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Rushcliffe Borough Council raises a flag to celebrate Commonwealth Day

11 March 2019

Rushcliffe Borough Council has joined thousands of people across the globe by celebrating Commonwealth Day and raising a Commonwealth flag.

Children from Greythorn School in West Bridgford joined Councillors and staff at Rushcliffe Arena to hoist the flag in a shared celebration of vast diversity and strong unity of the Commonwealth.

The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Mrs Maureen Stockwood and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Commander Judith Swan joined Councillors and staff to raise the flag.

The Mayor said: “We are proud to raise this flag in Rushcliffe, in unison with thousands of others to celebrate and raise awareness of all that we achieve together through Commonwealth connection, friendship and cooperation.

“This occasion is also an acknowledgement of the continuing aspiration of the Commonwealth, to build on common traditions and uphold shared values of democracy, development and respect for diversity.”

Now in its sixth year, the Fly A Flag celebration recognises the 53 independent countries all working together under this year’s Commonwealth Day theme ‘a connected Commonwealth’.

This theme is in reflection of the 70th anniversary of the modern Commonwealth, encouraging participants to commemorate the friendship and cooperation opportunities made possible by fellow citizens of member nations.

It also is a tribute to the values of peace, democracy and equality shared across the Commonwealth.