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Weymouth Town Council to mark Commonwealth Day 2022

Weymouth Town Council will host a flag raising ceremony to recognise Commonwealth Day on Monday 14th March. The ceremony will be held outside the Council Offices on Commercial Road.

Attendees should arrive no later than 10.15am, with the Commonwealth Flag being raised at 10.30am followed by speeches which will be led by Cllr Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth.

The ceremony will be attended by local councillors and is open to all members of the public.

The theme for Commonwealth Day 2022 centres around ‘Delivering a Common Future’ – highlighting how the 54 member countries in the Commonwealth family are ‘innovating, connecting and transforming’ to help achieve goals like fighting climate change, promoting good governance, and boosting trade.

To help fight climate change, Weymouth Town Council declared a climate emergency in 2019 and we have committed to making the council’s activities net zero carbon by 2030.

Given that 2022 is Her Majesty’s Jubilee Year, there will also be a special focus this year on the role service plays in the lives of people and communities across the Commonwealth.

Cllr Colin Huckle, Mayor of Weymouth said: “On 14th March 2022, the 54 independent countries of the Commonwealth will come together to celebrate Commonwealth Day. It is an opportunity for people, cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality.

“After not being able to undertake Weymouth’s annual ceremony in 2021 due to coronavirus restrictions, I very much look forward to being able to mark the occasion this year with members of the community.”

More information about Commonwealth Day can be found here.