The future of the Welsh language under threat


Shane Brennan

THE future of the Welsh language in Denbighshire is under threat of a terminal decline, a series of public meetings has heard.

Denbighshire County Council is holding a consultation into the future of the language in the county.

Cllr Colin Hughes, who attended the Denbigh meeting, said the language was under threat but there are steps that could be taken to secure the future of Welsh in the county.

He said: “One thing is for sure, we need to draw a line in the sand here and now and all work hard to show how people can enjoy learning the language thus turning the tide of the decline.”

The number of Welsh speakers in the county fell by 1.8 per cent between the census held in 2001 and the census of 2011.

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