Flag flying in West Suffolk
The Union Flag shall fly on all days on flagpoles owned by West Suffolk Council.
In addition to the Union flag other appropriate flags will be flown from public buildings from 8am to sunset on the dates shown below. Unless otherwise stated, other flags shall be flown secondary to the Union flag or on a separate flag pole.
|1 to 28 February||Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) and History Month|
|Monday||13 March||Commonwealth Day|
|Sunday||9 April||Wedding Day of His Majesty King Charles III|
|Sunday||23 April||St George’s Day|
|Saturday||6 May||Coronation of His Majesty King Charles III|
|Wednesday||17 May||International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT)|
|Wednesday||17 May||West Suffolk Annual General Meeting (AGM)|
|Saturday||10 June||Suffolk Pride|
|Saturday||17 June||Official Birthday of His Majesty King Charles III|
|Wednesday||21 June||Suffolk Day|
|Wednesday||21 June||Birthday of the Prince of Wales (1982)|
Armed Forces Day
|Monday||17 July||Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Consort (1947)|
|Sunday||3 September||Merchant Navy Day|
|Friday||8 September||The Accession of His Majesty King Charles III|
|Friday||15 September||Battle of Britain Day|
|Sunday||17 September||Battle of Britain Day Commemoration|
|Saturday||11 November||Armistice Day|
|12 November||Remembrance Sunday|
|Tuesday||14 November||Birthday of His Majesty King Charles III (1948)|
|Monday||20 November||St Edmunds Day|
|Monday||20 November||Transgender Remembrance Day|
General notes on flying flags
St George's Day (23 April)
Where a building has more than one flag pole, the Cross of St George may be flown in addition to the Union flag, but not in a superior position.
Commonwealth Day (13 March)
Where a building has two or more flag poles, the Commonwealth flag may be flown in addition to the Union flag on Commonwealth Day but not in a superior position.
Remembrance Sunday (12 November)
Flags should be flown at full mast all day.
Special occasions and special flags
The flying of flags on other occasions and in positions other than full mast, and the buildings from which they are flown, will be notified by the Chief Executive.
Flying at half-mast
A flag to be flown at half-mast will be hoisted close up and then lowered to half-mast. At sunset the flag will be hoisted to close up and then lowered. The correct position for half-mast is for the flag to be flown two thirds up between the top and bottom of the flag pole.