The Mayor of Gedling, Councillor Meredith Lawrence this morning raised the Commonwealth flag in Gedling borough at a ceremony at the Civic Centre in Arnold.
The borough joined thousands of people across the globe to raise the flag as part of more than 850 ceremonies celebrating Commonwealth Day 2016.
Following the ceremony, the Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Nottinghamshire read a speech from HM The Queen to an audience of council staff.
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.”