, through actions such as ensuring that the necessary public spaces exist for it to thrive, and supporting schools to offer the best provision possible.
Through our Co-operation Agreement with Welsh Government, Plaid Cymru has secured a range of measures designed to strengthen our language, including a Welsh Language Education Bill, commitments to protect Welsh language place names, and support for organisations to operate through the medium of Welsh. Plaid Cymru-led local authorities will help to ensure that these commitments are delivered in their communities.