A TOWN’s bloom efforts have been put on hold due to Covid-19.

Due to ongoing concerns associated with the virus and continued social distancing requirements, Llandudno Town Council has found it necessary to cancel this year’s Llandudno Bloom competition.

The annual competition was due to be held in July.

Cllr Louise Emery, chairman of Llandudno in Bloom, said “This is not the end of Llandudno in Bloom far from it. During these difficult times of social distancing and the restrictions placed upon us, our gardens and public spaces are an oasis of beauty, colour, and light.

“We know all the hard work and effort that goes into creating and sustaining your gardens and displays and the joy and pleasure that Llandudno In Bloom brings to so many people each year.

“However, the current situation has made it impossible for the competition to go ahead this year, but we very much look forward to next year and seeing the community Bloom again.”

The contest features judging of businesses in the area, resident’s gardens and floral displays with every entrant receiving a Royal Horticultural Society grading and overall category winners.

A spokesperson for Llandudno Town Council said: “As residents have had more time to focus on their gardens during lockdown, we are sure that there will be many amazingly beautiful gold standard entries when the competition returns in 2021.

“Bloom also plays an important part in making the town look attractive for residents and visitors, working with the council to maintain the high standard of planting around the town as well as funding Friends groups projects.

“With the welcome news that Friends groups can re-start their valuable work, the town council will continue to provide support and funding for projects to improve the beautiful open spaces we have in our town.”