Heathfield (Sussex)

Flag Type:  Town Flag
Flag Date:  5 April 2016
Flag Designer:  Brady Ells
Adoption Route:  Parish Council
UK Design Code:  UNKG7533
Aspect Ratio:  3:5
Pantone® Colours:  Black, White, Green 354, Green 356, Grey 410
Certification:  Flag Institute Chief Vexillologist, Graham Bartram
Notes: 

The Heathfield Flag is a community flag proclaiming the unique identity of this Sussex town and its people.

The Heathfield Flag uses the black and green colours of the local rugby club and secondary school.

The white bend represents the former Cuckoo Railway line and Waldron Ghyll which both cut through the town. The cuckoo has enjoyed a long association with Heathfield, home since 1315 to the annual Heffle Cuckoo Fair.

The Gibraltar Tower is another Heathfield landmark, featuring in the insignia of the local scouts, football club and parish council. The tower lies in the top right corner of the flag to reflect its situation east of the town, looking down on the buildings below. The tower also displays a key in reference to the flag of Gibraltar.

The following communities in Sussex have registered flags: Bexhill, Heathfield and Wadhurst.

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