Winner chosen to light the Beacon for the Platinum Jubilee in Loughborough

Picture: Cllr Jenni Tillotson and Loughborough resident Stephen Hutchins in front of the beacon at Queen’s Park, Loughborough.

A winner has been chosen in a competition to find a local resident to play an important role in Charnwood’s celebrations for Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.


Charnwood Borough Council has been searching for a resident who was born in 1952 – the year of the Queen’s accession to the throne – to join the Mayor of Charnwood in a lighting of a beacon ceremony in Queen’s Park in Loughborough on Thursday 2nd June.


The winner of the competition is Loughborough resident Stephen Hutchins, who turns 70 on Christmas Day this year, entered the competition after spending all of his working life serving Her Majesty.