Action plan to reverse declining numbers of Welsh speakers in Wrexham
Welsh speaking is in decline across Wrexham sparking council chiefs to draw up an action plan to reverse the trend.
Census figures showed in 2001, 18,102 people spoke Welsh across the county or 14.6%.
But the next 10 yearly census statistics in 2011 showed it had fallen to 16,659, or 12.9%. That’s a drop of 1,443 in a decade.
Today Wrexham County Borough Council ’s executive board discussed a wide ranging draft blueprint to revive the Welsh language across the area.
The local authority’s lead member for the Welsh language, Cllr Hugh Jones, said one of the main reasons was elderly people who... read more
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