Commonwealth Day is an annual celebration observed across the 54 member countries. This year it will take place under the theme ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’ and highlights how the Commonwealth Family are helping to achieve some of its biggest goals, like fighting climate change, promoting good governance and boosting trade. It is an opportunity for individuals, communities and organisations to promote the Commonwealth’s shared values of peace, democracy and equality, and celebrate the association’s rich diversity.
Celebrations will be virtual and the Elmbridge Borough Council flag raising ceremony, led by the Mayor, Councillor Mary Sheldon, will not be taking place this year. The Mayor hopes that you will all take time to remember that we are part of the Commonwealth and what that means. The Affirmation, which is usually part of the traditional ceremony and pledges to uphold and serve the values and fellowship of the Commonwealth, can be viewed on the Commonwealth website.