Fly A Flag For The Commonwealth In Broxtowe Borough
One of 1,000 Commonwealth Flags was flown in Broxtowe today, as part of the annual Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth event.
The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Halimah Khaled MBE, Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire,
Mr Laurence Coppel, Youth Mayor, Alfie Russell, Deputy Youth Mayor, William Mee and Year 6 students from Round Hill Primary School raised the Commonwealth Flag outside the Town Hall in Beeston at a special ceremony at 10.00am. A personal message from the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, and a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation, were read out at the ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag.
The Commonwealth theme of this year is “Towards a Common Future”. This year’s theme explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sub-themes of sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.
The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative, now in its fifth year, is again catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth. As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, it enables participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds, and the opportunities offered for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth young and old citizens around the world.