Commonwealth Day celebrated

PUBLISHED: 15:25 17 March 2016 | UPDATED: 15:25 17 March 2016

Welwyn Hatfield Council commonwealth day

Welwyn Hatfield Council commonwealth day

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Welwyn Hatfield councillors, officers and VIPs marked Commonwealth Day on Monday with a flag-raising ceremony outside town hall on the Campus, Welwyn Garden City.

Welwyn Hatfield Council commonwealth dayWelwyn Hatfield Council commonwealth day

A spokeswoman said: “In its third year, the initiative enables participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds and the opportunities offered for friendship and co-operation with fellow Commonwealth citizens around the world.”

Welwyn Hatfield mayor Cllr Lynne Sparks said: “This year’s theme was about inclusivity, promoting respect, understanding and fairness, all values that have huge importance in today’s society.

“It was great to bring people together to mark this occasion and celebrate the diversity of the Commonwealth.”

Our main picture shows Graham Seal, council governance services manager, Doug Caswell, of the Royal British Legion WGC branch, councillors Keith Pieri and Fiona Thomson, Welwyn Hatfield mayor Cllr Lynne Sparks, councillors Les Page and Pat Mabbott, Sally Houghton of Welwyn Hatfield Council and councillor Alan Franey.

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