Ledbury is turning red, white and blue as it ramps up its preparations for the Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee.

Union flags adorn the High Street, Bye Street and New Street, and Platinum Jubilee bunting has gone up in Church Lane.

There are also Platinum Jubilee memorabilia signs on some of the hanging basket posts, while the baskets themselves are filled with red, white and blue flowers.

Ledbury Town Council teamed up with Ledbury in Bloom and Ledbury Traders and Business Association to decorate the town centre.

Ledbury Reporter: Jubilee bunting and flags in the town centre. Picture by Harold SparreyJubilee bunting and flags in the town centre. Picture by Harold Sparrey

They plan to decorate Ledbury’s iconic Market House just ahead of the jubilee weekend, which runs from Thursday, May 2 to Sunday, May 5.

The council said both the jubilee signs and bunting were sourced from a charity that helps support veterans and will be donated to local playgroups afterwards for creative crafting activities.

Ledbury Reporter: Shops are getting in the mood for the Platinum Jubilee. Pictures by Harold SparreyShops are getting in the mood for the Platinum Jubilee. Pictures by Harold Sparrey

Ledbury’s jubilee celebrations are being supported by the Great Places to Visit Fund, and consideration has been given to the environmental impact of the decorations, to meet the criterion of the council’s Climate Change Declaration.

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As well as brightening up the town, Ledbury will mark the jubilee weekend with a Platinum Treasure Hunt trail around local retailers and businesses, a window dressing competition, Jubilee Picnic in the Park and a series of street parties, all with the support of the town council.

Ledbury Reporter: Past and Present jewellers is ready for the jubilee weekend. Pictures by Annette CrowePast and Present jewellers is ready for the jubilee weekend. Pictures by Annette Crowe

Ledbury Community Day on Saturday, June 4, will also be a key part of the weekend. 

The Picnic in the Park takes place on Friday, June 3 between 2pm and 7pm at Ledbury Recreation Ground.

Residents are invited to bring a picnic and a blanket, and to enjoy live music from Band for Life, Fiddlers Two and LOST CAT. But the council is reminding people that the recreation ground is an alcohol-free zone.

There will be face painting, balloon-making, outdoor games and a craft zone.

Two competitions will take place at the picnic - with prizes for the best-dressed king and queen for children aged 5 and under, and 6-11, and best jubilee hat for all ages. 

Ledbury Reporter: The Ledbury Pet Company has decorated its windows. Pictures by Laura PanterThe Ledbury Pet Company has decorated its windows. Pictures by Laura Panter

Details of where street parties are taking place in Ledbury are expected to be announced soon.

Residents planning to hold one were able to apply for £100 grants to help with funding - and successful applicants should have all been notified by this Friday (May 27).