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Flying the Commonwealth flag in Wigan and Leigh
Monday 10th February, 2014

For the first time Wigan Council will take part in a flag-raising event to mark Commonwealth Day.

Over 500 Commonwealth flags will be raised throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man in March to mark the event as local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles host ceremonies.

This new, unique initiative, which has caught the imagination of thousands of participants, enables people in their local communities to become involved and join with others nationwide in associating themselves with widespread public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, appreciation of the values it stands for, and the opportunities offered to its citizens around the world.

A specially written Commonwealth Affirmation will be read out at each ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag at 10am on Monday 10th March.

In Wigan Borough, both Leigh and Wigan town hall will fly the flag and an event will be held outside Wigan town hall, led by Leader of the council, Lord Peter Smith.

Lord Smith, said: “I’m pleased to pledge our support to such an important event in our country’s history. It’s fantastic to see so many people on board.”

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