Commonwealth Day flag raising ceremony

On Monday, 13 March, Cllr Jane Horne will raise the Commonwealth flag at the Forest of Dean District Council’s offices so it can fly for the day as part of a celebration of Commonwealth Day.

More than 950 flags will be raised across Commonwealth countries on the day, including the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man.  The day is an opportunity to promote understanding on global issues, international co-operation and the work of the Commonwealth’s organisations, which aim to improve the lives of its citizens.

Councillors, staff and members of the public are invited to join the event in Forest of Dean, which will take place at the flagpole outside the front of the council offices in Coleford. The Commonwealth Affirmation will be read out by the Chairman before the raising of the flag at 10am (the same time as all other participants throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man).

Cllr Jane Horne, Chairman of the Forest of Dean District Council said: “I am delighted to be a part of this celebration of Commonwealth Day and I would like to invite members of public to join our ceremony at the Council Offices.”

For more information about the ceremony contact Rebecca Hurcombe on 01594 812607 or email

To find out more about Commonwealth Day visit the website


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