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Birthday Beacon to light up Bedford in April

 

A beacon on the top of Bedford’s Castle Mound will be lit on the evening of 21 April to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

 

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 brunopeek@mac.com to register your involvement and gain all the information required to participate in the event.

 

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 organised.

 

Read the full guide on organising a street party at www.gov.uk/government/publications/your-guide-to-organising-a-street-party

 

Please contact Bedford Borough Council at highways.helpdesk@bedford.gov.uk 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 smoothly.

 

For more helpful tips, advice and support for organising a successful street party, visit http://www.streetparty.org.uk/ and http://www.thebiglunch.com/

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