Plans for how Evesham will celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee are well underway.

At last week’s Town Council meeting, councillor Robert Raphael shared with the council the plans that had been discussed at an Evesham Platinum Jubilee working group the week prior.

A budget of £5,000 has been set aside for the town’s celebrations although as of yet nothing is set in stone.

One plan involves the installation of five-foot steel bench, to be made by a charity in Scotland which supports service personnel.

Councillor Raphael proposed redeveloping Sensory Garden to include the new bench.

There are also plans to plant 70 trees across the town as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy initiative.

Councillor Raphael added that they will be looking to work with local schools as well as social groups such as the Rotary and Round Table.

He added that there were also discussions about how the town will engage in national celebrations.

On Thursday June 2, The UK, Commonwealth, and overseas territories will be lit up with the Jubilee Beacons.

Councillor Raphael said they will be approaching the local Scout group to see if they would like to do this on Clarks Hill.

Then, three days later, on Sunday June 5 the Big Jubilee Lunch will take place.

Councillor Raphael said they will encourage street parties by providing bunting and taking care of things such as risk assessments and insurance but added that there are also plans to host a park party for those who live in areas not organising parties.

Finally, councillor Raphael mentioned the possibility of holding a best decorated house competition.

Similar discussions have also taken place at Worcestershire County Council.

The Lord-Lieutenant of Worcestershire, Lt Col Patrick Holcroft LVO OBE, is hopeful the events can bring the whole county together.

He said: “Plans for County and District celebrations are already well underway, thanks to the enthusiastic support of the County Council.

“Given the difficult times that we have all been through it will be a wonderful opportunity to bring our communities together by holding street parties, a Big Jubilee Lunch, lighting a beacon or planting a tree for The Queen’s Green Canopy.”