Spelling of Aberdyfi/Aberdovey and Afon Dyfi/River Dovey

Mae'r ymateb i'r cais hwn yn hwyr iawn. Yn ôl y gyfraith, ym mhob amgylchiad, dylai Ordnance Survey Limited fod wedi ymateb erbyn hyn. (manylion). Gallwch gwyno drwy yn gofyn am adolygiad mewnol.

Dear Ordnance Survey Limited,

I would like to know the reason for the continued use of bilingual names for the village and community of Aberdyfi/Aberdovey and for the river Dyfi/Dovey in OS maps despite the modern widespread practice of only using the Welsh spellings for both entities in English-language resources by the local councils, the Welsh Government, the BBC and the local media. If this is in accordance with a UK Government policy, which might be different to the Welsh Government's policy, can you please quote the relevant text?

Yours faithfully,

Shaun Coster

FOI, Ordnance Survey Limited

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Coster,

 

Thank you for your email of 10 August 2019, requesting information from
Ordnance Survey in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
2000, as set out in the extract below:

 

“I would like to know the reason for the continued use of bilingual names
for the village and community of Aberdyfi/Aberdovey and for the river
Dyfi/Dovey in OS maps despite the modern widespread practice of only using
the Welsh spellings for both entities in English-language resources by the
local councils, the Welsh Government, the BBC and the local media. If this
is in accordance with a UK Government policy, which might be different to
the Welsh Government's policy, can you please quote the relevant text?”

 

Having reviewed your request, in our view this does not appear to be a
request for information as defined under the Freedom of Information Act
(2000).  A valid request for recorded information will be treated as a
request under the FOIA, unless it is information given our as part of
routine business.

 

We consider your request to be for information on the Welsh Language
scheme which is dealt with as part of our routine business and can be
found on our website:
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As a result, rather than dealing with this as an FOI request, we have
forwarded your email to our Customer Services team as we feel they will be
better able to deal with your request in full. Our Customer Services Team
will aim to respond to you within 10 working days.

 

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and are also available for over-the-phone queries Monday to Friday,
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Kind regards,

 

 

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