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Flag flying programme

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We have a programme of flags to be flown at the Southfields offices and from the roof pole and four banner staffs on Loughborough Town Hall.

Flags are not always able to be flown at weekends or bank holidays when the buildings are unstaffed.

The programme is prepared using dates from the list produced by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport for flag flying on public buildings and additions to cover events of local or national significance.

Occasionally, where the appropriate flag is not available, the Union Flag or the borough Flag may be substituted. Any enquiries about flag flying should be directed to the Office of the Mayor.

Flags to be flown on Charnwood Borough Council buildings

Where the named flag is not available the Borough Flag or Union Flag may be substituted.

Flags may be required on other dates as advised by the Office of the Mayor.

* Dates taken from Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport website
** Subject to change due to Lunar visability

January 9* - Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

January 20* - Birthday of HRH The Countess of Wessex

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

January 25 – Robert Burns’ Birthday   

St. Andrew flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

January 27 – Holocaust Memorial Day

Borough flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof.

February 6* - Her Majesty’s Accession Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof.

February 16 – Chinese New Year

China flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end) and pole 4 (cinema end).

February 19* - Birthday of HRH The Duke of York

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof.

February 26 – Launch of Fairtrade Fortnight

Borough flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

March 1* - St. David’s Day

St. David flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 3. Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Wales flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 2. Borough flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

March 8 - International Women’s Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

March 10* - Birthday of HRH The Earl of Wessex

Borough flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

Commonwealth Day (Second Monday in March)

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Commonwealth flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). 

March 14 – Sikh New Year

Sikh flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

March 17* - St. Patrick’s Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). St. Patrick flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). 

March 26 - Bangladesh Independence Day

Bangladesh flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

Easter weekend (Good Friday to Easter Monday)

St. George flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

April 19 – University Charter Anniversary

University flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

April 21* - Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

April 23* - St. George’s Day

St. George flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

May 2* - Birthday of HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

May 3 – Polish Constitution Day

Poland flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

May 8 – V.E. Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Royal British Legion (RBL) flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

May 9* - Europe Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Europe flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

May 15 – Charnwood Charter Anniversary

Borough flag flown from Southfields.

May 15 – Gembloux Twinning Anniversary

Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Belgium flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 2. Borough flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 3. Gembloux flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

May 21 - Mayor Making

Borough flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

June 2* - Coronation Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

June 10* - Birthday of HRH The Duke of Edinburgh   

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

June 14* - Official Celebration of Her Majesty’s Birthday

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

June 15 - Eid al-Fitr in UK**

Islam flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

June 18 - Schwabisch Hall Twinning Anniversary

Germany flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 2. Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Borough flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 3. Schwab flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

June 21 - Summer Solstice

Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Druid flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

June 21* - Birthday of HRH The Duke of Cambridge     

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

Armed Forces Day (Last Saturday in June)

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). St George flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 2. Borough flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 3. RBL flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

June 30 - Epinal Twinning Anniversary

France flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 2. Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Borough flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 3. Epinal flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

July 17* - Birthday of HRH The Duchess of Cornwall

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

July 22* - Birthday of HRH Prince George of Cambridge

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

August 8 - Zamosc Twinning Anniversary

Poland flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 2. Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Borough flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 3. Zamosc flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

August 15* - Birthday of HRH The Princess Royal

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

August 15 - India Independence Day

Union flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). India flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

August 15 – V.J. Day (Japan surrendered) (both are VJ Day)

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). RBL flag flown at Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

August 22 – Eid al-Adha in UK**

Islam flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

September 2 – V.J. Day (formal surrender ceremony)

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). RBL flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

September 3 – Merchant Navy Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Red Ensign flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

September 7 – Loughborough Charter Anniversary

Borough flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

September 12 – Islamic New Year

Islam flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

September 15* - Birthday of HRH Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

September 15 – Battle of Britain Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). RBL flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

October 9 – 19 – Hindu Festival of Navratri**

Hindu flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

October 10 – World Mental Health Day

Borough flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

October 21 – Trafalgar Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). St. George flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

October 24 – United Nations Day

United Nations flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall roof.

October 27 - November 11 – Remembrance

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof. St. George flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end). Borough flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 2. RBL flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 3. Poppy Appeal 11-11-18 flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end).

November 14* - Birthday of HRH The Prince Of Wales

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

November 20* - Her Majesty’s Wedding Day

Union flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall roof

November 30* - St. Andrew’s Day

St. Andrew flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

December 10 – Human Rights Day

United Nations flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

December 21 – Winter Solstice  

Druid flag flown at Southfields and Loughborough Town Hall pole 4 (cinema end). Union flag flown from Loughborough Town Hall pole 1 (A6 end).

Borough flag

An image of the Borough flag can be found below:

Flag for the borough of Charnwood.

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Last updated: Fri 9th April, 2021 @ 08:43