Rochford District Council holding ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day

Flying the flag for the Commonwealth: Rochford District Council holding ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day

Flying the flag for the Commonwealth: Rochford District Council holding ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day

First published in Echo News

A COUNCIL is inviting the public to a flag-flying ceremony to mark Commonwealth Day.

Rochford District Council is organising the event on Monday, March 10, outside the Mill Arts and Events Centre, in Bellingham Lane, Rayleigh, which will see a specially written Commonwealth Affirmation read out before the flag is raised at 10am.

The ceremony aims to enable communities to join others nationwide in expressing their commitment to the Commonwealth.

The ceremony will be led by councillor Barbara Wilkins, chairman of Rochford District Council.

She said: “I am pleased the Rochford district is taking part in this nationwide event.

“In this year of the Commonwealth Games, I am proud the council wishes to reaffirm the importance of the Commonwealth and recognize the values it stands for and the opportunities it offers its citizens around the world.”

Glasgow is hosting this year’s games.

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10:00am Sat 15 Feb 14

Dr Sloan says...

cant wait...zzzz
cant wait...zzzz Dr Sloan
  • Score: -2

10:53am Sat 15 Feb 14

I care about rayleigh says...

RDC are raising parking charges in the borough yet they can justify this expense! What a total waste of money. What a bunch of fools we have running our council.
RDC are raising parking charges in the borough yet they can justify this expense! What a total waste of money. What a bunch of fools we have running our council. I care about rayleigh
  • Score: 0

12:03pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Kim Gandy says...

Dr Sloan wrote:
cant wait...zzzz
Well it's better than celebrating anything to do with the Ghastly EU and having to fly that godawful sphincter of stars.
[quote][p][bold]Dr Sloan[/bold] wrote: cant wait...zzzz[/p][/quote]Well it's better than celebrating anything to do with the Ghastly EU and having to fly that godawful sphincter of stars. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 11

12:24pm Sat 15 Feb 14

Letmetryagain says...

Not much of the Commonwealth left now is there ?
Not much of the Commonwealth left now is there ? Letmetryagain
  • Score: -3

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