The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities on June 2, 2022

Press Release   18th May 2022

We are proud to be part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities on June 2, 2022 

Radnage Parish Council has announced plans to light a Beacon for The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on the evening of Thursday, June 2, 2022.

The Beacon is one of thousands being lit in the UK and the Commonwealth, and forms part of the official programme announced by Buckingham Palace for the Jubilee Weekend.

The Beacon will be lit at Radnage Recreation Ground, and it will be one of over 2,022 lit by charities, communities and faith groups all over the UK.

In addition, beacons will be lit in all 54 Commonwealth capitals and the Principal Beacon lighting will take place in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening. This will take the form of a lighting installation with The Queen’s Green Canopy ’Tree of Trees’ sculpture and projections onto the front of Buckingham Palace. This innovative new way of taking part in the beacon lighting will reflect the Royal Family’s long history championing environmental causes. 

Bruno Peek LVO OBE OPR, Pageantmaster of The Queen’s Jubilee Platinum Beacons said; “Building on a long tradition of lighting beacons to mark significant royal celebrations, thousands of beacons will be lit across the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth. They will enable local communities to join together to pay tribute to Her Majesty as part of the official programme of events.

“For the first time, town criers, pipers, buglets and choirs from the UK and the Commonwealth will come together to join in the celebrations in their own individual and special way. It is wonderful to see the range of support for beacon lighting, which will highlight both the diversity and unity of the nation and the Commonwealth. The Queen has lit up our lives for 70 years through her dedicated service and commitment. We would like to light up the nation and the Commonwealth in her honour.” 

Radnage Parish Council Chairman, Darren Ungless said; “We are proud to be part of this momentous celebration. It is only appropriate that this unique milestone in history is marked with beacons and music. We are honoured to be part of this special event for Her Majesty, The Queen’s 70th year as our Monarch and Head of the Commonwealth on her Platinum Jubilee.”

The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacons and Associated Activities have been conceived and organised by Pageantmaster Bruno Peek and his dedicated team.

 For more information or interviews please contact The Clerk, Lisa Stibbs, Radnage Parish Council. Email: Tel: 01494484262

Timeline for many Beacons lightings, although events might change at individual locations

  • At 2pm hundreds of town criers and 50 Pearly Kings and Queens will announce a specially-written Proclamation heralding the lighting of the beacons later that day.
  • At 9.35pm local time across the UK and Commonwealth, traditional and Northumbrian pipers and pipe bands will play Diu Regnare, a unique tune specially written for the occasion  by Piper Major, Stuart Liddell, the world’s leading piper.
  • At 9.40pm buglers linked to local beacon lightings across the UK and the capital cities of the Commonwealth will officially announce the lighting of the beacons with a  specially written bugle call, entitled Majesty.
  • Then at 9.45pm exactly local time, and to coincide with the lighting of the beacons, community choirs across all nations will sing Song for the Commonwealth, which has been written and composed by Lucy Keily, from Australia and Vincent Atueyi Chinemelu from Nigeria. 

Details of the event and those taking part can be viewed by going to the Guide To Taking Part found at


Horseshoe Road, Radnage. – Road Closure


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PERIOD FOR WHICH ORDER IS SOUGHT: 25 January to 31 January 2022 from 00:00 to 23:59
Horseshoe Road, Bennett End Road, Town End Road and vice versa.
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Update from Martin Tett, Leader of Buckinghamshire Council


Dear Resident,

As you will be aware from all the news reports, a massive vaccination push is once again underway in Buckinghamshire, to protect people from the worst effects of the widely spreading Omicron variant of Covid.

The early scientific data about Omicron tells us that getting your booster jab three months after your second dose is absolutely key to giving a good level of protection against severe disease from Covid.  Anyone aged 18 or over who had their second dose two months ago or more can now use the national booking system to make an appointment for a booster either online or by calling 119. You can get your booster jab three months on from your second dose.

A huge effort is underway in Buckinghamshire to open up as many vaccine sites as possible to offer boosters and first and second doses. We are building capacity to administer nearly 50,000 vaccines per week – which is enough to meet demand. There are many already open in locations across the county, all offering appointments via the national booking system, many with longer opening hours, some extending into the evening. Walk-ins have currently been suspended to help the NHS offer as many vaccines as possible and to help manage the smooth running of the vaccine centres.

Here in Bucks we have large vaccine sites such as the Guttmann Centre at Stoke Mandeville Stadium alongside many smaller sites including some local health centres and pharmacies.

We currently have local vaccine centres and pharmacy sites in:






Chalfont Hospital

Chess Medical Centre


High Wycombe





Some of these locations have more than one vaccine centre.

When you book, you will be offered an appointment at the closest site to you that has availability (so you might be closer to a site outside Buckinghamshire). You can find out more about our local vaccination sites on our website – please note that this info is regularly being updated.

We still need volunteers to come forward to play their part in this huge effort – if you want to come forward you can volunteer at this link.



First and second doses also available

I also really want to underline the importance of getting your first and second dose of vaccine if you haven’t already. We know for example that uptake is lower amongst pregnant women locally, but we also know that having the vaccine offers the best possible protection for both mother and baby. If you want to find out more about the vaccine and how it works please use a reliable source of information such as the NHS website. There is specific information for pregnant women and people hoping to conceive, which I hope will reassure anyone with concerns.

You can book a first or second dose of the vaccine at any time, again by using the national booking system.

We also know that, understandably, demand on the system is extremely high but a huge effort is underway to build more capacity into the local system every day. You may be placed in a queue when trying to book online, but please be patient.

The current situation in Buckinghamshire

We are again seeing a rise in Covid cases in all parts of the county and will be able to determine in the coming days whether the Omicron variant is now dominant here. We know we’ve seen a rise of about 10% in case numbers across the whole of Buckinghamshire in the space of a week.

As demand is expected to increase dramatically over the next few weeks in our hospitals, I would like to encourage families of patients to help support their relatives coming home from hospital.

When there are delays in discharging patients who no longer need medical care but a bit of additional support at home, it leads to bed shortages and, consequently, lengthy ambulance waits at the ‘front door’ of Emergency Departments. This, in turn, means paramedics are less able to respond to 999 calls in the community.

We know that recovery support and care for patients is best delivered at home in a more comfortable and familiar setting so we are working closely with our colleagues in the Health Service across the county to try and get as many patients home safely from hospital as soon as possible.

If you have a relative or loved one in hospital who is well enough to go home but is waiting to be discharged with home care and community health support, you may be able to help them to get home more quickly if you and your family are in a position to support them at home. If you can help, please speak to the ward manager or nurse in charge.

Taking a cautious approach

We know we are in another period of considerable uncertainty and challenge – right on top of Christmas. For now, the best advice I can give is to use your own judgement and exercise caution when meeting up with others in the current situation. We all know how the virus transmits and we all know how to mitigate the risks and to make our own choices on that. Meeting in the fresh air, ventilating indoor spaces, regular hand washing and using lateral flow tests before meeting others are all measures I would urge everyone to take, to protect your own Christmas plans.

As ever, if you do develop Covid symptoms, it’s really important to isolate and book a PCR test.

I wrote to you at the end of last week too about the current guidance so please make sure you are up to date on the new rules that have recently been introduced, such as the need to wear a face covering in a number of indoor spaces and on public transport (unless exempt). There’s also the need to show your Covid status to get into a nightclub and some other venues. The current guidance is on the Government’s website.

I know this is a concerning time for many, but with the vaccines we now have, we are still always making progress against Covid in the longer term. In the meantime, please stay safe and well, enjoy Christmas and I’ll keep you all updated as things develop.

Martin Tett

Leader, Buckinghamshire Council.