Rushcliffe Borough Council has joined thousands of people across the globe by celebrating Commonwealth Day and raising a Commonwealth flag.
The Mayor of Rushcliffe Cllr Sue Mallender was joined by Deputy Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire Mick Burrows, Councillors and staff to raise the flag at Rushcliffe Arena.
The Mayor said: “We are so proud to raise this flag for another year in Rushcliffe in unison with thousands of others across the World to raise awareness of all that we achieve together through Commonwealth connection, friendship and cooperation.
“Each year this provides us with a welcome opportunity to acknowledge the continued aspirations of the Commonwealth, to build on common traditions and uphold shared values of democracy, development and respect for diversity.”
The Fly A Flag celebration recognises the 54 independent countries all working together under this year’s Commonwealth Day theme Delivering a Common Future.
Given that 2022 is Her Majesty the Queen’s Jubilee Year, there is also a special focus this year on the role service plays in the lives of people and communities across the Commonwealth.
It also is a tribute to the values of peace, democracy and equality shared across the various nations.