05/05/2022

Salisbury to light a Jubilee Beacon

Salisbury City Council has announced it will light a Jubilee Beacon at Old Sarum to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee - and you could be there!

The lighting ceremony will take place on 2nd June, signalling the start of the four-day weekend.

This will be one of thousands of beacons being lit to celebrate the Queen's historic 70 year reign, with communities and people throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth also taking part.

Old Sarum where the Jubilee Beacon will be lit

The Old Sarum beacon is part of a chain developed the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). All 43 beacons in their group will all be lit at 9.30pm

The other beacons throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands and Isle of Man will be lit at 9.45pm.

Some members of the public will be allowed to attend the event, with Salisbury City Council inviting local residents to apply for a ticket. Anyone who completes an application will go into a ballot. Those who are picked at random will then be contacted by Friday 27th May.

The Mayor of Salisbury, Councillors and Deputy Lieutenant Dr Phil Harding will also be in attendance.

The Mayor of Salisbury, Cllr Tom Corbin, said “I am delighted that we are joining over 1000 others in lighting a Beacon to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. I am looking forward to being part of this historical moment alongside Deputy Lieutenant Dr Phil Harding to light Salisbury's Beacon and encourage Salisbury residents to fill in the application form for a chance to be there too.”

If you want to be in with the chance of being at the historic event, click here to fill out a form.

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