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Council commemorates the Commonwealth at flag-raising ceremony

Issued 9 March 2015

Commonwealth flag-raising The council joined other local authorities, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles and Commonwealth countries in the Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth event to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday 9 March.

A specially written Commonwealth Affirmation was read out by the Chairman of the council, Councillor Maureen Holding, before the Commonwealth flag was raised outside Appletree Court.

Vice-chairman Councillor Alison Hoare then read out a message from the Queen, before Council Leader Councillor Barry Rickman raised the Commonwealth flag.

Photo caption: Left to right, Vice-chairman Cllr Alison Hoare, Chairman Cllr Maureen Holding, Chief Executive Dave Yates and Leader Cllr Barry Rickman.

Updated: 11 Mar 2015
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