Broxtowe Borough Council joined the 54 countries of the Commonwealth to fly the Commonwealth flag in the Borough, as part of the annual Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth Day.
The Mayor of the Borough of Broxtowe, Councillor Michael Brown, Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, Laurence Coppel, Member of Parliament, Darren Henry, Youth Mayor, Grace Li, Deputy Youth Mayor, Finn Rogers and students from Round Hill school raised the Commonwealth Flag outside the Council Offices in Beeston at a special ceremony at 10.00am on Monday 9 March 2020. A message from Her Majesty The Queen 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 “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”, in line with the theme of the 2020 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Rwanda. This theme was chosen because the governments and people of the diverse family of 54 Commonwealth countries connect at many levels through extensive and deep-rooted friendship and goodwill. The countries and people of the Commonwealth work together to tackle climate change and its impacts, to protect the environment, to build peace and harmony through social and democratic development, to encourage inclusive economic empowerment and fair trade so that all people, particularly women, young people and those in marginalised communities can share the fruits of progress and prosperity, and to deliver a common future by connecting, innovating and transforming our societies.
The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative is again catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth.
Visit https://thecommonwealth.org/commonwealth-day for more information about the Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative.