COLWYN Bay will once more represent Wales in the Best Large Town category of the UK wide Britain in Bloom competition.

This highly contested national award follows the town’s 17th consecutive win in the Wales in Bloom competition.

Ingrid Lewis, Colwyn Bay town manager and chairman of Colwyn in Bloom said: “To be invited to participate in the Britain in Bloom competition is an immense honour that few towns ever realise. The hard work and sheer enthusiasm of so many community, social and business groups, individuals and the public sector should be applauded.”

To outline what has been done, she added: “Schoolchildren have worked hard throughout the year on various environmental projects, voluntary groups continue their excellent work in improving their communities.

“Gardeners throughout the area have tended their gardens or where no garden is available have created rooftop gardens and window boxes.

“Local businesses have installed hanging baskets and the Bryn Euryn Nursery team has developed the hanging baskets and railing troughs.

“Colwyn town council’s Colwyn in Bloom committee has funded and co-ordinated the in bloom campaigns and Conwy county borough council's environment service has worked tirelessly to ensure that all the public spaces and parks and gardens are in top condition and public areas are clean and tidy.

“Apart from ensuring the area is attractive year around; the bloom campaign is an additional marketing tool to promote the town for inward investors and visitors.”