A judge received a warm welcome in Colwyn Bay last week as he arrived to inspect the town for the annual Wales in Bloom competition.

The community’s Green Fingers have been busy for the last few weeks putting in the last minute work required to impress the judges for Wales In Bloom.

The town was adjudicated for the Best Large Town category - a title it has kept for the last 15 consecutive years - on Friday, July 14 when Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) judge Jim Goodwin, Chair of Wales in Bloom met Bay of Colwyn Town Council officials and many volunteers on his tour of several locations throughout the area including Queens Gardens.

2017 is a special year for Wales in Bloom – the organisation is celebrating its 50th golden anniversary and this was recognised during the tour of Colwyn Bay when Mr Goodwin unveiled a celebratory plaque at Combermere Gardens.

Ingrid Lewis, Chair of the Colwyn in Bloom Committee said: “Members of the committee, the public sector and the wider community have worked hard to try to retain the Best Large Town in Wales title. We are all keeping our green fingers very firmly crossed!”

The results of the competition will be announced in September.