A number of Pembrokeshire communities scooped awards in this year's Wales in Bloom competition. At the presentation ceremony in Usk on Friday, Tenby received a merit in the town section, Saundersfoot picked up a similar accolade in the small country town class, while Penally and Templeton received neighbourhood awards. Jonathan Jones, chief executive of the Wales Tourist Board, which sponsors the contest, said: "First impressions count a lot in the tourism business and there is no better way to create a good and lasting impression than to present a clean and attractive image. "The initiative encourages communities to work together to improve and regenerate their local environments which in its turn raises environmental awareness and creates a general sense of pride in the community. "I'd like to congratulate all of the towns, villages and cities that have worked so hard to improve their community's image." Added chairman of Wales in Bloom, Clive Addison: "I am very pleased that the Wales in Bloom competition has been a such a success this year, with substantial increases in the number of participants in some classes."