When Brigg Town Council held its recent annual meeting it was still unclear whether planning permission would be required for its plan to erect new flagpoles with flags.
However, the answer is now known: Yes, it will!
Therefore, North Lincolnshire Council, as the local planning authority, is being asked to approve the mounting of two 4-metre, 45 degree-angled flag poles with flags on the historic 200-year-old grade two listed Buttercross, in the Market Place.
The Union Jack and the Lincolnshire County Flag will be flown, as long as planning permission is forthcoming.
A heritage statement submitted with the application says: "As part of the Support Local initiative and taking pride in our area, Brigg Town Council are investing in two flags and flag poles to be placed in the centre of the town.
"The flagpoles and flags will be seen as an enhancement to the town and its local pride and heritage, especially at times of celebration as well as remembrance and memorials, and will not adversely impact the Conservation area it is situated in. It will be seen as a positive improvement to the area’s character, appearance and setting."
North Lincolnshire Council is now considering the application submitted by the Town authority.
Our picture (top left) shows a previous flag being attended to on one side of the Buttercross, which is owned by North Lincolnshire Council, some years ago; and the Lincolnshire Flag (top right) being flown in the garden of a domestic property in the town. October 1 is Lincolnshire Day - a chance to celebrate all that's good about the historic second largest county in England.