Pride Month 2023

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 Thursday 1st June, it was used to proudly fly The Rainbow Flag. This will be flying over the centre throughout June, as the council marks the annual ‘Pride’ month. LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ people have had in the world.


New Mayor of the Council, Cllr Iain Hamilton, was in attendance and thanked people for attending and marking the event. In a further gesture, Cllr Hamilton has also donated from his 2023/24 Mayoral Fund to the Liverpool City Region (LCR) Pride Foundation to further emphasise the council’s solidarity with the LGBTQ+ movement.


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.