Rugby flies the flag for the Commonwealth

Former Commonwealth Games sprinter Trevor Hoyte and Mayor Cllr Sally Bragg with the Commonwealth flag. NNL-170313-170550001
Former Commonwealth Games sprinter Trevor Hoyte and Mayor Cllr Sally Bragg with the Commonwealth flag. NNL-170313-170550001

The Commonwealth flag was raised at Rugby Town Hall on Monday to celebrate Commonwealth Day.

The borough council joined forces with groups across the UK to take part in the Fly the Flag for the Commonwealth event.

The theme of this year’s event was ‘a peace building Commonwealth’ and the Commonwealth flag was raised in Caldecott Park, where Mayor of Rugby, Cllr Sally Bragg, was joined by park ranger Trevor Hoyte.

Trevor is a former international sprinter who represented England at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Canada, where he made the final of the 200m. The flag was later raised at the Town Hall.

Cllr Bragg said: “The theme for this year’s Commonwealth Day reflects the shared determination of the whole Commonwealth membership to deliver enduring peace for all.

“Rugby has continued this flag flying tradition to mark the day, together with many towns and cities in the UK and across the globe.”