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Wiltshire Council flying flag of St George to support Three Lions

Offices and buildings throughout Wiltshire will be flying the flag of St George this weekend

Published 9 July 2021
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Offices and buildings throughout Wiltshire will be flying the flag of St George this weekend in support of the England football team, ahead of their historic Euro 2020 final against Italy at Wembley on Sunday.

Cllr Richard Clewer, Leader of Wiltshire Council, said: "Wiltshire is firmly backing our boys as they look to win Euro 2020 at Wembley on Sunday.

"To show our support for the England team, we're proudly flying the flag at County Hall in Trowbridge, Bourne Hill in Salisbury and Monkton Park in Chippenham, as well as at other council buildings this weekend and into next week.

"We're proud of what the team has achieved, particularly Tyrone Mings who grew up in Chippenham, and flying the flag is our own way of showing that we're behind them all the way.

"Italy have been playing well and will be tough opponents, but we all hope to be celebrating on Sunday.

"I hope that all football fans in Wiltshire can enjoy the match safely, and that we will all have a smile on our face at the final whistle, because football's coming home!"

Mrs Sarah Rose Troughton, Lord-Lieutenant of Wiltshire, said: "It's been 55 years since the men's England football team was last in a major tournament final, and I know that people throughout the county will be looking forward to the big game on Sunday.

"We're flying the flag of St George to let the team know that all of Wiltshire is behind them - and we all hope they bring the trophy home."

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Published 9 July 2021