The Commonwealth flag was flying high at Three Rivers House on Monday to celebrate Commonwealth Day.
Council Chairman, Diane Barber, Leader Sara Bedford and Chief Executive Dr Steven Halls raised the flag at 10am at the council offices to celebrate the day that commemorates the vast diversity, strong unity and uplifting values that define the Commonwealth.
Cllr Diane Barber said: “Local and national flag raising ceremonies are taking place across the world today. They are bringing us together, raising awareness of all that we achieve through Commonwealth friendship and cooperation.”
In London, Head of the Commonwealth Queen Elizabeth II attended a multicultural, multi-faith service at Westminster Abbey with a mixture of testimonies, performances and readings from throughout the Commonwealth.
Steven Halls said: “Today’s event is a great opportunity for communities to celebrate the shared goals of democracy and to cherish diversity on behalf of our vibrant community in Three Rivers.
“We send our best wishes around the world to all involved in this celebration.”