Beacon to be lit in honour of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in Three Rivers

25th May 2022


A beacon in Rickmansworth will join thousands across the UK to mark the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee in June.

The special event will be part of an extended bank holiday, which runs from 2 June to 5 June, celebrating the Queen’s 70 years on the throne - the first British monarch to reign for so long.

The beacon lighting will take place in the Rose Garden opposite Three Rivers House, the headquarters of Three Rivers District Council, on Thursday 2 June.

The event will include a performance by South Oxhey Choir and will be open to the public. The beacon will be formally lit by Her Majesty's Deputy Lieutenant of Hertfordshire, David Cansdale QPM. Cllr Sarah Nelmes, the Leader of Three Rivers District Council and Cllr Debbie Morris, Chair of the Council, will also attend. 

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.”

The lighting of the beacon will take place from 9.15pm on Thursday 2 June. It is one of a number of events happening across Three Rivers to mark the Platinum Jubilee, find out more here: