After falling just short of landing its 30th 'Wales in Bloom' floral title, local councillors have hinted that Tenby should be moved into a more suitable category.

At the floral competition's results ceremony held last month, it was announced that the resort came second in the 'small country town class', for which it received a silver gilt.

Population changes meant that after many years of winning the 'large village' trophy, Usk, the hosts of the ceremony, continued their winning run by taking the 'small country town class' at their first attempt, with Saundersfoot, coming third with a silver.

"It's not sour grapes, but Tenby is not a 'small country town', we're a small seaside resort, along with Saundersfoot, so maybe we should both be in a different category," said Clr. Mrs. Tish Rossiter at Tuesday night's meeting of the town council.

Mayor, Clr. Mrs. Sue Lane, who is also chairman of the Tenby in Bloom committee, attended the awards ceremony which was held in Usk, along with Clr. Mrs. Rossiter, and agreed with her colleague.

"Tenby is a small seaside resort and the visitors we have over the holiday periods take our population way up," she said.

"In the Britain in Bloom floral competition we are classed in the 'coastal' category, so fingers crossed, we'll see what happens there.

"I'd like to thank everyone who took part, helped and sponsored us this year, showing pride in our town. We had so much more input from other organisations and individuals, so people do realise it's of benefit to the town," continued Clr. Mrs. Lane.

"I'd like to congratulate the Tenby in Bloom team for all their efforts, a lot of people in the town may not appreciate the amount of hard work that goes into the campaign," added Clr. Trevor Hallett.

The Britain in Bloom awards ceremony takes place in Bristol on October 16.