BURLEY Parish Council is on the hunt for 90-year-old residents to help light a beacon for The Queen's 90th birthday celebrations in April.

There is a long and unbroken tradition in of celebrating Royal jubilees, weddings, coronations and special birthdays with the lighting of beacons.

The last major beacon celebration was on The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee on June 4, 2012, which many local councils successfully took part in. There will be a further opportunity to celebrate on April 21, when beacons will be lit throughout the UK in celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday.

Burley Parish Council will be lighting a beacon in Grange Park at about 7pm. There will be music and events from Scouts and Guides plus food and refreshments for sale.

In line with the theme, the parish council hopes some 90-year-old Burley residents will come along and help chairman, Councillor John Grimshaw, light the beacon.

Cllr Grimshaw said: "Burley is a very inclusive village./

"The beacon, like Le Tour, can draw us together as a community, and finding some residents who are a similar age to The Queen to help light the beacon will add to the evening!"

If you know any 90-year-olds who would like to help, please ask them to get in touch with Burley parish clerk, Ian Orton, via clerk@burleyparishcouncil.co.uk or on 01943 864728.