Ukraine flag raising in Horsham Town Centre

Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr David Skipp  and Leader Cllr Jonathan Chowen today (17 March) raised the Ukranian national flag in Horsham Town Centre in solidarity with our Ukrainian friends.

The people of Horsham District stand with the people of Ukraine in the face of Russia’s unprovoked attack on freedom and democracy.

Cllr Skipp said:

The unimaginable suffering of the Ukrainian people is at the forefront of all of our minds. I hope that by raising the flag we convey our support to the people of Ukraine and show that we stand with them, demonstrating our respect for their country and our sympathy for its plight as they bravely fight for their freedom, their future and their sovereignty.

Cllr Chowen added:

I am proud that Horsham District is a diverse and welcoming community and our thoughts are with all the people who are affected by the Ukrainian conflict in this frightening and uncertain time. We will play our part in helping in any way we can as more information becomes available on the support being offered by the government.

Horsham District Council is committed to working closely with refugee and community groups, together with West Sussex County Council which leads on refugee resettlement in our area, to do all we can to help.