Councillors and residents show support for Commonwealth Day

Councillors, residents and pupils joined together to show their support for Commonwealth Day this week.

At a special flag raising event outside the Civic Centre in Morden, The Right Honourable Sir John Wheeler read out a message from the Queen. Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina, raised the Commonwealth flag as residents and council staff looked on.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina raising the Commonwelath flag with Sir John Wheeler, Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis and pupils from local schools.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina raising the Commonwealth flag with Sir John Wheeler, Leader of the Council, Councillor Stephen Alambritis and pupils from local schools.

Pupils from local primary schools performed a number of songs and community groups recited poems and performed dances as part of the occasion.

In raising its Commonwealth flag, Merton joined 650 other organisations raising their Commonwealth flags across 38 commonwealth Countries.

Cheif Executive, Ged Curran (left), Sir John Wheeler (left), Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Alambritis (centre), the Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina (centre) along with residents of the borough.

Cheif Executive, Ged Curran (left), Sir John Wheeler (left), Council Leader, Councillor Stephen Alambritis (centre), Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina (centre) with residents and council staff.

Mayor of Merton, Councillor Agatha Akyigyina said: “It was wonderful to see the community come together to mark this special day. The children did us proud with their music and the poems and dance added to the sense of occasion.”

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