Equality Impact Assessment: Flying of the Union Flag

Ards and North Down Borough Council is carrying out a 12 week consultation on the proposed revisions to the Council's 'Policy on the Flying of the Union Flag'.

At the Council Meeting on 30 March 2022, it was RESOLVED that, subject to the completion of an equality impact assessment, Council amends the current flag policy to fly the Union Flag at every war memorial all year round, and will also include the Church Street, Newtownards, Council building

The EQIA Draft Consultation Report is available to download below. 

Please click on this link to access the online questionnaire about the proposal.  This is anonymous unless you wish to be identified.

Public Consultation on Proposed Revisions to the Council's Policy on the Flying of the Union Flag

The closing date for comments is Thursday 1September at 4.00pm.

The final EQIA Decision Report will be made available on this website following analysis of all responses and consideration of same by the Council.


Using your Personal Information

Ards and North Down Borough Council takes your right to personal privacy seriously. Personal information you supply within a submission will be used by the Council for the purposes of administering the Equality Impact Assessment and is processed as part of the Council’s statutory obligations under section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

 Submissions are confidential and will not be shared with third parties, however, will be held by the Council for a period of seven years when they will be reviewed for destruction.  

 If you have a data protection query, please put your request in writing, stating clearly who you are and your query to:

Data Protection Officer, Ards and North Down Borough Council, Town Hall, The Castle, Bangor, BT20 4BT
Email: dataprotection@ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk
Tel: 0300 013 3333
Visit www.ardsandnorthdown.gov.uk/privacy‐and‐cookies.