COMMUNITY groups planning to celebrate the Queen's Golden Jubilee have started the ball rolling by leafleting homes in the Poolbrook area of Malvern.

Organisers of Poolbrook Jubilee Party are determined to make the event on Saturday, June 1, a success following a disappointing response to similar ideas elsewhere in the county.

Upton, for instance, is struggling to drum up support, while in Ledbury a committee set up to consider ideas failed to attracted a single member of the public.

"We're looking forward to a full day of activities," said Leonie Rimmer of Poolbrook WI. "People have so much to do before Christmas that they won't have time to think about it yet but it will be all go once the New Year's is over."

Poolbrook WI has joined forces with other community groups to organise the party. They include 10th Malvern Guides, 1st Malvern Scouts, Brook Farm Community Association, St Andrew's Church and The Chase, St Andrew's WI, Parkside Church, Foley Instruments and the Three Horseshoes.

They appealing for help with stalls, sponsorship, entertainment, prizes, crafts and demonstrations. Contact Angela Noble on apnoble@tinyonline. or Christina Brierley on 01684 892049 (pm only).