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
Flag flying on 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

 

*Second Monday in March

Commonwealth Day

City flag

 

Commonwealth flag 

8 March

International Women’s Day

City flag

Suffrage 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 if available / 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

20 May

Election of new Lord Mayor

City flag

 

 

2 June

Coronation Day

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

*First or second Saturday in June

The official celebration of Her Majesty’s birthday 

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

10 June

Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

Last Saturday in June

Armed Forces Day

City flag

Armed Forces Day flag

 

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 up to Remembrance Day

City flag

RBL flag

 

11 November

Remembrance Day

City flag

RBL flag

Union flag

14 November

HRH Prince Charles’ birthday

City flag

Union flag

Union flag

20 November

Transgender Day of Remembrance

City flag

Transgender flag

 

1 December

West Papua Independence Day

City flag

Flag of West Papua

 

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

City flag

Purple flag

 

14 December

Anniversary of the passing of the Representation of the People Act 1918

City flag

Suffrage flag

 

*Dates that change from year to year