Felixstowe Town Council to raise the Commonwealth Flag

Posted by Town Hall Staff 09 March 2022

Residents in Felixstowe are being invited to join a celebration of Commonwealth Day.

The Commonwealth flag will be raised during a short ceremony outside Felixstowe Town Hall in the Town Hall Gardens at 9:30am on 14 March 2022.

Felixstowe’s flag will be one of hundreds to be flown across more than 40 countries across the Commonwealth nations of the world on the day.

Cllr Mark Jepson, Mayor of Felixstowe, says “Felixstowe Town Council is proud to be recognise Commonwealth Day by raising the Commonwealth flag in the Town Hall Gardens. Held on the second Monday of March, Commonwealth Day is a unique opportunity for individuals, communities, and organisations to promote shared values of peace, democracy and equality.”

Local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles will be taking part in flag-raising events.

The ceremony gives people the opportunity to share in the widespread public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, appreciation of the values it stands for, and the chances it affords to its citizens around the world.