‘Feel free to help’ on council website
1:00pm Saturday 29th September 2012 in News
LLANDOVERY town councillors have invited critics of their website to help with translation, in order to increase the amount of Welsh material.
It is in response to a number ofWelsh language-related issues raised by Dai Dyer and TomEvans.
Cllr Haydn Hudson said additional help with the content of the website could prove invaluable.
“We all contribute to it for nothing and if anyone else wants to help out, the more the merrier,” he added.
“The fact is 75 per cent of the council do not read through the medium of Welsh, so perhaps these gentlemen should offer their services as translators.”
Cllr Helene Lovell agreed. “We should embrace this. This is the way forward.”
Cllr Nigel Burgess feared any “exorbitant” costs raised through translation would have to be borne by local residents, but town clerk Henry Caldecote said the full picture was incomplete, as a guide to website standards was still being drawn up.
Responding to a complaint about the absence of a Welsh flag fromthe Heritage Centre, Cllr Edgar Jones said one actually flew from the rear of the building, but had been brought around to the front for Armed Forces Day.
“Flags don’t last long in the weather we get,” he said.
“I’ve ordered some more for the centre, but at the moment we don’t have a spare.”
A request for funding for theWelshmagazine Y Lloffwr was deferred for further details of the publication to be obtained