Mayor leads flag-flying ceremony over Waltham Forest Town Hall for Commonwealth Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Commonwealth flag above Waltham Forest Town Hall. The Commonwealth flag above Waltham Forest Town Hall.

The Mayor of Waltham Forest and councillors celebrated Commonwealth Day this morning by taking part in a flag-flying ceremony at Waltham Forest Assembly Hall in Forest Road, Walthamstow.

Mayor Nadeem Ali said: "Local communities – wherever they live, learn or work – can join together with others throughout the Commonwealth in a spirit of respect and understanding to celebrate the variety and unmatched diversity of the Commonwealth family.

"This is particularly relevant here in Waltham Forest where that variety and diversity are things we cultivate and celebrate as key ingredients in the make-up of our borough."

Part of a wider event called Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth, the council is joining other bodies across the UK and the world in flying Commonwealth flags ahead of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in July.

The Commonwealth is made up of 53 sovereign states across the world with a combined population of two billion.

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9:10pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Villagecranberry says...

Will the Council eagily fly the Cross of St. George on 23rd April next month?
Will the Council eagily fly the Cross of St. George on 23rd April next month? Villagecranberry
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10:51am Tue 11 Mar 14

SillyCnut says...

think you mean "eagerly". And no.
think you mean "eagerly". And no. SillyCnut
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12:18pm Tue 11 Mar 14

Techno3 says...

Don't these people have anything more important to be doing?
Don't these people have anything more important to be doing? Techno3
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