Corby is Flying a Flag for the Commonwealth

Release Date: 
Monday, March 12, 2018 - 12:30

Corby Borough Council is celebrating Commonwealth Day today (Monday 12th March) by flying the Commonwealth Flag outside the Corby Cube, George Street.

Mayor of Corby, Cllr Matt Keane, said:

“Corby is proud to participate in celebrating Commonwealth Day, which represents a family of nations united by shared values including respect for human rights, the rule of law, protecting the environment, access to health and education.

Corby has many Commonwealth countries represented among its citizens, all of whom have settled here to add to our growing diverse community. The shared traditions and values of the Commonwealth are to be treasured and developed. The opportunity for countries and their respective citizens to talk together and act together in the common good needs to be protected. Commonwealth countries come together voluntarily in a spirit of co-operation, partnership and understanding.”

By raising the Commonwealth flag, Corby joins others across the United Kingdom and around the world in celebrating this unique institution.

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Notes to Editors:

The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 53 independent and equal sovereign states.

The Commonwealth is home to 2.4 billion people and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Thirty members are small states, many of which are island nations.

Our shared values and principles are inscribed in the Commonwealth Charter.

Names of local authorities and others taking part can be found by going to http://thecommonwealth.org/member-countries

More Information: 

For press enquries please contact: Megan Gourlay, Corby Borough Council
Telephone: 01536 464022 Mobile: 07568 590 324
Email megan.gourlay@corby.gov.uk

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Last updated: Tuesday 13th March 2018 12:28:38 PM
Review date: Monday 2nd March 2020 12:27:29 PM