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Uttlesford will be one of more than a thousand locations across the world to be involved in a collective expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, next week.

Commonwealth Flag

Uttlesford District Council, along with other local authorities and civic dignitaries, public institutions, community groups and charities throughout the British Isles and beyond, will be taking part in local flag raising events and ceremonies of dedication on Commonwealth Day 2018 - Monday, 12 March.

Cllr Geoffrey Sell, Chairman of the Council, will read out a message from The Rt Hon Patricia Scotland QC, the Secretary-General of the Commonwealth of Nations, and then the Commonwealth Affirmation before raising the Commonwealth Flag at full mast outside the Council Offices in Saffron Walden. The flag will be raised at 10am.

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7 March 2018