Pride flag proudly flies over Three Rivers House

NewsUpdated: 17 August 2023Community and living

The Pride flag flew over the headquarters of Three Rivers District Council last week, ahead of the county’s biggest celebration of the LGTBQ+ community.

Top acts, such as the 90s’ hit band (The) Honeyz, keept the crowd entertained at this year’s Herts Pride, which the council is a proud sponsor of, on Saturday 19 August at Cassiobury Park in Watford.

There was also a funfair, various stalls, scrumptious food, and a Herts Pride Dog Show for our four-legged friends to take part in.

To mark the occasion, Council Leader, Cllr Sarah Nelmes, Chair, Cllr Phil Williams, Herts Pride Event Organisers, Tyson Martin and Clive Duffey, Peter from Proud Hornets, and Three Rivers District Council's community officer, Ryan Beaumont helped raise the flag at Three Rivers House in Rickmansworth on Thursday (17 August).

Cllr Nelmes said: “It always makes me so happy to see the Pride flag fly over our headquarters. We are so proud to continue sponsoring Herts Pride and stand by our LGTBQ+ community.”

Cllr Williams added: “The LGTBQ+ community still sadly faces unacceptable discrimination in this modern day. I am so proud that we can show our support for the LGTBQ+ community, making our district a more welcoming place for everyone.”

Tyson Martin said: “I am delighted to attend the raising of the Pride flag at Three Rivers House, and I would like to thank Three Rivers District Council for their ongoing support of Herts Pride.

“The Pride movement continues to highlight the persecution and injustices that many LGBTQ+ people continue to experience across the world.

“Although social attitudes in the UK are changing for the good, we should not be naive to the fact that LGBTQ+ people continue to face barriers and there is still a long way to go.”