A GROUP of volunteers in Denbigh, dedicated to keeping the town looking its best, is looking for more residents to help it prepare for a ‘huge’ rest of the year ahead in 2021.

Denbigh In Bloom was all set to take place in both the 'Wales in Bloom' and 'Britain in Bloom' competitions in 2020 - but the Coronavirus pandemic left both suspended.

The Royal Horticultural Society competitions have since been re-scheduled for this year with Denbigh In Bloom again entered.

Now, the group hopes that members of the Denbigh community will step forward to help them prepare for both competitions.

The group will be setting up more than 70 planters situated around the town's High Street area and could do with a few helping hands to help speed up the process and get the area looking as colourful as possible.

The Wales in Bloom competition is scheduled to take place in early July and a digital entry, which Denbigh In Bloom must shoot a video of their work for, must be sent in to the Britain In Bloom competition by the end of that month.

For that reason, the group is also on the lookout for anyone who might be able to help them create a video to help support that.

Lyndsey Tasker helped establish Denbigh in Bloom in 2016 with the aim to improve the town because she felt “disheartened” that areas were not being looked after.

Talking about the upcoming year, she said: “We have a huge year ahead this year with both main competitions from last year rescheduled.

"Our volunteers work extremely hard each year to make sure parts of Denbigh are looking as great as they possibly can. But, we could always make use of more volunteers.

"Any further support from the community would be greatly appreciated. We have more projects in store too - including work on a Dementia sensory park."

In 2019, Denbigh In Bloom was voted 'Best Town in Wales' by Wales in Bloom judges.

During that year, volunteers dedicated nearly a year to planting floral displays on the town’s high street and roundabouts while they repainted no fewer than 78 bollards.

Anyone interested in helping the group should contact denbighinbloom@hotmail.co.uk - no previous gardening experience is necessary.