Sutton flies a flag for the Commonwealth

More than one thousand Commonwealth flags will be raised at 10am on Monday 12 March to mark Commonwealth Day 2018.

The Worshipful, the Mayor of Sutton, Councillor Jean Crossby will be attending a Fly the Flag for the Commonwealth Ceremony on Monday 12 March 2018 at 9.50am, Town Square, High Street, Sutton.

A specially written Commonwealth Affirmation will be read out at each ceremony before the raising of the Commonwealth flag. In a common act of witness around the globe, members of this great family of nations will reaffirm the commitment of all Commonwealth member states to democracy, development, and respect for diversity.

Cllr Crossby said: “I am very proud Sutton is joining this shared celebration to mark the family of nations that encompasses the globe. I encourage residents of Sutton to come and join us on Monday to share what will hopefully be a wonderful event.”

The delegation from Sutton will join town and parish councils, local authorities and local communities, school children and college students, members of Girlguiding and the Scouts from around the UK and Commonwealth, Sea and Air Cadets, charities and community groups, Commonwealth Ex-Servicemen and major shipping lines, training ships crewed by disabled crewman people, and many others around the world.

The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative, now in its fourth year, is again catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth. As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth, it enables participants to show appreciation for the values the Commonwealth upholds, and the opportunities offered for friendship and cooperation with fellow Commonwealth young and old citizens around the world.

For further information, contact the Mayor’s Secretary on 020 8770 5475 or by email at