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Councils reminded to fly the flag for Yorkshire on Yorkshire Day

July 16, 2014

Last year (you might recall) the Yorkshire Devolution Movement wrote to all local authorities in Yorkshire urging them to fly the traditional white rose flag outside public buildings in their ownership but only a handful did so. Well YDM has done so again.

Nigel Sollitt, Chair of YDM, takes up the story:

“Although we wrote to all local authorities in Yorkshire last year well ahead of Yorkshire day on August 1st, only a handful took the decision to fly the White Rose flag. This was met with a lot of criticism from the Yorkshire public. This year in particular, after the outpouring of pride in Yorkshire during the days of the Tour de France when Yorkshire flags could be seen lining the route on both stages, we would want a better showing than in 2013.

“We are sure councils don’t need reminding this year, but we are writing to them all just in case!”

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  1. Can you please name those that didn’t fly it? lets really pressure them!

  2. Nigel Sollitt permalink

    We wrote to all councils in Yorkshire and should certainly be able to let you know which of them did not confirm that they would be flying the flag last year. Our Secretary, Gareth Shanks, who dealt with the responses will get back to you on this. Interestingly, I know the responses to the same campaign this year have been much more positive and I am sure that is due to the publicity of our campaign last year.

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