COLWYN Bay will represent Wales in this year’s Britain in Bloom competition.

Nominated by Wales in Bloom, Colwyn Bay will demonstrate the area’s horticultural skills, community and environmental efforts in the Large Town category of the competition.

Ingrid Lewis, chairman of Colwyn in Bloom, said: “Just 70 towns, cities and villages from throughout the UK have been selected as finalists in the Britain in Bloom competition.

“The town’s nomination is an incredible honour.

"It is in recognition of the work by Colwyn in Bloom, the town and county councils and countless volunteers, organisations, businesses and residents of the area.

"They help ensure the town is attractive for the local community, businesses and visitors.”

Ingrid added: “The town has an excellent record in the Wales in Bloom and Britain in Bloom competitions achieving an impressive Gold standard last year.

“There are ample opportunities for everyone to get involved: Local community groups which undertake environmental improvements are encouraged to participate in the Royal Horticultural Society’s It’s your Neighbourhood Awards."

She continued: “Children can participate via their schools and youth organisations, businesses can apply directly to Colwyn in Bloom and individuals can enter their own front gardens into the local competition.

“We look forward to another blooming good year and are looking forward to our green challenges ahead.”

Every year Colwyn Bay also competes in Wales in Bloom.

This is a national campaign set up to embrace the country's beauty and to promote environmentally friendly practices.