Posted on Tuesday 25th February 2014
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be officially raising the Commonwealth Flag at 10am on Commonwealth Day, Monday, March 10
The Commonwealth Flag will be proudly flying outside the Civic Offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf to mark Commonwealth Day on Monday, March 10.
Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will also be flying the flag throughout the duration of the Commonwealth Games, which take place in Glasgow from July 23 until August 3.
To mark Commonwealth Day on Monday, March 10, around 500 Commonwealth Flags will be raised across Wales and the rest of the UK.
The dedication and service at the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council offices at Clydach Vale will be led by Deputy Leader, Cllr Paul Cannon QPM. During the service a specially-written Commonwealth Affirmation will also be read out to those gathered.
For the first time ever, local authorities and civic dignitaries, community groups and charities throughout the UK will be doing the same thing simultaneously on Commonwealth Day.
This new and unique initiative 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.
Cllr Paul Cannon QPM, said: “Rhondda Cynon Taf Council is delighted to be taking part in this unique and historical event. Flying the Commonwealth Flag is a most imaginative way for the people of our County Borough to join together with others throughout the Commonwealth in a spirit of respect and understanding and to celebrate the variety and unmatched diversity of our global family.
The Commonwealth Day service and dedication ceremony takes place at the Rhondda Cynon Taf Council offices, Clydach Vale, at 10am on Monday, March 10.