PEOPLE across Dudley borough are preparing to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in style.

Dudley Council has now approved more than 50 applications for community organised street parties across the borough.

One of the community events will take place outside Dudley’s Hindu faith centre Mata Da Mandir, in King Street, on Sunday June 12.

The celebrations, running from 11am to 2pm, are open to everyone.

Atul Aggarwal, from The Hindu Cultural Association, said: "We are so excited about coming together to celebrate the Queens Jubilee and look forward to welcoming everyone in from the local community for this special event.

"People of all faiths and ages are welcome to come and join us and we will offer a delicious selection of homemade food."

Wordsley's Red House Glass Cone will celebrate the jubilee with free entry and activities over the extended Bank Holiday weekend.

Children’s author Steve Antony will be offering a children’s trail on June 2, 3 and 4, with characters from his book The Queen’s Hat hidden around the site.

It costs £4 per child to take part and children who find all the characters can win a platinum jubilee medal.

On Thursday June 2 and Friday June 3 there will be facepainting and a traditional ice cream seller on-site and on Saturday June 4 the Black Country Brass band will perform from 12.30pm.

At Dudley Zoo and Castle on Thursday June 2, Dudley's Mayor will light a beacon which the public will be able to see from Dudley town centre.

Councillor Shaz Saleem, Dudley's cabinet member for highways and public realm, said: "Queen Elizabeth continues to serve our country with such honour and dignity and, as the country prepares to mark her platinum jubilee, we know people from across the borough will want to give their thanks for her long reign."