THE DEVON FLAG is flying proudly over the village hall in Loxhore, courtesy of the Parish Council. The Council is among a number that have requested their own flag from Devon County Council. The concept of the Devon flag started on BBC Devon s website a

THE DEVON FLAG is flying proudly over the village hall in Loxhore, courtesy of the Parish Council. The Council is among a number that have requested their own flag from Devon County Council. The concept of the Devon flag started on BBC Devon's website and the design by Ryan Sealey was voted for in an online poll.The distinctive green, white and black flag is often flown at County Hall, and it has become a common sight across Devon and further afield at sporting events and the Last Night of the Proms. Devon County Council has offered a limited number of flags to local councils so they can follow suit. The flag emphasises the county's history, especially its Celtic roots. The green symbolises the fields of Devon, white for the sea and our china clay industries and the black edge of the cross symbolises the granite mica of the moors. Devon County Council Leader Brian Greenslade said: "We were delighted to receive Loxhore Parish Council's request for a flag, and are very happy to bring it along to present it to them."I am seeing more and more Devon flags being proudly displayed across the county. It is a wonderful instantly-recognisable symbol for the county and Devon County Council will continue to do all it can to promote it."Michael Matthews, chairman of Loxhore Parish Council, said: "The parish of Loxhore is very pleased to receive the new Devon flag from county. We fly a flag every day, sometimes changing it to reflect special occasions. The previous version of the Devon county flag wore out a few years ago, so now we have the new flag on our new flag pole at the village hall flying proudly over North Devon!