Platinum Jubilee beacons

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The Jubilee Beacons is one of the official events of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Celebration.

The Jubilee Beacons celebration will take place on Thursday 2nd June 2022. The local organisers of beacon lighting events have been instructed to light their beacons at 9:45pm as part of the national celebration.

It is estimated that over 2,000 beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories and Commonwealth countries as part of the Jubilee Beacons celebration.

If you are planning to light a beacon it’s important that you let us know as soon as possible.

Group Manager Tom Cookson for Lancashire Fire and Rescue Service , says:

“We know that many people across our communities will be celebrating Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. It promises to be a great and memorable occasion and we want everyone to have fun.

“Registering your beacon with us in advance is easy and will allow our operational firefighters to understand where fires are being lit in our area, helping to make sure genuine beacons are not mistaken for uncontrolled bonfires.”

If you are involved in a beacon lighting event please use the contact form below and let us know the exact location of your beacon, the type of beacon that is being lit, plus the name and phone number of the organiser.

A detailed event guide can be downloaded by anyone planning to light a beacon:

Beacons will be lit at 9.45pm.

  • Please make sure you know how to keep yourself and others safe around beacons.
  • Ensure the structure and base of your beacon is sturdy and is in a good location, away from any fences, trees, buildings, or other structures
  • Do not burn plastics or metals
  • Do not use flammable liquids, such as paraffin or petrol, to light your fire
  • Do not light the beacon in very high winds
  • Make sure children and pets are supervised
  • Keep buckets of water nearby for emergencies
  • Never leave your beacon unattended
  • Remember, embers will stay hot for a long time after the flames have gone out or been extinguished
  • If you think a fire is out of control, dial 999 immediately. Using What3Words can help us pinpoint locations quicker.

If you’re lighting fireworks:

  • Light fireworks at arm’s length and always follow the instructions
  • Never go back to a lit firework – even if it hasn’t gone off, it could still explode
  • Make sure everyone stands well back and pets are kept indoors