CREATIVE girls are flying the flag for Bognor Regis.

A total of 230 Rainbows, Brownies and Guides created pennants for the town’s In Bloom events this year.

The colourful designs stretch for more than 40m when put together.

The bunting will be on show when the South and South East in Bloom judges visit the town on July 17. They will also add to the atmosphere when In Bloom events, such as the first scarecrow competition, are held.

Representatives of the units who drew the pennants received certificates from town mayor Cllr Paul Wells for themselves and their fellow members.

One of those at the town hall ceremony was Heather Love, nine, of 1st Pagham and Aldwick Brownies. Her pennant showed leaves with flowers leading to a big flower in bloom at the bottom. She also replaced the zero in 2014 with a flower.

“I wanted to use a flower in the date,” she said. “And I mixed that with the other flowers I wanted to draw.

“I feel quite proud in a way to see my design on display because we only had half an hour to do it.”

Cllr Wells said the pennants would play a big role in the judges’ assessment of Bognor.

Sheila Green, of the town council, said: “When we asked for pennants, we never expected to get so many.

“They are so colourful and will make real difference when we have In Bloom events.”