The Platinum Jubilee Beacons is the first national event of the celebration weekend. It will see thousands of communities, charities and different groups throughout the regions of the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories come together to light beacons at exactly the same time.
A long-standing tradition at royal jubilees, weddings and coronations, beacon lighting has become a symbol of unity across towns, borders, countries and continents.
Events will take place as part of the National Beacon Lighting ceremony for the public to come and witness. Beacons will be lit at 9.45pm at the following locations:
• Riverside Country Park, Rainham
• Great Lines Heritage Park, Gillingham
• Victoria Gardens, Chatham
• Broomhill Park, Strood
• Kingshill Recreation Ground, Hoo