Responding to the decision by Bannau Brycheiniog National Park to use only its Welsh name, dropping the English ‘Brecon Beacons National Park,' Cefin Campbell, Plaid Cymru Member of the Senedd for Mid & West Wales said:  “I welcome this decision by the Park Authority.

"From Garn Goch and Carreg Cennen in the west, to the peaks of Pen y Fan, Cribyn and Corn Du, the Welsh language is already a key part of the Bannau Brycheiniog. 

“Plaid Cymru has consistently called on the government to protect Welsh place names in law, and this decision by the National Park is a positive step in normalising the use of Welsh. That’s because, in reclaiming our original Welsh names, we can reclaim our heritage, which is vital if we want our language to continue to play a role in Wales’ future.” 

Justin Horrell, Prospective Westminster Candidate for Plaid Cymru Brecon and Radnorshire has said: "I welcome the announcement that the Brecon Beacons National Park will now solely use its Welsh language name, Parc Cenedlaethol Bannau Brycheiniog.

"This is an excellent step in embedding the Welsh language into the lives of everyone in Wales, residents and visitors alike. I fully support this decision.

"Furthermore, I commend the increase in focus that the National Park Authority is taking towards climate issues.

"This reflects the extent of the climate crisis we are facing and I hope that this renewed focus will enable the park to play a leading role in tackling climate change.

"However, I urge the National Park Authority to work collaboratively with the agricultural community to ensure that any changes as a result of this new focus are implemented in a sustainable and just way.

"Plaid Cymru recognizes the importance of agriculture in the local economy, and we believe that working in partnership with farmers is key to achieving the outcomes that we all desire across Wales.

"I am also aware that there may be concerns from local communities and businesses about this change in focus, and believe that more consultation could have been carried out to allow them to prepare. I hope that the National Park Authority will take these concerns seriously and work to address them."

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