Grŵp Cynefin Chief Executive selected as member of the Welsh Government’s new Welsh Communities Commission
The Chief Executive of Grŵp Cynefin has been selected to be a member of the Welsh Government’s new Welsh Communities Commission. Shan Lloyd Williams was announced as a member of the new Commission at an event on the Welsh Government unit at the National Eisteddfod of Wales in Tregaron today (Thursday August 4, 2022). The announcement was made by the Welsh Government’s Minister for Welsh Language and Education, Jeremy Miles.
The Welsh Communities Commission will be chaired by Dr Simon Brooks. The aims of the newly formed Commission include making recommendations to strengthen public policy in terms of linguistic sustainability in Welsh-speaking communities and the use of Welsh as a community and social language in various areas.
“To be selected to be a member of this Commission is a great honour for me personally,” said Shan Lloyd Williams.
“Since becoming Grŵp Cynefin’s Chief Executive four years ago, protecting, maintaining and empowering our Welsh-speaking communities has been at the top of my agenda. Grŵp Cynefin has recently been selected to partner on the Dwyfor Pilot scheme with Gwynedd Council and the Welsh Government.
“Grŵp Cynefin and I have the vision and drive to make a real difference to how housing and community developments can flow hand in hand with maintaining and promoting the Welsh language. I’m really looking forward to making a contribution.”
At the launch this morning, Jeremy Miles said:
“Through our Welsh Language Communities Housing Plan, and the Commission for Welsh-speaking Communities we’re announcing today, we and our partners will work together with communities where Welsh is the main language and help them develop plans which protect their identity and our language.
“The Commission will help us develop future policies to sustain the language in those communities traditionally considered its heartlands. This isn’t about setting up a new body, it’s a group of experts in a range of fields who will give us a completely candid view about how the economy, policy decisions and demographics are affecting the Welsh language.
“I’ve said many times that the Cymraeg belongs to us all, as does the responsibility for its future. We’ll have to be brave and tackle things together that might be difficult. I’m sure that some of the things the Commission will tell us will be challenging, but that’s important – that’s what will help us find the most effective answers!”
For further information or to arrange an interview, contact Mari Williams, Communications and Marketing Manager, Grŵp Cynefin
Mari.Williams@grwpcynefin.org / 07834 845512