Alongside its main flagpole at The Arncliffe Centre, Halewood Town Council has installed a second pole for the occasional flying of other flags of significance. On Wednesday 1st June, it will be used for the first time.
The Rainbow Flag will be proudly flying over the centre throughout June, as the council marks the annual ‘Pride’ month. LGBT+ Pride Month commemorates the Stonewall riots, which began on 28 June 1969. As a result, many Pride events are held during the month of June to recognise the impact LGBT+ people have had in the world.
Deputy Mayor of the Council, Andrew Hesford, comments: “We are proud to stand side-by-side with our LGBT+ community and provide reassurance that regardless of your sexuality, gender, age or ethnicity, Halewood should be a safe space for everyone – we are one township, one community”. Cllr Hesford will represent the Council at the raising of the flag on Wednesday 1st June.
Halewood Town Council welcomes further suggestions for flags that may be flown from the additional flagpole. Recommendations must be considered by The Mayor and full council for agreement. The decision to fly the Rainbow Flag for example, was approved by the council at its meeting of March 2022.