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Coat of arms

Image depicting Coat of arms
Coat of arms
The Coat of Arms was presented to the Chairman of Cherwell District Council at the Annual Council Meeting on 17 May 2016 by former North Oxfordshire MP, the Rt. Hon. Sir Tony Baldry, DL. The coat of arms, which was a gift from Sir Tony, is symbolic of the district with a wavy blue line in the centre to represent the River Cherwell which is flanked on either side by designs depicting the M40 and Oxford Canal. An oak tree embodies the countryside while the rainbow is representative of a united and inclusive district. It will be displayed in the council chamber.

Use of coat of arms

Image depicting Sir Tony Baldry and Chairman
Sir Tony Baldry and Chairman
The coat of arms has been inscribed on the Chairman's chain and will also be used on the Chairman, Leader and Chief Executive's headed paper for correspondence regarding civic matters as appropriate. The corporate Cherwell logo will still remain in use for all other correspondence/signage.

Coat of arms flag

The coat of arms flag will be flown on the council offices on the following occasions:

  • on days when there is a full council meeting
  • visits of VIPs i.e. members of the royal family, the Lord Lieutenant, The High Sheriff etc.
  • on the death of a serving or former chairman/councillor when the flag will fly at half mast
  • any other days as deemed appropriate, in consultation with the Chairman
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