[lg policy] Wales: Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will treat Welsh and English on a basis of equality
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Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will treat Welsh and English on a basis
organisation will give effect to that principle in the provision of
services to. This policy document sets out how the its clients and
users. It is Festivals Events Cardigan Bay’s aim to enable everyone
who receives or uses its services to do so through the medium of Welsh
or English according to personal choice.
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay’s intention to deliver an equally
high standard of service in both Welsh and English.
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will monitor the quality,
implementation and consistency of its Welsh language service.
Members of the public are welcome to correspond with in Festivals
Events Cardigan Bay either Welsh or English, according to their
Letters received by Festivals Events Cardigan Bay in Welsh will be
sent a signed reply in Welsh. Festivals Events Cardigan Bay aims to
reply to all correspondence, Welsh or English, within the same time
scale. If, for any reason, it is not possible to reply to Welsh
correspondence immediately, the correspondent will be sent a written
acknowledgement and an explanation in Welsh, if appropriate.
Circular and standard letters will be issued bilingually.
A member of Festivals Events Cardigan Bay staff who cannot
understand incoming correspondence in Welsh will arrange for a short
letter to be translated into English by a bilingual colleague
At public meetings, Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will ensure that
there is a simultaneous translator available
3. Corporate Identity
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will present a fully bilingual
identity, displaying its name (and address, where appropriate)
bilingually on all logos, headed paper, fax paper, business cards,
identity badges and other corporate materials and goods.
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will display its name bilingually on
all buildings that it occupies and on all signs within those buildings
where the use of language is necessary to convey information. The
format, size, quality, clarity and prominence of the languages will be
the same, and the languages will be treated on a basis of equality.
The following corporate materials will be published bilingually:
Surveys and Questionnaires
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay’s publicity leaflets and posters for
distribution in Wales will be published bilingually.
In respect of all publicly printed materials to be used in Wales,
the Welsh & English languages will receive equal prominence and
4. Signage / Notices
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay recognises that the Welsh Language
Board’s policy is to display bilingual signage. It will also introduce
visiting members of the public to basic Welsh language words and the
concept that Welsh language speakers are capable of dealing only
through the medium of Welsh. All other signage shall be bilingual
5. Staff and Recruitment
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay board of directors and others
responsible for recruiting staff will assess the organisation’s needs
for Welsh-speaking staff when making appointments and will keep this
aspect of recruitment under constant review.
Where linguistic ability is considered desirable for any post,
this is specified when recruiting to that post.
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will make it clear when it wishes to
recruit Welsh speakers by placing bilingual advertisements for posts
where Welsh is desirable.
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will ensure that there are Welsh
speaking staff available
Festivals Events Cardigan Bay will encourage members of staff who
do not speak Welsh to take up suitable language training and will
consider financial support for such training
6. Implementation and Monitoring
Every 6 months Festivals Events Cardigan Bay shall monitor how well we
are meeting our commitment to giving the Welsh Language equal
treatment through this scheme, and our monitoring will relate to the
criteria set out above.
7. Publishing and Publicising the Festivals Events Cardigan Bay Welsh
Copies of the policy, as with other Festivals Events Cardigan Bay
documents, will be made available at a reasonable photocopying cost,
to any member of the public wishing to receive one.
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