June 22, 2024

Beacon lighting in Denbighshire for Queen’s Platinum Jubilee

Denbighshire is holding a beacon lighting event to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The free event will take place at Rhyl Events Area on Thursday, June 2, between 9pm – 10pm.

The beacon lighting will be part of 1,500 events taking place throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories to celebrate Her Majesty the Queen becoming the first British Monarch to celebrate a Platinum Jubilee, and to mark this historic 70-year reign.

Denbighshire County Council will be helping celebrate the Queen’s remarkable 70-year reign with this free event for members of the public, with no booking required.

We would like to extend our congratulations to Her Majesty the Queen and say thank you for her public service during the last 70 years.

This event will be a chance for Denbighshire to join in with celebrations all over the world and provide the county with the chance to mark this historic event.

To coincide with the lighting of the Beacon, all present will be invited to join in to sing the ‘Song for the Commonwealth – A Life Lived with Grace’ which won the Commonwealth-wide song competition and further details can be found at www.commonwealthresounds.com

Ample car parking is available in Rhyl for the Beacon lighting, but the closest car parks to the Events Arena are the Central Car Park, Sky Tower Car Park, and Pavilion Theatre Car Park, all located along West Parade, Rhyl.

Residents are reminded as this is a late evening, outdoor event, to remember to dress appropriately.

The Council has also taken part in the Queen’s Green Canopy, a UK-wide, tree planting initiative created to mark the Platinum Jubilee in 2022.

The Jubilee Tree, was planted at Cae Ddol, Ruthin in March, by Denbighshire County Council’s Chairman Cllr Alan James.

The tree is a Black Poplar, a very rare tree, native to the river banks of the county.

As part of the celebrations, we have held competitions for schools, and 20 Denbighshire schools have participated in the various competitions, with 2,404 entries having been received over seven creative competitions which include flag designs, letter writing, poetry and baking.

The winners of all the school competitions will be announced via Twitter at @cyfoeth_enrich on Wednesday, May 18.