Could you design a flag for Gloucester?
RUGBY, the Cathedral, and the Docks are among the iconic images people would like to see on a Gloucester flag.
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has relaxed the rules on flying flags without official permission, enabling communities to express their pride in local identities "without falling foul of petty bureaucracy".
The Flag Institute has issued new guidance encouraging communities to go one step further and create their own flags.
Georgina Bachurova, of Longlevens, said: "A flag can be very important to the community, but I think the current flag on The Cross is nice."
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Elaine Tomlins, of Hucclecote, said: "It is nice to have a flag in every city. Gloucester's would definitely need a rugby ball on it." Stanley Smith, of Longlevens, said: "If I was to design the flag I would like to see the Cathedral and Docks in the corner."
Ann Rawlings, of Gloucester, said: "I would love this city to have its own flag, maybe with the Cathedral on it. I would be proud to say, 'That is our flag'."
Doris Smith, of Longlevens, said: "Although I take pride in my city and country, I do not think Gloucester needs a flag."
Gloucester City Council leader Paul James said: "We already have two flags flying for the city at the North Warehouse – one of the council's crest and the other the Union flag – but if communities and organisations would like to design one, then I would be interested to see what people can come up with."
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