commonwealth

BROXTOWE BOROUGH COUNCIL will be taking part in the first national flag-raising event to mark Commonwealth Day next week. Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Iris White will be joined by Deputy Lord Lieutenant, Laurence Coppel FCA,Bsc (econ) CstJ, DL, Leader of Broxtowe Borough Council, Councillor Milan Radulovic and schoolchildren from Round Hill Primary School to raise the flag at the Town Hall in Beeston on Monday 10th March at 10.00am.

The flag will be one of 500 to be raised simultaneously across the UK.

The day will be marked nationally by the reading of a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation at the ceremony before the raising of the flag.

Councillor Radulovic said:

“Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth is an imaginative way for the people of Broxtowe to join together with others throughout the nation in a spirit of understanding and commitment to the Commonwealth, appreciation of the values it stands for and the opportunities offered to citizens around the world.”

As well as local initiatives, charity teams will mark the day by taking flags to the top of the UK’s highest National Peaks and use the occasion to raise funds for their worthy causes:

Cancer Research UK will be flying the flag at Scafell Pike, England; Help for Heroes at Ben Nevis, Scotland; Walking with the Wounded at Mount Snowdon, Wales; and Fields of Life at Slieve Donard, Northern Ireland.

Flags will also be flown at significant locations across the country including the UK’s four capital cities.

You can find out more about fly a flag day on the Broxtowe website or by visiting the fly a flag website at http://www.flyaflagforthecommonwealth.co.uk/