Two great events to celebrate Sussex Day

Thursday 16 June marks the 15th anniversary of Sussex Day, a way for residents to celebrate the county’s rich heritage.

Sussex Day was launched back in 2007 to coincide with the feast day of Saint Richard, who was the Bishop of Chichester in the 13th Century.

Pete Bradbury, Chairman of West Sussex County Council, said: “For me, the day is a chance to reflect on how lucky I am to live and work in such a beautiful and diverse area of the country and this year it is also poignant to reflect on the past few years of the pandemic and remember with pride how our communities across Sussex came together to support each other in such tough times.

“West Sussex holds a special place in my heart, as I know it does for so many of our residents, so whether you plan to go out and have a picnic in your local park or head into the South Downs for some fresh air and a stroll, I hope you take a minute to reflect on what the county means to you.”

The Sussex Day flag will be flown at County Hall, Chichester on the day, but there are also two events organised by County Council services that are taking place on Sussex Day for residents to attend.