A flag raising event was held at Elmbridge Council to mark Commonwealth Day.

The mayor of Elmbridge, Councillor Mike Bennison, raised the flag outside the civic centre on Monday, March 10, and a specially written commonwealth affirmation was read out at the ceremony.

The council was among several local authorities, community groups and charities across the country which who took part in the inaugural celebration.

Coun Bennison said: “This was a splendid way to recognise Commonwealth Day and Elmbridge Council were delighted to have been involved on this, the largest single raising of the flag in the history of the Commonwealth.”