Chelmsford City Council

Chelmsford City Council flies rainbow flag for Essex Pride

Essex Pride 2019

Chelmsford City Council is thrilled to announce they are flying the rainbow flag at the Civic Centre to celebrate Essex Pride.

Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life, aiming to inspire people to embrace equality and come together to celebrate diversity. The flag will be raised on Saturday 15 June to coincide with the event in Central Park, Chelmsford and will continue to fly over the weekend. 

Raising the flag at the Civic Centre is a symbol of the council’s support and commitment to promoting inclusion and celebrating diversity. 

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Bob Massey, who will be in attendance at Essex Pride says: “We are very proud to be flying the rainbow flag at the Civic Centre in support of Essex Pride.

“Flying the flag sends out a clear message that the council is committed to supporting the LGBT+ community who live, work or visit Chelmsford as well as championing inclusivity and diversity. 

“I encourage as many people as possible to attend and show their support for this great celebration.”

Garry Ormes, Chair of Essex Pride, expressed his delight at the flag being raised at the Civic Centre: “Pride events are still important to show visibility, and to encourage acceptance - members of the LGBT+ community still suffer from homophobia today. Pride is also a time to remember and to thank, those who championed for equality before us, so that we have the freedoms we enjoy today.”

For more information about Essex Pride and to purchase tickets for the event, visit

Tuesday 11 June 2019.

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