Flag flying and bell ringing at council buildings

Annual Flag Flying Commitments on Oxford City Council Buildings

View of the Town Hall from St Aldate's

The Council has access to the following three flagpoles or masts:

  1. Above the main entrance of the Town Hall - exclusively used to fly the City flag
  2. Carfax Tower - used to fly the Union flag on set occasions and Cross of St George on St George’s Day
  3. Above 1930s extension of the Town Hall - used to fly flags for all other occasions
Table showing Annual Flag Flying Commitments on Oxford City Council Buildings

Date

Event

Town Hall

1930s extension

Carfax Tower

At all times

 

At all times

(sometimes lowered)

 

City flag

 

 

27 January

Holocaust Memorial Day

City flag

 

Holocaust Memorial Day flag

 

 

The month of February

 

LGBT History Month

 

City flag

Pride flag

 

8 March

 

International Women’s Day

 

City flag

Suffrage flag

 

14 March

 

Commonwealth Day

 

City flag

 

Union flag

1-7 April

 

The first week of the new financial year when the latest rate of the Oxford Living Wage takes effect

 

City flag

Oxford Living Wage flag

 

21 April

 

Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

 

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

 

22 April

 

Earth Day

City flag

Earth Day flag

 

23 April

 

St George’s Day

 

City flag

Cross of St George

Cross of St George

3 May

 

Polish Constitution Day

 

City flag

Polish flag

 

 

8 May

 

VE day

City flag

Union flag

 

 

9 May

 

Europe Day

City flag

European flag

Union Flag

18 May

 

Election of New Lord Mayor

 

City flag

 

 

 

2 June

 

Coronation Day

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

11 June

 

Official celebration of

Her Majesty’s birthday

 

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

25 June

 

Armed Forces Day

 

City flag

Armed Forces Day flag

 

 

(TBA)

June

 

Oxford Pride

City flag

Pride flag

 

 

15 August

 

VJ day

City flag

Union flag

 

 

 

24 October

 

 

United Nations Day

City flag

UN flag

 

The Week leading to 11 November

 

The week leading to Remembrance Day

 

City flag

RBL flag

 

11 November

 

Remembrance Day

 

City flag

RBL flag

Union flag

*13 November

 

Remembrance Sunday

 

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

14 November

Prince of Wales  Birthday

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

20 November

 

Transgender Day of Remembrance

 

City flag

Transgender flag

 

*Dates that change from year to year