Deputy Mayor raises flag to mark Commonwealth Day
The Deputy Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel raised the Commonwealth Flag outside the Town Hall on Monday 12 March.
A message from the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, Secretary General of the Commonwealth of Nations, was read at 9.50am, followed by the Commonwealth Affirmation, before the flag was raised.
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.
Deputy Mayor of Havering, Councillor Dilip Patel, said:
"Commonwealth Day is a time for global communities to come together to learn about and celebrate the commonwealth and its achievements.
“This year’s theme, Towards a Common Future, explores how the Commonwealth can address global challenges and work to create a better future for all citizens through sustainability, safety, prosperity and fairness.”