What do you do when the flag leaves the pole? Call the Fire Brigade of course.
Earlier this year the Town Clerk received an urgent call that the Union Flag usually flying attached to the Town Hall flag pole was flying at ground level – somehow that rope had detached itself from the top of the pole.
In the first instance the flag was brought down and made safe. But the solution as to how to restore the Union flag to its rightful position flying above the Town Hall in the centre of Yarm High Street remained allusive.
What can we do? Scaffolding? A cherry picker? Dismantle the whole of the flag pole? All these seemed challenging and expensive.
Who did we call? The Fire Brigade of course.