Our vision is to:


Build sustainable and resilient communities on the legacy of hosting the national Eisteddfod so that by 2022 Monmouthshire is a county where:

  • The Welsh Language is live and dynamic.
  • People can interact with the Council through the medium of Welsh.
  • More opportunities to engage in activities through the medium of Welsh
  • More children are educated through the medium of Welsh.
  • There are wider opportunities to learn the language.



One of the statutory requirements of the new Welsh language standards is to create and publish a five year strategy which sets out how we will promote and facilitate the use of Welsh.


We have developed a Draft Bilingual 5 Year Strategy  which outlines our proposed strategic priorities. We have also included a target to increase the number and percentage of Welsh speakers and learners in Monmouthshire. An important link is the statutory requirement to have in place a Welsh in Education Strategic Plan (WESP) but also to ensure that we play our part in supporting the Welsh Government’s vision of a million Welsh speakers by 2050.

Delivering the strategy will therefore rely on partnership working, between the public, private and education sectors and, most importantly of all, with the people of Monmouthshire. We will achieve this through the effective implementation of an action plan which will be developed following full consultation with our partners and citizens.

This consultation begins on Monday 14th November and will close on Friday 16th December 2016.

This is the link to the 5 Year Strategy


Please click on the link below to complete the consultation form.

English version