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The Queen, Accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will light the Principal Beacon to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday on Thursday 21st April.
To celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales will invite Her Majesty The Queen to light the Principal Beacon on 21st April at Windsor Castle.  This will be followed by the lighting of a number of Beacons along the Long Walk, Windsor Great Park, including one at the Copper Horse, and then over 1,000 beacons will be lit throughout the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, UK overseas Territories and a Commonwealth Country to celebrate this landmark birthday.
As part of the national celebrations Burgess Hill Town Council will light the Beacon in St John’s Park in the evening of Thursday 21st April from 7 – 8pm.  Burgess Hill school choirs and Burgess Hill Marching Youth will be performing at the Beacon Lighting.  Residents are invited to come along to St John’s Park to enjoy listening to the performances.  Town Mayor, Anne Jones MBE, will light the Beacon.
The Town Council is also inviting Burgess Hill residents to write their birthday wishes to Her Majesty in a special leather bound book available at the Town Council’s Help Point at 96 Church Walk which is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Fridays 9am to 5pm, Wednesdays 10am to 5pm and Saturdays 9.30am to 12.30pm.  The book will be available until Friday 3rd June to coincide with The Queen’s official birthday.  It will then be forwarded to The Queen for her to read everyone’s birthday messages.
Town Mayor, Anne Jones MBE said “I am delighted Burgess Hill Town Council will be lighting the Beacon in St John’s Park to celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday.  It is wonderful that the children of Burgess Hill are coming together to celebrate this joyful occasion.  We invite the community to join us in celebrating this historic event.”