PRESTATYN has retained its Wales in Bloom title for a second year thanks to months of hard work carried out by members of the community.
The town was crowned the winners of the town category, above Caerphilly (which came 2nd) and Llandudno (3rd).
The annual competition highlights greenspaces, community participation, environmental responsibility and horticultural achievement and is the regional element of the National Britain in Bloom competition which is supported by the Royal Horticultural Society.
Cllr James Davies, chairman of the Prestatyn in Bloom committee, said: “Being crowned first for the second year in a row is a boost for Prestatyn and something we can really shout about. It shows what can be achieved when everyone pulls together.
“Our success is down to sheer hard work right across the community and strict attention having been paid to the wide-ranging marking schedule.”
Drew Tait, team leader of the Prestatyn public realm team and gardens department, who have been working alongside the Prestatyn in Bloom committee to ensure that all the necessary criterias are met for the competition, said: “We have a team that go beyond the call of duty.
“Our fundamental aim is to enhance the environment that we live in. It is a 12-month job and essentially it is a side issue to what we do, but we tailor our work and make sure we are at our peak when the competition comes round. We make sure the service we offer is at its best.
“A lot of people have been involved, volunteers, residents, members of our council and so on. We just want to showcase Prestatyn at it’s best. When you come through this area, it really a lovely part of the world. We have a lot of pride. It is great to win for a second time.”
Cllr Davies added: “There has been a lot of good news in Prestatyn recently and it’s good to see many years of efforts to turn the town around paying off. The town is well and truly on the way up now.”
Wales in Bloom enterants will receive their certificates and trophies at a ceremony in Chirk on Friday, September 20.