Beacon Comp Extended


We are extending the deadline for you to put people’s names forward to light the village’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon.

If you, or someone you know, celebrates their birthday between Thursday, June 2 and Sunday, June 5, then get your/their name over us so they can be considered for the honour of lighting our beacon.

Email us at, or message us via Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Alternatively pop into our offices at the Mountfitchet Exchange, 72 Chapel Hill with the name and details of the person you wish to be considered.

The names of those in our community whose birthday falls over the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Central Weekend that are submitted to us before Friday, May 20 will be put into a hat.

We have asked Touchpoint’s Paul Chambers then to pick the name of the individual to be given the honour of lighting the Jubilee beacon.

We will announce the person chosen here on our website and on our social media channels. Please note that if the person chosen is under the age of 16 they will need to be accompanied by an adult to light the beacon.


Our Platinum Jubilee beacon will be lit at the Recreation Ground on Thursday, June 4 at 9.45pm. However we would ask people to gather at the Rec at 9.30m to ensure the beacon ceremony begins on time.

The U3A choir will sing Jerusalem and the National Anthem to make the event even more memorable.

Our beacon is one of over 2000 planned to be lit across the British Isles and the Commonwealth to mark Her Majesty The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth – her Platinum Jubilee.