Corporate Strategy 2023-2028

Welsh Language

A7- We will support the Welsh language within communities and through schools

Contribution to national well-being goals

We consider that our Welsh language well-being objective will make a particular contribution to the following national well-being goals:

  • A prosperous Wales.
  • A more equal Wales.
  • A Wales of cohesive communities.
  • A Wales of vibrant culture and thriving Welsh language.


  • Initial data from the 2021 Census shows that the Welsh language in Pembrokeshire is not yet in a position to play its part in contributing to 1 million Welsh speakers by 2050. The number of Welsh speakers has dropped faster than for the whole of Wales particularly for 3 to 15 year olds.
  • The Welsh language is part of Pembrokeshire’s cultural heritage and citizens have a right to have services delivered in the language of their choice. This is set out in our Welsh Language Standards, adopted July 2022.
  • We adopted a Welsh Education Strategic Plan in July 2022 and this is influencing how we are re-organising schools.

What we are going to do

Continue to deliver Welsh Language Standards.
  • Workforce Welsh training
  • Simultaneous translation of meetings
Deliver our Welsh Education Strategic Plan.
  • As part of the Sustainable Communities for Learning programme, deliver a new Welsh medium primary school in the Pembroke area.
  • Consider linguistic preferences as part of school reorganisation our programme.
Progressing our bid to host the National Eisteddfod in 2026.
ID: 10912, revised 06/10/2023