Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth

Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth

Bassetlaw District Council marked Commonwealth Day in a flag raising ceremony along with communities in 53 other countries as part of the international celebration which spread the message of “Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming”.

As part of the nationally co-ordinated event, which celebrates the cooperation between Commonwealth member countries in achieving mutual goals such as tackling climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade, Bassetlaw was one of hundreds of flags flown to symbolise the international nature of the Commonwealth family, the span of its membership and the bonds between its communities.

Councillor Deborah Merryweather, Chairman of the Council said “Due to current Covid restrictions Bassetlaw District Council were unable to hold the usual Commonwealth Flag-raising ceremony.  However, it was a privilege for me to read out the Queen’s message to the Commonwealth and to raise the flag at 10.00am along with many other people throughout the world.”

During the ceremony the Chairman of the Council, Councillor Deborah Merryweather read out the Queen’s Message to the Commonwealth, and the Worksop Town mayor, Councillor Madelaine Richardson, read the specially written Commonwealth Affirmation. The Flag was blessed by Canon Nicolas Spicer of the Worksop Priory Church, who also said a Prayer for Peace prior to the flag being raised.  

The flag raising ceremony took place at Worksop Market Square at 09:50am on Monday, 8 March 2021.

Last Updated on Tuesday, April 6, 2021