DARWEN Town Hall is to get an extra flagpole.

The six metre mast will be at the front of the building in Croft Street.

Blackburn with Darwen Council has submitted a planning application to itself for the change.

It says:"The new six metre flagpole will be in line with existing flagpole to frame the entrance to

Darwen Market Hall. There is an existing six metre flagpole located to a paved area to the front of Darwen Town Hall. It is proposed that a further additional flagpole will be erected adjacent this to frame the entrance to Darwen Market. It is understood that this additional flagpole is necessary to meet new government guidelines for two flagpoles to be present outside public council buildings"