Flag to be raised at Commonwealth Day event in Peacehaven

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The Deputy Mayor of Peacehaven, cllr Helen Livings will mark Commonwealth Day by flying the Commonwealth flag and conducting a short service at The War Memorial in town on Monday (March 9) at 10am.

Cllr Livings will unveil a plaque and a candle will be lit for a year to mark the national event. It is hoped residents, schools, Scouts and Girl Guides will join the Deputy Mayor, church representatives and the Royal British Legion at the event. A spokeswoman for Peacehaven Town Council said: “A special message of good wishes from Her Majesty the Queen to all those taking part will be read out to those attending the 730 individual flag raising events, before the raising of each flag that morning.

“Also, a special personal message from His Excellency Kalmalesh Sharma, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth, and a specially written Affirmation will be read out at the ceremony before the raising of the flag.”

If it is raining it will take place at Community House at 10.30am.