Work is already underway to ensure Rhuddlan’s place in this year’s Wales in Bloom awards.

Members of of the town’s Beavers and Cubs gathered at the Odyn Scout Hut - at the Rhuddlan Community Group on the High Street - to begin planting flower boxes with morning glory seeds in a bid to help a sixth consecutive win in the competition’s It’s Your Neighbourhood awards.

Brenda Taylor, chair of the The Rhuddlan Environment Groups said:“We invite all the town’s groups to be part of the Wales in Bloom competition to continue to foster goodwill, and encourage an activity that is really good fun for Rhuddlan’s children.

“Our message is that helping hands within our community improves our environment year on year, and brightens up the town.”

The town’s environmental group will be chasing their sixth win in the awards, after clinching an Outstanding award in Group Five for a Neighbourhood in a Small Town last summer.

The morning glories will follow an early bloom of daffodils and snowdrops throughout Rhuddlan, will be cared for by members of various Rhuddlan children’s groups - also including the Guides, Rainbows and Brownies - until late spring.

They will then be planted in May on Pentre Lane, Rhyl Road and outside a variety of businesses in preparation for judging in the summer.