Lancaster and Morecambe fly a flag for the Commonwealth

Lancaster City Council is preparing to fly a flag for the Commonwealth at Lancaster and Morecambe Town Halls to mark Commonwealth Day. 

The flags will join more than 1,000 Commonwealth Flags being hoisted in locations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories, as part of a nationwide public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, appreciation of the values it stands for, and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.

Both ceremonies will take place at 10am on Monday March 12 following the reading of the Commonwealth Affirmation.  In Lancaster the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Roger Mace will read the Affirmation in Dalton Square, Lancaster.

In Morecambe, the Deputy Mayor of Lancaster, Coun Stuart Bateson, will read the Affirmation in the sunken gardens at Morecambe Town Hall.

Coun Roger Mace, Mayor of Lancaster, said: "Commonwealth Day is a celebration of the vast diversity, strong unity and uplifting values that define the Commonwealth. Flying the Commonwealth Flag at both town halls demonstrates the council's support for Britain's participation in this important international institution, of which our Queen is the Head."

Last updated: 06 March 2018