Council Celebrates Commonwealth Day

Denbighshire County Council raised a flag this week to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

The flag at County Hall, Ruthin was one of more than 1,000 Commonweath flags that were raised in locations throughout the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth nations in a shared celebration.

Councillor Pete Prendergast, Chairman of Denbighshire County Council said: “The Council was delighted and honoured to be joining in this celebration of the family of nations and allows us to appreciate the values that the Commonwealth believes in, together with opportunities of friendship and co-operation with Commonwealth residents across the world.

“This year’s theme explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness, in line with the theme of the 2018 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London.

“This Commonwealth Flag flying event, is now in its fifth year and helps secure the involvement of so many people of all ages, from all walks of life and provides a positive way for people to link with fellow citizens of the commonwealth in a family that spans across oceans and continents – giving a real sense of hope for the future”.

The flag raising ceremony was also attended by Mr Harry Fetherstonhaugh OBE, Lord Lieutenant of Clwyd and other invited guests.

 

During the flag-raising the Commonwealth Affirmation was read out in Welsh and English.

 

Posted on Tuesday 13th March 2018