New flagpole will be focal point for village

Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council officially commissioned its village flagpole on Wednesday, May 19.

Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council officially commissioned its village flagpole on Wednesday, May 19. - Credit: Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council

A west Norfolk parish council formally commissioned its new flagpole for the village and in honour of its former chairman.

Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council presented its new village flagpole at the Memorial Hall on School Road.

The ceremony also marked an official farewell to it former chairman Alastair Done, who served the community for seven years. 

Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council officially commissioned its village flagpole on Wednesday, May 19.

Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council officially commissioned its village flagpole on Wednesday, May 19. - Credit: Wiggenhall St Germans Parish Council

Mr Done proposed the flagpole last year to create a place to "celebrate and commemorate" national and local events and to offer more of focal point for the village. 

He said the Wiggstock festival and flagpole were among the highlights of his time and that he would miss the council and the village.


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Its installation was made possible thanks to the support of Balfour Beatty who were able to dig and install it in October.

Resident Ted Gray raised the Norfolk County Flag with Mr Done,  Balfour Beauty project manager Chris Gill and liaison manager Nicky Paine.

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