On June 14, we will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with the lighting of beacons throughout the country.

It is a once in a lifetime experience where people of all ages can gather free to witness these events.

Except in Weymouth.

The Weymouth beacon is sited within the Nothe Fort, and although selected representatives of local youth organisations are to be invited, for others to participate, it will involve a cost of £15 per head.

A Queen tribute band will be holding a concert within the fort, hence the cost.

As the beacon lighting will take place after the concert, surely anyone wanting to take part could be admitted for a smaller charge.

After all, the beacon is there for the public and was paid for by local taxpayers for the people to enjoy, not just for those with money to waste.

J Caine, Lubbecke Way, Dorchester