The flag was spotted by a disgruntled resident who complained to the Council about the "foul emblem", which apparently offends him when he has to walk past it. The Council ruled "The EU flag is not a national flag and thereby falls within the same category as any advertising-type flag. These require advertising consent from the council."
A quick hurray for a Council Enforcement Officer - never thought that before!
And guess what the Lib-Dems think...
Councillor Bob Smytherman, leader of the Liberal Democrat opposition on the council, said he was appalled.
He said: "The Lib Dems are the pro-European party. I don't see a problem with the EU flag. I think we should fly it from the town hall personally.
Oh I don't know Councillor Smytherman! I can think of a much better use of the townhall flagpole - I'm off to get the piano wire....