Councils Urged To Fly The Flag For Yorkshire
11:47am 18th June 2013
Councils across the county are being urged to fly the white rose flag of Yorkshire by campaigners.
The Yorkshire Devolution Movement which is an all party group campaigning for greater decision making powers for the county similar to Wales, is writing to all local authorities in Yorkshire urging them to fly that the traditional white rose flag outside public buildings in their ownership.
The Yorkshire Devolution Movement says in its letter:
"The Yorkshire Devolution Movement believes that Yorkshire has a unique and different cultural identity, in the same way that England or Britain is seen as a collective block of people. We believe that this clear cultural link between us unites our county and that flying our flag is only a small ask. As I am sure you are aware Yorkshire has its own officially recognised flag and I am writing to ask does your council fly a Yorkshire flag? If your council does not fly the White Rose flag, why is that?
"Even if you are unable to fly the Yorkshire flag all year round I would draw your attention to Yorkshire Day held every year on August 1st and ask that on this one particular day you join with many others across the county who will flag the Yorkshire flag."
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