IT WAS judgement day for Prestatyn as In Bloom judges were given a tour of the town.

As part of Wales in Bloom, the regional element of the National Britain in Bloom Competition supported by the Royal Horticultural Society, judges toured the town last Wednesday.

Television crews also paid a visit 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.

Dr James Davies, chairman of the committee, said: "This year's Prestatyn in Bloom efforts have brought together more people than ever.

"This has been thanks, in part, to the fact that BBC's Britain in Bloom programme asked to film us transforming three untidy sites in the town in the run-up to judging day. These included Pendre Gardens, Morfa Gateway and the former railway signal box.

"The judge was impressed to be shown so much that was new and despite the very prolonged hot and dry weather, he commented favourably on what he saw."

Mr Davies thanked volunteers, community groups and businesses for their efforts as well as council departments.

He added: "We must await the judge's deliberations later this year but in the meantime, Prestatyn is looking good for the summer season."