A beacon will be lit in Rickmansworth, along with thousands of others across the country, to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations in June.
Set to celebrate the Queen’s historic 70-year-reign as one of many events across the upcoming bank holiday weekend, the special lighting ceremony is set to take place in the Rose Garden just opposite the headquarters of Three Rivers District Council (TRDC), Three Rivers House, on Thursday, June 2, beginning at 9:15pm.
Open to the public, the beacon will be officially lit by by the Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, David Cansdale QPM. Cllr Sarah Nelmes, the Leader of TRDC Council and Cllr Debbie Morris, Chair of the Council will also be in attendance, with a performance from South Oxhey Choir also planned.
Cllr Nelmes said: “We are extremely proud to be joining thousands of communities across the UK in lighting a beacon in recognition of the Queen’s milestone Platinum Jubilee. This is a great moment in our history and one that I am delighted we can mark in such a special way. I am also extremely honoured that we will be joined by the Deputy Lord-Lieutenant for this special occasion.”
Mr Cansdale said: “This beacon acknowledges not just the great length of Her Majesty’s reign but the astonishing way in which she has served our country and the Commonwealth through all those years with duty, faith and commitment. We express our respect and gratitude to her as we celebrate together.”
To find out more about other events taking place across the Three Rivers area to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee, visit their dedicated webpage.