Council fly the flag for the Commonwealth

Pictured are leader of Ashfield District Council, Cheryl Butler, vice chairman, Mike Smith, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Sue Gorham and pupils from Orchard Primary School.
Pictured are leader of Ashfield District Council, Cheryl Butler, vice chairman, Mike Smith, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Sue Gorham and pupils from Orchard Primary School.

Ashfield District Council once again held a Flag Raising Ceremony, for Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth at the council offices in Kirkby.

The initiative, now in its fourth year, catches the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth.

Pictured are leader of Ashfield District Council, Cheryl Butler, vice chairman, Mike Smith, Deputy Lord Lieutenant Sue Gorham and pupils from Orchard Primary School.

The pupils also brought along flags of the Commonwealth countries, which they had made.
They were also joined by Royal Green Jackets, Kirkby in Ashfield Royal British Legion, Sherwood Foresters Regimental Association and Hucknall 2nd Scout Group.

Prayers for the Commonwealth were also delivered by Reverend Neil Popham.