How much​ to fly the flag?

Despite the fact it looks as if the Union flag on top the Guildhall has been the victim of council cuts – it has not actually been cut in half.


The tip of the flag has caught on the pole creating the impression that is is a shadow of its former self.


It is my understanding that the reason there hasn’t been a rush to the roof to lower it and disentangle the material is the sheer cost of such an operation.

When l settled in Bath seven years ago l was kindly taken up to the roof to get some super shots of the city and also the figure of  ‘Justice’ – up their with her scales.


Now l hear – health and safety being what it is – they have to pay for a specialist to come and do the job for them.

Flying the ‘flag’ is not what it once was.