Yeovil could see first ever Pride festival

Organisers need to raise £1,000 for the event to go ahead.

Yeovil Pride logo
Yeovil Pride

Yeovil could see its first ever LGBT Pride event this year, but the organisation behind it says they are £1,000 short of funding.

It is hoped there will be a march through the town at the end of this month, followed by a much larger event next year.

The event follows another Pride launch in Somerset, after the town of Watchet held their first event earlier in August.

Permanent rainbow crossing installed in Herne Hill

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Rainbow crossing

The UK’s first permanent ‘rainbow crossing’ has today been launched in Herne Hill, intalled by Lambeth Council.

The crossing, outside the Brockwell Park, was installed to show solidarity with the LGBT+ community in the borough.

Signifying equality, diversity and inclusion a rainbow crossing comprises those colours which match the internationally recognised Pride flag.

‘Walk the Rainbow’ messaging will appear throughout the borough, guiding people to the Herne Hill gate at Brockwell Park to visit the crossing, a council spokesperson said.

People are invited to share images on social media with the hashtags #WeAreLambeth and #HerneHillRainbow.