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Raising Commonwealth Day flag in Tendring

PUBLISHED: 09:54 07 March 2018 | UPDATED: 11:31 07 March 2018

Tendring council offices. The council will be flying the flag for Commonwealth Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN

Tendring council offices. The council will be flying the flag for Commonwealth Day. Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN


Residents in Tendring are being invited to mark Commonwealth Day at a flag-raising ceremony.

The flag will be hoisted high on Monday at 10am, outside Clacton Town Hall in Station Road.

It will be one of hundreds going up in more than 40 countries across the Commonwealth on the day.

A specially-written affirmation will be read out by Tendring District Council vice-chairman Karen Yallop.

“I welcome all those across Tendring who would like to come along and mark this special occasion to join us outside Clacton Town Hall on March 12,” she said.

This is the fifth year that local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities in the UK will be taking part in local flag-raising events.The ceremony gives people the chance to share in a public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth and the values it stands for.

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