Chelmsford City Council

Flying a flag for the Commonwealth

Chelmsford City Council, along with other local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles and beyond, will be flying a flag to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday 8 March. 

Like so many events during these past 12 months, it will be marked rather differently because of COVID-19, but it is still a day that will be marked by the 54 Commonwealth countries that are home to 2.4 billion people. More than 850 Commonwealth flags will be flown in significant and eye-catching locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, and Commonwealth countries. 

In a year when, as individuals, we have had to remain at a distance, the theme for this Commonwealth Day is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’. It is a theme that highlights how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve some of its biggest goals, like protecting natural resources and boosting trade. 

The Mayor of Chelmsford, Councillor Jude Deakin, is delighted to support this annual celebration of the Commonwealth Nations, saying, “Commonwealth Day is a unique opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote shared values of peace, democracy and equality. This year’s Commonwealth theme is one that we can strive for in our own communities as we seek to innovate, connect and transform, working to create a future after COVID-19 has been suppressed.” 

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Friday 5 March 2021

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