Plans for a huge Golden Jubilee street party for Ilkley have been unveiled - with a small price tag attached.

Tables for ten which would be set along the length of The Grove on Monday, June 3, could go on sale for £25, Ilkley Tourism and Town Management Committee has revealed.

Ideas for a 'Royal Variety Evening' style extravaganza and a major photographic exhibition were also heard at the group's latest meeting.

While welcoming the proposals, chairman Councillor Michael Gibbons (Ben Rhydding) warned that a lot of work would be needed to put them into action - along with support from the local community.

He said: "We urgently need to get people involved and to get all the details tied down.

"We have got all of these good ideas but the Jubilee is not far away and it all has to be arranged."

The committee hopes to help put on four days worth of fun-filled Golden Jubilee celebrations, starting on Friday, May 31, with a full-scale variety concert.

Details are still being finalised, but Coun Gibbons confirmed that a well-known local rock group, classical singer and brass band had all been approached to perform.

Comedy, magic, poetry and dramatic sketches could also make it into the show, with a 'Jubilee Window' shop competition and children's quiz being lined up for the following day.

An outside jazz concert at the Manor House museum and art gallery will be the main highlight on Sunday, June 2, when a special service will also be heard at All Saints Parish Church. The climax of the celebrations, however, could see a Bavarian band providing the music as people enjoy food and drink in the open air at pay-to-sit trestle tables on The Grove.

Coun Gibbons said: "People who book a table will be getting a reserved seat on The Grove, effectively for £2.50. That is probably where we need the most help because it is going to be quite involved."

But Denise Shillitoe, of Ilkley Civic Society, wondered whether revellers should, or could, be stopped from bringing their own seating.

Coun Gibbons acknowledged that the event would have to be managed sensitively.

"We've got to stop people bringing tables and chairs," he said, "but we don't want to be killjoys, we want as many people to come as possible."

The proceeds would pay for the hire of the tables and a "huge, single firework to mark the end of the evening," he added.

The committee agreed that the party should run from 2pm to 6pm, and to meet again soon to firm up the plans.

Mrs Shillitoe, meanwhile, announced details of a photo exhibition which will start a three-month run at the Manor House on either the Thursday or Friday before Jubilee weekend.

Anyone with images they would like to submit for The Changing Face of Ilkley Over the Past 50 Years should contact Ilkley Civic Society.