In a report to council to be discussed at a meeting next week August 25, 2021 will become the first of an annual Nottinghamshire County Day celebration.
A report published prior to a full council meeting next week outlines a recommended proposal to announce a County Day for Nottinghamshire annually, the suggested date for each year is 25 August starting in 2021.
The report states:
‘Following discussions with Sir John Peace,Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP, Secretary of State for the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has proposed that Nottinghamshire adopts 25 August as our County Day.
County Days are promoted by Government as an opportunity to celebrate the identity, heritage, culture and local traditions of Historic Counties and are celebrated by a number of other counties.
‘The celebration of the Historic County of Nottinghamshire would support local communities to understand the history and traditions of the places they live, work and enjoy their leisure time.
‘In addition, the adoption of a County Day would be an opportunity to promote all that the county has to offer and could deliver economic and tourism benefits.
‘Subject to local support, the first Nottinghamshire Day will be on 25 August 2021.
‘To celebrate the day, a flag raising ceremony will take place at County Hall, with the Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire and Elected Members in attendance. In addition to the county flag, it is proposed to fly the union flag, and for the county and union flag to be flown permanently, thereafter.
‘The council recommends the approval of the the adoption of 25 August as Nottinghamshire Day and authorise the Leader to write, on behalf of the Council to the Secretary of State and Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire to confirm the Council’s support.’
The decision will be voted on at a Full Council meeting on 22 July.