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The Herefordshire Cultural Partnership has launched a competition to design a flag for the county.  Even five-year-olds will get the vote when Herefordians are given the chance to pick the winner of the competition this summer.

“Children are the future of Herefordshire and it’s going to be their flag more than anyone’s,” said David Marshall, chairman of the Cultural Partnership’s Design a Flag committee.

“This is about creating a simple, striking image that everyone can recognise and understand,” he added.

Free creative sessions to inspire and spark ideas are taking place across the county in February and March. The closing date for entries is 15th April 2019. A shortlist will then be drawn up and put to a public vote. The competition has the support of the Flag Institute, which maintains the UK Flag Register.

Further details can be found on the Herefordshire Flag Competition  pages of The Shire.

Peter Boyce, Chairman of ABC said, “We’re delighted to see this initiative.  Flying your county flag is a perfect way to show your pride in your county. Herefordshire is one of only three English counties which do not yet have registered flags. We’re hoping that Hampshire and Leicestershire will soon have registered flags too.”

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