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Welsh Language Commitment

Here at the Trust we're committed to the Welsh Language and recognise its importance in the daily lives of many people.

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We support the principles that in Wales, the Welsh language should be treated no less favourably than the English language and that people in Wales should be able to live their lives through the medium of the Welsh language if they choose to do so.

"Glandŵr Cymru – the Canal & River Trust in Wales recognises the uniqueness of the Welsh culture and the specific contribution the language makes to it.

We want our waterways in Wales to be accessible to all, able to be experienced by, and relevant to, all people in the local communities we run through, and available for visitors in Wales to enjoy”

Richard Parry, chief executive

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  • Contact us in Welsh (or English), by phone, letter, email or social media. Respecting your choice, we will respond in your preferred language.
  • Speak Welsh with staff and volunteers wearing or displaying the Iaith Gymraeg badge.
  • Expect us to provide important information and advice about using our waterways bilingually.
  • Suggest how we can further promote the use of the Welsh language in our work.

For our part we will:

  • Promote our work in Wales using the name Glandŵr Cymru
  • Publish public information and advice bilingually.
  • Develop and promote initiatives, campaigns and events bilingually.
  • Encourage and support our staff and volunteers to use and improve their Welsh language competence.
  • When recruiting staff, we will encourage those with Welsh language skills.

Whilst we are committed to maintaining these approaches, we will always listen to feedback which helps us improve.

Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries or suggestions about our use of the Welsh language.

Contact us by email [email protected] or call 0303 040 4040

Last Edited: 03 August 2022

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