Ledbury will mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee with a picnic in the park.

The event will take place at Ledbury Recreation Ground from 2pm to 7pm on Friday, June 3.

Originally billed as a festival, there will still be live music as well as fun and games and “celebratory materials”, according to Ledbury Town Council.

A more detailed programme of events will be released in due course.

“Residents of Ledbury are invited to bring a blanket and a picnic and meet with wider friends and family to collectively commemorate this special jubilee,” the council said.

“Ledbury has a long tradition of coming together to mark the service of our monarch, and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.”

As well as events organised by the council, a number of street parties are being planned around Ledbury on either Thursday, June 2 or Sunday, June 5.

In a bid to support communities holding their own celebrations, Ledbury Town Council is offering grants of £100 to street party organisers. Get in touch with the council for more details.

Ledbury Rugby Club is hosting an afternoon tea on Friday, June 3, between 2pm and 5pm. Tickets must be booked in advance via the club and are £15 per person (or £20 with Prosecco).

On the Saturday, the rugby club is also hosting a family fun day between 12pm and 6pm, featuring a bar and barbecue, inflatable assault course and bouncy castle, tombola, face painting, Brownies stall and lucky dip.

A jubilee beacon is being lit in Chockbury Lane, Cradley, at 9.45pm on Thursday, June 2, and on the Friday evening there will be Music for Her Majesty at St James Church.

A Platinum Jubilee Fete is taking place at Queenswood in Cradley on Saturday, June 4, between 11am and 6pm and to round off the weekend, there’ll be a Big Lunch/Picnic at 12pm on the Cradley Church lawn.

The Bromyard Speed Festival takes place a week before the jubilee weekend and will feature cars from throughout the Queen’s reign.

Taking place on closed roads in the town centre, also look out for the land speed record-holding jet car ‘Vampire’.