Birthday Beacon to light up Bedford in
A beacon on the top of Bedford’s Castle Mound
will be lit on the evening of 21 April to celebrate the Queen’s
Hosted by Bedford Borough Council, local
people are being invited to attend the free celebration. The open
event starts at 7pm and the beacon will be lit at 7.30pm.
So far over 250 birthday beacons are planned
throughout the United Kingdom to mark the Queen’s special day with
organisations including town and parish councils, local
authorities, youth groups and heritage sites taking part.
Mayor of Bedford Borough, Dave Hodgson, said:
“We are delighted to be taking part in the national beacon
ceremonies to mark the Queen’s 90th Birthday. The events that take
place on this day of celebration can help foster a real sense of
community spirit, bringing together people young and old.”
Community groups and local parish or town
councils in Bedford Borough are encouraged to get involved in the
lighting of birthday beacons. Please email email@example.com to register your
involvement and gain all the information required to participate in
The Queens official birthday will be
celebrated in June and marked with a mass street party on the Mall
on the weekend of 11-12 June. As with the Silver Jubilee in 1977,
the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012, the
nation is expected to mark the occasion with street parties and
community events reflecting the events taking place in the capital,
across the country.
The Government has produced a guide to help
communities organise their own street party in time for the
official birthday weekend. The guide sets out all the things you
need to think about and what information you will need to let
Bedford Borough Council know.
Organising a street party just for residents
and neighbours is very simple and you don't always need a licence.
Top tips for holding a party are to plan early and get yourselves
Read the full guide on organising a street
Please contact Bedford Borough Council at
to let them know about any street parties you are planning. The
Council is responsible for co-ordinating road closures and
diversions and will ensure any applications are processed
For more helpful tips, advice and support for
organising a successful street party, visit http://www.streetparty.org.uk/