A NEW flag has been unveiled for Willenhall following a long-running competition.
Pubs, homes and businesses around the town are set to fly the striking design by Adam Leonard, who was announced as the competition winner at Willenhall Carnival.
“I feel very proud to have my design as Willenhall’s new flag,” said an ecstatic Adam, from Ashmore Park.
“Putting Willenhall back on the map with a flag to represent it is a huge achievement and I hope it will bring the community together.”
More than 70 designs entered the competition, which was organised by voluntary group Willenhall Ay We.co.uk.
These were then shortlisted to six, which then went to a public vote.
The winning flag was unveiled by local fund-raiser Glyn Marston.
He said: “The flag is a symbol of the community of Willenhall coming together and making things happen for the town.
“Willenhall folk are great folk and we deserve a flag to showcase our pride.”
Adam, who works at Middleton Foods, also received £100 prize money, kindly donated by The Royal George Pub in Willenhall.
“I truly hope that this is the starting point of putting Willenhall back on the map,” said Kalie Plant, of Willenhall Ay We.co.uk.
Many thanks to Walsall Advertiser for their support and promotion of our project.