Bucks raises the flag to join Com­mon­wealth cel­e­bra­tion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

BUCKS joined more than 1,000 com­mu­ni­ties around the coun­try to raise the flag for Com­mon­wealth Day on Mon­day.

Chair­man of Bucks County Coun­cil Bill Chap­ple raised the flag in front of Old County Hall, in Ayles­bury Mar­ket Square, at 10am, cel­e­brat­ing a day marked by 53 coun­tries world­wide.

Mr Chap­ple said Buck­ing­hamshire was proud to be part of a cel­e­bra­tory day that would be marked by a third of the world’s pop­u­la­tion.

Mr Chap­ple said: “This gives the com­mu­nity the op­por­tu­nity to ex­press ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the Com­mon­wealth, and the val­ues of co-op­er­a­tion and un­der­stand­ing be­tween our na­tions.”

Bill Chap­ple raises the flag with se­cu­rity of­fi­cer Win­dol Wil­liams

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