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Queen's jubilee event organisers in New Forest urged to register beacon lightings with fire service



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QUEEN’S platinum jubilee event organisers in the New Forest are urged to alert firefighters to any planned beacon lightings to avoid false alarms.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service wants all instances registered so it knows the location of all ceremonies coinciding with a national movement.

Beacons are set to be lit across the country at 9.45pm on bank holiday Thursday 2nd June to kick-start a weekend of celebrations marking Her Majesty’s 70-year reign.

Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service wants to be notified of all beacon lightings planned for the Queen's platinum jubilee
Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service wants to be notified of all beacon lightings planned for the Queen's platinum jubilee

HIWFRS assistant director of operations Dan Tasker said: “Registering your beacon with us in advance is easy and will allow our control operators to understand where fires are being lit in our area, helping to make sure genuine beacons are not mistaken for uncontrolled bonfires.”

Safety tips include ensuring the beacon’s structure and base is sturdy and in a good location away from any fences, trees, buildings or other structures.

Those involved in beacon lighting events should call 023 8064 4000 or complete the online form at hantsfire.gov.uk/contact-us including the exact location, and the organiser’s name and phone number.

A detailed event guide can be downloaded at queensjubileebeacons.com



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