Commonwealth Flag raised at Havering Town Hall
PUBLISHED: 15:34 13 March 2017 | UPDATED: 15:34 13 March 2017
The Commonwealth Flag is flying at Havering Town Hall today to mark Commonwealth Day.
Mayor of Havering, Councillor Philippa Crowder, led the flag-raising ceremony, joined by Romford MP Andrew Rosindell and members of the public.
Messages from the Commonwealth Secretary General and The Commonwealth Affirmation were read by Mr Rosindell and the mayor before the flag was raised at 10am.
Commonwealth Day is celebrated across the Commonwealth by young people, schools, communities and civil society organisations. It provides an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of Commonwealth organisations.
Cllr Crowder said: “Today marks a time for communities to come together to learn about and celebrate the Commonwealth and its achievements.
“The theme this year is peace-building, and at a time of increasing instability and uncertainty in the world, the Commonwealth becomes an ever more needed symbol of strength and hope.”