Mole Valley Flies the Flag for Commonwealth Day
To commemorate Commonwealth Day, Councillor Margaret Cooksey had the honour of raising the Commonwealth flag on behalf of the District in front of invited guests and members of staff on Monday 12 March 2018 at the Council's Pippbrook offices in Dorking.
Commonwealth Day celebrates the Commonwealth's social and economic progress since the Commonwealth was formed in 1949. The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative first took place in 2014 and is now an established celebratory event. This year saw more than one thousand commonwealth flags raised at similar events around the UK and Commonwealth at 10am local time.
The Right Honourable Patricia Scotland QC, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations said: "Fly a Flag is a wonderful opportunity for local communities to come together to celebrate the remarkable diversity and inclusiveness of the Commonwealth, and the many ways in which the lives and livelihoods of its 2.4 billion citizens are enriched through Commonwealth connection and cooperation. By working together locally and globally we learn from one another, and make progress for the good of all."
Councillor Margaret Cooksey said: "I am delighted that Mole Valley District Council was able to show its support to Commonwealth Day through this ceremonial event and join organisations people of all ages and backgrounds across the country, and around the world, to mark this very special occasion this morning."