VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL WELSH TRANSLATORS FACE THE AXE

The official Vale of Glamorgan Council Coat of Arms hangs (crooked) in the  council chamber bearing a Welsh motto and adorned with Welsh versions of local place-names.

The official Vale of Glamorgan Council Coat of Arms hangs in the council chamber  – bearing a Welsh motto and adorned with Welsh versions of local place-names. If this or any other council document needs to be translated in future the council will call in outside translators – or ask Cardiff Council

The Vale of Glamorgan Council – which currently has its own Welsh translation unit – is considering a £150,000 a year with Cardiff Council for Cardiff to carry out the Vale’s translation work on its behalf.

The Vale Council would enter into an initial one year translation deal with Cardiff Council starting immediately and then look for “the most economically advantageous provider” to provide the service afterwards from 2017 onwards  .

The Welsh Government’s Welsh Language Commissioner had sent a “compliance note”  to the Vale Council in September last year . The Vale Council currently employs one and a half officers on a full-time basis in the council’s own in-house translation unit but has already decided to discontinue this arrangement and use what it calls “a partner council” instead.

However,  of all the councils in the area, only Cardiff Council was prepared to take it on.

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9 Responses to VALE OF GLAMORGAN COUNCIL WELSH TRANSLATORS FACE THE AXE

  1. Christopher David says:

    Forget translating Welsh just for a moment- translate this “considering a £150,000 a year with Cardiff Council for Cardiff to carry out the Vale’s translation work on its behalf” ? Now surely the language activists have volunteers to do this work? Its far too costly to translate everything into Welsh, most never to be read again. It may be a small part of the half a billion pounds a year spent on Welsh language support, but that money could be put to great use on a local basis. Its almost enough to pay another council manager or a politicians expenses.

    • M. Collard says:

      Not too expensive to employ one ane a half officers: certainly less than £150,000 . Mentrau Iaith can provide translation at reasonable rates… but “volunteers” should not be considered.

  2. Clive James says:

    £!50,000 do the one and a earn more thanhalf officers who do the job now earn more than that.If not the sums don’t add up for me

  3. Alwyn says:

    Busses? Translation? Anything else the too-small Vale Council wants to hive off to Cardiff? Yet they rejected the Assembly local government proposal to merge with Cardiff? Wonder why?

  4. Christopher David says:

    Why no volunteers Mr or Mrs Collard?

  5. Andrew sarchus says:

    Spot on again Mr Church although I personally want to see the Welsh language preserved- with an opt in policy. Stop all this expensive bullying nonsense but still achieve the principle.

  6. Captain Peacock says:

    Sensible good to see that comm8n sense can prevail now just wait for the attack from the Taffia

  7. AK says:

    Let’s face it, their attempts at translation were never a great success anyway.

    Perhaps some lessons in English would help our Councils too.

    Today the big expensive traffic sign in Cogan was ordering me to ‘use all city centre car parks’. How exactly do I do that?

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