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Gedling borough will join thousands of people across the globe to raise a Commonwealth Flag as part of more than 850 ceremonies celebrating Commonwealth Day 2016.

Flags will be raised in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth countries at 10am on Monday, March 14.

FLYING HIGH: The Commonwealth flag
FLYING HIGH: The Commonwealth flag

The Mayor of Gedling Cllr Meredith Lawrence will raise the Commonwealth Flag for Gedling at the Civic Centre in Arnold.

He will be joined by the Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire, who will read a speech from HM The Queen to an audience of council staff.

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Cllr Meredith Lawrence said: “I’m very proud to be part of raising the Commonwealth flag in front of the Civic Centre. It is important to celebrate the values and unity of the Commonwealth family.”

Kamalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth said: “Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth is a most imaginative way for people in local communities – wherever they live, learn or work – to join together with others throughout the Commonwealth in a spirit of respect and understanding to celebrate the variety and unmatched diversity of our global family.”

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