Leicestershire – the last historic English county without a community flag – has launched a design competition through BBC Radio Leicester, and the Flag Institute looks forward to the county taking its rightful place in the UK Flag Registry. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 February 2020. If you wish to submit a design please do so here – https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/c3B0BclzMk2FFdwZKqJ4SZ/a-flag-for-leicestershire
A second competition for the Cumbrian village of Langwathby, led by the local school, closed on 7 February 2020. Watch out for further news, or visit the Langwathby C of E Primary School website here – https://www.langwathby.cumbria.sch.uk/events/
Finally an update on a number of Hebridean competitions. The Benbecula competition is currently on hold until the local Down-Select Panel can be reconvened. Eriskay and North Uist are close to registration with the Lyon Court; both communities are planning unveiling events and will announce details in due course. The Skye Down-Select Panel met on 31 January to shortlist six finalists from a field of 369 designs, with a public vote to take place in the next couple of months.