Chelmsford City Council

Flying a Flag for Pride

Chelmsford City Council is flying a rainbow flag at the Civic Centre to celebrate Essex Pride. The flag will fly over the coming week, until Monday 22 June 2020. 

Essex Pride is an annual celebration of LGBT+ life, celebrating diversity and equality in the community. The rainbow flag represents joining together to promote and support inclusion.

 A YouTube broadcast is scheduled to be shown from 4pm on 20 June 2020, to replace the annual Essex Pride event, that has been unable to take place this year. The broadcast will include special guest appearances, exclusive performances, interviews and messages and an acknowledgement of the history of the LGBT+ Pride movement. The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Jude Deakin has recorded a message of support to be shown as part of the Pride broadcast.

 Councillor Jude Deakin, says: “We are proud to be flying the flag at the Civic Centre in support of Essex Pride. The cancellation of Essex Pride this year is disappointing for all, but we unite together and continue spreading a clear message that inclusivity is at the core of the Council. We are committed in letting the LGBT+ community who live, work or visit Chelmsford know that we stand solidly with them. 

“I encourage people to tune into the Essex Pride YouTube channel on Saturday to show their support.” Visit for more information. 

Monday 15 June 2020

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