|Flag Type:||Town Flag|
|Flag Date:||5th May 2017|
|Flag Designer:||Julie Hikins|
|Adoption Route:||Popular Vote|
|UK Design Code:||UNKG7539|
|Pantone® Colours:||White, Black, Green 355|
|Certification:||Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram|
A green and black cross on a white background, the colours symbolising both the industry and green spaces of the town.
In the canton is a lion which refers to the story of a lion that escaped the local carnival to wander the town and thus further represents the towns carnivals up to the present day. It can also reflect the Romping Cat public house.
Below the cross on the hoist side is a tree with central branches crossed to symbolise the story of the local wishing tree, also recalling the legend and folklore of the town.
The two symbols also recall the sporting badges of the town – a tree appearing on the rugby team logo and a lion’s head on the football team logo.
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