Traditional beacons are being lit tonight in Sully, Cowbridge and Llantwit Major to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday, but there is to be no beacon – or any event to mark the occasion – in Penarth.
The coastal beacon at Sully is being lit tonight at 20:30 on the beach immediately below the Pavilion at Burham Avenue and is one of 1,000 beacons being lit across the country to coincide with the lighting of the main beacon at Windsor Castle. Sully & Lavernock Community Council has arranged the event and says there is a welcopme for all members of the public to attend the event
The beacon at Cowbridge Beacon is at the Rugby Club Athletic Ground where there will be entertainment by local choirs from 18:00. The Cowbridge Beacon will be lit at 19:30 and the evening will conclude with a concert and fireworks . All are welcome
The beacon at Llantwit Major will at 20:30 at Rosedew Farm, a short distance from the Wales Coast Path. Parking is available at Acorn Camping – and again all members of the public are welcome to attend
In Penarth – the town’s Labour-controlled Council has arranged nothing to mark the day. Penarth’s beacon on Cliff Walk rotted through and collapsed in May 2014 and neither the Vale of Glamorgan Council nor Penarth Town Council ever got around to replacing it.
Penarth Town Council has said that although it has nothing planned for today, it plans mark the Queen’s “official” birthday in June with a concert organised in association with the local churches organisation Cytun .