Source: The West Briton
"BILINGUAL road signs could be introduced in Cornwall – but at no cost to the taxpayer.
Following the announcement that the Cornish had been granted national minority status by the Government there had been suggestions that the promotion of Cornish language could include the introduction of bilingual road signs.
Cornwall Council already has a policy of having Cornish translations on street name signs when they need to be replaced, while in Wales all road signs have English and Welsh translations.
After Council Cabinet member Julian German stated that he would be asking the Department for Transport about the possibility of bilingual signs, Conservative councillor John Fitter asked at this week’s full council what the cost of such a move would be.
Mr German replied: “Bilingual signage is commonplace elsewhere in the UK and around the world.”
He said that any plans to introduce bilingual signs would only be for new signs needed to replace those which were no longer fit for purpose.
He said: “Any additional cost will be kept to a minimum.”
However when asked to qualify that he added: “I expect it to be at no additional cost.”
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