EFFORTS made by a hardworking group have been recognised.

Friends of Prestatyn Railway Station work hard to keep the town's station and surrounding area looks its best throughout the seasons.

Litter picks are carried out as well as watering and tending plants.

Summer bedding plants have been removed this month and replaced with pansies and violas.

Carol Holliday, chairman of the group, said: "About 22 million rail passengers travel along the North Wales Coast and we regard the station as the town’s shop window."

Peter Barton-Price, chairman of Wales in Bloom, attended a recent coffee morning and presented the group with their Wales in Bloom Certificate for gaining Level 5 Outstanding in the It’s Your Neighbourhood Competition.

Peter said: "I came to look at your entry six years ago when you first entered the competition, and awarded you 'Establishing'.

"It has been a delight over the years to witness the way in which you have transformed an urban environment into something which brings so much pleasure to so many people, from the early spring flowers on the embankment, the pleasing displays at the entrances to the station, the raised beds on the disused platform and the beautiful displays in the planters on the main platform."