The Queen's Platinum Jubilee: Buckingham Palace wants Newark to help prepare for celebrations to mark 70 years of Queen's reign
Residents in Newark and the surrounding areas have been asked to get involved in celebrations for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee.
Buckingham Palace has announced plans to celebrate the weekend of June 2 next year by lighting a "chain of flames" across the world.
The palace says it hopes the beacons will "provide a lasting reminder of this historic moment in the history of The Queen’s reign" and any communities taking part will receive a certificate of thanks.
There are three types of beacon that residents could band together to build – a free-standing beacon with bottled gas, a brazier with a metal shield or a bonfire beacon.
Official guidance suggests that beacons could be built by local craftsmen, or adopted as a project by a school to accompany almost 30 parish councils and other community bodies that have already signed up.
At 1pm on Saturday, June 2, 2022, town criers across the country – will herald the Queen's Jubilee.
Pipers will then play 'Diu Regnare' at 9.09pm, before the beacons are lit at 9.15pm.
A Palace spokesman said: "This could well be the last chain of beacons lit during The Queen’s reign, so we want to make it the largest and most dramatic the world has ever seen.
"We do hope therefore, that you will help us achieve this by taking part in lighting a beacon at 9.15pm on 2nd June 2022".
It is thought that more than 1,500 beacons will be lit throughout the UK, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and UK Overseas Territories, and one in each of the capital cities of Commonwealth countries in recognition of The Queen’s 70-year reign.