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e-Petition: Welsh Place Names - Protection & Promotion Bill

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The Welsh language is one of the main distinguishing features of Wales, and our history and culture is intimately linked with one of the oldest languages in Europe.
Increasingly historic Welsh place names and house names are being replaced by English names. This kills the local culture and one of the elements which makes Wales unique. These old Welsh names are often very descriptive, and connect with the history of a place.
Maintaining our cultural identity and heritage is important to non-Welsh speakers and Welsh speakers alike.

​Old welsh place names/building names should be protected by law; and new developments should have a mandatory Welsh name in order to preserve our unique culture and language. This would be appreciated by Welsh speakers and those who are learning or don't speak the language alike. It would also aid with the fostering of our unique trademark to the world - something which tourists love to see. 

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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 09/01/2018
Open until midday on: 01/05/2018

 

Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 431

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Catrin Ann Jones Ynys Mon 30/04/2018
Andrew George Mccombe Cynon Valley 27/04/2018
Aaron Thomas Delyn 24/04/2018
Jonathan Handy Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney 24/04/2018
Anonymous Aberconwy 24/04/2018
Eirlys Dafydd Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 24/04/2018
Rolant Gwyn Cardiff West 24/04/2018
Bridget Gilfillan Upton Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire 24/04/2018
Peter morris Gower 24/04/2018
Ellie Torfaen 24/04/2018
John Benson Swansea West 23/04/2018
Martin Punter Manchester 23/04/2018
Siân Cleaver Dwyfor Meirionnydd 23/04/2018
Gail Jones Arfon 23/04/2018
jonathan priest Newport West 23/04/2018
Lesley Havard Neath 23/04/2018
Christopher Havard Swansea East 23/04/2018
Richard Davies Cardiff West 23/04/2018
Paul Thompson Slough 23/04/2018
Richard Powell Llanelli 23/04/2018
Meinir Jones Lewis Ceredigion 23/04/2018
Manon Wyn Griffiths Ynys Mon 22/04/2018
Kevin Burt Cardiff North 22/04/2018
Linda James Vale of Glamorgan 22/04/2018
Siwan Heledd Sloman London 22/04/2018

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