THE celebrations to mark the queen's jubilee next year could cost up to £3,500.

This is according to Malvern Town Council plans for how it will mark the monarch's anniversary in 2022.

Councillors will discuss approving £3,500 in cash for the jubilee celebrations, which include a weekend of special events to mark Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee.

At the planning meeting on November 24, councillors will debate approving the money, with officers suggesting a series of activities including music in the park, dancing and a children's competition to design and make the best crown.

The money will go towards sourcing flags and hats for the event, as well as refreshments and hooking up a sound system for the day.

A vintage tea refreshment stall will be sourced to provide food and drink for the event.

Officers say there are two possibilities for refreshments: Providing a free cake with every drink purchased or that the public make a minimum donation of 50p for a Union Jack style cupcake.

In 2022, the Queen will become the first British monarch to celebrate a platinum jubilee, having acceded to the throne on February 6, 1952.

There will be year-long platinum jubilee celebrations with the focal point being Platinum Jubilee Weekend in June when there is an extended bank holiday from June 2 to June 5.