Today is Commonwealth Day – 14 March 2022.
To mark the occasion Marlborough’s Mayor, Councillor Mark Cooper flanked by the Town clerk – Richard Spencer-Williams and Councillor Jo Waltham – read out the Commonwealth Day Affirmation at 09:50 from the steps of the Town Hall.
The Affirmation went:
‘We affirm that every person possesses unique worth and dignity.
We affirm our respect for nature, and that we will be stewards of the earth by caring for every part of it, and for it as a whole.
We affirm our belief in justice for everyone, and peace among peoples and nations.
Joining together in kinship and affinity, in diversity and unity, as members of a worldwide family of nations, we build on shared inheritances.
We co-operate with mutual respect and goodwill to deliver a common future for the good of all.
Through Commonwealth connection we see each other, hear each other, learn from one another, and innovate to transform our communities, our nations and our world.’
Timely words for the current period.