Reader poll - should we make more effort for Sussex Day?

Supporting Sussex Day is recently-crowned Miss Sussex winner, Alyse Spratt, holding the offical county flag. Allan Hutchings Photography allan@allanhutchings.com www.allanhutchings.co.uk 07919 520340
Supporting Sussex Day is recently-crowned Miss Sussex winner, Alyse Spratt, holding the offical county flag. Allan Hutchings Photography allan@allanhutchings.com www.allanhutchings.co.uk 07919 520340

SATURDAY June 16 is Sussex Day - but how many people realise this and how many are celebrating it?

Despite publicity by West Sussex County Council, has the message got round about this special day?

Since its launch in 2007, Sussex Day, June 16, has been a chance for residents of Sussex to celebrate their county’s rich heritage.

Everyone in the county has had the opportunity to use the day to display in word and deed everything that is good about Sussex.

The date - June 16 - was chosen because it is St Richard’s Day – which marks the life of St Richard, who was Bishop of Chichester from 1245 until his death in 1253.

In Medieval times West Sussex was an important place of pilgrimage. Thousands made their way to the shrine of St Richard at Chichester cathedral every year.

The county council has been encouraging everyone to hang out bunting and make their own Sussex flag.

They have also launched a competition for schoolchildren to create a new school meal using the best of the county’s local produce.

Should we make more effort to celebrate all the good things in Sussex or is it not worth the effort?

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