HALSTEAD'S Rotal British Legion is putting the finishing touches to plans for the upcoming Queen’s jubilee.

Chairman Lt Col (Rtd) Tony Jones says the legion will be participating in events in Halstead.

Veterans will be running a large event in Halstead Public Gardens on June 25 which will celebrate the Queen’s jubilee and at the same time celebrate Armed Forces Day.

Aided by funding from the National Lottery the legion will run events throughout the jubilee year which include coach trips to the National Arboretum and other places of interest both locally and around the country.

Lt Col Jones added: “Some help will be given to local shops to assist them in regenerating the High Street and the Royal British Legion will take part in other organisations events within the community to ensure we enhance the great community spirit which exists in our town and the surrounding areas commencing with the jubilee weekend on June 4.”