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March
2014
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Europe/London

Commonwealth Day to be marked in Leeds






Caption: The Commonwealth flag will be raised at Leeds Civic Hall (pictured), Leeds Town Hall and Morley Town Hall on March 10 at 10am.



The Commonwealth flag will be raised proudly in Leeds next week as part of a day of celebrations throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man to mark Commonwealth Day.



This will form part of Commonwealth Day, which will see 500 flags raised by local authorities, civic dignitaries, communities and charities in locations across the British Isles at 10am on Monday 10 March 2014.



In Leeds, three flags will be flown with pride at Leeds Civic Hall, Leeds Town Hall and Morley Town Hall.



A specially written message of ‘good wishes’ from Her Majesty The Queen along with the Commonwealth Affirmation will also be read out at by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray, on the steps of Leeds Civic Hall as part of a ceremony to mark the day from 9.50am, before the raising of the flag at 10am.



For more details on the flag ceremonies, please see: http://www.flyaflagforthecommonwealth.co.uk/ for more details.



The Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Thomas Murray said:



"We are extremely honoured as a city to be taking part in this event on March 10 that will see the Commonwealth flag raised in unison at locations across the British Isles at 10am.



"This is a great opportunity to mark the diversity and respect that exists between the people of countries in the Commonwealth, and I hope that the people of Leeds will be able to join me on the steps of the Civic Hall as we raise the flag with pride."



For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk