The General and Local Elections took place last week but the voting’s not over – people now have the chance to cast their vote for the Birmingham’s Community Flag.

Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Mike Leddy, chair of the Birmingham Flag Project Team, said: “This is a wonderful opportunity to create a Community Flag for Birmingham and help instil civic pride in this great city of ours.  I hope people will get behind this competition and cast their votes before 28 June.

“We had 470 entries.  Many were similar so on the advice of the Flag Institute, the panel decided to merge some of the designs to make six really strong designs to put to the vote.  Many refer to Birmingham’s industrial heritage or the Jewellery Quarter, whilst others reference the de Birmingham family and the Bull Ring.

“Shortlisted designers include a ten year old school boy, designers, a photographer and a Brownie leader and many have spoken to me about their pride in getting this far with the competition.”

To cast your vote visit – before 28 June.  The winner(s) will be announced week commencing 13 July and they will be presented with the first flag.  This will then be registered as the official flag for Birmingham and will be free for anyone to use from that point on.