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Councils urged to revive county day celebrations

Published 23rd April 2019

New Government guidance for English local authorities urges them to revive historic county day celebrations, fly their county flags, and erect signs showing where historic county boundaries lie.

Local Government minister, Jake Berry, told the Daily Telegraph that he has asked local authorities to “come forward with new and creative ideas to help their communities come together to celebrate historic counties, their shared history and our great nation,” and that as “England prepares to proudly play its part in a strong and prosperous UK outside of the EU.

There has never been a better time to recognise the historic counties as an asset to create a sense of community, boost tourism and economic growth.”

For more information and to view a list of county days please click here

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