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Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council

Elstree & Borehamwood Town Council

Flag Competition

Don't miss your chance to vote.

Now YOU can choose a flag for Elstree & Borehamwood

Flags are an ancient art form that developed especially to allow us to display allegiance and identity.  The spring edition of the Town Crier invited you to design a flag which would represent what makes our town so special.

A variety of imaginative entries were received, and last month a panel of judges drawn from across our community selected four designs to be the finalists.

We are very grateful to the members of the judging panel for their work, as well as to Graham Bartram from the Flag Institute for the expert help and guidance he has provided.

Now its your turn to vote for the winning design....

  • The ballot is open to anyone who lives or works in Elstree or Borehamwood
  • Your identity will be secret but please tell us the postcode of your home or workplace
  • You may only vote once
  • You can download a copy of ballot paper from the link below - or you can cut the ballot paper out of the Town Crier

To return your completed ballot paper you can either

  • place it in the ballot box at the Town Council Office reception area
  • scan it and email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

The closing date to return your ballot paper is Wednesday 30th September.


Design AFlag A
Green and Yellow represents the local fields and woods. 
The tree represents wildlife as well as the names of Elstree and Borehamwood.
Elstree comes from the name of Tidwilf's tree.
The crown is the Anglo-Saxon crown of Mercia.

Design B

Flag B
Black and white are the colours of Boreham Wood Football club.
The clapper board represents the movies filmed at the studios in Borehamwood.
The blue is from Hertsmere council logo.

Design CFlag C
The outline represents hte boundary of Elstree and Borehamwood parish.
The film strip and camera reflect the town's film-making history.
Black and white are the colours of Boreham Wood Football club


Design DFlag D
Elstree Rural District Council's arms featured a spool of film, which the flag echoes.
Black and white mirror the colours of Boreham Wood Football Club.
The blue is the same shade used in the flag of Hertfordshire.