Platinum Jubilee


The Queen's Platinum Jubilee Beacons



The EALC have been contacted by Her Majesty the Queen’s Pageantmaster to ask that local (parish & town) councils in Essex become involved with the Platinum Jubilee Beacons of Thursday 2nd June 2022. We would like to encourage all member councils to take part in the lighting of Beacons on 2nd June next year to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee in a similar way to how many parishes assisted during the Diamond Jubilee Beacons of 2011/12. Please see the documents attached below for instructions on how town & parish councils can be part of this special anniversary. If you have any questions then please get in touch with Eli Haines, Communications Officer, at summary of the documents for parish & town councils is as follows;


  1. The first edition of the Guide To Taking Part which will be updated monthly on the following website: through to 1st June next year as more and more communities etc, join the project over the next eleven months.
  2. The recent Buckingham Palace Press Release outlining the Jubilee weekend of the 2nd - 5th June next year of which The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons is part of.
  3. A covering letter outlining the event, and how councils etc, can take part on 2nd June next year.
  4. The Guide To Taking Part. Please put this up on your Websites please and use it in all forms of social media, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to pass the word.



Lottery Jubilee Funding

We wanted to draw your attention to a recent announcement about lottery funding pots for next year’s Platinum Jubilee. This is exciting news as it may allow smaller councils that may not otherwise be able to afford their jubilee/ coronation beacons to purchase them with the support of community lottery funding. The announcement confirms that over £22 million of National Lottery funds have been secured to help communities across the country celebrate Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. To find out more about the jubilee celebration fund, you can do so here.