22 March 2016
With just one month to go before Her Majesty the Queen celebrates her 90th birthday – Northamptonshire County Council has announced plans to light a congratulatory beacon on the special day, Thursday, 21 April.

At an event hosted by Chairman of the County Council, Cllr Phil Larratt and HM Deputy Lord-Lieutenant of Northamptonshire, Sir John Robinson, the beacon will be one of more than 200 lit simultaneously throughout the UK.

People are invited to attend the celebrations at Wootton Community and Sports Centre, Curtlee Hill, Wootton, Northampton from 6:45pm on the day, before the beacon is lit at 7:30pm.

Cllr Larratt said: “Our country has a tradition of celebrating significant Royal occasions with the lighting of beacons and I’m delighted that we’re able to celebrate this momentous milestone of Her Majesty the Queen’s 90th birthday in this way.

“There’s something very special about being part of this chain of beacons across the country and overseas and it would be great to have as many people along as possible to join in this wonderful occasion.”

As well as throughout the UK, beacons will also be lit in the Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories.