Parish Council News


The Queens 90th Birthday Beacon

On Thursday 21st April 2016, Burley joined in a national network of beacon lighting across the UK in celebration of Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Over 200 of the village's Rainbows, Beavers, Brownies, Cubs, Guides, Rangers & Explorers & their leaders paraded from their HQ in Peel Place to the park with all their flags. A fantastic & colourful sight that many villagers came to watch. The Scouting and Guiding Groups entertained the village by singing a range of campfire style songs, with many of the villagers joining in.

The younger girls and boys also learned to dance round a maypole. At 7pm the Colour Party of an Explorer & two Rangers unfurled the Union Jack & everyone sang the National Anthem. At the same time as the Queen lit a beacon in Windsor, Betty Fisher - a 90 year old resident of Burley, lit our beacon in the park. It was a lovely sunny evening & a very happy event

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