National park authority told to ditch name of Snowdon for Welsh language version
A national park authority has been told to ditch the name of Snowdon for the Welsh language version.
Councillor John Roberts has put forward a motion that urges park authorities to only refer to the highest mountain in Wales mountain at 3,560ft, by its Welsh name, Yr Wyddfa.
The motion, put forward ahead of a council meeting taking place tomorrow, also suggests that Snowdonia National Park Authority only refer to itself as Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri.
Roberts, who represents Corris and Mawddwy, believes ”all down to respect” for the Welsh language and Wales.
He said that he hopes a decision will be made at the meeting ”and that they don’t kick the can down the road.”
The motion, brought by Councillor John Roberts states: “That the authority hereafter uses only the authority’s Welsh name for the authority and that this becomes relevant in any language i.e. ‘Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri’ and never uses ‘Snowdonia National Park’ again.
“The same should apply to ‘Yr Wyddfa’ – never to use the name ‘Snowdon’ for it again.”
Councillor Roberts said: “Members of the authority complain about people coming here and changing house names to English ones.
“I say we should lead by example. I’m proud of being a Welshman and it’s my first language so I say we should respect it.
“If you go to France or Italy or any other country they respect their language and we should do the same.”