It takes a couple of football teams to display just some of the 24 Union and England flags donated to an appeal launched by The Argus to help brighten up Worthing promenade this summer.

One of them was donated by Worthing Dynamos FC, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. And more than 40 boys from the club were present at the handover ceremony at Worthing beach office attended by councillor Tim Dice, who is spearheading major seafront improvements, and foreshore manager Mike Colliss.

The flags will be flown from mid-May to September along five miles of seafront stretching from East Worthing to Goring.

Flag firm George Tutill also donated a Queen's Golden Jubilee standard to be flown in June.

Worthing seafront is undergoing a revamp as part of a five-year plan to turn the prom into the town's showpiece area.

The town has planted 18 exotic cordylines and palm trees are to follow. Decorative lighting has been improved and maritime signal flags will be flown from the pier.

Beach shelters will be given ornate new roofs and information boards are being designed.