A SERIES of events to mark Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee this year are being held across the borough - some of which have been announced by the council this week.

Plans include beacon lightings across the borough, themed activities at libraries and a 20-tonne sand sculpture in the Glass Works Square.

The Mayor of Barnsley, Caroline Makinson, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many community events, street parties and activities being organised across the borough.

"As always, our communities are doing us proud and really are the jewels in our crown.

"It’s wonderful to see the excitement building within our communities as they come together in true Barnsley style to share this once in a lifetime moment in history.

“Of course, there will also be lots going on across the borough in our libraries, town centre and museums, and I am really excited to see what the sand sculpture will be in The Glass Works Square - will it be the Queen, a corgi or maybe the palace?

"Whether you’ve made your jubilee plans or not, I wish you all a wonderful memorable weekend celebrating this once in a lifetime moment."

A more comprehensive list of the plans announced so far can be viewed on Barnsley Council's website.