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Remembrance
This event is held on Remembrance Sunday starting in the Market Square.

The uniformed groups and residents parade from the Market Square to Potton Cemetery for the Act of Remembrance. After the parade there is an opportunity to lay poppy wreaths at the war memorial.

Flag Day

Flag Flying
Potton Town Council has permission from Central Bedfordshire Council to fly the flag from the flag pole on the Library.

Official days to fly the flag are as follows;

Date

Occasion

Flag

January 9th

Birthday of Duchess of Cambridge

Union

January 20th

Birthday of HRH The Countess of Wessex

Union

February 6th

Her Majesty’s Accession

Union

February 19th

Birthday of Prince Andrew (Duke of York)

Union

March (2nd Monday)

Commonwealth Day

Commonwealth

March 10th

Birthday of the Earl of Wessex

Union

April 21st

Birthday of Her Majesty the Queen

Union

April 23rd

St George’s Day

St George’s Cross

June 2nd

Coronation Day

Union

June (2nd Saturday)

Official celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s Birthday

Union

June 10th

Birthday of the Duke of Edinburgh

Union

June 21st

Birthday of Prince William

Union

July 17th

Birthday of Duchess of Cornwall

Union

July 22nd

Birthday of Prince George

Union

August 15th

Birthday of Princess Anne

Union

September 15th

Birthday of Prince Harry

Union

October 21st

** Trafalgar Day

Union

November 13th

Remembrance Day

Union

November (2nd Sunday)

Armistice Day

Union

November 14th

Birthday of the Prince of Wales

Union

November 20th

Her Majesty’s Wedding Anniversary

Union

** Dept. of Culture Media & Sport confirm that whilst Trafalgar Day is NOT an official flag flying day, as strictly non-government – the Town Council is at liberty to display the union flag.

In addition the town council will arrange to fly a flag on the following days;

June (Last Saturday)

Armed Forces Day

Commemorative Armed Forces Flag

28th November

Bedfordshire Day

Bedfordshire Flag

The Town Council will exercise its discretion and fly appropriate flags as resources permit.

Civic Service
The Chairman of the Council holds a Civic Service each year. Dignitaries are invited to attend.

Residents of the town also have the opportunity to attend this event. The 2017 Civic Service will take place on Sunday 15th October at 3pm at St Mary’s Church Potton.  Refreshments will be served after the service in St Mary’s Hall.