Many different groups work voluntarily throughout the year to keep Prestatyn looking its best for both residents and visitors alike.
The Prestatyn and District Environmental Association was formed in 2003 and meets often to plan improvements for the Town. Members of this group attend the Prestatyn in Bloom meetings on a regular basis and have helped to complete a variety of projects. PDEA apply for grants securing substantial amounts of money on a yearly basis to help improve Prestatyn and the surrounding areas. Their aim is to ensure green spaces are more accessible for all. Their achievements include - Coed y Morfa Community Woodland, Protection and development of the Gronant Sand dunes, Bluebell Wood maintenance and development. The group also hold many events to encourage residents to visit the beautiful green areas of Prestatyn. This year the PDEA were successful in gaining a Green Flag Award for the Coed y Morfa Community Woodland.
Prestatyn and District Environment Association have been working on a Scarecrow festival and many of the scarecrows will be positioned on the route for you to spot as we travel round.
The Horticultural Society meet on a regular basis and have taken ownership of Pendre Gardens. They carry out regular litter picks and general maintenance of the gardens.
The Society also holds regular educational workshops for members of the public to attend and have an active role in Prestatyn Flower Show events.
The Denbighshire County Council Public Realm team are dedicated to Prestatyn throughout the year and their pride in their work shows. They work tirelessly to ensure that the Town is maintained to the highest standards. In the run up to Wales in Bloom the dedication shown by the whole team has been astounding with many of the men doubling their workload working many unpaid hours and with the manager offering to come to work on his Annual Leave dates to do a practise run of the tour route.
Friends of the Railway group have been working hard since the railway station has been finished. They have secured bright and welcoming floral displays on the platform and have encouraged Network Rail to support the Town and provide planters on the Station. They have also been supported by David J Jones Upholstery who will sponsor and maintain the planters and Jacksons Nurseries supplied the plants.
Volunteers from a visually impaired group that meet on a regular basis in the Scala have taken on the maintenance and planting of a large seating planter in the High Street. Highly scented plants are being usedCommunity Payback Team
The Community payback team and the Youth Justice Service have carried out many jobs throughout Prestatyn including watering of the flower beds, removing graffiti, cleaning up the public bins and removing fly posters. The Community Payback team have also helped cleaning and mending any broken street furniture and they have most recently created wooden planters which have been placed at the bottom of the High Street by the Railway Station.Prestatyn in Bloom Committee
Pictured right are a few members of the Prestatyn in Bloom Committee that meet regularly throughout the year to work on different projects within the town, ensure constant improvement of the town from the Hillside to the Beach and everything in between. They hold many competitions to ensure Business involvement and encourage community involvement also.Friends of the Ffrith
Friends of the Ffrith are a dedicated hardworking group that maintain the Ffrith Festival Gardens. They have conducted many tasks such as clearing pathways, removing overgrown bushes, helping to secure wildlife, providing signage and information boards. They also have a wildflower garden and have planted 60 sapling trees with the local Scouts groups. They carry out regular litter picks throughout the gardens and have been successful in securing many grants to ensure their work can continue.
This year Friends of the Ffrith have been successful in gaining a Green Flag for the Ffrith Festival Gardens.