A TV crew is expected to visit Prestatyn this week to start filming for BBC 2's Britain in Bloom series.

Producers are keen to highlight all things 'blooming' for the programme, that follows communities involved in the annual floral competition.

Prestatyn in Bloom committee are making efforts to ensure the area looks its best.

Dr James Davies, chairman of the committee, said: "We are very pleased that Prestatyn is to be featured in the series. It is an acknowledgement of much of the good work that goes on in the town and an exciting opportunity to promote this further afield.

"Filming will take place over the course of June. It is hoped that improvements to the surroundings of the saved railway signal box can feature on the programme."

The town became involved in the programme after senior judge for Wales and Britain in Bloom, Jim Goodwin, recommended to film production company Electric Ray that they consider the town.

The first series has aired this year. Episodes featuring Prestatyn will be aired next year during the second series.

Dr Davies was contacted by the company in April and a 'quick tour' of the town was arranged.

"There were many emails and phone conversations where we did our best to encourage them to shortlist the town," Dr Davies added.

"A couple a weeks ago., I was advised in an email for the BBC that they had approved filming in Prestatyn.

"The filming should provide the impetus for even more community involvement than usual and I hope, greater opportunities for success when judging takes place in July."

Anyone who is able to assist in this year's voluntary efforts is
asked to email mail@prestatyninbloom.co.uk