THE flag of Willenhall will soon be flying high outside one of the town’s landmark buildings.
Voluntary group Willenhall Aye We.co.uk had launched a competition earlier this year to design a flag for the town.
The winning entry was produced by Alan Leonard – and the flag will now fly permanently outside Willenhall Library, in Walsall Street, within the next few weeks.
“The pole will be erected within a week and the flag will be re-launched in November,” said Kalie Plant, of Willenhall Ay We.co.uk.
“Can we also use this opportunity to thank the folks of Willenhall for flying the flag all over town. As a community, we truly have put Willenhall back on the map.”
Work was taking place this week to install footings for the flag pole. A permanent plaque will also be fitted to a pillar of the 80-year-old listed building, which recently underwent a revamp.
It will remind generations to come of the official launch, designer of the flag and who launched the official item.
The flag was launched by Glyn Marston on June 14 at Willenhall Carnival.
The plaque has been donated by Brett Quinton Funerals and made by Lasting Memorials, based in Willenhall.
Brett said: “After seeing all the hard work that was going into the flag competition I only thought it was right to set the winning design into stone for the community of Willenhall.”
The community have thrown their support behind the town flag, with the item flying outside homes, pubs and even supermarket giant Morrisons.
“We would very much like to thank and acknowledge Councillor Adrian Andrews and Councillor Ian Shires with the help of Douglas Hansen-Luke, Conservative Parliamentary Candidate for Walsall North for fully backing and supporting us with this venture and making it happen for Willenhall,” added Kalie.