Flag raising for Commonwealth

Coun Robert Clark.
Coun Robert Clark.
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South Holland District Council will be marking Commonwealth Day next month by taking part in an inaugural, simultaneous flag-raising ceremony.

For the first time ever, local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles are taking part in local flag-raising events and ceremonies of dedication to mark the day on Monday, March 10.

The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth event will enable people in their local communities to become involved and join with others nationwide in associating themselves with a widespread public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, appreciation of the values it stands for, and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.

A specially written Commonwealth Affirmation will be read out at each ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag at 10am. In South Holland, this will be done by the chairman of the district council, Coun Robert Clark, at the local authority’s offices in Priory Road, Spalding.

He said: “I’m delighted that South Holland District Council will be part of this inaugural, simultaneous flag-raising event to mark Commonwealth Day, which will officially enable our local community to appreciate the value of the Commonwealth to citizens across the world.

“And as chairman of the council, it will be an honour to read the Commonweath Affirmation and raise the flag on March 10.”

Commonwealth Flags will also be flown at many locations of special significance including the four capital cities of the United Kingdom.