Council raises the flag for Commonwealth Day 2023

Published: 13 Mar 2023

Commonwealth Flag flying at Park House

The theme for Commonwealth Day 2023 is ‘Forging a sustainable and peaceful common future’.

It signifies the active commitment of member states to collaborate on climate action, support the development of free and democratic societies, and the promotion of peace and prosperity to improve the lives of all Commonwealth citizens.

Horsham District Council is marking Commonwealth Day this year on Monday 13 March by raising the Commonwealth flag at Park House in Horsham.

Horsham District Council Chairman Cllr Kate Rowbottom commented:

I think this year’s theme for Commonwealth Day is particularly appropriate as it embraces some key challenges of our time. We are all united in committing to protect natural resources and tackle climate change for the benefit of our planet. Additionally at this time of conflict for many across the world, it is more important than ever that we unite and work together to achieve peaceful outcomes.

Cllr Kate Rowbottom, Horsham District Council Chairman

Commonwealth Day this year is very special as it marks the first Commonwealth Day since Her Majesty the Queen’s passing, and the first presided over by His Majesty King Charles III as King and Head of the Commonwealth.

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