BOTH union and St George flags across Thurrock are set to be taken down on Monday.
UKIP’s Tim Aker, under the auspice of the Tim Aker Foundation, was given permission by Thurrock Council to fly flags in Grays, South Ockendon, Aveley, Stifford Clays and Tilbury.
In September, they had put flags up in Tilbury to help highlight and commemorate National Seafarers Day.
The flags put up in November were, we understand, to create an atmosphere in the build up to Armistice Day and Remembrance Sunday.
The flags were put up with the support of the Nicky Mason Charity, a charity set up to remember the fallen Aveley soldier, who died in 2008.
The move had proven so popular that residents were hoping that the flags could remain all year round.
However, Thurrock Council have told YT that the flags will be taken down on Monday December 12th.
It appears that UKIP cllr Tim Aker is remaining defiant and has onto social media to pledge that the flags would stay remain up “Even if they take them down. Who is with me?”
His fellow UKIP councillor, Jack Duffin has also remained defiant and criticised the council. His Facebook account states: “I am embarrassed to be a councillor in Thurrock Council while we have an officer class who hate this country. Time for them to apologise or resign.”