POOR weather has been blamed for putting people off coming to a Queen's Platinum Jubilee street party in the city centre.

The Chief Executive of Worcester BID said despite the New Street and Friar Street street party not being well attended, people had turned out for the entertainment.

Crowds had watched Morris dancers and joined in with children's activities at the Tudor House Museum, said organisers.

Sam McCarthy, chief executive of Worcester BID, said: "The weather was not on anyone’s side this weekend, so the benches in Friar St and New St were not as well used as we had hoped.

"Plenty of children’s activities still went ahead, including face painting, colouring activities and doorstep princesses, as we moved these indoors and did our best to communicate this to the public.

"Tudor House Museum in Friar Street ran their ‘Write like a Tudor’ activity and had their busiest day of the year on Saturday.

"We also had performances from Morris dancers and Youthcomm radio broadcasting live from Friar Street, as well as live music at Bottles on New Street."

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Some business owners were confused by the lack of people in attendance at the event and the lack of usage of the tables that were installed across the weekend.

Worcester News: Benches on Friar Street.Benches on Friar Street.

The event was called The Royal Garden Party and was held from 11am to 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday.

The tables were decked out with red, white and blue balloons, which lined the roads but were empty for most of the afternoon. 

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Worcester News reporters attended the event at different times of the day as part of the weekend Jubilee coverage.

However, benches meant for party-goers were left empty and there was some confusion about what was happening along the streets.

A staff member at The Conservatory on Friar Street said: "We are just as confused as everyone else.

"We are waiting for Ladies' Day to finish and things should pick up.

"People cannot use the benches on the street for a drink this evening as they do not have an alcohol licence." 

A staff member at The Eagle Vaults added: "We are just as confused. It hasn't seemed too busy at all out there today but the weather has been poor."