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FLAG POLE: How about a compromise?

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I write regarding the ongoing issue regarding the flag pole in the lower area of our Column Field, wanted by some, others against.

All must surely agree that it would look a bit stark if stood upright all the time so why not come to a compromise that may be acceptable to all?

Make it hinged at about wall height to drop into a sturdy holder, which could lock, be raised on special days, such as Remembrance Day, then lowered again, so as not to create an upset.

I don’t think it would be any more vulnerable to mindless vandals down as up.

Just a suggestion to stop it being a long, ongoing saga.

Dougie Hedley,

Swansfield Park Road,

Alnwick