HILLINGDON will be running up the flag next Monday (March 10) to signify its commitment to the Commonwealth.

A specially-written Commonwealth Affirmation will also be read out by the Mayor, Cllr Allan Kauffman, before the Commonwealth flag is raised at 10am on the forecourt of the Civic Centre.

In total, more than 500 flags will be raised across the UK, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

Cllr Kauffman said: “I hope as many of our residents as possible will join me on this important occasion.”